MV Launch Party

Siren Star, Linear Diamond & Green Onyx
Star, Linear Diamond & Nura Pebble
Linear Diamond & Rock Crystal
Linear Diamond, Green Onyx & Nura Pebble
Linear Bar
Green Onyx
Green Onyx & Linear Bar
Linear Diamond & Linear Bar
Rock Crystal & Siren Star
Nura Pebbles

Here’s a few photos from the Monica Vinader, Duke of York; Ear Party Piercing Studio launch week…

Had a blast and a lot of fun finally seeing our first studio launch and meeting all the girls that came through to get pierced!

Throughout the first week we had influencers, press and staff in before going live to the public.

It’s been an honour to lead this project from the piercing side but alongside the wonderful Duke of York team, a big thanks to everyone including the wider team from start to finish, conception to launch; I feel incredibly well supported and lucky to work with so many great people! Thank you all!

Book in for a piercing now and join this Summer’s ear party!

Choose from our stunning 14kt Gold piercing collection including the Linear Bar, Alphabet Star, Nura Pebble, Siren Star Cut, Rock Crystal, Green Onyx and the Linear Diamond!

MONICA VINADER x EL CAPITAN

Photo Credit: Georgie Campbell & Becky Inchley.

Septum

Emily’s Septum Piercing

Emily had dropped in to Tattoo 13 a few weeks before for a Nipple piercing and was so happy with it that she returned for a Septum piercing.

Emily’s Septum piercing w/1.2mm x 8mm CBB pierced by El Capitan @ Tattoo 13 in Soho.

As ever, thank you for your continued trust in doing what I do. It’s been real fun returning to piercing, something I will always love doing.

Nose & Industrial

Ariana’s Nose Piercing
Ariana’s Industrial Piercing

Ariana’s Nose and Industrial/Scaffold piercings, pierced by El Capitan @ Tattoo 13 in Soho, London.

Bridge

Melissa’s Bridge Piercing

Melissa’s Bridge/Earl/Erl piercing w/1.6mm barbell pierced by El Capitan @ Tattoo 13 in Soho.

Daith

Niyi’s Daith Piercing

Niyi’s Daith piercing w/1.2mm CBB pierced by El Capitan @ Tattoo 13 in Soho.

A pleasure and an honour for the continued trust, in doing what I do.

Double Helix/Upper Lobe

Alin’s Double Helix/Upper Lobe Piercings

Alin’s double helix/upper lobe piercings – pierced by El Capitan @ Tattoo 13 in Soho.

Double Helix

Laura’s Double Helix Piercings

Laura dropped by Tattoo 13 to add to her piercing collection for which I pierced a double helix either side of an existing helix piercing. The first and third smaller 3mm clear gemstones, were pierced by myself and the contrast looks awesome; alongside the cluster-shell piece Laura was rocking above the lobe!

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I just wanted to take an opportunity to offer a wider range heart felt thank you to everyone I met over the many years, body piercing.

From everyone I worked with, learned from, fellow body piercers and tattoo artists…

There are too many people to thank individually, but you all know who you are.

To each and everyone that I ever pierced, hundreds if not thousands of you after working full time, five or six days a week at times; over eight years. Thank you for your trust and your support.

For that inspired me to be the best I could, at times leaving it all in the studio.

Working in a well established studio Shiva and helping it grow even bigger during my time is something I am proud of, as much as I was in helping out at the newly opened 2nd Skin.

You all left an impression and made piercing a pleasure and an incredible joy.

There is only so long you can do something on repetition, before you become the definition of madness. Before something starts to define you.

I had other opportunities to work in other studios both in London and in other countries. Perhaps one day a touring guest spot…

Never say never, but I am pretty thankful for what piercing gave me; in return for all those needles. If my needles were my arrows then I went to war for you people!

Thank you!

It was a blast! A lot of hard work and dedication, it was truly an honour and a privilege.

Treat each other as you yourself, would like to be treated. That can take you at least half the way in life…

All Love.

El Capitan

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Various Work

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Lisa’s Double Conch, Tragus, Helix & Third Lobe Piercings

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Decorated in disco! Various ear work on the lovely Lisa including a double conch, tragus, helix and third lobe piercings, pierced over the months and years @ Shiva. As always, it is the continued level of trust, confidence and appreciation that makes piercing people such a sacred privilege. Thanking all of you!

Dermal Dimples

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Sophia’s Dimple Dermal Piercings

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Here’s some sweet shots of the lovely Sophia’s dimple-dermals/dermal-dimples; pierced w/4mm red hot gemstones at the base of the waist/lower back. Always a pleasure adding to Sophia’s collection including a septum and stretched lobes… pierced by El Capitan @ Shiva.