Mandi Chisholm:

Photographer, screen printer, permanent cosmetic specialist.

Let me shoot you…

I began to explore a passion for photography in high school. I obtained my BFA in 2004 from Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida. It was one of the most rewarding times in my life. I gained knowledge of traditional and nontraditional chemical processes, studio lighting and on-location shooting. This led to finding my niche in improvisational photography: creating highly stylized images in alternative locations. In some cases, I went so far as to build unique installations for my work or for my exhibitions. In 2004, I was honored with the Presidential Award for Polaroid lifts on clear acrylic. Today, I continue to elaborate on my creative and technical abilities as a conceptual photographer/retoucher.


Let me clothe you…

In 2007, screen printing clothing became an interest and a venture that lead to the creation of Pretty in Ink LLC. Pretty in Ink started with a simple concept, “a branding of a design that is easily obtainable.”  All adornments are individually hand printed in short runs to embrace elite and limited editions. Purchasable on Etsy.


Let me ink you…

In 2008, I pursued formal training for permanent cosmetic applications from The Beau Institute in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Here, I learned the physical technique of micropigmentation, layering of pigment in conjunction with the skin’s natural tonality and geometry of the face in relation to the eyebrows. When 2011 opened its doors, my path lead me to discover Rendezvous Hair Salon in Columbus, Ohio. Rendezvous has proved to be a fun and alternative space for me to cater to my diverse clientele.  Here, I have helped hundreds of clients from a simple beauty mark, to full services for alopecia patients and cancer survivors. This humbling journey has been one of self-discovery and has changed my life forever.


I currently reside with my 10 year old, canine sidekick Dior in Columbus, Ohio. This artistic playground beckons the aforementioned trades to find homeostasis in synchronicity and gives me the opportunity to be methodically tactile in a creation as opposed to the more prominent digital applications of today.
In closing, I learned that I thrive best while working as a team in effort to create the perfect narrative. I invite you to join me and be a part of this narrative. I invite you to come be Pretty in Ink.