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.

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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.

Various Work

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Jasmine’s Scaffold Piercing

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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

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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.

Septum

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Karina’s Septum Piercing

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

-END OF AN ERA-

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

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Megan’s Triple Helix Piercings

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

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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

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Dylan’s Double Nose Piercings

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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…