Mic Rawls has been piercing professionally for more than 20 years. He has been the studio manager at Cold Steel since 1999.
Originally from Louisiana, Mic trained under Paul King while at Gauntlet, the first professional piercing shop in the Western world. Mic eventually obtained the level of Gauntlet Senior Piercer. Having worked in New York, London, Hawaii, Los Angeles, and Australia, he happily calls San Francisco home. Mic is proudly a recommended piercer by Elayne Angel, author of The Piercing Bible. Mic is a member of the Association of Professional Piercers.
Becky Dill has been piercing professionally since 2003 and has been a member of our family since 2009.
She is a member of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP), Since becoming a member, she has participated in the APP mentor program and led roundtable discussions during their annual educational conference. Additionally, she is also a founding member of the Bay Area Piercers Group. Becky loves community outreach and furthering her own education. In 2012, Becky joined a panel of piercers, tattooists, and medical professionals to speak to college students for the "Be Smart with Body Art" Campaign's Hepatitis awareness month. She is proudly a recommended piercer by Elayne Angel, author of the The Piercing Bible. Recently, Becky became a trainer with the Fakir Body Piercing Intensive seminars.
Danny has worked for Cold Steel since August 2008, and plans on staying for as long as they'll have her.
The resident expert on famous cats of the internet, you can find her behind the counter 5 days a week, ready to answer your questions and help guide you to your next (or first!) amazing piece of jewelry.
If you happen to be in the neighborhood, and feel like sharing your amazing piercing/tattoo/jewelry you got from us, feel free to pop in and have Danny take some glamour shots so she can make you famous on the internet! If you like the website, let her know!
She is an associate member of the Association of Professional Piercers.
Shana has recently joined our family, bio coming soon!
Devin is our resident San Francisco native.
She was a frequent customer for years and is extremely stoked to have joined such a fabulous crew. In addition to gold body jewelry, Devin is passionate about walking dogs, especially her own pit bull, Luna, as well as cooking/eating all the vegan junk food possible.
She would love to help you pick out the jewelry of your dreams so come in and visit her on weekends!
Follow her on Instagram @devinmichal
Paul King has been a professional Body Piercer since 1991 and an enthusiast before that! He is Gauntlet trained and certified with a one and half year apprenticeship under Elayne Angel, author of The Piercing Bible. He worked in all three former Gauntlet locations, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco and was store manager of LA and NYC. In 1996 Jim Ward, Founder of Gauntlet, awarded Paul King with the honorary title of Master Piercer. He apprenticed many Piercers for Gauntlet as well as co-taught Gauntlet Training seminars. Paul has a B.A. degree with highest honors in Anthropology from UC Berkeley. He has lectured at Universities, community groups, and conferences on various aspects of body modification since 1993.
In 1999, Paul King partnered to create Cold Steel America, tattooing and piercing services in San Francisco, California. He is an active member of the Association of Professional Piercers. In 2005, he successfully completed a three year elected board position as Treasurer for the APP. In 2007, he received the APP’s President’s Award for contributions to the Piercing Industry. He has served as a board-appointed treasurer and officer of the APP since 2008. In 2014, with the support of the APP board elect, Paul King created the Body Piercing Archive:
"The mission of the Body Piercing Archive is to select, collect, document, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the personal, social, and material evolving histories of Body Piercing to ensure these artifacts are available to present and successive generations.”
Please contact him through this site for guest lecturing. More information about his research, writing, documentaries, and travel, as well as the piercing shop can be found at:
Association of Professional Piercers (Las Vegas, USA; Mexico D.F., Mexico; and Amsterdam, Netherlands)
BMX Conference, (Essen and Berlin, Germany)
Oslo SusCon / Wings of Desire, (Oslo, Norway)
Dallas Suscon (Texas, USA)
Associazione Piercers E Tatuatori Professionisti Italiani (APTPI) Conference (Milan and Venice, Italy)
Association of Safe Piercing (ASAP) Conference (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Kevin Quirke has been tattooing professionally since 1996, and has worked for Cold Steel since 2005.
When he's not busy tattooing or teasing the staff, Kevin likes iced tea, riding motorcycles, taxidermy, and collecting freak show/carnival memorabilia. He also loves anything cute and fluffy, like puppies and bunnies.
For appointments you can email Kevin at email@example.com or call/text him at 314-265-2307.
Weston Weller has been tattooing since 2004, and has worked at Cold Steel since 2010.
Born in L.A., raised in Oklahoma, Weston worked in Tattoo shops in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, before settling in California. Prior to tattooing, Weston was a chef for 12 years and a body piercer for 5 years. He likes spicy foods, and loves the New Mexico green chile on just about anything.
For appointments you can email Weston at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text him at 415-867-5983.