Hello! My name is Ryan Dreyfuss; I own and operate Relic Body Arts which is located in sunny Las Vegas! Currently I am going on 9 years in the piercing industry. When I started my piercing career, I had just graduated high school and I absolutely fell in love with the piercing industry & the stunning jewelry that came with it! The compassion and acceptance that the piercing community offered had given me a sense of community that I didn't have before. Early on in my progression as a piercer, I realized that my main focus is to always create a positive client experience. I wanted to show my clients that same sense of community and understanding that was given to me, but within the studio. To give my clients the best experience possible, I annually attend the conference for the Association of Professional Piercers and have graduated from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to get my Colored Stone Essentials Degree. I am so proud to be working alongside such honest & amazing companies such as Buddha Jewelry; whose vision of acceptance and compassion coincides with mine.
Find Ryan on social media @ryandreyfuss
Hi! My name is Alex Christopher; I own and operate Black Moon Piercing in Edison, New Jersey. I built Black Moon with my bare hands to be a safe haven for people that want to look at themselves in a mirror and feel happier about themselves. I pride myself on the precision of piercings and the best jewelry choices that fit your needs. Buddha Jewelry is the best choice of jewelry in my opinion because of the curvature that fits your anatomy, and has the most beautiful options to date! I also wholeheartedly believe that their staff is top notch to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Asking me to be apart of the Pro-Team is definitely one of the coolest experiences I have had through my years of study and practice in this field. Everything I do is for my beautiful daughter & my wife and they have pushed me to be the man I am today. I hope to always have them proud of me, and I hope to always serve justice to Buddha and the whole team moving forward. Thanks to everyone.
Find Alex on social media @AlexChrist0pher
I first joined the industry as a jewelry specialist in Chicago, IL in 2018, and began piercing professionally as an apprentice in 2019. In February 2020, I joined the incredible team at Luxe Piercing Boutique in Forest Park, IL as a full-time piercer. I am a member of the Association of Professional Piercers and an alum of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA AJP).I love the multidisciplinary nature of piercing—I enjoy learning about everything from wound healing to gemology, ritual to anatomy, photography to microbiology. As a former social science researcher, I’m deeply interested in the anthropological aspects of body modification. And as a lifelong jewelry enthusiast, I’ve loved the opportunity to tie together these different threads, and have the honor of helping clients realize their best selves!
Find Nia on social media @niasotto
I’m Sara! I am a Hong Kong native that spent my adolescence growing up in Canada. I fell in love with body piercing in my early tees and it has been a passionate affair ever since! I have been professionally piercing for the last seven years in Hong Kong and part of that journey has been made infinitely more beautiful by the wonderful team at Buddha Jewelry! I am ecstatic to be joining their pro team!
Find Sara on social media @sarapiercedme
Hello. My name is Tenn. I have been piercing for about five years now, and I am the owner of a brand new shop called Black Jade Studio located in Tamarac, Florida. I love being a piercer and everything that comes with it. I love providing my clients with beautiful, high-end fine jewelry and seeing the smiles on their faces. It’s a blessing to me to be able to provide my community with quality jewelry at an affordable price. I am always eager to continue my education, that's why I am always attending seminars and doing online webinars to sharpen my skills and techniques.
I want to give thanks to Buddha Jewelry for giving me an opportunity to be a part of their team!
Find Tenn on social media @piercingsbytenn Melody has been piercing for 3 years, after getting her start in Sacramento, CA. As a teen, the authentic self expression and spiritual elements in piercing drew her to the craft. Being able to provide a safe space where clients could experiment with their own forms of self expression and body confidence only made her love for body piercing deepen. In 2019 she was ready for a change professionally and personally, and relocated to Nashville to join the Icon team!
Find Melody on social media @toy.christ
Hello everyone! My name is Ramon Carrion (Ramontribe) for my local public! I am a Professional body piercer and Owner of Body Art Gallery, the first piercing-only shop in Puerto Rico. We are located in the Prominent Metro/touristic area of Condado in San Juan! My career spans 11 years of experience learning, growing and expanding my skills to provide my clients with the best service and jewelry such as Buddha Jewelry. I personally like to treat my clients to freehand treatment, because safety and comfort are my main goals when I provide my services to my clients.
Find Ramon on social media at @ramontribe
My name Is Lucas Menéndez, also known as Kraneo. I'm 25-years-old and I live on the tropical island of Puerto Rico. I've been professionally piercing for a little over 2 years now, and I've been learning about body piercing and human anatomy for over the course of 5 years! I work at Body Art Gallery with my best friend and mentor Ramon Carrion, whom I've had the pleasure of knowing for over 8 years. Together we came up with the idea of opening a safe and fancy jewelry piercing shop - that's what Body Art Gallery stands for! Whenever I'm not piercing I’m learning and keeping up with new techniques and ways to always improve in my field so that I can assure I can give all of my clients the best and safest experience in the safest environment possible.
