Meet the Piercers
When did you start piercing, and why did you start? I have been piercing for 10 years and have worked for myself as well as multiple brands. Ever since I can remember I have always loved piercings! I started getting pierced at a very young age and developed a strong interest in all aspects of piercing. Piercing is a true passion of mine. Plus, it's such a fun environment.
What’s your favourite piercing and why? I like all ear piercings – I don’t really have a favourite! I like to combine them and use different types of jewellery to make the ear look pretty.
Have you pierced anyone famous? Yes I have! In my time at Astrid and Miyu, I’ve pierced Lydia Millen, Ferne McCann, Sophie Haboo and Sam Thompson!
Out of our A&M piercing jewellery collection, which piece of jewellery is your favourite? At the moment, my favourite piece of Astrid and Miyu piercing jewellery is the Triple Gem microbell.
When did you start piercing, and why did you start? I did my apprenticeship in 2017, so have been piercing for just under two years. I kind of got into it by accident, I applied to many jobs asking if they were looking for a reception/assistant position and one shop happened to email me back. They asked me to come in for an interview and offered to train me to pierce, I figured it would be an interesting skill to have.
What’s your favourite piercing and why? My go to piercing is always the conch, I like the fact that I don’t need to use tools and that it looks interesting with whatever jewellery you use.
Life Mantra? Take life everyday as it comes, go with the flow.
Whats your ideal weekend off? Sleeping, playing with my new pet tortoise and going on nature hikes in national parks.
When did you start piercing, and why did you start? I kind of fell into piercing whilst I was working at a hospital. I had a lot of piercing friends who suggested I should train in piercing, and when I got made redundant I thought why not become a piercer full time! I have now been a piercer for 7 years and I absolutley love it.
What’s your favourite piercing and why? I love the Daith piercing, it's a challenge to pierce but it is the perfect 'secret' piercing. Also A&M do a range of pretty jewellery that look great in that space.
Have you pierced anyone famous? Whilst working at Astrid and Miyu, I’ve been able to pierce the likes of Deliciously Ella and Samantha Maria. They were so lovely!
Out of our A&M piercing jewellery collection, which piece of jewellery is your favourite? I love the crystal arch as it looks good in any piercing, especially the outer conch.
When did you start piercing, and why did you start? I started piercing in 2015 - a girl I knew worked in a tattoo shop near me and she knew I was into piercings, so I had an interview where she worked and got the job! Originally I just wanted to do tattoos, but since learning how to pierce I've come to really love it.
What’s your favourite piercing and why? The conch is my favourite piercing. It's the most central point of the ear, so you're always drawn to it. It's also quite versatile - you can wear hoops or studs in it. In one of mine I have three studs and I love how that looks.
Have you pierced anyone famous?I've pierced a few influencers since starting at Astrid and Miyu -Anna Shearer from lefashionfetish and Simran Randhawa. The woman who taught me how to pierce was Daryll from Love Island - I worked with her for two months! I also pierced at the Lydia Millen event which was fun.
Out of our A&M piercing jewellery collection, which piece of jewellery is your favourite? My favourite piece from the piercing collection is the triple gem.
What's your favourite piercing and why? Definitely daith piercings! As well as enjoying the piercing procedure itself, I love the way they look either with a simple and subtle or bold jewellery. Being a little more tucked away inside the ear generally makes them a little easier than some other piercings in terms of healing too.
Out of our A&M jewellery collection , which piece of jewellery is your favourite? Im obsessed with our trinity labrets, we have a variation of stone/colour and size which makes them super versatile and although elegant, with placement they can really make a statement.
Whats your ideal weekend off? If not a short city break out of London then anywhere with sun, cocktails and good friends!
Life Mantra? Don't try and be better than anyone except the person you were yesterday.
When did you start piercing, and why did you start? I have been piercing for two years now, working in busy tattoo studios. I joined Astrid and Miyu last December part-time, which I am loving with all this cute jewellery.
What’s your favourite piercing and why? My favourite is a tie between conch and daith. Conch is a perfect piercing that compliments all different shapes and sizes of ears. Daith because it's a little more of a challenge out of all the ear piercings. Both can fit really pretty pieces.
Life Mantra? Always live in the moment, never wish your life away. If you're unhappy with something in your life, do everything in your power to change it - and don't take anything too seriously!
Out of our A&M piercing jewellery collection, which piece of jewellery is your favourite? My favourite piece is the clear gem trinity labret. It looks beautiful alone as a statement piece and/or added to an existing collection.
When did you start piercing, and why did you start? I started piercing 10 years ago in my home town tattoo shop back in Italy. I started quite young; I always loved the “tattoo & piercing” world. I think is a good way to express yourself and make your body unique. It is a good way to treat yourself and make yourself a bit more “special”.
What's your favourite piercing and why? My favourite piercing is definitely Conch. It is centre in the middle of the ear and balances the silhouette. It’s nice on its own and as well surrounded by others piercings.
Whats your ideal weekend off? Saturday, I like in the morning to chill with myself and catching up with my passion and life. Afternoon see some friends and do things together. Definitely evening having nice Aperitivo with spritz or dancing in a club if I’m in a party mood. Sunday has to be a sunny day in a park with friends for chilling, chat and laughs.
When did you start piercing, and why did you start? I started piercing when I was about 18, a tattoo shop was opening up near my house I applied for a front of house position and the owner offered me a piercing apprenticeship too. I fell in love with piercing and have been doing it for nearly 7 years now!
What’s your favourite piercing and why? My favourite piercing would have to be the outer conch. I think it looks so pretty and subtle!
Life Mantra? My life mantra is, stay true. I have this tattooed on my hands to always remind me to stay true to myself.
Out of our A&M piercing jewellery collection, which piece of jewellery is your favourite? Tuxedo rings in gold are my absolute fav! They look so boujjee, I love it!