Mercedes grew up in Dubuque, Iowa in a very small town on the Mississippi River. She had always been very drawn towards fashion, aesthetics and self expression. In a town where everyone looks the same; why fit in?
She became interested in high quality jewelry and piercings at the age of 10 but did not pursue piercing as a career until February 2020.
She joined our Shaman team in February of 2021 to continue her apprenticeship to learn the safest standards and to work with high quality jewelry; so she can be the best artist she can be for her clients.
After working in the fashion industry for years, it exponentially grew her love for the unique. She adores the extraordinary; pushing the boundaries of fashion in the art of piercing. Her favorite categories are mixed metals, mixed textures and playing with complimentary colors. Her goal is to give you a look that shows who you are, and all of your personality.
Mercedes will be available for apprentice piercings she's been cleared on (supervised by Pineapple) at our North Austin location on Mondays from noon-7:30pm and is available upon request at our East Side location, hours listed here.