Scott Self, Piercer
I was born and raised in Albuquerque NM, and from a young age I had an interest in body modification. When I was ten my older brother got his ears pierced and I just had to have them too. My parents made me wait until I was thirteen to get them pierced, but when I did I knew I was hooked. I loved having my ears pierced; it made me feel more complete in a way that I didn’t understand at the time. I later stretched those piercings and started adding more to the collection. The way self expression through my body modifications made me feel ignited a passion for the industry. By the age of sixteen I knew what I wanted to do with my life: I wanted to share this gift with others and help them experience the same feelings of fulfillment that my piercings gave me.
At the age of seventeen I started to frequent local piercing and tattoo studios around Albuquerque. I had a goal, to learn how to pierce, and nothing was going to stop me from that. By the age of twenty I had gotten an apprenticeship at a local studio and ever since then I have strived to be the best piercer that I can be. I have always had this drive to learn about all things body modification, and this ambition lead me on a quest for more information about the safest and highest quality piercings and jewelry out there. After 4 years as a piercer I had a new goal: to educate myself and learn how to pierce in a way that was not only safe, but a quality overall experience. I wanted to be able to provide nothing but the best to my clients.
Over the next 4 years of networking and connecting with piercers all over the country, I knew I needed to be in a studio that held the same values of quality and safety as I did. This led me to Evolution. I am ecstatic to be able to continue my education and dedication to this industry in a studio that holds such high standards. I look forward to building on my career with this amazing studio and all of the people that have created this environment.