Find Lucas on social media @_kraneo_
I fell in love with the piercing industry when I studied a diploma of beauty therapy in 2008. From there, I solely wanted to grow and expand my skill set in the piercing industry. Employed for many years, I went out on my own and started “The Hills Piercing Studio” in 2018. I love having my own small business, which allows me to focus on what I love, specialize in certain piercings, and work with fabulous high-end gold suppliers such as BJO. I became an AuPP member in 2019 and I am always looking forward to continued growth and learning with the piercing community and industry.
Find Brittany on social media @TheHillsPiercingStudio
I’m Laura Rein, owner of Luna Piercing and Fine jewelry in Connecticut. Luna prides itself on being a place where safety and respect come first- in the piercing room and out, and I’m so proud of what my team and I have built. Since starting my career in 2011, I’ve had many industry and non-industry friends, peers, and teachers guiding me towards becoming who I am today: an APP member, mentor, Applied Jewelry Professional and continuing GIA student, (Graduate gemologist here I come!) and I am the current head piercer of a very gold-forward studio. In my down time you can find me on the shop’s social media, (I’m always down to talk jewelry!), making weird art, or daydreaming about camping. My favorite Buddha Jewelry pieces are the Tempeste clicker, the Valentina end, or anything with Mercury Mist Topaz!
Find Laura on social media @lauralovesmetal
I pierce professionally in beautiful Winona, Minnesota. I’ve been in the industry for seven years but over the past couple of years I’ve really started to evolve my style and technique. I love everything about being a piercer and cannot wait to see what the future holds.
Find Casey on social media @spacecase_the_piercer
Alex is the owner and Head Piercer at Lucid. He is a member of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) and has been piercing for eight years. Alex enjoys collecting rare and old piercing memorabilia and piercing jewelry. You can see some of their collection on display at Lucid Body Piercing in Akron, Ohio.
Find Alex on social media @piercer_alexI’ve been wearing and using Buddha jewelry since 2015 and I’ve always loved the brand for their quality craftsmanship and innovative designs. I appreciate their enthusiastic approach to creating jewelry collections and always look forward to new releases. The ordering process is simple, turn around times are a breeze and the packaging is always fun. I can always depend on consistently good customer service from the same great reps that I’ve been working with for the past 5 years. As a conscientious consumer and piercer, being ethically aligned with the companies I support and present to my clients, is of the utmost importance to me. Buddha Jewelry’s advocacy for racial equality and social justice relays how much they care about their audience and their impact on the industry. With the rapid progression and expansion of body piercing, we must recognize our roots, and continuously disrupt complicity in our industry. I am very proud to support Buddha Jewelry and continue this work as a member of the Pro-team!
Find Kookie on social media @piercedbykookie
Luis “Cuba” Perez is a Chicago Piercer from El Salvador. He owns Fundamental Body Piercing Company. It’s the culmination of 20 years of experience combined with passion for the industry for as long as he can remember! You can find him there curating the jewelry selection to reflect his high standards and industry knowledge. The studio aims to give each client a hands-on and personalized service, both of which are Cuba’s and his apprentice Daisy’s specialties! Come stop on by next time you’re in Chicago!
Find Cuba on social media @fundamental_piercing
My career began in Nashville, TN six years ago as a jewelry specialist and apprentice, and I have been piercing full-time for four years. I currently work and reside in Seattle, WA. I am on the Membership Committee for the Association of Professional Piercers and have dreams of growth within this organization. I enjoy being able to help piercers all over the world become members! I love both educating and learning about what makes piercers and their studios safe and productive. It is an honor to be a part of the Buddha Jewelry Pro Team! Using their jewelry to adorn all my beautiful clients has been a privilege. Find me on social media and I’ll make you laugh a lot and help design your dream look!
My name is Anji and I’m a piercer from Mongolia. I found love for the art of body piercing 15 years ago and still have growing love for the work I do every single day. As a piercer I am truly blessed to be able to help accentuate others' natural beauty and put a genuine smile on my clients’ faces. In my career I came a long way to have the privilege of using high end jewelry like BJO and such on so many wonderful clients and like I always say... I’d LOVE to pierce you! Find me on my social media account and let’s connect!
Find Anji on social media @piercings.by.anji
This crazy journey started about six years ago in Portland Oregon where I apprenticed under the lovely Aaron Soloman. After working at a few studios in the Portland area I made the decision to move north to Seattle where I currently call home and settled in with the Deep Roots family.
Piercing has always been a passion of mine, from the spiritual and ritual aspect as well as just finding the next perfect piece for your set up! Helping people feel better and more comfortable in their own skin can be the most rewarding of all.
I’m very excited to be a part of this program and see where it goes from here. Buddha has consistently been releasing tons of beautiful and sturdy solid gold designs, that I’ve loved working with daily- I barely use anything else! Check out my Instagram to see all the latest Buddha Jewelry pieces in action and find out what days to catch me at the studio!
