Oscar Martinez (Chux) guides the experience of body modification for those looking for a deeper meaning to the aesthetic of jewelry on ones body. At 16, Chux began piercing on the south side of Chicago, alongside his best friend Juan Felix. While piercing the neighborhood kids—mostly young and Latino, who only knew gangs and the streets—Chux and Juan Felix aspired to think and live differently. Since then, Chux has acquired fourteen years of piercing experience, honing his skills in various Chicago-area studios before settling in at Topnotch Tattoo in Elgin, Illinois (made famous by Inkmaster Cleen Rock One).
Chux believes in the deep connection that comes with trusting one’s body to the piercer, and he says this exchange leaves a lasting mark in both the professional and the individual. He is grateful to have found this form of expression through his work and hopes he is building a community of people who aspire for a deeper connection with our natural beginnings and original state of mind. Body modification is a passion for Chux and a means to change the realities of his surroundings.
Mexicano de nacionalidad y con las raizes de habla hispana brinde la conformidad de la psycologia tradicional de nuestra historia como modificadores corporales.