Jupiter native Remi Aliseo has been an artist all her life. With experiences in the medical field and running an activewear company under her belt, she was inspired to use her interpersonal and brand-building skills in pursuit of something that combined her loves of art and service. When she found herself between careers, she started doing eyelash extensions out of her tiny apartment in California. But Aliseo had her eyes on a bigger prize: She wanted to add microblading skills and a tattooing license to her beauty repertoire and use everything she had learned to make positive differences in people’s lives.
In 2018, she founded Thirdeye Studio as a one-woman show, adding an aesthetician’s license to her accreditations. She eventually relocated to Jupiter and, to help keep up with an ever-growing client list, she hired Jensen Beach native Kelly Hagen, a tattoo artist and photographer. Soon the team grew to include three more women artists. At the Indiantown Road collective, Aliseo and her team are redefining the approach to beauty and wellness, offering an extensive menu of treatments that include tattooing, lip blushing, lash lifts, microblading, brow lamination and tinting, facials, micro-needling, and enzyme peels. Here, Aliseo discusses the biz.
What’s the significance of the name, Thirdeye?
It pertains to the act of closing your eyes and trusting your inner energy and intuition. I wanted a name that was meaningful and grounding. I started practicing yoga when I was 20, and it really changed my life, so I really wanted to capture and incorporate that vibe for my clients. This is safe space that’s not only about looking your best but also about self-care, self-love, and intuitively feeling good.
What would you say sets your studio apart from others?
Our authenticity. I don’t really see others in our town doing what we’re doing. For me, it’s about using intuition to know what feels good to add to the business at certain times, like hiring new artists and incorporating new services. There’s also authenticity in who we are as artists. Everyone here is either drawing or doing something artistic outside of work.
How has it been working with a team?
So good! Everyone here works really independently and has their own unique style. Each of us has something different to offer, but it has all merged in this beauty, self-care, and artistic space. It’s cool that our clients get to pick their artist or the service they want, which allows them to experience so many different things in our space.
You say you’ve created a “safe space” at Thirdeye. What does that mean to you?
Sometimes the tattoo industry can be really intimidating, especially for young women. Ninety-nine percent of our clients are women, and they walk away saying, “Wow, this experience was so different from ones I’ve had in the past.” We’ve created a more feminine energy and welcoming space for women to get services done and feel comfortable. Older women come in and experiment with their very first tattoo and say, “I’ve been wanting to do this all my life, and I’m finally doing it.”
What does wellness look like for you?
One of like the biggest challenges I’ve faced owning a business is finding balance. I tend to overwork myself, but, at the end of the day, my health needs to come first. I remind myself to slow down and do my yoga practice, breath work, and meditation. Being outside in nature is grounding for me. I like surfing and going to Jonathan Dickinson State Park.
How do you hope to contribute to your clients’ wellness practices?
We’re actually starting to host free “giveback” events once a month. Back in the fall, we hosted a full moon event on November 19 with sound healing, journaling, and meditation. The goal is to introduce our clients to these practices together
and inspire healing.