Find John on social media @Piercedbyjohn
Having spent the past 14 years creating a role for myself in an industry that views “Piercer” to be the top rung on the ladder, I’m so excited to see more and more folks recognizing the value capable and passionate counter staff/managers/jewelry specialists can mean for the success and health of a studio. I feel incredibly lucky to have spent most of my career working at a studio that has embraced me expanding my interests into responsibilities, the top one being all things jewelry; working with amazing manufacturers, cultivating a beautiful and unique selection of options, and helping clients find jewelry they’re truly excited to wear and cherish for a lifetime! Every day comes with new designs to fall in love with, gemstones to learn about, and custom pieces to help create and I can’t wait to see what comes next *jazzhands emoji*
Find Dannielle on social media @dannzilla
I’m Bryan, Chilean body piercer based in Lima Peru! I’ve been piercing for 6 years now. Since November 2019 I’ve been working at Stefano’s Tattoo with the best body jewelry companies from around the globe. I love adorning facial piercings with gold jewelry, they always look great!
Find Bryan on social media @modify.yourself
Hi! My name is Israel and I have been doing piercings for 6 years. I’m from Chile, but actually work in Perú at Stefano's Tattoo Gallery. I like to do minimalistic piercing projects, but also enjoy using big jewelry tops to create movement and harmony unique to that persons’ anatomy.
Find Israel on social media @israthepiercer
I’m Meli! I’ve been a piercer for almost 20 years. I love to make people happy and with every piercing I do, I love to make them feel brave, special, and empowered. :)
Find Meli on social media @melipiercer
I’m Jaime, Co-founder of Rocky Mountain Tattoo (Canada) and owner of Soul Piercing Ltd. I’ve recently opened up my second studio in beautiful Kelowna, BC, the heart of Canadian wine country. I have a love of travel, an obsession with obscenely large dogs, and an affinity towards anything plant-related. I’m also a practicing registered nurse. Despite my devotion to nursing, I found that it alone didn't feed my creative spirit in a way that left me feeling truly fulfilled. While it afforded my inquisitive brain a knowledge of anatomy & healing, comfort in performing invasive procedures, and a unique perspective on the human experience; it was piercing that gifted me an avenue to express myself creatively, hone my attention to detail, and helped me to build beauty, fortitude, and confidence in others. Loquacity aside, my business model is simple; to create an inclusive, high-end studio experience using only the finest body jewelry on the market. Buddha Jewelry has helped make this goal achievable, and working with them has been nothing short of a pleasure. I’m honored and proud to be a member of their Pro Team.
Find Jamie on social media @soulpiercing
Hey! I'm Selina Ryan! I began as counter staff in a small shop in 2011, became management by 2012, and began piercing in 2013! Outside of piercing, I love wilderness exploration, playing with my pup, and protesting our world's injustices. At my core, I have always wanted a safe space in this industry, for anyone to enter. Whether you are simply interested, have a specific question, or want to create a large body modification project, I want everyone to feel respected, heard, seen and cared for! I want them to feel this regardless of age, race, religion, sexuality, identification, presentation or ability. I center accessible and intentional piercing, by truly connecting with clients, celebrating their differences and centering their life experiences. I absolutely adore being able to help people make independent and healthy decisions about their bodies with high quality, gorgeous body jewelry!
Find Selina on social media @selina.n.ryan
I am an apprentice body piercer that is dedicated to showcasing the alternative BIPOC community. I love getting to connect and have clients get a piercing that they feel represents them. I am currently apprenticing under another Pro Team member, Selina Ryan! She's been able to teach me so much. I have attended the 2019 APP conference and took their online courses to further my education. I fell in love with Buddha's designs instantly. The possibilities for arrangements is endless and can really accent anyone's look. I am so excited that I was thought of to join this team with so many other amazing people in the industry. With each day, I am blessed to share my love of this industry with others and I can't wait to add some sparkle to the world!
Find Raechelle on social media @raechelle.gabrielle
Hey y’all! My name is Taylor Bell and I have been a professional piercer for just over 8 years now. Originally, I began piercing in Connecticut for about 6 years, and now I work in New York. The reason why I became a body piercer is because I absolutely love making other people happy in their bodies. Nothing is better than seeing that big smile on a client after getting their first look at a new piece of jewelry or new piercing on themselves. And, of course, getting to look at beautiful jewelry all day! The wonderful people at Buddha Jewelry discovered me around 2016 in my old tiny studio and I’ve worked with them over the years. Thanks to them I have grown into the piercer I am today. They have given me so many life experiences and knowledge of body art that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I’m ever thankful that they let me join their Pro Team and continue to represent Buddha Jewelry.
Find Taylor on social media @tfhb
I grew up in upstate New York in a town called Saratoga springs. I started as a piercer in late September of 2014, and eventually went on my own and really found my niche. I have made so many friends and valued clients in my industry. I strive to do the best piercings with the highest quality jewelry. I want to provide a comfortable and memorable experience for my clients and help adorn them with jewelry that best suits them according to their anatomy!
Find Krista on social media @KristathePiercer
I started my piercing journey in 2009 and have pierced both in Quebec City and out west in Alberta- with a 2-year break to make a small human! My favorite thing is to match jewelry with someone's anatomy, I love finding that one piece that was made for you! I want my clients to not only be shiny and heal well, but to feel special and safe and have a good time. Je parle Français and English. I have been to multiple APP conventions, am BBP certified, and will never stop learning! Most of all, I look forward to meeting you!
