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Philadelphia Staff

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.

Anna York

Anna York

Anna York enjoys anything old and gilded, baby goats and lambs, vegan pastries, coffee-flavored anything, pretty flowers, and the smell of lavender. Read more about Anna and see her 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.

Jade Schweitzer

Jade Schweitzer

Jade was born in Northeast Philadelphia and spent most of her childhood in the Mt. Airy neighborhood. She has had a fond relationship with body modification her whole life, growing up being influenced by her heavily pierced and tattooed father. As a child she really fell in love with the spiritual significance and history of piercing after watching Dee Snider's Strangeland. It was this film that also sparked her lifelong love of all things horror and special effects makeup, and planted the seed for her VHS tape collection. Jade's first piercing (other than her earlobes) was a nostril piercing. Unfortunately, the experience as a whole wasn't great, but it was this experience that brought her to Infinite for her next piercing. After her first trip to the shop, she knew she had found her go-to place and kept coming back for all of her piercing and jewelry needs.

Jade is currently enrolled in the Community College of Philadelphia with a focus in Mass Media. Soon after, she'll be enrolling in cosmetology training for special effects. Outside of work and school, she spends most of her time reading Stephen King novels, practicing painting faces, and watching her fish swim around their tank.

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.