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Evolution Body Piercing: Making Their Mark- On Your Body, That Is!

By Elisha Neubauer

Evolution Body Piercing is putting a fresh spin on the piercing industry in Albuquerque. The studio was launched in 1999 and was Albuquerque's first location dedicated only to the art of body piercing. Unlike other locations offering piercing, Evolution made this service its sole focus.

In order to truly set themselves apart from their sister industry, tattooing, Evolution decided to take a gentler approach with its atmosphere. Instead of bold colors and bright artwork, the waiting room has an earthier approach, filled with waterfalls, plants, and beautiful jewelry displays. The walls are lined with river rocks, beautiful tapestries hang on the walls, and the entire ambiance has a naturalistic approach.

"Our atmosphere is often described as spa-like, and we appreciate knowing our clients find it relaxing since many are nervous coming in," says Crystal Sims, co-owner of Evolution Body Piercing. She explains that they wanted to exude a different impression than had come to be associated with the art form. "We understand we are not just offering piercings, we are becoming a part of each client's life story," she said. "Whether someone gets pierced here or not, we hope they will remember enjoying any time spent here with us."

The clients are the driving force behind the studio, encouraging everything the piercers and staff do within the building. "We love our clients; they are the best part of this job!" exclaims Sims. "We are so grateful to have so many people trust us, continue to come back to us, continue to tell their friends about us." The support and loyalty that has been shown to the unique studio has catapulted it into a league they couldn't have seen coming. The one of a kind venue has become one of the highest-volume high-end studios in the United States. In 2016 alone, they performed over 12,000 piercings.

The studio was not only Albuquerque's first stand-alone piercing studio, but it was the first to be granted membership to the Association of Professional Piercers. The shop itself sees a wide variety of clients, making it an eclectically diverse base of individuals. Each and every client, regardless of demographics, is treated with the utmost respect and given the consultation and information they require to make an educated decision regarding their piercing.

"We continue to set ourselves apart by offering the highest quality jewelry and safe, accurate procedures performed by highly skilled piercers," says Sims. "And we remain dedicated to maintaining a positive and welcoming environment and to offering guidance through each client's individual piercing experience." As everyone's body and lifestyle is different, Sims encourages anyone eager to book a piercing appointment to do their research first.

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