ArtistShawnda Dorantes RN, BSN

Owner and Founder Beauty Blade Microblading


Shawnda is a fully qualified , certified and licensed Cosmetic Tattooist. She is also a Registered Nurse, specializing in Medical Surgical, Telemetry, and Hospice.  She attended Broadway Beauty Academy, and received additional hands on training by fellow microblading artist Ranna Shabba.  Shawnda has received advanced  masters training by top artist in the industry such as;  Anna Dixon, Jenn Boyd, and Kristina Melancino.  She has furthered her education by recieving advanced training by John Hashey and is a certified Aplus Ocean Removal technician, for permanent makeup and body art removal.

Shawnda has been in the beauty industry for over 13 years. First as a Beauty Advisor for Estee Lauder and later working as a freelance makeup artist for several cosmetic lines throughout Southern CA. With a few credits under her belt for film, print, and television Shawnda went on to land a spot as makeup artist for 3 show dates on Justin Timberlake’s Sexy Back Tour.  Later she joined Estee Lauder’s Regional Artistry Team while she worked her way through college, and even doing makeup for special occasions like weddings and proms.

Upon completing college Shawnda dove right into her nursing career spending 2 years works as Hospice Nurse. For the last six years Shawnda has worked in the acute care setting at local San Diego hospital. Shawnda stumbled upon the permanent makeup industry and quickly fell in love with it, merging her background in Cosmetics and Nursing into a new career for herself. Despite the success of her permanent makeup business she has decided to continue her work as a registered nurse on a part time basis.  Shawnda continues to invest in both her permanent makeup education and aesthetic nurse training, to bring an unparalleled experience to her clients.

Because of Shawnda’s 8 years of experience in nursing she has attracted interest from clients who have been ill, have Alopecia, Chemotherapy, postnatal , stress, depression , and thyroid issues leading to various anomalies in the brow hair health, leading to brow hair loss, gaps, scarring, or just a poor quality brow. Shawnda is the ONLY  Cosmetic Tattooist in San Diego that is also a Registered Nurse.

Shawnda strives to create a ‘natural look’ – emphasizing the clients natural features and great care is taken to deliver an attractive end result,with pigments carefully selected just for you.

Licenses and Certifications

  • State Licensed California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Certified Public Health Nurse
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
  • Aesthetic Nurse
  • Public Health Permit
  • Licensed Tattoo Artist
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Certified
  • A+ Ocean Saline Tattoo Removal Technician
  • Professional Make-up Artist
  • Microneedling Practitioner
  • Nurse Injector
  • BLS Certified
  • Insured