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Meet The ProsNeilMed Piercing Pros

Chris Jenell
Chris Jennell started his piercing career in late 2000 and since then has had the opportunity to work with some of the best companies within our industry. Traveling from coast to coast, he has built a name within the industry and a vast client base. Now in his 16th year of piercing Chris has found himself in Las vegas working as the head piercer for Club Tattoo. Along his way, he has worked for gold body jewelry manufactures and learned the behind the scenes with how fine jewelry is made. With this knowledge, he has been able to design multiple styles of jewelry that are widely used in the industry today. Chris has been a member of the Association of Professional Piercers since 2005.
Jef Saunders
Jef Saunders has been a body piercer since the late 1990’s.He has taken classes with Fakir Musafar, Sky Renfro, and the Association of Professional Piercers (APP). He has also been a body piercing educator since 2004, instructing for the Fakir Intensives, the APP, the Latin American Body Piercing Association (LBP), the United Kingdom Association of Professional Piercers (UKAPP), the Brazilian Piercing Studies Group (GEP), and his own independent classes, Advanced Fundamentals of Body Piercing. Jef has served on the APP Board of Directors as Membership Liaison and APP President. In 2015, Jef was presented with the APP President’s Award.
Luis Garcia
Luis has been a professional body piercer for over 20 years, and has also been a piercing educator for over 10 years, traveling all over the world sharing his knowledge with peers. He is known for his ear project work, taking first place in several categories during Earmageddon 2012. He is also known for his prowess with successful surface piercing, and his ability to relate his techniques to other piercers in simple and easy to understand ways. He is currently serving as the International Liaison for the Association of Professional Piercers. He has also just recently started designing his own gold body jewelry lines in conjunction with Dinamica Jewelry. He can be found at the tropical halls at NoKaOi Tiki Tattoo and Piercing in Philadelphia, PA.
Courtney Jane Maxwell
I began my piercing career in 2005 and I’ve been with the crew at St. Sabrina’s in Minneapolis, MN. since 2012. I’m a member of the Association of Professional Piercers, and have been attending the annual A.P.P. conference for my entire career. For the past 6 years have enjoyed being an instructor as well. I like to focus on continuing education and outreach whenever possible. I’ve presented on piercing related issues for universities, medical facilities, and health education outreach groups in addition to assisting with piercing related research projects.
Monica Sabin
Monica has been in the body piercing industry since 2009. Her career started in Florida, where she also attended the University of Central Florida. Body piercing has taken her across the United States, where she has worked in some of the country’s premier piercing studios. Monica currently pierces at IRIS Piercing Studio & Jewelry Gallery in Salt Lake City and Portland, OR. She is dedicated to safe piercing education and giving her clients the best experience. Monica currently serves as the Membership Coordinator for the Association of Professional Piercers’ Membership Committee.
Shorty has been a certified body piercing in West Palm Beach, FL since 1999. He is the owner of Piercings by Shorty, LLC based inside Ink and Pistons Tattoo and Gallery. He was the recipient of the Al D. Sowers APP Conference Scholarship in 2013 and became an APP Member in 2014. Shorty has been a member of the APP Social Media committee and is currently member of the APP Legislation and Regulatory Affairs Committee. He is very active in the Florida piercing community, founding the Florida Professional Piercer Group which holds quarterly informal peer-led trainings and meetings.