I am the only member of the Association of Professional Piercers in the province of Quebec!

In March of 2012 I opened my own studio, Mauve, in Montreal and I offer high quality piercing and scarification services and Mauve also offers tattooing services. We use only ASTM certified medical implant grade titanium and steel, high quality nickel free gold, niobium, and glass for our initial piercings. We strictly purchase our jewelry from high quality companies such as Anatometal, Body Vision Los Angeles, and Gorilla Glass for all components of our piercing jewelry. We do not just offer shiny ends or eyelets, all components are high quality!

I began my piercing career with an apprenticeship with the legendary Pierre Black of Black Sun Studio in November of 2006. This was a unique apprenticeship as Pierre and I spent a significant amount of time in a classroom type environment where he delivered an intensive theory course. After this I continued to work with Pierre in his alternate studio and performed multiple piercings under Pierre's supervision. I work in the Black Sun tradition of only performing the highest quality work and maintaining consistency in every procedure.

In February of 2008 I began working with Yanick Bleau of Excentrik located at 55 St-Viateur Est in Montréal. I worked as the piercer and manager at Excentrik with Yanick who has been in the industry for over 10 years and has taken all of the Fakir Intensives with Fakir Musafar in San Francisco.

I have been involved in the body modification scene for almost 20 years. My interests began with tribal tattooing, piercing, and scarification and over time led to researching other modifications and rituals such as decorative implants, tongue splitting, ear reshaping, self-amputation, suspension, etc. I have always been fascinated with the desire and/or need for humans to modify their bodies, be it for aesthetic purposes or as a rite of passage.