Years at Old School: 4
Hometown: Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Favorite Food: Potatoes
Favorite Band: Cloud Cult
Favorite Mediums: Digital, paper, skin…
Go-To Lunch Spot: Horseshoe Cafe
Pet Peeve(s): Humming, whistling, repetitive noises, chewing, racism, cops, homophobes, styrofoam, people walking in flip-flops, mean people…
Please contact me directly with questions!
Hi, I’m Jupiter (she/her/they/them) but most people call me JD – either is fine by me! I’m currently apprenticing under our head piercer, Sal, to become a fully licensed body piercer. I’ve wanted to pierce for years, and I’m so thankful that the opportunity is finally here!
My main goal as a professional body piercer is to make people *happy*. I know that sounds kind of silly right off the bat, but it’s true! Body modification is an extremely powerful tool that allows people regardless of race, sex, gender, identity, age, etc. to become more fully themselves. It’s an outward symbol that represents who we are inside, and it often allows us to present ourselves to the world the way that we want to be seen. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been pierced and felt afterwards that it was ALWAYS meant to be – that it’s just another thing that is helping me to more fully embrace who I am as myself.
I have a heavy emphasis and aspirations especially on helping those in the queer community by helping folx change their bodies in a healthy and safe environment by being a supportive person and artist. Helping someone, even through body modification, to love and embrace who they TRULY are is 🌟 magical! 🌟
Obviously I’m still in the early learning stages of my apprenticeship, so please keep an eye on this page and my Instagram for updates, and those special times where I’ll be offering super inexpensive piercings to people who will allow me to practice and learn on them. 🙈 👀
When I’m not here at Old School, I’m at home playing with my kids (most likely by watching them play Fortnite or them showing me silly TikTok videos 😏 ), playing with my dog (Isabelle), or doing home projects (renovating something, painting something, tearing something apart…that type of stuff!). I also like to read, and I do a lot of writing and personal journaling. I find myself addicted to coffee, and if you ever see me without a cup in hand, somethings probably wRoNg. 😋 I’m a pisces, HSP, queer, sensitive human who just wants the world to be full of love. Thanks for reading!