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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


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…


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.



Lower Back Dimples/Dermals






Miari’s Lower Back Dimples/Dermal Piercings

Some contrasting shots of our new Shiva Crew member, Miari’s lower-back dimple/microdermal-piercings. This pair of microdermal anchors have been placed along Miari’s waist to create the shimmering dimple effect with 4mm crystal clear gemstones. All of the above were taken fresh following piercing whilst there’s a couple of settled shots a week or so after piercing below.