About Me

Monica has been in the body piercing and fine jewelry industry since 2009. They apprenticed and spent several years piercings in Orlando, FL. While there, Monica attended the University of Central Florida, graduating with honors earning a Bachelors degree in Psychology.

 

In 2015, Monica began a journey of piercing and furthering their education in some of the premier body piercing studios throughout the United States. At the end of 2020, they returned back to their home state of Florida and can no be found piercing primarily in West Palm Beach, FL. 

They are a member, contributor, and educator with the Association of Professional Piercers (APP). Monica currently serves as the President of this non-profit health and safety organization. Monica also regularly attends seminars and trainings to stay up-to-date with the latest health and safety information, this include regular trainings in First Aid, CPR, and Bloodborne Pathogens 

Calming. Gentle. Thorough. & A bit quirky. Monica, will make you feel at ease with their skilled approach and down-to-earth attitude. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy piercing, support while reclaiming your body through body art, or an expert eye in designing and curating your piercing and jewelry aesthetic, Monica does it all and enjoys every minute of it!

In their downtime, Monica can be found hanging out with their munchkin cat, watching anime, and enjoying a nice cup of tea on the patio. 

Trainings & Education
  • Psychology B.S. degree

  • First Aid

  • CPR

  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

  • Infection Prevention & Control

  • COVID-19 Worksite Training

  • Trauma Informed Body Modification

  • Grounding & Bedside Manner

  • Safe Practices in the Piercing Room

  • Atypical Anatomy

  • Ear Projects: The Ear as Art

  • Troubleshooting & Scars

  • The Ins & Outs of Penis Piercing

  • Head & Neck Anatomy

  • Safe & Effective Vulva Piercing

  • Modern Surface Piercing

  • Nostril Piercings: Advanced Fundamentals

  • Navel Piercing: Advanced Fundamentals & much more!

 
Association of Professional Piercers (APP) Involvement
  • President 2019 - Present

  • Membership Liaison & Coordinator 2016 - 2019

  • Membership Committee volunteer 2015 - Present

  • Business Member 2014 - Present

  • Conference volunteer 2011 - Present

Association of Professional Piercers (APP) Contributions

  • Post COVID-19 Recommended Response & Recovery Interim Protocols

  • Apprenticeship Guidelines and Apprentice Body Piercer Curriculum

  • Picking your Studio for Piercing Industry Professionals

  • Harassment & Abuse in the Piercing Industry

Piercing Industry Courses Offered

  • Initial Jewelry: Style & Size

  • Going Disposable

  • Reopening: What's That Going to Look Like?

  • APP Membership Roundtable

  • Disorders in the Industry Roundtable

*While I do serve on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP), the views expressed here are not necessarily those of the APP. For official APP information, please visit www.safepiercing.org.

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