Body-Element spawned from Caspian Tattoo and Body Piercing. Started in 1992, Caspian Tattoo and Body Piercing was the studio that brought professional piercing to Lynchburg. Caspian hired the first professionally trained piercer to work in the Lynchburg area, Spencer Pollok. Spencer attended his basic piercering course at a studio called Gauntlet in New York and later the advanced piercing course at the Gauntlet studio in San Francisco. Gauntlet, at the time, ran the largest studios in the world and was founded by the father of the modern piercing movement, Jim Ward.
Since 1992 body piercing has grown into a strong, enduring and popular industry no longer just a side business for tattoo shops. Today's clients demand a professional piercer with a full array of jewelry and after care products. Keeping this in mind we felt compelled to create Body-Element piercing and jewelry.
Body-Element is a new breed of piercing studio: modern, clean and professional. Featuring a large selection of jewelry and aftercare products, Body-Element utilizes some of the most advanced techniques in the piercing industry today.
The goal of Body-Element is to create an atmosphere, environment and studio that are appealing and comfortable for everybody, and for everybody to feel like they are in their own element.
Body-Element piercing and jewelry…a new kind of piercing experience…
In 2011 Caspian Tattoo was able to purchase Capitol Tattoo in Charlottesville, VA. The same business model was used that had been implemented at the Lynchburg location, thus allowing Body-Element to spring up in Charlottesville Virginia.