Happy 10th Birthday, Tragus!

Happy 10th birthday, tragus! On this day 10 years ago, I started going to Infinite Body!

I remember 18 May 2011 like it was yesterday. Before that infamous day, I barely visited Philadelphia and I’m not quite sure what spurred me on to visit the Academy of Natural Sciences. However, I decided to check it out and have lunch somewhere.

On the 13th I heard from West Chester University that I got the paid internship with Software Application Training and they wanted me to come in one morning to fill out the paperwork. I decided that I would take the 92 (bus) to West Chester University and after I filled out my papers, I’d head to 69th Street via the 104 (bus).

It only took me 15 minutes to fill out the paperwork and I was free to go. I started my position on 23 May 2011, so I was all set to start. While I was on the bus, I decided that I wanted to add to my piercing collection. I only had 4 piercings back then. I only had a flip phone back then that didn’t have internet access and I remember texting my friend Dave about piercing shops in Philadelphia. The first one he pulled up was Infinite and I decided to check it out after the Academy of Natural Sciences.

After a wonderful late morning and lunch, I headed down to South Street and found Infinite Body Piercing on 4th and South. They were APP, which is gold standard for piercing places. Anna used to be certified by APP and that’s how I know. I was happy to see that. Kellen was my piercer, we had a nice rapport, and I had a nice rapport with the shop. I’m happy to say that I’m still a regular and love the staff! ❤️ Kellen has since left and there have been staff changes over the years, but regardless, staff has been amazing.

PS: look how naked my ears were!

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One thought on “Happy 10th Birthday, Tragus!”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    You have endured several sad anniversaries lately. It’s wonderful to see you celebrating the 10th anniversary of a happy event in your life. I’m sure you vividly recall the events leading up to your first visit to the Infinite Body Piercing salon on South Street in Philly that day ten years ago. You felt an immediate rapport with your piercer and with the shop in general. That positive first impression led to many return visits over the past decade. I hope you will bring this post to the attention of the Infinite Body staff because I’m sure they will appreciate the endorsement. The story of your initial encounter with the shop stands as a glowing testimonial to the quality of their work and customer service.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM.


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