Experienced. Highly Trained. Gentle. Clean. Safe.
Here at Z. Watson Piercing, safety is always our primary objective. We achieve being the safest shop in the tri-state area by refusing to cut corners on quality or education. Through continued seminars we actively sharpen our skills by maintaining up to date knowledge on the latest techniques available. We also use the latest and greatest as far as sterilization technology goes to provide a custom aseptic set up for each client.
Owner / Operator 'Z Watson Piercing'
Beginning my body modification journey at the age of seven, i dipped my toes in the water with a single lobe piercing. I was hooked right away! Since that first encounter, I found myself fascinated with altering my form by means of hair dye, additional piercings (although my parents were a little more reserved on this), and eventually, tattoos.
Over the course of time, my passion for body modification, blossomed into an appreciation for the human body as a whole, and with that, began my career path in the medical field. During my teenage years, I achieved status as a C.N.A. as well as other credentials, including phlebotomy certification, etc. While finishing high school, on my pursuit to a nursing degree, I was pulled towards serving the United States Air Force.
Upon arriving home, after my completion of boot camp, I stepped foot into a tattoo shop for the first time. I was stoked to get my first tattoo - an American flag, placed on the back of my shoulder. Little did I know, this very action would reignite my passion for body modification and open the door for me to become a professional piercer.
During that first tattoo session, I ended up befriending the tattoo artist, whom I am still friends with to this day. From the moment that first bit of ink touched my skin, I couldn't be kept away from the shop! After a while, I was handed a broom and an opportunity - a piercing apprenticeship.
Seeing my apprenticeship through to completion, I worked at a low end shop for a few short years. After mingling with others in the industry, I was introduced to a reputable piercer. This relationship led me to learning about the Association of Professional Piercers!
Once I became aware of this amazing organization, I proceeded to attend their conference in Las Vegas, NV! Through the seminars I took part in, and the knowledge gained from my peers, I learned a tremendous amount about safe piercing. Taking this information and applying it to my day to day work, made all the difference. I re-learned what was taught to me incorrectly in the past, and watched myself flourish.
I have continued to grow as an artist in my field to a point I have been asked to be a part of numerous documentaries, television shows, podcasts, and web articles! I have also expanded my skill set to include heavier forms of body modification, having learned from some of the biggest names/ pioneers of the industry!
Now, being established in my industry and having created a name for myself, I have slowed down on traveling. As a happily married, father of four, I currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA.
I look forward to seeing you and helping you start, or continue, your journey down the road of body modification!
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