Find Mai on social media @maiifortier
I’m Penny Alex from Quebec City, Canada. I’ve been piercing for almost 5 years now. I’m super passionate about piercing, and I love seeing the smiles of people after adding some sparkle to them and making them shiny!
Find Penny on social media @penelope.alexandre.guerin
Hi, my name is Nathan Peterson and I own and pierce at Nathan’s Tattoos & Piercings in Canoga Park, CA. I’ve been piercing professionally since 1993 and am the longest continual piercer in the LA area. My shop is also one of the longest continually running piercing departments in the LA area! I love piercing and I love teaching others how to pierce. I’ve been fortunate enough to take on almost 30 apprentices in my piercing career and love to see how they’ve branched out and grown in the industry. One of our shop ethos is that EVERYONE deserves quality piercings (or tattoos) and we strive to meet the needs of everyone who walks through our door to do our part to foster and encourage inclusivity. Buddha Jewelry is a great jewelry company to work with. We move a lot of their jewelry and appreciate their cutting-edge designs along with the quality of their threadless pins. They’re friendly, reliable, and we can’t keep their jewelry in stock at our shop! I’m proud to be a part of the Buddha Jewelry Pro Team and can’t wait to introduce you to the rest of my team and help you when you come in to visit us for your next piercing!
Find Nathan on social media @n8s_piercings
Hi! My name is Ashley and I own Diamond In the Rough in Mansfield, Ohio. I strive to be the best piercer I can in this everchanging industry! I've been apart of the industry for 17 years and it is truly one of my life's biggest loves. Picking beautiful pieces of jewelry for people's aesthetic and curations is my favorite thing to do!
Find Ashley on social media @bornclumsy
I have been a passionate body piercer and shop owner since 1998, when I decided to quit science and microbiology studies in order to dedicate my life to body art. I was lucky to witness many major changes in the industry over the past 20 years and was always involved to provide the highest standards in safety, techniques, and quality jewelry. This is why I am super enthusiastic to be a part of the Buddha Jewelry Pro Team! The brand not only carries strong values that I reflect, but also creates some of the most astonishing pieces of jewelry a piercer can dream of!
I am the owner of the studio Aenima, based in Paris, France, which is a place I also created to support animal rights, as I am also a Sea Shepherd member and animal lover.
I mostly work with freehand technique and my favorite piercings are by far all ear piercings projects, from the simplest to the most challenging!
Find Laurent on social media @aenima.piercing
Brandon Bailey is a professional body piercer from Morgantown, WV. Since starting his piercing career in 2002, Brandon has prided himself on using quality jewelry, sterile techniques, and giving every one of his clients a safe and positive experience.
Find Brandon on social media @brandonbaileypiercing
Growing up, I did not have many hobbies, I had BME. I spent hours browsing the website, uploading photos of my ear stretching journey to get free access to other sections of the site to curb my curiosity. It was not until I was twenty-two years old that I had the opportunity to actually apprentice at a busy studio outside of St. Louis, Missouri, where immediately afterwards I was thrown to the wolves as the head piercer for seven years. I then decided to move into a van to travel the country. After two years of traveling and piercing at various studios in Washington, I had the opportunity to move to Taos, New Mexico. I quickly realized the lack of a safe place and quality jewelry for piercings in the community, so I set out to create the only high-quality private studio in Taos with a mission to provide a safe and educational environment in northern New Mexico.
Find Joseph on social media @oldpinecollective
I'm a piercer from Minnesota, and have been piercing since 2015! Piercing has been a passion of mine my whole life. I enjoy expressing my creativity with piercing projects, and I love being able to help my clients adorn their body with the finest of jewelry!
Find Justin on social media @piercerjustin
I discovered the magic of body piercing at the young age of 11 when I stumbled across the BME site for the very first time. From that point forward, I made it a mission to learn as much about the art of body piercing as possible. This passion drove me to change career paths from ‘soon-to-be fashion designer’ to ‘hopeful piercer’. I sought employment at my local high-end piercing studio where I was offered an apprenticeship and worked under a veteran piercer for 3 years. I made my way into a full-time piercing position in 2017 and have been loving every day of it! One of my favorite things about being a piercer is the fact that I’m always learning. The piercing industry is ever evolving and there is so much opportunity available to continue to seek education and growth. I'm an APP member and avid jewelry enthusiast; I recently took my love of jewelry one step farther by graduating from the Gemological Institute of America with an AJP (Accredited Jewelry Professional) degree! My love of fashion is still alive and well (plus I can never talk enough about all things gold and gems) which has allowed me to more acutely specialize in curations and custom jewelry design; making those piercing goals a reality!
Find Margo on social media @piercingsbymargo
I started my apprenticeship right out of high school. Once I was introduced to APP Standard Practices, I was eager to learn and grow as a piercer! In 2018, I created my own brand- Pixel Piercing! Now, with over 9 years of experience in the industry, I am proudly the only luxury studio owner in the Greater Kansas City area.
