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Meet The Piercers


Nicholle always had a passion for art and self-expression, but it wasn't until she was 16 when she got her nose pierced that her passion ignited towards the art of Body Modification. Once Nicholle turned 18, she got her apprenticeship at a local shop near her hometown in KC. She worked 3 jobs in order to support her dream, as her apprenticeship wasn't the best and didn't pay anything at the beginning.        After turning 22, she decided to relocate to a different tattoo shop to continue to grow as an artist, as her last shop did not want to grow in the 'always growing' industry. She sought out and began shadowing a few veteran artists in the industry as well that helped her build her knowledge on body piercing, APP standards, jewelry/metals and anatomy to where it is today.       Two years later, she decided to take a break from the industry in order to find the perfect studio that supported her high standards, since most of the shops in her area were "old school" and did not respect the growing business and standards of body piercing. However, in April of 2017, Nicholle met Russell James. He was opening up the first luxury tattoo/piercing studio in Kansas City. Russell wanted only the best for his business and brought her on to the team. Nicholle was there until 2024, when she opened her own studio, SideQuest Collective Tattoo & Piercing.           Using only the highest quality, APP Standard body jewelry for her clients, she strives to give every client the best possible experience from the moment you walk into the studio. She is also the only studio in the greater Kansas City area that carries Body Vision Los Angeles.         Nicholle loves to do any piercing brought her way (above the belt) but she specializes in custom ear styling/ear curations and piercing young kiddos. If you are unsure what piercing fits your anatomy best, Nicholle will show you!

Nicholle, Owner - Head Piercer


Amelia has been fascinated with body modification since she was young. However, it wasn't a path she pursued at the beginning. She attended college to achieve a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and graduated in 2017. Shortly after, she luckily stumbled her way into a counter staff position at an established studio and was granted an apprenticeship a year later. Immediately, Amelia fell in love with piercing and what it means to people. She remained at the same studio for 5 years, holding an APP membership. As life changes, so do goals in life. So,when Nicholle opened up SideQuest in 2024, that gave Amelia the opportunity to change up her environment and work with her friend and other wonderful people! Her favorite piercings to do are flats and navels. Most of all, if someone is excited for their piercing, so is she! Outside of piercing, Amelia is a fur mom of two cars and loves coffee anytime of the day. As all the other members of SideQuest, she spends a lot of her free time gaming on her PC.

Amelia, Piercer

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