Stephen has been with Barbella since it’s inception in 2002, and was an integral part of the studio’s image, standards, methodology. He, along with a good friend, felt something was lacking in the industry at the time. They sought to create a place full of knowledge and experience, but also compassion. Today, he has been piercing professionally for nearly two decades. In addition to his tenure, he has completed many courses relating to his craft, and has trained multiple successful body piercers. He enjoys piercing immensely, and believes it shows in his work. Stephen is also an accomplished visual artist, drawing and creating all his life. Much of his work can be seen hanging in the studio, with the studio itself being another project.