Danny Petersdorf and all of our Piercer’s have at least two years professional piercing experience. They are each State Licensed & certified in CPR, First Aid & Blood Borne Pathogens by the American Red Cross.
After many years lurking BME as an impressionable teenager, I got my first piercing on my 18th birthday and was hooked. I loved the way it made me feel and I enjoyed the experience I had with my piercer. After a few more piercings, I decided to pursue piercing as a potential career. I had a lackluster first apprenticeship, and from there worked for two years at MPG Tattoo in Lincoln City, Oregon, doing basic piercings.
When I attended my first Association of Professional Piercers Conference and Expo in 2011, I met the folks from High Priestess and was offered a counter position with the plan to re-train and pierce again once I was up to speed. I had the opportunity to work with and learn from a lot of great piercers—and it was great to be able to re-learn a lot of things the correct way! I’ve worked shifts at all of our locations in Oregon but spend most of my time between our Salem and Corvallis studios. My partner Flicka Accardo is a pretty fabulous tattoo artist at our Salem location, and we really enjoy getting to work together when we can.
- American Red Cross Certified – Adult CPR
- American Red Cross Certified – Preventing Disease Transmission (Bloodborne Pathogens)
- American Red Cross Certified – Standard First Aid
- Association of Professional Piercers – Associate Member
- Oregon Body Piercing Technicians License