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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.

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.

Amelia Hancock

Amelia Hancock

A nature lover and professional fire breather, Amelia is passionate about self expression through piercing and body modification. Read more about Amelia and see her portfolio.

Jordyn Schaeffer

Jordyn Schaeffer

Jordyn grew up an emo kid in South Jersey, spending a lot of her time on Myspace and listening to bands chock-full of men with lots of tattoos and piercings. Read more about Jordyn and see her portfolio.

Austin Merrill

Austin Merrill

Hailing from Vancouver, Washington, it was Austin's desire to face his fears that brought him down the path to becoming a body piercer. Read more about Austin and see his 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.

Charlot Benefield

Charlot Benefield

Charlot first knew she’d be a modified babe when they stole their mother’s hoop earrings and clipped them onto their unpierced lobes in kindergarten. Raised COGIC and one of four children in a small town in North Carolina, she knew she’d be grown before getting to fulfill those expressions. In the meantime, she spent too much time on the computer, falling in love with punk, skating, rap, and Janet Jackson. 

And so, Charlot promptly got their first nostril piercing at nineteen and struggled in a bit of a piercing desert but was still so very enamored. Upon moving to Philadelphia in 2018, they got the opportunity to be a counter person at Infinite Body Piercing and simultaneously got deeper into the art of building oneself. And found out much to their pleasure that she belonged, and since began a journey of immersing themselves in the world of body modification, especially enjoying reading interviews with piercing’s important innovators and legends.

They love big brass weights, genuine stones and being imaginative with jewelry from lobes to large gauge projects. They love when body modification pushes boundaries in ways that excite all involved. They’re a poet, a parent, an auntie, and spectacular at karaoke. She loves Octavia Butler, 70’s Brazilian psychedelic music, Bad Brains, 90’s drum and bass, and being a Black trans person. You’ll know Charlot’s around when “Mistake” by Fela Kuti is bumping on the lobby speaker. Their pronouns are They/She/Their/Them.

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.

Charlie Borelli

Carly Borelli

Charlie'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, Charlie 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 Charlie 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.

Sander Adelsberg

Sander Adelsberg

Sander's love for body modification began with a love of the aesthetics of body modification, a fascination with individuals covered in piercings and tattoos, and soon morphed into a desire to take control of her body—and to create the version of herself she that would finally find beautiful. Her first notable piercings—an industrial, conch, and paired lip piercings—were done at Infinite in 2015, and since then she has been hooked. She continued to visit Infinite to get more piercings, realizing that the body modification community was where she belonged. Growing up in a conservative household she spent time stretching her ears in secret and dreaming of all the mods she would get when she was older. After many years as a customer at Infinite, her dream came true when she was hired. This meant everything to her, as Infinite was a safe haven filled with like-minded individuals and free from the judgement she unfortunately faced from family members. It also represented a first step towards her dream of one day becoming a professional body piercer.

In addition to body modification, Sander is also passionate about criminal justice reform and mental health advocacy and destigmatization. She loves reading manga and horror, binging anime, watching true crime docs, collecting enamel pins, and snuggling her cats, Gizmo and Squish. When not in the midst of a global pandemic, Sander also loves attending concerts, music festivals and raves, and traveling. (She would move to Iceland or Alaska if she could.)

Devin DeSeta-Howard

Devin DeSeta-Howard

Devin grew up in the conservative town of York, Pennsylvania, where he always struggled to find people like him. He was exposed to piercings and other body modifications fairly early, as his uncles on his Mom's side of the family were tattooed and pierced-up bikers that worked at Harley Davidson. Devin was also very into pop-punk and emo bands as a pre-teen, where band members were often tattooed and heavily pierced.

Yet, Devin still didn't see himself, a Black, queer, trans person, represented in the world of body modification. Even though some of his family even had tattoos and piercings, since Devin is biracial he still only saw things physically represented through white people.

It wasn't until after he dropped out of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, moved to Philly, and started his transition as a trans-masculine person that he started to practice agency over his body and started expressing himself through piercings. Shortly after, Devin found Infinite Body Piercing, where he loves helping others express themselves—especially queer and trans people like him.

Aside from working behind the counter at Infinite, Devin is learning how to DJ disco and electronic music. He also loves to read any sci-fi novel he can get his hands on and watch any movie starring Cate Blanchett.

Ariana Flores

Ariana Flores

Ari’s interest in body modification originated from a class called The Body Adorned: A Look at the Personal, Societal, and Historical Context of Decorating our Bodies. In that class, she explored some of the earliest examples of body art, learned about the varying methods of body adornment (painting, piercings, tattoos, jewelry, clothing, etc.), and discussed how body adornment is used to express ourselves and convey messages. When she’s not working in the counter or the office, she’s listening to music, watching anime, or learning how to make her own clothes.

Hal Marie

Hal Marie

Coming from the Bay Area, Hal moved to Philadelphia during 2020 before joining the Infinite team. They have always had a strong interest in body modification, starting with watching how the counter culture engaged with it in San Francisco as a child. This sparked a desire to shape their body on their own terms, developing alongside a strong concept of self.

Growing over the years as they became involved within the punk scene, they spent much of their time volunteering at a local venue, and began their piercing journey with a septum ring. They love sharing this passion with others and building community around the empowerment of self determination through body modification.

Graduating from California College of the Arts with a bachelor in Illustration, art has always been a forefront for them throughout the years, often mixing with their passion for botany and the natural world. In their spare time, they can often be found out hiking with their dog, working on various projects both artistic and utilitarian, or practicing banjo. 

 

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, and just one year later she'd packed all of her things and made the trip back—this time permanently. 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.

At her core, Jes has a deep appreciation for all things strange and unusual, and body piercing remains a big part of that. She loves her cat, her motorcycle, exploring and adventuring both near and far, reading, running, and just generally having a good time.

Email: office@infinitebody.com

 

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.