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Philadelphia

Infinite Body Piercing in Philadelphia

Our Philadelphia studio is located at 626 South 4th Street, on historic Fabric Row in the South Street area of Philadelphia. We have been operating at this location continuously since opening on February 1, 1995.

Infinite was started to create a space for everyone to get pierced, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, ethnicity, class, physical abilities or body type. We wanted to make a space where anyone could get good piercings and high-quality jewelry, regardless of whether it was their first piercing or their twenty-first.

Each of our piercers has over five years of experience in the industry, with most having been piercing for over a decade. Each are members of the Association of Professional Piercers.

We carry Philadelphia’s largest and most extensive selection of high-quality body jewelry. We don’t sell anything we can’t stand behind, both in our studios and online.

Open noon to 9 p.m. every day. Retail space and piercing rooms are accessible.

Book an Appointment to schedule a time to visit our studio. Check out Before Coming In for information on our new protocol for studio visits.

 

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Piercers

John Logger

John Logger

In addition to his work as Infinite’s piercing manager, John Logger is an avid yoga practitioner. He’s from Seattle, but yells like a Philly native. Read more about John and see his portfolio.

Andru Rogge

Andru Rogge

Andru Rogge has been working as a piercer since 2007, but spent his formative years in Ketchikan, a small island town in southeast Alaska. Read more about Andru and see his portfolio.

Zach Fitzgerald

Zach Fitzgerald

Zach Fitzgerald likes watching too much television and eating pizza and sushi, often at the same time. Read more about Zach and see his portfolio.

Pixie Sic

Pixie Sic

A former Kean University cheerleader, Pixie Sic attended the Walt Disney World College program in Orlando, Florida before becoming a piercer. Read more about Pixie and see her portfolio.

 

Counter Staff

Maddie Akers

 Maddie Akers

Maddie’s appreciation for body modification began when she was just a kid, when her older sister introduced her to punk rock. She remembers seeing photos of all of her favorite bands from the 70s and 80s, and was transfixed by pictures of her idols adorned with rings, chains, and safety pins through their skin. As a teen, Maddie discovered BMEzine.com, and it was this discovery that nurtured an already growing love of body modification and taught her about its history. Being exposed to all of these new ideas further fueled her own desire to modify herself.

Maddie’s first significant piercing she had done was her labret, at 15 years old. She fondly remembers the experience as a significant right of passage. It gave her a sense of control over her body, and showed her what she was capable of. After graduating from Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School in 2008, Maddie moved to Philadelphia for a brief stint at Temple University and at the Community College of Philadelphia. It was at this point that she discovered Infinite Body Piercing. Maddie started as a frequent customer of Infinite, adding more to her collection of piercings, jewelry, and knowledge about the industry. After a short time it became apparent to her that she had found a community she could call her own.

In addition to body modification, Maddie also has a passion for record collecting, video games, and playing bass guitar. Come by the shop and talk to her about Frank Zappa and alien conspiracy theories.

Charles Benefield

Charles Benefield

 

Charles Benefield’s first interest in body modification began like many others: in the iconic style of celebrities like Lisa Bonet and Tupac. Charles’s childhood being spent mostly in a choir stand, covertly humming songs by The Clash as the service commenced, it felt as if even wanting to get a piercing was like an act of rebellion. Because of this barred-off interest, their first piercing was their nostril at 19 and it was like a spark had ignited. And then- just as quickly as the journey began- it had to be put on pause by the ever-relatable corporate idea of presentable as they became the manager of a used bookstore brand soon after (as well as the birth of their daughter Stokely, which is notable because: diapers). So when Charles dreamed and planned for their family’s move from small town North Carolina to Philadelphia, a big part of that dream was transformation, and in that, picking up on their body modification journey that they had lived vicariously through friends and loved ones. They found Infinite during this process and serendipity had it that they also were hiring, the culmination of a few dreams at once.

Charles’s interests bounce around freely but gain the most focus when it comes to literature, ‘70s Jazz and Funk, punk music of any era, and comics/graphic novels. They write poetry and prose, and are generally juggling three stories at once. Ask them about Fela Kuti, and what they’re currently reading whenever you stop in.

Scout Cartagena

Scout Cartagena

Scout was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where she attended MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) before moving to Austin, Texas, and then back to the east coast to Philadelphia where they currently attend Tyler School of Art. Scout's love for body modification came at an early age when they first saw Lenny Kravitz and his nipple piercings gyrating on TV. From there, she began going to punk and metal shows where she really saw modification at both its most basic and extreme. After watching her brother and his friends stick whatever they could in their faces and ears, she decided to get her septum pierced, and has been hooked ever since on the world of modifications.

