Fakir Body Piercing and Branding Intensives
Instructors

FAKIR MUSAFAR, SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Born in Aberdeen, South Dakota — B.S. in Education, Northern State University, M.A. Degree San Francisco State University (with California Teaching Credential) — U.S. Army, Instructor in Demolitions & Explosives — 40 years experience in body piercing & branding, 30 years commercially — Conductor of Shamanic Rituals since 1990 — Photographer & artist — Spirit+Flesh photobook — International speaker and television personality on body modification and spiritual explorations — Father of the Modern Primitive movement.
   
KEN COYOTE, ADMINISTRATOR & ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, INSTRUCTOR
Native of California — B.A. University of California — Attended Fakir Basic Course 1993 — Advanced work with Fakir & Erik Dakota in 1994-1996 — Primary professional experience in Santa Cruz and San Jose, CA. — Developer and innovator of course instruction and materials including the Advanced and Comprehensive Body Piercing curricula, Health & Safety Guidelines, and Aftercare for Body Piercing — Photographer, Diver, Writer.
   
JORI ZAN, INSTRUCTOR
Native of Oregon — Professional piercer since 1989 — Attended Fakir Basic in 1993, Fakir Advanced in 1997 — Owns, operates, and pierces at Jori Zan's Body Piercing in Salem, Oregon, since 1994 — Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) Proctor for Body Art Practitioner licensing and testing — APP Business Member — Loves to play in dirt, water and/or fire at any given chance — Cheer Captain for Fakir Intensives.
  Jori Zan, Instructor, Fakir Piercing School
IAN BISHOP, INSTRUCTOR
Native of Tennessee — Middle Tennessee State University and student of Herbal Medicine — Attended Fakir Basic 1994, Fakir Advanced 1997, Fakir Basic Branding 1996 — Owns and operates ICON Body Piercing in Nashville and Murfreesboro — Guest piercer in Philadelphia, Santa Cruz, Oklahoma City, San Jose.
   
TOD ALMIGHTY, INSTRUCTOR
Native of Dallas, Texas — College work in communications — Attended Fakir Basic and Advanced in 1994 and 1997 — Tod has pierced professionally for 15 consecutive years in Dallas, Santa Barbara, San Jose, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles — Currently staff member at Anatometal in Santa Cruz — Expert in male genital piercings and Innovator of many techniques.
 
JEF SAUNDERS, INSTRUCTOR
Native of Rhode Island — Attended Fakir Basic 1999, Fakir Advanced 2000, Fakir Branding 2000 — Professional piercer since 1999 — Owned and operated Rockstar Body Piercing in Providence, Rhode Island — Innovator of piercing techniques and expert instructor — Guest piercer and educator all over these United States — Blogs body piercing insight and social commentary — APP Business Member and APP Board of Directors.
 
BETTYANN PEED, INSTRUCTOR
Native of Maryland — Attended Fakir Basic and Advanced courses in 2003 and 2005 — Piercer, manager, and co-owner of ICON Body Piercing in Nashville since 2003 — Associate degree in Business Administration from the College of Southern Maryland — Aesthetics license in Tennessee since 2007
    BettyAnn Peed, Instructor, Fakir Piercing School
CODY VAUGHN, INSTRUCTOR
Native of California — Attended Fakir Basic in 2007, Fakir Advanced in 2008 — Professional piercer since 2004 — Owns and operates Vaughn Body Arts in Monterey California — APP Business Member in good standing and elected to APP Board of Directors 2014 — Guest piercer gigs in California, Oregon, and Rhode Island — Super organizer.
  Cody Vaughn, Instructor, Fakir Piercing School
LAURA JANE, INSTRUCTOR
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    Laura Jane, Instructor, Fakir Piercing School
DR. NATALIE LOWRY, INSTRUCTOR
Native of Utah — Professional piercing experience since 1999 at Blue Boutique, Wizards and Altitude in Utah — Fakir Intensives Instructor since 2001 and Administrator from 2004-2006 — Graduate of University of San Francisco and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University 2012 — Involved in conservation genetics and animal behavioral research from 2004-2013 — Doctor of Veterniary Medicine with work in Colorado, New York, India, London — Anatomy expert and lover of taxidermy.
   
BECKY DILL, INSTRUCTOR
Native of California — Attended Fakir Comprehensive Piercing Intensive in 2015 — Professional piercer since 2003 — Works in San Francisco at Cold Steel America — APP Business Member since 2009 — Founder of the Bay Area Piercers Group — Volunteer for the APP's Body Piercing Archive — Loves painting, arts and crafts, learning spanish.
   
NEO COLLETT, INSTRUCTOR
Neo is a native of New York State, and an ardent branding and tattooing enthusiast — Neo attended Rensselaer Polytechnic in New York in 1989 and currently works in Accounting for Whole Foods Market — She completed Fakir Intensives in 2000 and was a shop assistant at Black & Blue Tattoo in San Francisco — Neo's passion is the art of branding where her skills excel in multi-strike work.
   
WILLIAM (GRIN) GRINDATTI, INSTRUCTOR
Grin is a native of Michigan and recent transplant from Detroit — Graduate of Michigan College of Art and Architecture and licensed architect — Ardent branding, tattooing and scarification enthusiast with 20 years of practice in these arts — Graduate of Fakir branding and piercing schools — Currently scarification and tattoo artist in the San Francisco area plus instructor at Fakir Intensives.
 

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