About Arden Gate Studio

Meet Courtney

Get to know the artist behind Arden Gate Studio

“Courtney is the best hands down in PNW. She is very dedicated and detailed oriented. You can tell she loves and is great at her craft.”
– Angelica M.

Courtney Durham

Master Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

Courtney has been an artist her entire life. She’s always had an interest in the beauty industry (and has worked in it off and on as a design/brand expert) and has brought her natural artistry to the microblading and permanent makeup industry.

Since opening in 2017, Courtney has become well-known worldwide in the permanent makeup industry, for her eyeliner work in particular. She was the only eyeliner artist in the world chosen to demonstrate eyeshadow eyeliner at an international conference in Cancun in January 2020 and continues to develop and hone her craft.

Courtney strives for symmetry in her work and uses each client’s features as a guide, utilizing specialized mapping techniques and top-quality pigments, topical anesthetics, tools, and aftercare. She is also diligent about cleanliness and safety for her clients to ensure the best possible results. She has created a beautiful and sterile environment for her clients to feel at ease in.

Courtney spends a great deal of time researching techniques and products and refining her methods. Since training in 2017 and opening her shop, she has sought training with some of the country’s premiere artists, including Kristina Melnicenco, Natasha Dsouza, Anh Duc, Audrey Collins, John Hashey, Teryn Darling, Brow Daddy, Leo Rosa, Anna Dixon and Aleksandra Maniuse. She is a licensed tattoo artist in Washington state and is also certified as a saline tattoo removal technician through A+ Ocean Saline Tattoo Removal. She gets asked to train across the U.S. and has had her work featured by one of the most famous pigment makers in the world, Perma Blend Pigments, and one of the most famous tattoo machine makers in the world, Axys.

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Embrace Your Beauty

Learn About Arden Gate Studio Permanent Cosmetics

Courtney Durham-Marble of Portland-Vancouver’s Arden Gate Studio Permanent Cosmetics, located in downtown Vancouver, Washington, is a world-renowned cosmetic tattoo artist and the top-rated individual artist in the PNW. She has thousands of happy clients, a 5-star rating and an expansive portfolio showcasing her extreme attention to detail and master-level skills.

Her permanent cosmetic services are ever-growing but currently include brow tattoos (microblading, powder brows, microshading, combination brows, nano brows), tattoo eyeliner (eyeshadow eyeliner, classic eyeliner, designer eyeliner and lash enhancement) and emergency saline tattoo removal.

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The Cost of Microblading

The Cost of Microblading

The Cost of Microblading (Scroll to the bottom for a gallery of microblading done on the wrong skin types!)   What Is Microblading? What microblading actually is is tiny cuts filled with ink. Cutting the skin isn't great for anyone, but especially those with...

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Learn A Little About Your Artist, Courtney

Learn A Little About Your Artist, Courtney

I’m a PNW girl through and through, born and raised in the country south of Salem. I’m the oldest of 3 girls. Our parents raised us to be strong, independent and self-reliant and my dad, lacking sons, had me as his right-hand gal whenever there were projects to do....

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Microblading And The Skin: Sometimes It Ain’t Pretty

Microblading And The Skin: Sometimes It Ain’t Pretty

MICROBLADING AND THE SKIN So here’s the thing, I don’t do microblading so much anymore. I love doing it and I love working on the skin types that take it well (young, dry/normal, healthy, tiny pores, smooth as a crisp apple), but in my experience, maybe only 10% of...

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