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  • Sacred Piercing
  • 253 West 8th St
  • Erie, PA 16501
  • 814-454-3004

Hours

  • Tuesday: 12 pm - 7 pm
  • Wednesday: 12 pm - 6 pm
  • Thursday - Saturday: 12 pm - 7 pm

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Missy Twohig – Professional Body Piercer:

Missy Twohig is a Body Piercer and owner of Sacred Piercing. She has 16 years experience in the craft. Her body piercing career began in February of 2001 at a tattoo shop here in Erie, Pa. Since then, Missy has continued to further her education and has had the opportunity to study under such body modification greats as Fakir Musafar and Steve Haworth.

June of 2003: Attended the “Successful Surface to Surface Piercing” seminar presented by Steve Haworth.

November of 2004: Traveled to San Francisco, California and completed Fakir Musafar’s Basic Body Piercing Intensive.

May of 2005: Attended the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) conference inLas Vegas,Nevada. There she completed classes and was educated on topics including jewelry, scars, anatomy body/facial, anatomy oral, employee management, and piercing rituals.

In early November of 2005: Assisted with the opening and worked at Excentrik Studio in Montreal, Quebec. Later in that same month, she returned to San Francisco and completed Fakir Musafar’s Advanced Body Piercing Intensive.

August 1, 2006: Karma Tattoo Studio opened their doors to Downtown Erie, Pa (presently located at4428 Peach St.).  There Missy offered body piercing.  That marked the beginning of Sacred Piercing.

June 1, 2007: Missy opened her doors to Sacred Piercing at 253 West 8th St. in Downtown Erie, Pa.

July 26, 2007: Traveled back to San Francisco to study the craft of Branding. There she completed Fakir Musafar’s Basic Body Branding Intensive.

April 2008: Attended the annual Association of Professional Piercers (APP) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. There she completed classes and was educated on topics including Surface Anchors, Studio Set-Up and Community Outreach.

May 2010: Attended the annual Association of Professional Piercers (APP) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. There she completed classes and was educated on topics including Surface Anchors, Developing Curriculum for an Apprentice and Marketing yourself and your Studio.

May 2012: Attended the annual Association of Professional Piercers (APP) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. There she completed classes and was educated on topics including Male Genital Piercings, Modern Surface Piercings and Jewelry, History of Contemporary Piercing, Knowing and Selling Stone, Energy Movement and Grounding, Glass, and Studio Documentation.

June 2014: Attended the annual Association of Professional Piercers (APP) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. *View classes taken in Gallery

July 2016: Attended the annual Association of Professional Piercers (APP) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. *View classes taken in Gallery

 

Jocelyn Gonzalez – Professional Body Piercer:

Jocelyn joined the Sacred Piercing team in October of 2013.  She worked the front counter and has a great eye for fine jewelry.

February 2015: Jocelyn began her Body Piercing apprenticeship under Missy Twohig.

July 2016: Attended the annual Association of Professional Piercers (APP) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. *View classes taken in Gallery

November 2016: Jocelyn completed her Body Piercing apprenticeship.

 

Ashley Twohig – Front Counter:

Ashley has been working the Front Counter of Sacred Piercing since 2010. She enjoys working with the public and always finds a way to make you laugh.

July 2016: Ashley attended the annual Association of Professional Piercers (APP) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. *View classes taken in Gallery

 

Amanda Kleckner – Front Counter:

Amanda worked Front Counter at Sacred Piercing in 2009 - 2010. We welcome her back with open arms to work Front Counter and pursue a Body Piercing apprenticeship with Missy.

 

“We enjoy interacting with people and make a point to establish a “piercer to client bond/connection” before piercing. We uphold a quality over quantity work ethic, believe in continued education and are very passionate about piercing with high quality body jewelry. We thoroughly enjoy body piercing and realize how fortunate we are to love what we do for a living” – Missy Twohig, Jocelyn Gonzalez, Ashley Twohig, Amanda Kleckner