Legendary body-piercing pioneer, scholar and writer Paul King and his bottom will demonstrate an uncensored play-piercing scene (which will not be recorded or streamed live). The evening will include an interview with Paul, a play-piercing Q.&A., and a broader discussion on matters pertaining to blood play, from symbolism and sex to safety guidelines.
PAUL KING has been a professional Body Piercer since 1991 and a SM enthusiast before that. He is Gauntlet trained and certified with a one-and-a-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 in L.A. and NYC. In 1996, Jim Ward, founder of Gauntlet, awarded Paul the honorary title of Master Piercer. Paul apprenticed many piercers for Gauntlet as well as co-taught Gauntlet training seminars.
In 1999, Paul King partnered to create Cold Steel America tattooing and piercing services in San Francisco. He is an active member of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP). Recently he successfully completed a three-year elected position as a board member for the APP. In 2007, he received the APP’s President’s Award for contributions to the piercing industry. Currently, he is the board appointed Treasurer for the APP.
Paul lectures at universities and conferences on various aspects of body modification. He is an avid traveler, collector, and student of anthropology. Please visit www.safepiercing.org to read his articles on piercing history and traditional practices in issues of The Point, as well as for information on his documentary Rituals of life: The Phuket Vegetarian Festival.
Paul has given play piercing lectures for Avatar, Threshold, Society of Janus (L.A.), Chicago Hellfire’s Inferno, and Atlanta SM Solidarity.