Body piercing hit in the mid 1990's and took Dorset by storm soon after. Never before had young people had the freedom of an alternative aesthetic expression. X-Vee One Eleven was Weymouth's first body piercing studio. It was owned by Head Piercer Tony Smith. After completing her apprenticeship in 1998, Emma became the first female piercer in town, which was instrumental in her success; everyone wanted piercing and business soared.
Emma moved to VIA Body Piercing Centre in 2001 where she continued for a number of years. After a hiatus from piercing involving motherhood, a degree in Coastal Management and career in marine conservation, Emma returned to the piercing industry.
Isha Body Jewellery was established in 2015 for online jewellery sales and it is run by both Emma and her daughter who share a passion for body art and its aesthetic elegance.
In 2018, after several years in a tattoo studio, Emma took her skills and experience in body piercing and jewellery to Dorchester Aesthetics Centre (DAC). Her friendly and welcoming nature perfectly compliment the wide-ranging beauty treatments available there. DAC is the only beauty salon in Dorset to offer body piercing!
Over the years Emma has continually strived to work to the highest standards in health, hygiene and professionalism. Isha Studio works as a single-use and disposable set up. For piece of mind, no tools or equipment are ever re-processed and re-used. The autoclave steriliser is serviced annually and tested daily and continually throughout each cycle. Records are in place to document these steps taken to protect the health of her clients. All jewellery used in piercing is implant grade titanium, niobium or solid 14ct/18ct gold and carries certification as a measure of safety.
Emma keeps all safety, first-aid and skill-based training up to date and is a conference attendee of the United Kingdom Association of Professional Piercers (UKAPP). All certificates can be viewed in the Studio.
Along with her background, Emma brings skills and experience from emergency nursing and emergency and mental health first aid, an empathic view of piercing and her knowledge on jewellery suitability.