Jussi Paradise Returns
Jussi started learning about piercing in 1999, and he began piercing professionally in 2003. His older sister was a body piercer when he was growing up, and according to Jussi, “I thought that her piercer friends were so cool. So, I started to hang out more and more with them and got sucked in.” In 2003 he rented a chair in a piercing shop in Helsinki. He worked there for two years, learning as much as he could, meeting all different kinds of clients, and in 2005 he decided to use his skills to open his own studio.
Also a performer, Jussi has an extensive background with suspension. “I think my specialty is body suspension, I like hanging people from hooks. I’ve been doing this for a bit over 15 years and have hung hundreds of people. I do some heavy bodmods also, tongue splits and implants. My own tongue was split fifteen years ago. It was the first split tongue in Finland.
“I started doing solo shows around 1999 and in 2000 I met Circus Mundus Absurdus, the legendary Finnish freak group. I joined the group in 2001 and was a member to the end, until 2007. Since that time I have been involved with few different groups and done some solo shows too.”
Despite living all the way in Helsinki, Jussi has done several guest spots at Infinite. He is a sweet-natured guy with a great sense of humor, and we are excited to have him back again.