I had the genuine pleasure of helping the lovely Shayna today. She chose this super cute Lakshmi ring from for her septum piercing. Gorgeous! #irisbodypiercing #denver #boulder #colorado (at Iris Body Piercing Denver)
Hely Colorado buddies! I’m at @iris_piercing_studios until October 8th! I’ll be going back and forth between the Denver and Boulder, CO locations (which is brand spankin’ new)! Come by, say hi, and check out the best piercing and jewelry boutiques this area has to offer <3
Just need the center platform to get cut and painted. ✨😎✨
If I text you back fast its not because Im thirsty its because my phone was in my hand at the time. The waiting to text people back on purpose shit is childish
Pittsburgh! @false_mrsa is holding down the fort at the Steel City Convention @_artisan_ booth ! @artisanpiercingboutique carries only the best quality jewelry from the finest companies in the industry. Go check out some fancy stuff! He’s also giving out a special discount for piercing appointments* booked during convention hours. Go say hi! ✨ #pittsburgh #pgh #steelcity #steelcityconvention #steelcitytattooconvention #shaneoniellproductions #bodyjewelry #gold #piercing #twitchpierces *Shop hours are flexible this weekend to accommodate convention goers. (at David Lawrence Convention Center )
It has become very obvious the past couple days that my right shoulder is not happy with me. A friend suggested that I start doing opposing muscle workouts because I’ve put on muscle so quickly by climbing exclusively that I may be making myself prone to injury by neglecting the other muscles that my shoulder needs to work harmoniously.
I was so happy to start climbing to see strength and muscle mass come without sitting at a weight bench or on machines…….but I guess it can’t hurt to add it to my roster. Saving myself from severe injury is enough motivation, so back to the weight bench it is!
I’m gonna miss my babies so much 😭
"you know your skin is too dark for tattoos right?"
"wow how are you going to get a piercing in your lip or nose?, their both so thick"
"Wow I didn’t know black people could dye their hair that color"
"It irritates me when black people try to be punk or goth"
"wow you’re not like a typical black person!”
It bothers me that there aren’t more black punks and goths.
Raelyn Gallina has passed away.
Raelyn was instrumental in the rise in popularity of body piercing in the early 90s, making Philadelphia a main stop on her body modification tours. She helped to shape what body piercing was, and would become, on the East Coast. I was lucky to have had both piercing and branding work done by her.
She was never given the status in our community that I always felt she deserved, and when I became president of the APP in 2009, I knew I wanted to work to change that, and she was the first person I was able to honor with the APP President’s Award. (She’s holding it in her lap in the video, and you can read more about it in The Point #48, at safepiercing.org.) Of all the things I was able to do as president, this was one of my accomplishments I’m most proud of.
Over the 20-plus years I’ve been in the industry, and my time with the APP, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with most of my heroes—but Raelyn was still something special. She will be missed, but not forgotten.