He started piercing other folks by 1992 once Dakota Steel started selling
him proper piercing needles. He then set up his first shop in the back of a Haight Street hair salon, oddly enough, the new location of Braindrops. Paul began working at Body Manipulations in 1997 and took on 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!
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
These extra steps of caring for your new piercing may seem tedious at first, but they will become part of your everyday routine in no time. Take no short cuts, it will only result in prolonged healing.
Never handle the new piercing unless you are cleaning it and
then only with clean hands. Don't let anyone else play with it either (including pets). Use one of the recommended products for cleaning and no others. Try to stay consistent with one of the products. If you have any excessive dryness with a product try diluting it or switching to a milder version of the same product. If irritation persists, then you may try a different product. Always go milder with change.
For all external piercing we recommend you wash your piercing twice a day for the length of your healing time.
Antimicrobial soaps with chloroxylenol are strongly recommended and are effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria.
Antimicrobial (Chloroxylenol based) cleansers are available at your local piercing studio and medical supply companies.
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.