We had the good fortune of connecting with Valerie Petroff and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Valerie, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“Inspire to aspire one desire at a time.” This is our Mantra. To us, this means that as individuals or as a company, you should motivate your clients or others, to achieve their highest level of self appreciation. Even the smallest modification can elevate ones sense of being, and leave them in a self loving state of mind.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Fierce Body Piercing is a pair of strong and ambitious women redefining success on our OWN terms. We are here to inspire, educate and empower through the art of body piercing and the experiences we create. We are unapologetic in our values and beliefs when it comes to body piercing, supporting others, especially women in pursuit of their dreams, no matter how big or small. Our goal is to “Inspire to Aspire one Desire at a time.” and to make your body jewelry dreams come true.

What sets us apart, is that we only use implant grade metals in our practice and we guarantee everything that we do. We are also an all female staff, compassionate, and like EVERYONE to feel welcome.

Brianna and I worked together for around 5 years when COVID-19 hit and we lost our jobs as Professional Body
Piercers. While teaching my 7 year old kindergarten from home
I spent every free moment sewing masks to raise funds to one day hopefully find our way back to the industry we so missed. A mutual friend of mines linked me up with Reed Gilbert owner of Lucky Spade Tattoo. He thought he was in for just a body piercer to fill some of his empty space he had in his studio. Instead he got me and Brianna! Bougie, gold loving, piercing machines.

After a couple meetings with Reed, he soon discovered we had the skills and drive to run our own operation. He was kind enough to let us run our own shop and brand within his studio as 2 shops under one roof. Since March 1st of 2021, we have been rocking it out of Lucky Spade Tattoo. Steadily, with lots of hard work, Bris social media skills, and my ability to manage, market, and budget we were able to grow this business to the point that we are moving into our own brick and mortar building January 5th, 2022!

I have learned that nothing comes easy, but as long as you’re Fierce about what you desire, you can accomplish ANYTHING. I want the world to know that you can work hard, feel safe and appreciated while doing what you love!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would first treat them to a little steak and egg at Prep N Pastry. Maybe a little hike up Sabino Canyon for a little nature and a work out. In the evening we may catch a movie at the Road House Cinema. if it was in season id visit the 4th ave street fair. Maybe a show at the Gaslight Theatre. Maybe if they have a showing available Id take them to a local circus act at Circus Sanctuary in downtown Tucson. Cant leave Tucson without trying an EEGEE. Tumerico is a fantastic option to eat at with many vegan friendly options! Gates
pass has some amazing sunsets!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Id like to dedicate this shout out to Nana Jay for her comfort and support through all the hard times and, to Brianna Helen for being my constant motivation to do great things.

Website: www.fiercebodypiercing.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/fiercebodypiercing

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fiercebodypiercing

Image Credits
Body Vision Los Angeles, Junipurr jewelry, Leroi Fine body Jewelry

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