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. He completed his apprenticeship program December 2022. He recently won a scholarship from the APP (Association of Professional Piercers) to attend an annual conference in June 2023.
EMELY BEGAN WORKING AT RAW IN 2017 AS A FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST.
In January 2021, 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. She completed her apprenticeship program in January 2023.
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. You can view what discounted piercings she is currently offering on our booking site. She is expected to complete her apprenticeship program in 2023. She also offers tooth gem services. See Appointment Booking on the menu
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. She also offers tooth gem, brow tint, and teeth whitening services. See Appointment Booking on the menu
BREAZAE GREW UP IN NEWBERRY, SC
She began her body piercing apprenticeship program in 2022. Her favorite piercing to do is an inner conch piercing. She enjoys meeting new people so being a body piercer is a great way for her to display her charismatic and bubbly personality. As she continues to advance in her apprenticeship she will be offering various discounted piercings available for booking on our website. See Appointment Booking on the menu