Outside of the shop, Scout is studying to be an art educator, with work in glassblowing and printmaking. They are also the founder of Break Free Fest here in Philadelphia, a punk and hardcore music and art festival for people of color. Aside from being a maker and organizer, they're interested in taxidermy, their pit bull Peter Parker and cat Boogie Mama, Nina Simone, linoleum carving, and film. Feel free to get excited with them about the current state of horror and education in inner cities (or if you want to, show them pictures of your own pets).

Vicente Zamarripa-Zoucha

Vicente Zamarripa-Zoucha

 Born in Pittsburgh, Vicente recently relocated to Philly after receiving their Bachelors in History and Spanish at Duquesne University. Their interest in body modification began when they educated themself on the piercing and modification methods of their indigenous ancestors (part of Vicente’s family is of Mexican descent)—in addition to being a rebellious teenager at a Catholic high school.

While in Philly, Vicente plans to involve and educate themselves more into the body modification community. Additionally, they will be working on their Masters of Social Work at Temple University where they plan to focus on advocacy for QTPOC (queer and trans people of color) through community engagement, sexual empowerment, and HIV prevention and destigmatization. In their free time, Vicente does disposable film photography, travel, listens to techno, deep house, punk and the occasional death metal.

Carly Borelli

Carly Borelli

Carly’s interest in body modification firmly took hold with the re-emergence of modern ear stretching in the early-2000s emo music scene. At the first sight of stretched lobes on her high-school classmates, she was enamored. Growing up in a conservative household, body modifications of any kind were frowned upon, but at the age of 13 she defiantly bought her first pair of larger gauge earrings at Hot Topic and has been stretching ever since. Continuing with various facial piercings over the years, including her first nostril piercing done by herself at age 15, Carly discovered piercings to be both an act of self-expression and autonomy.

After graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s in English and Education, she set off to pursue a teaching job but was constantly torn between removing and hiding her piercings in order to maintain a job in the education field. A career change came in the form of healthcare and a job in a hospital. Unfortunately it was still not a good fit as body modification continued to be an important part of her identity and being involved in the community a lifelong dream.

As a customer of Infinite, the studio represented the accepting community and interests Carly felt was lacking in her prior positions. She is elated to join Infinite’s counter staff and feel that sense of coming home. Outside of body modification, her interests include reading Stephen King and all things true crime, playing video games, and curating an Instagram for her cat, Smush.

 

Behind the Scenes

Jessica Rae

Operations Manager

Jessica Rae

 Jessica Rae has worked in the piercing and tattoo world since early 2008. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she spent six years working at Adorn Body Art, where she learned the ins and outs of the industry. During a visit to Philadelphia (and Infinite) in the summer of 2012, she fell in love with the city. Just one year later she had packed all of her things—including her cat, a broomstick, and a ram skull, all of which she took as carry-on items on the plane—and arrived in Philadelphia. She was thrilled to hear of an immediate opening at Infinite, and joined the team in 2013.

Jes oversees all aspects of the office for both Infinite locations. She's based in Philadelphia, but has a hand in almost every aspect of the studios, from our in-store operations to the online store and website. She has over a decade of experience in management within the industry, and has been an associate member of the Association of Professional Piercers since 2014, attending their annual conference and exposition each year since.

Jes lives by the "work hard, play hard" motto. She spends her free time searching out the best local bookstores and hikes in the area, cruising around the city on her motorcycle, or making travel plans for her and her partner. At her core, Jes loves all things strange and unusual, and body piercing remains a big part of that.

Email: office@infinitebody.com

Instagram: @jessicaraelew

 

Noorann Matties

Assistant Operations Manager

Noorann Matties

Noorann moved to Philadelphia from Baltimore, Maryland in late 2017, and was delighted to join the Infinite crew shortly after. Her love of body modification stems from many things, but was sparked as a young teenager when she discovered BMEzine online—and realized she knew exactly what she wanted to do to herself and with her life. Throughout the years, Noorann has begun to focus more of her interest in body modification on the roots of many of these practices in South Asian culture, seeking to carve out space for herself and others to be modified because of their heritage, and not despite it.  

Outside of body modification, Noorann maintains a robust film photography practice over at noorannmatties.com and is an avid collector of vintage t-shirts, novelty home decor, tapes, and comics. When she’s not in the office, Noorann can be found hanging out with her cats, Nermal and Hollywood, scanning film, driving around to ‘90s radio rock, and taking on ambitious home improvement projects after watching a single YouTube video on the subject.