. . .

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


Various Work



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


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




Sophia’s Dimple Dermal Piercings



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.

Various Work


Jasmine’s Scaffold Piercing








Jasmine’s Double Nose & Septum Piercings

Various work on Jasmine… Healed septum, second lobes and a healing left side of the nose. The additional work here is a scaffold and right side of the nose to double up. Pierced over a course of time @ Shiva. Thank you for the continued trust, in doing what I do.

Rook & Anti-Tragus




Poppy’s Rook & Anti-Tragus Piercings

Poppy’s healed rook piercing w/1.2mm x 6mm segment ring and a fresh anti-tragus w/1.2mm x 10mm titanium curved bar to allow for the initial swelling. Always a pleasure and as ever, pierced @ Shiva.





Karina’s Septum Piercing

Karina’s septum piercing w/1.2mm x 8mm titanium CBB pierced @ Shiva.




Stella’s Cheek & Dahlia Piercings

Great shot of Stella’s new healing cheek piercings alongside healed dahlia bites pierced @ Shiva. The lip and tear-drop temple dermal was also pierced by myself a while ago. As always, ever a pleasure adding to such a unique collection…

“Loving my new piercings from @el_capitan_body_piercer always an amazing service! Can’t walk out that place without leaving with more holes! . . .” Stella.


Double Nose



Dylan’s Double Nose Piercings





Always a pleasure to add to my man Dylan’s piercing collection… started piercing Dylan way back when several years ago n’ it’s been a total blast to then work together the last 3 years @ Shiva. Here’s Dyl’s fresh to death double nose piercings with a longtime healed septum. Thank you for being you dude! You keep it zen! Happy 420 to my people South East n’ everyone else wit’ a free mind, worldwide… Keep on, keepin’ on…


Nape Dermal



Vanesha’s Nape Microdermal Anchor Piercing

A nape microdermal anchor to add to the lovely Vanesha’s existing piercing collection; pierced @ Shiva.

Underboob Dermal



Miari’s Underboob MicroDermal


Shiva crew’ Miari’s rad underboob microdermal anchor a month or so on with some intricate ink added by Brigitta Mathe [@backside_tattoo]

Brigitta currently tattoos @ Shiva on Wednesday through to Sunday.