Body modification is older than civilization itself, when nomadic humans tattooed guns onto their stomachs to scare away wolves. Adorn your own frame with today's Groupon for tattooing and piercing services at The Exotic Body. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a basic piercing with a ring (a $40 value).
- For $30, you get $60 toward tattooing services.
The Exotic Body's experienced professionals perform expert aesthetic alterations for body modifiers, inking in custom tattoos and deftly piercing parts in need of shiny metal accents. Owner and senior piercer Michael Hare teaches seminars on body modification in Europe and Japan, and each artist on staff has been trained in the medical subjects pertinent to their work. The Exotic Body stocks only surgical-implant-grade, internally threaded body jewelry, including pins, plugs, studs, and miniature dumbbells. Adorn the cranium in studded style along the eyebrow ($40+), through the septum ($40+), or in the nostril ($50+). All basic piercings come with a ring, but customers can opt to apply their Groupon toward other piercings such as the labret or monroe ($55+ each), in order to achieve the perennially fashionable magnetic look.
Specializing in custom work and cover-ups, talented tattooists Gary, Eric, Andre, and Drew transform their clients’ wildest ideas into skin-bound masterpieces. Each tattoo varies in cost and length of application time depending on the size, intricacy of the design, and location on the body—the Groupon's value covers approximately 30 minutes of tattoo time. Select from diverse styles like new school and black and grey and transform a blank body canvas into a flesh mural showcasing portraits, traditional American motifs, an illuminated manuscript, or grocery-store items you always forget.
The Exotic Body
Michael Hare, senior piercer and owner of The Exotic Body, not only adorns birthday suits with hoops, barbells, and jewels, he also teaches seminars in the latest piercing techniques and methods. Opening in 1990, the team of body-art professionals sets up shop at one of the first piercing studios in Sacramento, and are all trained in safety and sanitation practices, as well as the art of customer service. This includes assuaging fears about getting a new tattoo or piercing or reaffirming that the whale scene in Pinocchio is fictional. Aftercare tips may be found on the studio's FAQ page, covering topics such as how to clean piercings, what products to use, and how to change jewelry.