donderdag 23 maart 2017

Dallas Suscon

For all you hook lovers, don't miss out 

Registration Now Open!

The 2017 Dallas Suspension Convention will take place from Monday April 17th to Friday April 21st, 2017 in Dallas Texas, with an opening party Sunday April 16th. The six day event will feature expert speakers, classes in technique and safety, advanced suspensions, and entertainment geared toward the suspension community.

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for more information

donderdag 9 maart 2017


Bit different this month, but wanted to let you guys know.

First annoucement:
Feel free to contact me, if you want to be on the blog, to promote your event, have news, about yourself, have links or your work.
Always looking for interviews, stories or news about modification. Please help me to spread/talk more and more about this beautifull industry
We are also looking for tattoo models for the Tattoo Planet eMagazine, or maybe you want to promote your tattoo artist with his/ her portfolio in our Dutch emagazine......also welcome to visit our dutch tattoo conventions.

So just give me a yell, or ask me anything!... mail:


Mark Siekierski
Second annoucement:

to get a full scholarship for APP2017

Thanks to Neometal and Mark Siekierski (rip)

From the NeoMetal company / Siekierski Family:

Last year our family lost someone special. Mark Siekierski was not only dedicated to advancing the body jewelry he loved, but also the body piercing community through his passion and friendship. This year Neometal is proud to offer the Mark Siekierski Live Long and Prosper memorial scholarship for the 2017 Association of Professional Piercers conference.

What this scholarship awards

A full conference and expo pass for 2017
A ticket to banquet
Hotel Accommodation from Sunday June 11th through Friday June 16th 2017 at Bally’s

The full requirements and information on applying can be found HERE

Deadline for applications is Sunday April 9th 2017 by 11:59pm EST. Winner will be selected by Sunday April 30th 2017.

For questions or assistance email:

Interview Theo Teunissen

Roos & Theo
Name: Theo Teunissen, piercer and owner at Body piercing shop te Veenendaal (NL)

Can you describe yourself in one sentence?
Friendly, professional and customer-focused. 

How long have you been a piercer?

About 21 years

Why this profession?
Personal contact with your customers and the joy after you put their body decorations in gives me a lot of satisfaction. 

How or from whom did you learned the skills?
21 years ago I got in touch with Drs. F. Jack, he was cultural anthropologist and had much research into the origin of the piercing done. He was owner of a piercing shop in Utrecht (NL) at the time and gave a "Care of a piercing course" together with a friend who was surgeon at the AMC hospital. The practice was, in particular, done by the surgeon and I learned a lot about the human body, bacterias, and inflammation.

Your first piercing was a?
The first piercing was a belly button piercing

Who or what inspires you?In particular in the initial period, Drs. F. Jack inspired me

Can you tell us something about your studio/work place ?

We have chosen for a easy accessible possible studio.
Often you see that tattoo and piercing Studios are and look dark, many people who are already tense find it difficult to walk in. Our studio has more of a doctors//dentist practice look, light bright and clean.

What type of piercing do you prefer?
I don't have a preference for a piercing, any piercing to make someone happy any place whatsoever.

What is the best piece of advice you ever got when you started out and think it would help other starters in this industry?
Especially do not try out or start with complete sets from China and by watching youtube movies
It's really very important that you learn the skills from someone with experience.
Before you know it someone runs around with an ugly scar

Do you have a nice or weird experience as a piercer you'd like to share with us?
There was once a boy coming in the shop which had three nipples. I didn't know what I saw but under his right nipple he had a third nipple. He wanted that nipple pierced!

Does your work involve more than just piercing?Next to piercing we offer tattoo and we have the ability to remove tattoos by laser.

How do you see yourself in 5 years?

We are super pleased with how it is now, and hope we will be still pleased over 5 years 

Do you have a tip or do you want to add something to this interview?

-Answers and photos: Theo Teunissen
-Published Tattoo Planet eMagazine 119/march 2017