How to Engage in Play Piercing

August 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Gallery Erato
309 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
$50. Advance: $40 (Solo) $50 (Solo)

Play piercing is done for the purpose of enjoyment (or pain) rather then permanent body decoration. It can be a form of self-expression, ritual, self-discovery, sexual pleasure, and entertainment. The endorphin high from play piercing can create a variety of sensations. This class will demonstrate safe practices and techniques for those interested in exploring this kind of play. You will be coached on the connections that can be established between the piercer and pierced. We will also discuss the more extreme form of piercings specifically pertaining to Energy Pulls and Flesh Hook Suspension. This class is part lecture and part hands-on.

All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, religions welcome and celebrated.

Purchase Advance Tickets Here.
No late entry will be allowed due to the safety information at the beginning of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time.
Open to all 18+
Attendance is limited to 30 people.
Questions may be directed to: [email protected]

About the Educator:

Tom Hill is new to the Seattle, WA art community (originally from Chicago, IL). In 2004, he received his BA in Art, Communication and Theater from Monmouth College. Previously, he has taught at Northwestern University, Lillstreet Art Center, Beverly Art Center, and more. Even though Tom has been performing on a professional level since he was a teenager, college is where he delved into performance art, creating experiential environmentally controlled happenings. Tom founded a performance arts and entertainment company called The Carnival of Curiosity & Chaos, where he and his creative team built “WOW” happenings for various nightclubs and venues. Featuring acts of aerial acrobatics, fire performance, escapes, circus, sideshow, and flesh hook suspension, along with various types of fetish based acts. Tom exploded out on the scene with his artistic hook suspension performance pieces.

Tom is an experienced and licensed professional who has been working in the industry performing body piercings and body modifications since 2010. Tom has toured all over the country with national tattoo conventions, as well as lecturing on Hook Suspension and Needle Play and showcasing those skills nationwide. To him, it’s not just another piercing, it is an unique and personal experience. Therefore, the specifics and details of each person in which Tom modifies are not only important, but is the basis of the quality work and open minded attitude when providing the fine body art. With absolute precision, Tom skillfully executes needle piercings to create a complex and elaborate line work. The body is a resonating anchor point for the lines. His artistic vision crosses over into the care and attention to details with his piercings and needle play work. The connections are deeply evident when he works, tending to the safety and health of those who he suspends.