MEET THE STAFF
MEET THE OWNER
RAEGIN HAS HAD A PASSION FOR BODY MODIFICATION FOR 15+ YEARS. Her interest in body piercing first started around age 13. Raegin was born and raised in New Jersey, she relocated to South Carolina with her parents in 2009 at the age of 16. Shortly after graduating high school, she completed a piercing apprenticeship in 2012 in Gastonia, NC. Raegin was dedicated and focused on learning as much as possible about body piercing. In 2016, she decided to open her own studio and that is how RAW Body Piercing was established. RAW Body Piercing is DHEC licensed, and all staff members have up to date certifications.
MEET THE SHOP MANAGERS
JONATHAN BEGAN HIS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM IN MARCH 2020.
His favorite part about being a body piercer is being able to help clients express themselves through body piercing. During his leisure time he enjoys writing poetry and attending music concerts. As he advances in his apprenticeship he will be offering more piercings at a discounted price. All available apprentice piercings will be listed on the booking site.
EMELY BEGAN WORKING AT RAW IN 2017.
In January 2020, she decided to advance her career by starting a body piercing apprenticeship program. Emely is fluent in both English and Spanish. Her favorite piercings to do are curated ears. In her spare time she enjoys baking and caring for her 3 children. As she advances in her apprenticeship she will be offering more piercings at a discounted price. All available apprentice piercings will be listed on the booking site.
MEET THE PIERCERS
DAMYIA IS FROM THE LOWCOUNTRY IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
In 2021, she began to pursue her dream of becoming a professional body piercer. She also enjoys serenading others with her angelic voice. As she advances in her apprenticeship she will be offering more piercings at a discounted price. All available piercings will be listed on the booking site.
GREG IS A NEW JERSEY NATIVE WHO HAS BEEN PIERCING PROFESSIONALLY FOR 14 YEARS.
He’s licensed in NY, NJ, NC, and SC. He’s well-versed in many aspects of body piercing and his favorite piercing to do is a dermal piercing. In his spare time, he’s a music aficionado, playing the drums and bass guitar.
KATHRYN HAS BEEN PIERCING PROFESSIONALLY FOR 2 YEARS.
She’s originally from Hartsville, SC and relocated to Columbia to continue her piercing career at RAW. Her favorite piercing to do is a surface tragus piercing. When she’s not helping other people create art on their bodies, she enjoys creating masterpieces through painting.