Find Nicholle on social media @PixelPiercing
Hi! I’m Alycia, I’m one of the piercers at Lucky’s Tattoo and Piercing located in Northampton, MA. I’m also a member of the Association of Professional Piercers!
Body piercing and body jewelry have always been an important part of finding myself. I still vividly remember discovering BME as a teen and being so intrigued. Being able to help folks express themselves through body modification and adorn their bodies with beautiful jewelry is the most fulfilling feeling.
I hold Buddha Jewelry near and dear to my heart as I was a customer before even working in the industry. Their beautiful products are wonderfully made and hold up over time both in style and quality.
Find Alycia on social media @alycia.pokes
Hi everybody! My name is Jay and I’ve been piercing since 2006. I’ve worked at a number of shops across the US and Canada. I’m currently working at Tattoo Galaxy in Willow Grove, PA and have been piercing in the greater Philadelphia area for the past 10+ years.
It’s always important to have a good experience when getting a piercing. I strive to make sure that happens by offering beautiful jewelry in a friendly and safe environment. Buddha Jewelry makes some of my favorite jewelry in the industry and I’m excited to be part of their Pro Team!
Find Jay on social media @PiercerJay
Vicki Rose has been a body piercer since 2007 whose favorite piercings to perform involve adorning ears with multiple piercings or highlighting unique anatomy. Vicki started in Virginia and currently pierces in Manhattan, NYC at Studio 28 Tattoos. Vicki prides themself on creating a safe space for all individuals to get pierced while holding the highest of standards of up to date industry techniques and fine body jewelry. When you can’t find Vicki piercing they are probably watching a drag show, eating baked goods, or snowboarding!
Find Vicki on social media @vickirosepiercing
Hey there! My name is Kirsten and I pierce at Studio 28 in New York City.
I am originally from Pennsylvania, but I have called New York my home since 2016. I attend the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) Conference annually to keep myself up to date with techniques and all piercing related education. My love for gemstones and jewelry led me to become an Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP) through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Connecting with each of my clients and helping them through their special piercing experience is very important to me. I love creating multiple ear piercing projects to fit each individuals’ style and accenting unique anatomy with gorgeous jewelry. Seeing my clients face light up after seeing their new piercings is what I look most forward to.
In my free time, you can often find me snuggled up with my cats while watching all the bad horror movies. I also enjoy exploring abandoned areas and taking in new surroundings.
Find Kirsten on social media @ech0bella
I originally started practicing body piercing around 2014 when I opened up my first ever shop, Club Ink - Tattoo & Piercing. I learned the basics and went on to be the shop piercer for several years after that. The next step in my professional journey came in 2019 when I closed down my tattoo shop and went on to co-found Clean Cut - Body Piercing & Fine Jewelry, which is the first and currently only piercing-only shop in Israel. I'm always looking to know more, learn, and improve as a piercer and strive to always give my clients a pleasant, safe experience, and beautiful piercings.
Find Eyal on social media @e.m.piercing
I've been piercer for 15 years now, I am the founder of the first body suspension team in Israel, (the "Suicide Team,") and I am co-founder of the first piercing-only shop in Israel; Clean Cut - Body Piercing & Fine Jewelry. As a professional, I believe in providing a fair and reliable customer service with the right knowledge and guidance for every customer; and I do love to design ears by matching the right jewel in the right anatomy!
Find Liron on social media @liron.body.art
Hey folks, my name is Gabe. I am a piercer and manager at Zebra Tattoo and Body piercings. I have been with the company for 6 years, managing for three, and piercing for a year and a half. I have always had a major obsession for body piercings and jewelry in all forms. Now I get to decorate people for a living and that means the world to me!
Find Gabriel on social media @gabriel.the.impaler
Hello, my name is Dominic Pierrce! I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I’ve been active in the body art industry since 2010. I’m known for my love of curating ears, but more specifically for performing daith piercings! One of the most important parts of clients’ visits with me is helping them find the perfect piece of jewelry to complement their unique anatomy, and/or their current jewelry arrangement! I’m a huge jewelry nerd and have always loved piercing with Buddha Jewelry, so I’m very grateful to be a part of their pro team!
Find Dominic on social media @dpierrce
What's up? My name is Manny Leon and I’m originally from San Diego, CA, which is where I began learning the craft in 2011. I moved up to the Bay in 2016 to pursue my B.A. in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, (Class of 2020, Go Bears!) In 2019 I started perfecting my craft at Zebra Tattoo & Piercing. I love how piercing has evolved over the years, it’s no longer just a trend but rather a way to express yourself. It’s an iconic fashion statement! What I love the most is how much happiness and confidence we can bring to our clients with simplistic, elegant jewelry such as the “CEO” end, to something with more of a pop like the “Bianca” or “Halston”. I look forward to piercing you one day with some beautiful Buddha Jewelry!
Find Manny on social media @yourpiercermanny.ii
Hi, I'm Aidan! I am one of the Senior Body Piercers at the prestigious Cherrycore Studio in Melbourne, Australia. We are home to Victoria's first APP and AUPP Members, and are Victoria's only Best Practice studio! I started piercing in 2014 and absolutely love working with all sorts of beautiful and unique jewelry. I pride myself on my skills and knowledge of the anatomy and finding piece of jewelry to suit the client.
