Episode 36 – All of us have a place in history: The Body Piercing Archive

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In this week’s episode, we decided to talk about something that means a lot to me personally. This episodes discussion is about something that has affected each and every one of us in this career. It is something that without, we would not be where we are today. As people, as artists, or even as a society. Today’s topic is history, and more specifically the Body Piercing Archive.

The Body Piercing Archive is a committee within the Association of Professional Piercers that is tasked with researching, collecting, preserving and informing our industry for not only the current generation but also for future generations to come. We sit down with the forever-charming Paul King, former APP board member and piercer at Cold Steel America in San Francisco, California and Devin Ruiz-Altamura, committee member of the Body Piercing Archive. Many know that our industries roots are ones that stem from different subcultures and were also hidden out of public view but not many know the work it takes to find that information decades later.

So without further ado, listen in as we talk about the mission of the archive itself, how I now imagine Paul as the “Indiana Jones of Porn” and the future of the body piercing archive.

*Contains Spoilers for APP 2019 Piercing Archive Exhibit.*

Paul and Devin can be found on their Instagrams or at their studio, Cold Steel America in San Francisco, California. 

This episode sponsored by PunkMedics and Amory Body Arts.

Episode 36 – All of us have a place in history: The Body Piercing Archive

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