. . .

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


Body Piercing

Second (of lower three) Lobe Drift Piercing

Second (of lower three) Lobe Drift Piercing

That time when I pierced Kelly (yet again) a lobe drift in blackline titanium. The first piercing, in the new Shiva Piercing Studio; January 2014.


Added Daith 🐻👊

Added Daith 🐻👊

Kelly's Daith Piercing

Kelly’s Daith Piercing

My fellow piercer Kelly has a fair collection of blackline jewellery in both ears, on her right ear I recently  added a CBB to her daith. It’s easy to spot as it’s central, pierced w/1.2mm x 10mm CBB (Circular Bar Bell) horseshoe ring. This is a great photo and advert for body piercing, though after deliberation we figured this is the first thing I’ve pierced on Kelly’s right ear. Kelly herself has been piercing for a couple of years and you can view some of her work @ http://www.instagram.com/pinholepiercings 😷🚬💉

Smoke Break

Smoke Break

Smoke Break

#Smoke #Break #Summer #Sun #SummerDrills

#ElCapitan #PinholePiercings #Shiva #ShivaPiercings #Greenwich

#London #SE10 💉🚬

Flattened road kill chewing gum always reminds me, for some reason; of pennies n’ coins in a wishing well… Something about broken dreams, I’m sure.

If I sill had any left; to break.

Clamp You?

Clamp You?

Clamp You?

This followed the first piercing of the new studio with @kellyfitzsimmons (Instagram) on Sunday, January 26th 2014.

⚡ El Capitan pierces Thursday ~ Monday 10-6 whilst Kelly pierces Tuesday & Wednesday 10-6 ✌😷

@ Shiva ~ 330-332 Creek Road, Greenwich, London. SE10. ⚡ Follow some of Kelly’s work @pinholepiercings 👊😜 X 🙏⚡🙌