Oregon born and raised, Zackary was in the 4th grade when he first encountered someone with stretched ears. Being so young and so impressionable, and knowing what needed to be done, he mustered up all his courage, found a safety pin, and headed for his room. Those glorious few hours of success were halted by his mother's arrival home. Not ready to give up, he was able to convince her that if a professional did it, then it was okay. Off to the mall they went to find a “professional"....
So the journey of stretching his ears began, and it was not long before Zackary was a senior in high school with 2" stretched ears. Somewhere along the way Zackary was introduced to High Priestess Piercing and Tattoo, a professional piercing studio in Oregon. He had seen the light. He took every opportunity to spend time there: asking questions, buying jewelry, or holding down the couch. He knew that one day he needed to be a part of this world. A few years and many piercings later (and after a good amount of hitchhiking), Zackary decided he wanted to work for that same studio. Refusing to leave until he was given a job, the opportunity finally arose in 2010. It was here that Zackary got his start, and where he would later finish his piercing apprenticeship in 2013.
After piercing at High Priestess for another 5 years, Zackary ended up in Portland, Oregon with the wonderful folks at Robot Piercing and Tattoo. His time there was cut short by a guest spot at Infinite in March of 2019. Once in Philadelphia, Zackary knew he had to explore this city more. Two months later with just a backpack, one bag, and his dog, he was on a one-way flight from PDX to PHL, heading to join the team at Infinite Body Piercing.
And that's pretty much how the story goes! When not at the shop you can find Zackary wandering around the city with his camera, running somewhere near the rivers, or walking his dog, Samus.