Mark Weston owned and operated eight custom tattoo studios in Florida throughout his career, intertwined also with his dedication in other art fields. Artistry Concepts was established in 2007 as an art studio by Mark after his desire to showcase his artistic talents in many fields.
In March of 2009, Weston was interviewed for a local news segment on SNN Television (Sarasota News Network). This video was taped several months before Weston developed his first custom ACHM needle. At the time of this video, Weston was still using the smallest commercial needle available. As late as 2013, other scalp micropigmentation companies heavily criticized Weston’s hair pigmentation in this video without the regard of the needles that were developed months later.
Weston developed the first ACHM needle in October of 2009 and was promptly followed by the now patented ACHM2 needle in December of 2009 (now The Weston System.)
Weston in fact was the first scalp pigmentation provider in the USA. You may read the informative blog article Who Started Scalp Micropigmentation in the USA?
The rest is history after the first world-wide media attention in March of 2010.
With this first extensive media attention, numerous scalp micropigmentation companies started materializing everywhere.