Locations: Las Vegas, San Francisco at Pier 39, Tempe
Profession: Body Piercer
I am the co-owner and founder of Club Tattoo. I have been piercing since 1995. Originally taught by Derek Vosten but advanced my learning, techniques, and jewelry fabrication/design over many years of interaction with other piercers around the country. I come from the school of thought of respecting the guys in this industry like Jim Ward, Elayne Angel, and Fakir.
To me they started this industry and are owed a great deal of respect for it. I think the guys that have truly inspired me to master this craft and push myself are guys like Steve Haworth and Erik Dakota.
My work has been in over 40 magazines around the world and I am respected by many in the industry as being at the fore front, being among the best, and pushing things in a creative and progressive fashion. Piercers such as Steve Haworth, Jim Ward, Erick Dakota, are all influences in my thought processes and techniques as well. I do consider most of the techniques my own although they have roots in other piercers methods and have been modified to fit my needs.
I have designed and manufactured body jewelry and studied different materials and their properties. I have designed tools and body jewelry for over 15 years. I have taught piercing seminars around the United States and Europe and made 2 different piercing DVD’S that are currently on the market being sold to professional body piercers around the world.
I still continue to learn from just about every piercer that I meet and enjoy many aspects of piercing including, jewelry design/manufacturing, tool designing, and teaching. In 2010 I joined the H2 Ocean Pro Team as one of 4 piercers around the world in June of 2010.
I strive to always learn and try to get better. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org