Find Aidan on social media @adornedbyaidan
I consider myself a fashion enthusiast. I’m always checking the latest trends on social media or in magazines. I love the fact that I work in the fashion industry in such a unique way. My first passion is body piercing, second is fashion, and third is design! It’s really cool I get to incorporate all of my passions into one practice. I’ve worked really hard making a name for fashion body piercing in my town and I know it’s going to be more hard work maintaining that reputation and name- I look forward to every minute of it! Work is definitely my favorite hobby but social media comes to a close second. In addition to body piercing and social media, I would say I’m the most adventurous cook out of my friends group. I’m always inviting them over for a new creation!
Find Charly on social media @charlylowepiercings
Hello! My name is Francisco. I’m an APP member currently working at 23rd Street Body Piercing in Oklahoma City, but I started my piercing journey in Puerto Rico back in 2012. I’m very passionate about piercing and excited to see how much more this industry can grow. My favorite things to pierce are septums and daiths, but I find myself curating ears more often. I’m grateful to be a part of this pro team.
Find Francisco on social media @piercer_frank
Mandolynne's passion for piercing began over 20 years ago. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with her thesis focused on body modification and at the time, if you can believe it, it was difficult to find models! She attended her first APP conference almost 15 years ago; in an industry that was dominated by men, she was drawn to the powerful women who inspired her. A few short months later, she moved to Atlanta and sought out a formal apprenticeship with the outgoing APP president. No stranger to hard work, and not going to let anything stand in the way of her dreams, she worked full-time at Microsoft while completing a thorough apprenticeship until she was able to jump into making her career in piercing. She moved to NY five years ago where, with her partner, Kaspa, they recently opened Amulet Arts - Long Island's premier body piercing studio. When they aren't piercing, they pierce some more; since they also run Skindicate Suspensions, an East Coast performance based body-suspension team. Constantly learning, most recently, they've completed the Applied Jewelry Professional program with the Gemological Institute of America. Mandolynne has been a business member of the APP going on ten years now. She still believes that piercing is math, art and science all rolled into one, and she revels in making people feel their best, most authentic sparkly self!
( On another note, they have the cutest little puppy dog you EVER did see! See for yourself @pom_on_wheels)
Follow Mandolynne on social media @missmandolynne
Kaspa is a self-taught piercer who started piercing in 2000. He is a member of the Association of Professional Piercers and a GIA AJP Graduate. Along with his partner, Mandolynne, they are co-founders of Long Island's premier high-end piercing studio, Amulet Arts, located on Long Island in the Village of Patchogue, New York. When he is not piercing or slinging bling you can catch him playing video games, watching cartoons with his best friend on 4 legs, Capers, or working on body suspensions with his team Skindicate Suspensions. A lover of gold and shiny stones, Kaspa has found his home with Buddha Jewelry.
Find Kaspa on social media @amuletartsny
Hi everyone, I'm Mike and I work at Cowpok in Buffalo, New York. I began my piercing journey about 6 years ago in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. During my apprenticeship I had the opportunity to meet Fakir Musafar and my life changed forever. After spending just a week at his intensive training program I knew that the rest of my working life would be dedicated to learning how to create a tailored experience for my clientele so they could leave the studio feeling sparkly, fancy, and empowered. In 2017 I moved to Buffalo and found an amazing group of people who helped me sharpen those skills and also introduced me to Buddha Jewelry. It was love at first sight. I quickly began building a personal collection of Buddha Jewelry and it has remained one of my favorite companies to use when curating a sparkly and fancy look for all the unique people who walk through our door.
Find Mike on social media @rosegoldroninHey gang! My name is Anna Beall and I work at Cowpok in Buffalo, NY. I’ve been in the piercing industry for over 11 years and I've been piercing for about 10 of those! I really love this industry and I'm so proud to be a part of it and have the opportunity to work with some great people and companies like Buddha jewelry. I’m thrilled to be a part of the team here because their products and customer service are something I know I can stand by. My clients love the styles that they carry and they offer unique pieces for everybody.
Find Anna on social media @bananzaaaa
Hi! My name is Rena and I’ve been piercing at Envy Body Piercing for 4 years. My favorite things to do are fun, creative ear projects. I love using colorful stone and gold combinations together to create beautiful, unique-to-you jewelry outfits that help you sparkle and shine like you were meant to!
My favorite thing about piercing is being able to facilitate that look of self recognizance and joy when a guest of mine sees their new piercing. I’m so excited to be a part of the Buddha Jewelry Pro Team and continue to provide the best jewelry and piercings available!
Find Rena on social media @RenaLuck
I started my career in 2011, but I fell in love with body piercing long before that. For me, it’s a therapeutic form of self expression that has helped me feel more comfortable in my own skin. I love helping clients adorn their bodies and watching them fall in love with parts of themselves that they may or may not have loved before, as well as marking milestones in their lives. Being able to relate to and connect with my clients on a personal level is something that I hold close to my heart. Body piercing is my first love and I’m so grateful for the journey it has taken me on.
