What do you love most about piercing?
I love that there are no two types of anatomy that are the same. Whether its ears, nose, navel, nipples etc, they are all different which makes each piercing I do more interesting. It’s awesome too when customers come in and want something different even with different jewellery like rose gold and black together and bling….omg lots of bling!
What piercing are you most proud of?
Over the past 2 years that I have been piercing with Off Ya Tree/Punktured, one of the piercings I have grown to be proud of myself with, is industrials. I used to be intimidated when performing them especially since I didn’t have a chance to do many in the beginning, but now, I do them with confidence and really love doing them. I like also that they are more technical that some other piercing. A challenge is always fun!
Medusa/Philtrum are my absolute fave piercing to perform! I don’t know what it is about them that I love, but I just love doing them. I think they are super duper cute especially in rose gold or a little gem on top. A double stacked philtrim is definitely something I would love to perform on someone. Second to philtrim, I would have to said the rook. It would be a dream (given the right anatomy) to do a double or triple rook.
Funny anecdotes/quotes/experiences in the studio:
Favourite Quote to anyone who isn’t sure whether to get a piercing or not
“Bucket, Why Not”
(like the KFC ad)
What I enjoy about piercing:
The people for sure! Coming from a place where I would use piercings as a way to express myself, it’s so rad to be able to help others achieve that and give them that lil’ confidence boost. There aren’t very many ways for people to express themselves physically these days, I know how important piercings can be for people to feel like themselves again!
Favourite piercing to perform:
Conch is one that always looks super sick! I love doing mid helix’s, especially when it’s a double!
Funny Anecdote/quotes/experiences in the studio:
I had a customer mid-piercing ask me what I brought for lunch. When I replied that I had brought Yoghurt, she basically was like “……why. That’s not lunch” and then I felt ridiculously insecure about my food choice for the day.
Piercing I feel proud of:
Septum! Septum is the one I’ve been terrified of doing since I began piercing, but with the help and encouragement of my fellow piercers in store, I killed a Septum and I was so so happy with it! Definitely made me a more confident piercer and I couldn’t have done it without Laura, Reece, Rochelle and Nick cheering me on!!