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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


Last Daze

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El Capitan X Shiva

Last day piercing @ Shiva!

After eight years full time piercing and eleven working the store and studios; I’m both excited and nervous to finally hang up the needle.

If a piercer, ever really truly hangs up the needle?

I’m also excited to announce Shiva’s piercing apprentice Miari Takahashi-Shui is now piercing! Having watched me for the past six months and shadowing me intensively for the past month, the lovely Miari has now begun her piercing journey for which I wish her all the very best of luck and a touch of pride to have left a further continuing imprint on the industry.

Piercing is an art-form. Piercing has been bidniz. Piercing is a sacred/spiritual right, a form of expression; whoever the fuck you are! Champion the individualist. Piercing has been fucking good to me… and I’m truly humbled to have hoped to have been halfway as good with the hustle in return.

Stay True. Keep it Real. Feel Blessed. Only Love. Thank You.

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.


After piercing full-time at Shiva since 2010, my last day with the privilege of piercing will be on the 31st May.

Rock n’ Roll…

El Capitan

Triple Helix



Megan’s Triple Helix Piercings


Megan’s triple helix piercings, pierced w/1.2mm titanium labret bars @ 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.