August 20th, 2015
Lenny Kravitz has more than just one piercing. But a particular and very special ring came before the public eye during a wardrobe malfunction when his leather trousers ripped open as he jammed on his guitar during a concert in Stockholm, Sweden on August 3, 2015. The pubic piercing I did on Lenny's private parts many years ago became public.
The concertgoers in his audience, along with a huge quantity of lookie-loos all across the Internet gawked and talked. I guess they call such areas "private parts" for a reason, but celebrities are not afforded the same courtesy as the rest of us mortals. He had been quite public about being into piercing and had previously been professionally photographed showing off his nipple and genital piercings. But this exposure brought a whole new level of scrutiny and gossip.
Lenny was not only a repeat client, but also a good friend. We met initially at Gauntlet in Los Angeles (circa 1991) when he came in to get a nostril piercing to match the one he already wore on the other side. I pierced it for him then, and some months later I also pierced a friend he brought to the studio. We later we became reacquainted after he bought a home in the French Quarter of New Orleans, where I had moved and opened my studio, Rings of Desire. He saw me in a restaurant and came over to my table.
July 17th, 2015
I added a Client Testimonials page to my site so that the positive feedback I've received from my clients can be shared with others--especially prospective clients.
So if you're thinking about getting pierced by me, I suggest taking a look there to read about the experiences of people who have come to me for their piercings.
To get you started, here's the most recent posting:
June 3rd, 2015
That's a pretty great quote from a wonderful and thoughtful review of The Piercing Bible. This was another 5-star review that was recently posted on Amazon.com. To date, as of June 3, 2015, there are 157 reviews of my book with a 5-star average!
Here's the one dated May 26, 2015:
January 30th, 2015
Below is a copy of the first in a series of three interivews that were published in Pain Magazine
January 10th, 2015
I received this message from a professional piercer whom I respect a great deal. He is a skilled and experienced practitioner.
November 27th, 2014
Here is a GREAT review of The Piercing Bible that I found posted on the Barnes and Noble website. I always feel especially delighted to hear that my book was interesting to people who were not actually into body piercing:
The Piercing Bible is a fascinating book, even for people who have never considered piercing
November 17th, 2014
October 9th, 2014
THE STORY: Tattoos That Ruin Food
A manager at a restaurant in Kansas City was let go because of her tattoos, piercings and stretched ears. Her boss hired her with her tattoos and piercings, but two customers had complained saying it created an “unpleasant atmosphere.” So, her friends came up with a creative way to save her job…. A flash mob on social media.
For one week, the manager’s friends ran ads on Facebook recruiting friends, families and customers to like a page called, “Support Tattoos and Piercings at Work.” The plan was to gather people together, and on the following Monday release her bosses’ work contact info. Upon release friends, family and customers were instructed to ONLY tell the boss why they appreciated the manager’s character and to say thanks for hiring people in the past with tattoos and piercings. Strict instructions were given that no one should say anything negative, or it would defeat everyone else’s efforts. Monday arrived and over 500 people contacted the boss and well before the 500th person the manager got her job back.