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Owner, Piercer, Goldfinger
Force of habit got him into the business. Paul started piercing himself when he was 15 years old back in 1989.
He started piercing other folks by 1992 once Dakota Steel started selling him proper piercing needles. He then set up his first shop on Haight Street. Paul began working at Body Manipulations in 1996 and took on official ownership in April 2002, breaking Vaughn loose from the chains of business. Now he's been piercing for over 20 years and still loving it!
Shop Manager, Piercer
Body M Tattoo Annex
3242 16th street
Tattooing since 1989. Colin was born and raised in Japan with his American parents. His father John Stevens was a student of ancient caligraphy and the author of the book "Sacred Calligraphy of the East". Colin moved to the USA in 1995 to work for the great Ed Hardy owner of Tattoo City. He worked for Ed until 2003 when he came to work for us.
His specialty is large Japanese pieces, but he also loves to branch out into more personal artwork for his clients. He works by appointment only and is usually booked for about a month, so plan ahead. We are lucky to have him. I think he may well be one of the 5 most
talented tattoo artists in the country.
Piercing Service - Jewelry Not Included
For all external piercing we recommend you wash your piercing twice a day for the length of your healing time. Mild castille soaps along with warm salt water soakings are strongly recommended.
Always wash your hands before handling your piercing. Do not
touch your piercing unless you are cleaning it. If cleanser dries your skin, try diluting your cleanser with water. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or ointments as this may create a moisture rich environment for bacteria to thrive and cause an infection.
Do not use:
We recommend rinsing the inside of your mouth with an alcohol free anti-septic mouthwash after meals, upon waking, and before sleeping. If only alcohol based mouthwash is available, dilute it with 3 parts water.
For all new tattoos we recommend you wash them twice a day for the length of your healing.
If you are washing in the shower, clean your tattoo last to rinse away any soap or shampoo that could get into the tattoo.
Tip - Ease your way into the flow of water from your shower. The water will feel much hotter on your tattoo than on the rest of you.
If you are under 18, you may be pierced with parental consent. Your parent or legal guardian must accompany you for the procedure. You must present your parent's/guardian's ID and a copy of your birth certificate/guardianship papers. No exceptions!
Shop policy limits the age of all body piercing to 16. Earlobes can be pierced after age 4.
Federal law prohibits any genital or nipple piercing on minors.
State law prohibits tattooing minors even with parental consent.
Located in the heart of San Francisco. We manufacture solid 18k yellow gold seamless rings and septum retainers for the body piercing community. 14k white and rose gold also available.
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