John has quite the piercing pedigree. He began working in the body piercing industry in 2004, and in 2008 completed his apprenticeship at High Priestess Piercing in Oregon. He has worked at many prestigious studios across the U.S., including Enigma and Apogee in Southern California, Nomad in San Francisco, and Iris Piercing in Salt Lake City.
When he first joined the staff at Infinite (after doing numerous guest spots), John came to us from Apogee Body Piercing in San Diego. We had been attempting to lure John to the East Coast for several years, but between his time at Apogee and his trips to Kovalam, India to study yoga with David Garrigues, his dance card was already quite full. We finally convinced him to make the move to Philadelphia, and he joined the staff in September of 2014.
Unfortunately, John’s nomadic ways got the better of him, and in March of 2016 he left Infinite (and Philly) to accept a job with HTC in Phoenix, Arizona. He’s worked there with Infinite alum Kevin Jump for the last year—until Philly called him back again. Almost exactly a year after heading west, John will be rejoining the Infinite staff. While we’re happy to be able to steal John back from Kevin, we’re a little sad to break up the incredible bromance we’ve seen blossom over Instagram between the two of them. They are kindred spirits, and I know as excited as we are to have John back, he will be missed in Phoenix.