Tell us about
1. Who are you?
My name is Mandy and I have already turned 25 several times. For 10 of those years I’ve been a piercer myself. My passion started quite early, at the age of 14, and since then I have been expanding my collection every year.
2. What is your favourite type of piercing you offer at MAYDUNA?
My favourite piercings are Dermal Anchors, because you can put them almost anywhere. They are always a big eye-catcher for me! But I also love to curate an ear, as you can go wild with endless constellations here.
3. What do you like to do when you’re not working creatively?
I love the sea, the sun and the beach. When the sand isn't sticking to me from sunbathing, you can find me at festivals. I love dancing with friends, and I really enjoy the atmosphere. My two cats are the most important thing on earth to me.
4. Who or what influences your view on body jewellery?
I love art and jewellery in connection with my own body. I worked as a hairdresser for a long time and the meaning behind it was similar. To change people's appearance, to give them something positive and see them leaving them with a smile on their face. But that wasn't quite enough for me, because body jewellery was always a great love for me. I think it was fate that I ended up in this job at some point, and I feel super comfortable with it.
5. What’s your favourite piercing on your body?
My favourite piercings on me are my Jestrum, which is also called vertical Philtrum or Medusa, and my Dermal Anchor on my back. Especially with our beautiful jewellery!
6. What do you like most being a piercer?
I love the creativity, diversity, and individuality of piercing. There are so many ways to place piercings – with each other, opposite each other or as a statement. Our bodies are all different and you always have to think differently. Making people happy with external changes makes me just as happy.
7. How would you describe your passion for body jewellery in one word?