Find Danielle on social media: @idestroythings
Hi, My name is Yesi. I have been piercing since 2013 and have been exclusive to Envy since 2015. I love working with gold jewelry and precious stones. Stacking and statement pieces are my jam, and I love curating delicate works of art. I am honored and excited to be a part of the Buddha Pro Team and to continue curating using the finest jewelry!
Find Yesi on social media @Yesi_Marqs
Hi! My name is Dee and I've been piercing in the LA area for over 15 years. I love curating ears and making people smile and jump up and down at how cute their new piercings look! I take great pride in the work that I do and look forward to many more years of providing a safe space for clients to adorn their bodies.
Find Dee on social media @goldenagebodypiercing
I started my piercing journey in 2009 in Oklahoma City, OK. From there, I traveled and had the pleasure and honor of working at some beautiful studios. I have been able to learn and develop my skills as a professional throughout each experience! I now reside in wonderful Ann Arbor, Michigan at Ideal Body Piercing, installing as much Buddha Jewelry as possible!
Find Joshua on social media @idealbodypiercing
Hello! I’m Jake and I’ve been piercing for just about three years now. I love having the opportunity to make people smile every day and I believe that connecting with each client and providing excellent, safe, and memorable experiences is the most important aspect of body piercing. I’m proud to do this to the best of my abilities everyday at Ideal Body Piercing in downtown Ann Arbor.
Buddha Jewelry is an amazing company that cares about everybody’s wellbeing and fair treatment, and I agree with all of their ideals regarding these issues wholeheartedly. It means a lot to me to have the chance to work with the awesome individuals here and I’m so stoked to be a member of the Pro Team!
Find Jake on social media @jacepierces
I started my piercing journey in 2013 when I first apprenticed in Flint, MI. I’ve enjoyed traveling to different studios to expand my knowledge on various piercing methods and techniques. I love helping clients make a statement by picking the perfect piece of jewelry to help them shine!
Find Jordyn on social media @jwhitepiercing
Hi there! My name is Sara Schneider, and I am one of the piercers at Athena Body Adornment currently located in Cooper City, Florida (we are expanding into a new and larger location soon, so keep your eyes peeled!).
I first opened Athena Body Adornment in March 2018, and it has been wonderful to watch it grow and flourish so rapidly. I have lived in South Florida for just over 6 years, but I first got my start in the piercing industry in Southern Indiana back in 2009. Since moving to Florida and opening Athena, my focus has been on providing a safe and comfortable environment to clients and continuing my education within our industry.
Find Sara on social media @saltwatersara82
As a piercer, I’m all about body positivity and helping my clients on their journey to discover themselves. I believe getting a piercing is a transformative experience and shows the client they can get through anything- even if it might be scary! When their faces light up when they see the final product, that is the moment I live for!
Find Shandra on social media @yodelingyeti
My name is Michaela Clarke. I am the head piercer and owner of Siren Body Piercing here in the lakeside village of beautiful Meredith, New Hampshire. I have been piercing professionally since 2011 and officially opened Siren Body Piercing in 2016.As a piercer I strive for beauty and precision in everything I do. I am a proud member of the Association of Professional Body Piercers (APP) and a Fakir Intensives Alumni. I absolutely love learning and knowing that my abilities allow me to make each and every piercing I perform the best it can be. I pride myself on giving my clients the best possible piercing experience from the second they step into my studio, and offering the absolute highest quality jewelry available is a huge part of that equation.
This is one of the many reasons I am so excited to be a part of the Buddha Jewelry Pro Team. Every piece of jewelry they make is meticulously crafted and always meets (or far exceeds) my high standards. Their designs are unique and dazzling and my clients love them! I love the fast turn around times and top-notch customer service. Thank you for this humbling opportunity and I’m so excited to see what the future brings!
I started apprenticing at age 18 and just celebrated my 10-year anniversary. I opened my own studio at age 23 and have been working on improving and evolving the studio ever since. I love doing “basic” cartilage piercings but taking it to the next level with jewelry that suits my clients’ anatomy. Buddha Jewelry designs make that super easy!
Find Len on social media @diamondheartstudios
Hi, my name is Bryan! I've been a Body Piercer for over 5 years now and work out of Diamond Heart Studios in Flemington, New Jersey. I was a teenager when my interest in body modification started when my friend group and I decided to stretch our ears at the same time. It seems almost silly looking back, but that pivotal moment ended up with me falling down a rabbit hole of body modification online and that enthusiasm is still only growing in me. Within my practice one of my favorite things continues to be helping individuals adorn themselves in ways unique to their body's individual anatomy. I'm constantly looking for ways to help my clients feel more comfortable in hopes that this will allow for a wider audience of people to express themselves through body modification.
Find Bryan on social media @bryanjpiercing
As a piercer I feel honored and humbled every time someone trusts me to facilitate their body modifications. I truly love the feeling of helping someone achieve their ideal aesthetic, especially if it is a more intimidating piercing for them. I feel very lucky to call piercing my career.
