Award-winning Body Exotic has been consistently voted as "best body piercing studio" by Metro. As San Jose's oldest body piercing studio, it is the most experienced and was the only studio to receive the honor of "Special Commendation," by Santa Clara's Director of Public Health. The staff of Body Exotic, Bil, Daniel and Ariel, all have an immense amount of experience in their fields. Bil opened the shop in 1987, and has now performed over 30,000 piercings. Daniel, who came on board in 1998, has done over 15,000. Ariel runs the front end of the shop, and is likely to be the friendly face you first encounter upon entering the shop.