James Raimar

     My earliest memory into the piercing world was 

around 6 years old downstairs of my parent's basement

looking thru the pages of National Geographic, thoroughly 

amazed at what was being introduced to my eyes. 

Throughout the years life passed without much thought 

and it wasn't again that my passion for jewelry and

body art surfaced until the impressionable age of

thirteen, the family summer trip to Cedar Point

amusement park, it was this year waiting in line for the

Gemini roller coaster with my father that I saw what

would soon shape my future.  A guy with his pink

mohawk and his dangling skull/dagger earring that I

could not stop staring at even if I wanted to, I was

amazed by his appearance but this time it was

different and I realized I needed to experience something,

little did I know that this would become my true passion.

 

     I officially took my apprenticeship for body

piercing in 1993 at the Amulet in Grand Rapids with

further involvement in 1996 at The world recognized

Gauntlet studio in San Francisco for basic technique

along with health and safety seminars.  Further education

has been my continued attendance at the Association of

Professional Piercing conferences since the year of

2001 which eventually would lead Holeybody to becoming

a member of the APP in March of 2005.  This along with

continual training daily I wake most days living the

best accident job of my life: to pierce and design

all our bodies in the safest, best atmosphere that we

can create and feel comfortable in.