Sarah Wooten - Owner/Piercer
Sarah has been a professional piercer in Columbia for almost two decades. She apprenticed and spent the early part of her career at Body Rites, Columbia’s first piercing-only establishment. She opened Immaculate in 2007.
Sarah has been a proud member of The Association of Professional Piercers since 1999. She has served on the APP’s Conference Committee since 2008, helping to plan the Association’s annual educational conference. Sarah was chosen by Elayne Angel to be the recipient of the 2013 APP President's Award in recognition of her commitment to volunteering behind the scenes in support of the APP.
In addition to running the studio and volunteering, Sarah is the proud mother of one very awesome kid. Together, they are the caretakers of a menagerie of rescued cats and dogs. She also manages to sneak in a little time for painting and gardening.
Doug Poisson - Piercer
Doug made his start in the piercing industry in 2010 by cleaning/apprenticing at a piercing/tattoo studio he visited frequently. Two years later he took his next step by attending Fakir's Basic Piercing Intensives in fall of 2012, and right after started piercing at Reds Tattoo and Body Piercing in Providence RI. There he sharpened his skills for another two years until he made the move to Purity Body Arts in Houma, LA. At this time Doug was finally working in the proper environmental standards to become an Association of Professional Piercing member in April 2016.
In December of 2016, Doug moved to Columbia SC to work at Immaculate Body Piercing where you can find him today ready to help you with your piercing needs.
A few of his favorite piercings are tragus, forward helix, conch, nostril, philtrum, and daith piercings. He has a dog and cat that he would love to talk about!
Ryan Clark - Piercer
Ryan Clark began his piercing career in the historic city of Fall River, Massachusetts in 2012. As a piercing enthusiast since a young age, he is passionate about expanding his knowledge of the craft and has been an active Association of Professional Piercers member since 2015.
An avid reader, Ryan is a writer and co-editor for The Point; a quarterly publication put out by the APP available online at safepiercing.org/thepoint.
Ryan is an animal lover with a particular fancy for cats and also considers himself quite the comic, almost always trying to get a laugh out of those around him.
Erin Dodge - Counter Staff/ Studio Manager
Erin is a Columbia, SC native and has worked at Immaculate for over a year. This is their first job in the industry and they had the amazing opportunity to attend the Association of Professional Piercers conference in 2017. They are hoping to become an APP member soon. They like plants, animals, and all things shiny, and they hope they can help you find the jewelry of your dreams.
Tyler Hart - Counter Staff
Tyler was a longtime client of Immaculate before landing a job at the studio. His love for Immaculate shows in his dedication to helping clients have the best possible experience in the studio. He can guide you through paper work, jewelry selection, and explain how best to care for your new piercing. He has attended the 2017 Association of Professional Piercers Conference and is looking forward to a continuing career in the Piercing Industry.
In addition to working at Immaculate, Tyler is a full-time student at USC working toward his BFA in Painting.