Find Mia on social media @miathepiercer
My name is Emily. I have been piercing for 10 years. I own and run Asgards Body Piercing Studio in Australia's capital. I enjoy what I do, but most of all, I love running my own business. Piercing with high quality jewelry and designing people’s ears is so much fun! My favorite thing to do is curated ears and I have built a really good reputation for it over the last couple of years- business is booming!
Find Emily on social media @asgardsbodypiercing
I have been a body piercer for over 4 years. My main focus is always in client safety as well as comfort. I strive to only use jewelry that clients will love, and is also safe for fresh and healed piercings alike. Buddha Jewelry is one of the best brands that I've had the opportunity to work with in my career and clients always love their unique styles!
Find Stevo on social media @stevocertified
I pursued my interest in becoming a body piercer at 19 and immediately fell in love with helping people achieve their personal visions of themselves. I work hard to provide a sterile and swift piercing experience for my clients, with plenty of gentle encouragement and an occasional dad joke. I adore working with fine jewelry, particularly genuine opals, and am equally thrilled and humbled to be joining the Buddha Jewelry Pro Team!
Find Amber on social media @black_opal_muse
Steeve began his journey into the world of body piercing in the fall of 1999, when he was still a minor. After a turbulent and almost nonexistent apprenticeship, and a few years of bouncing back and forth between Iowa and Minnesota, he moved to Iowa City, Iowa in 2003, and has been piercing on the same block ever since. Starting there as a part time piercer in a tattoo studio, he quickly moved his way up through the ranks, and became a partner/co-owner of said tattoo shop in early 2005, at 21 years old. This is also when he had the ability and control to start creating a market for higher quality body jewelry in the area, where there was none before. After a few years of running the piercing side of that tattoo studio, the decision was made to separate the two services, and Steeve moved everything pertaining to piercings to the vacant unit two doors down, and opened Release Body Piercing, where he’s been ever since!
Release has been a piercing & fine jewelry boutique for over a decade, and has recently expanded into offering laser tattoo removal, which Steeve has been certified in since the beginning of 2015.
Aside from being a piercer, he is also a facilitator of body suspension, which is one of his greatest passions in life. Not only does he practice suspension, but also travels the world instructing numerous seminars pertaining to the craft. In 2017, the Dallas SusCon awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award. Only a handful of people were ever given this award, and not only was he the very last to ever receive it, he was also the youngest.
In addition to owning/operating Release, Steeve teaches yoga; having his RYT200 hour, and steadily working towards his 500 hour certification. He is an avid animal lover, and his other passions include stone carving and rock climbing.
Find Steeve on social media @Steeve.Easley
I’m not a piercer, but I am beyond glad to be a part of the industry! I’ve been at Pleasurable Piercings for a little over three years working as a jewelry specialist for the studio. I have a great eye for jewelry curation and our clients definitely appreciate my input!
Find Kait on social media @ohkaitdarling
This industry has blessed me, way more than I could ever give it back! But that isn't going to stop me from trying! My name is Codi and I am the owner and Head Piercer of Agape Body Piercings, located in a little state known as Delaware! I started way back in 2011, selling body jewelry at one of those little carts in the mall. I moved my business into a local studio where the owner asked if I ever considered becoming a piercer as our state didn't have one at the time. I have now been piercing since 2012 and love serving my community! I opened Agape 3 months prior to a global pandemic and spend every single day of my life grateful to have made it through! My life consists of faith, family, fashion, and FOOD (pizza being supreme.) I was born in the Philippines and learned from a young age that NOTHING is impossible if you believe and put your trust into the right things! I love the piercing world so much! We get to change people's lives with what we do and there is no greater gift in life than that impact! Thank you BJO for this opportunity and I hope to bring a fresh sense of gratitude and purpose in all that we do together! Be Blessed and NEVER STOP SMILING!
Find Codi on social media @agapebodypiercings
Hey ya'll! My name is Afton Alexandra and I own Texas Sun with my tattooer husband Clark Seiger. We are located steps from the ocean in Atlantic Beach, Florida. I have been living my dream and piercing professionally since 2005. I vividly remember seeing a girl in my small hometown mall with a navel piercing and the feeling associated with it. I could not believe you could put what I thought was an earring somewhere other than your ear. That was it. I was OBSESSED. I spent my early teen years glued to the only female piercer in my hometown. She was my hero and before graduating high school I landed my apprenticeship. My number one priority has been providing my clients with the absolute best service and experience; that goes hand in hand with creating a safe space for all guests. Buddha Jewelry's values align perfectly with care and respect everyone deserves. I am so grateful to Buddha for welcoming me into this community of incredible talents.
Find Afton on social media @aftonalexandra
Alexis, owner and founder of Stay True, has been a professional piercer since 2012 and is a proud member of the Association of Professional Piercers. He is dedicated to perfecting his craft by continuing piercing education and staying up to date on First Aid, CPR, and bloodborne pathogens certifications, as well as industry standards. Alexis has a way of making anyone feel comfortable and welcome as soon as they walk in the door. It is his goal to make sure that everyone who visits knows what to expect during their visit and throughout the healing process, and leaves excited about their new piercing.
Find Alexis on social media @staytruebodypiercing