Kookie Lynn started her piercing career in 2010 in Atlanta, eventually ending up at Kolo Piercing. She’s recently relocated to Baltimore with her partner after her recent stay at Body Manipulations in San Francisco. Kookie originally came to piercing through her interest in documenting the human form through film photography, and continues to explore her passion around the ritual of the practice.
For several years, Kookie has worked toward the inclusion of more non-white practitioners in the piercing industry, and in 2019 she established the Piercers of Color Scholarship to help piercers who may not have the opportunity to attend the Association of Professional Piercers Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas. This year, she launched BlackAdorned, which highlights the involvement of Black piercers and piercees in body modification, throughout history.
When not working at the Baltimore studio, Kookie can be found at home hanging out with her seven boa constrictors. She is passionate about Japanese culture and an obsessive watcher of anime.