Piercing

“Custom projects and creating jewelry specific to a client are my favorite things to do but I enjoy each and every piercing I do.”

Competition:

  • (MTAF- Massachusetts Tattoo and Art Festival)
  • 2010 MTAF – Best Overall Male Piercing
  • 2011 MTAF – Best Overall Male Piercing
  • 2013 MTAF – Best Overall Male Piercing
  • 2014 Earmageddon – 2nd Place BVLA Golden Award
  • 2014 Tommy’s Tattoo Convention – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Best Piercing
  • 2015 Earmageddon:
  • 1st Place Judges Category
    4th Place Staff Award
    2nd Place Fan Award
    1st Place BVLA Golden Award
    2nd Place BVLA Golden Award
    3rd Place BVLA Golden Award
  • 2015 LFOD Convention – 1st Place Piercing of the day
  • 2015 Tommy’s Tattoo Convention – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Best Piercing
  • 2016 Tommy’s Tattoo Convention – 1st, 3rd Place Best Piercing
  • 2017 Tommy’s Tattoo Convention – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Best Piercing
  • 2018 Tommy’s Tattoo Convention – 2nd, 3rd Place Best Piercing
  • 2019 Tommy’s Tattoo Convention – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Place Best Piercing
  • 2020 New England Tattoo Expo – 1st, 3rd Place Best Piercing

I started my apprenticeship in 2007 in Quinebaug, CT. After a year I started to pierce part time at the same studio. I quickly became the full time piercer there and continued working there until 2012. In July of 2012 I began piercing in Worcester, MA full time. After working in Worcester I decided to work in Northampton, MA from January 2014-2021 where I was an APP member for 5 years. January 3rd, 2021 I opened Elegance Piercing and Tattoo Inc. alongside my wife, Samantha.

Since the beginning of my apprenticeship I have striven to learn as much as I can about piercing, jewelry, aseptic technique, and bedside manner. I have attended several seminars for piercing, magnetic implants, and genital beads. I have been fortunate enough to compete at conventions and contests.

I love every aspect of piercing and will continue to learn and grow every day as a piercer both for myself and more importantly for you, my client. This experience should be all about you and I pride myself on great bedside manner and professionalism and creating a relaxing but fun experience for you.

Certificates/Training

  • WHO- Decontamination and sterilization of medical devices
  • WHO- COVID-19 How to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • WHO- Occupational health and safety for health workers in context of COVID 19
  • WHO- Standard precautions: Injection safety and needle stick injury management
  • WHO- Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for COVID 19 virus
  • WHO- Standard Precautions: Hand Hygiene
  • WHO- Standard Precautions: Waste Management
  • APP- Current Bloodborne Pathogens
  • NewLifeCPR- Adult/Child/Infant CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA)- Jewelry Essentials
  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA)- Diamond Essentials
  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA)- Colored Stone Essentials
  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA)- Applied Jewelry Professional