Industrial!! I am a sucker for an industrial and I love the challenge it brings, especially if the client does not have the perfect ear, I will try my hardest to make it work. The precision of piercing in two different spots of the ear to end up being connected with one barbell excites and at the same time challenges me on my angles and hitting point to point.
“get nakey”–it was a hot summer day when I was being a sweaty studio chick, and I had these amazing clients who were all getting their nipples pierced. One after the other I pierced their nipples and every single person from that group used the term “get nakey” when I asked for them to either lift up or take off their top. This is now the term I continuingly use when piercing nipples as it takes the tension away and adds a little humour to the room. When this term was used, I almost cried of laughter.
Cooling gel with sound affects-in Tuggeranong I am blessed with having the pleasure to pierce a number of 10-year old’s who is having their first piercing. As we have probably all been there, we know what it’s like and how nervous we were, as well as super excited!! A lot of people prefer piercing older clients, but I love piercing younger ones!! When piercing them I get them to sit up and have a starring contest with mum/dad. Once the piercing is done there is always a shock to the little ones so that is where the cooling gel and sound effects come in. Just before putting the cooling gel on I say, “you ready?” and they are always like yes! (secretly hurry up and make it better), then the sound effects kick in, a lot of “oooooohhh”, “mmm mmm” and “ahhhh”, which every time will bring a smile or laughter to the room
“wet willy time”-TRAGUS PIERCING!!! Time to give customers a nice wet alcohol swab in the ear. I am always one to try make the studio an enjoyable environment and a place where people can just be themselves, well at least I can. So, if I can try make people laugh I will, which is perfect for when someone gets a tragus piercing!! After sitting them down and deciding what ear I look at them and smile “wet willy time” and majority of people laugh and be like WTF. This is when I grab the alcohol swab and give the tragus a good clean. After announcing wet willy, majority of people cringe, and squirm-I love it!
Dermals: These dermals I was super nervous for as they were the first arm ones I have done. The customer was super chill and was really relaxed which made it such a good experience for both of us. It was also the first time I used 1425 feet which I was stressing over. Both dermals popped in so satisfyingly with both of them sitting so flat on the skin. Very happy 😊
Eyebrows: Symmetry is something I have always been OCD about, and these eyebrow piercings were definitely the challenge I needed. The result to this day makes me so happy as they suit her layout perfectly as well as being super even
Funny anecdotes/quotes/experiences in the studio:
I was once piercing the nose of a 15 year old while her mum was in the room, when I pushed the needle through I was told to do something a tad unmentionable to a certain farm animal, and when the mum just look at me in horror and was like “(daughters name) LANGUAGE” I completely lost it.
Favorite piercing to perform:
I’ve have always had a penchant for things being neat and organized, so I especially love it when I get to do a double or triple lobe or helix and have everything line up perfectly.
What you enjoy the most about piercing:
When someone is really scared and they think they are going to wuss out then they are so proud of themselves when they get it.
Piercings you feel especially proud of:
Double Helix, so dang straight, favorite thing in the world!
Second Industrial ever, and first Surface piercing.