Fakir Body Piercing and Branding Intensives
2014 Instructors


Course Catalogue: Intro |  Basic Piercing •  Advanced Piercing  •  Basic Branding  
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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 materials including the Advanced Body Piercing Curriculum, Health & Safety Guidelines for body piercing, and the Physiology of Healing -- Photographer, Diver, Writer.

   

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 (two studios) -- Ten continuous years of professional body piercing experience -- Guest piercer in Philadelphia, Santa Cruz, Oklahoma City, San Jose.

   
JEF SAUNDERS, INSTRUCTOR
Native of Rhode Island -- Attended Fakir Basic 1999, Fakir Advanced 2000, Fakir Branding 2000 -- Professional piercer since 1999 -- Owns and operates Rockstar Body Piercing in Providence Rhode Island -- Innovator of new piercing techniques and expert teacher of piercing technique -- Guest piercer in New York and North Carolina -- APP Business Member and member APP Board of Directors.
 
DUSTIN ALLOR, INSTRUCTOR
California native -- Began her piercing career at age 17 -- Attended Fakir Basic and Advanced and apprenticed under Ken Coyote in Santa Cruz in 1996 and 1997 -- 12 years of professional experience -- Recently professional piercer in California, Texas, Tennessee and Australia -- Currently resident of Austin Texas and new mom.
 

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 2013 -- Guest piercer gigs in California, Oregon, and Rhode Island -- Super organizer.

    Cody Vaughn, 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 -- Animal vet work at Cornell University and in India -- Anatomy expert and lover of taxidermy.

   
TOD ALMIGHTY, INSTRUCTOR
Native of Dallas, Texas -- College work in communications -- Attended Fakir Basic and Advanced in 1993 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 new techniques.
 

NEO COLLETT, INSTRUCTOR
Neo is a native of New York State, 39 years old, 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.
 
JORI ZAN, INSTRUCTOR
Native of Oregon -- Professional piercer since 1989 -- Attended Fakir Basic in 1993, Fakir Advanced in 1997 -- Owns, operates and piercer 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

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