About Us


Once upon a time, in a town far, far away, there was a girl, who dreamed of a better world. A world where her desire for piercings and funky body jewellery to adorn them with could be fulfilled easily, and more importantly, at a price she could afford. There was body jewellery available, but it could only be found by searching for it under rocks and in trees, or down at the local piercing studio where the green dreadlocked guardian of the temple wanted a handsome ransom before he would release any of his treasures. So the girl had to make-do with what she had been pierced with, as her budget would not stretch any further.

Then one sunny spring day, the girl finished school, and moved away to the big city to pursue her studying dreams. She found herself surrounded by bright lights and interesting people, and saw such a variety of body jewellery that her passion for jewellery grew ever further, but as a student she was permanently stony broke and could not afford the shiny jewels, as with big city choice came big city prices too. She became frustrated and was sure there must be other people like her, and decided she must do something about this dire situation.

And in 2004, Pierced & Modified was born.

Since then, we have grown and grown and travelled through several incarnations to our present day form, accumulating customers, staff and new friends along the way. This new website is the latest of a few; bigger, better and shinier than the previous versions. Other forms our adventure has taken us through include a very brief carboot stall, several market stalls of varying sizes and locations, an eBay shop, a travelling roadshow and even two real live high street shops of our very own. Our biggest shop so far still stands in the small town of Hamilton in the west of Scotland, a few miles outside of Glasgow, and is confusingly not called Pierced & Modified at all, but Cherry Pie Boutique. Drop by and say hi if you're ever in the area. We love the buzz of the shop and meeting all our customers face to face, but feel it is important to not confine our goodies to just the people of Hamilton and surrounding areas, as there are people all over the world who share our passion for piercing. If you're one of them, join us in our quest to make the world a better place, one piercing at a time, and pass our link onto your friends.

We continue to grow and develop, but our restless feet have calmed down and our leases gone from 'month by month' to 'ten-year-with-no-break-option', so this may well be our final reincarnation. We have found our home, and we're here to stay. All that restless energy will just have to be put to more productive use, such as expanding our product range and providing outstanding service. Oh well, such is life. 

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