Tee Miller/NeedlePusher

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Born in Viet Nam and moved to the States in 2002 for school and graduated with a business management degree. Tee eagerly (and luckily as she always said) got a piercing apprenticeship and started piercing professionally in 2007. You can say she fell into the piercing industry by chance, yet fell in love with the variety of body modifications just the same. Tee constantly strives to be better at what she does by learning from many people within the piercing industry and taking classes annually at APP conference to hone her skills.

As of February 2015, Tee has officially become a member of APP – Association of Professional Piercers, the only one within 100 miles radius and one of the four shops in NC. This is a nonprofit, international health and safety organization for body piercers. We worked hard to meet the standards held by APP, and finally met our goal thanks to the unrelenting support of you, our wonderful clients. You will feel good to know that a lot of your hard-earned money spent at Krazy Kats are being used to make our shop a better, safer environment for all of your body art needs.

Here is a little question and answer section for our piercer Tee Miller:

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. There is no such thing as common in our line of work. People come in a variety of shape and size, and what might work for one doesn’t necessary work for others. I really enjoy what I do and always make sure that my clients have the best experience possible.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Do your research. Look at the portfolios, talk to the artists beforehand.
Do not let price be the end-all of your search because it is true that you do get what you pay for in the tattoo & piercing industry. The body piercing industry especially in NC is not regulated, and there is no licensing requirement at all. Most people will just price shop, which is very dangerous when it regards your own health and safety.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. We use implant grade Titanium for all our initial piercing (unless ask otherwise) Our jewelries are certified implant grade, internally threaded/threadless, mirror polish and come with a lifetime warranty against any manufacturer’s defects. We also pierce you with disposable and sterile Nitrile gloves, an extra step to ensure our clients’ safety. 

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What’s your answer?

A. “Does it hurt?” is the most common question we get in this line of work, and our answer normally is “It hurts less than you think it would” and it’s usually true in most cases.  

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I really wish people knew how easy it is to be taken advantage of in our tattoo & piercing industry. I usually spend a good amount of time every week helping people who had piercings done badly, with substandard jewelries, or who just weren’t explained the proper aftercare instructions or were given outdated ones. There is a professional standard when it comes to piercings. Unfortunately in our industry, there are exponentially more people who are doing a very poor job than those who are doing things well. This is true with a lot of industries, but in mine, mistakes can seriously hurt people and cause permanent damage. I can’t tell people enough how important it is to do research before getting tattoos or piercings. It makes a world of difference to at least know what you should be looking out for.

 Click the image below for Tee’s piercing portfolio: 2

 Contact Tee: krazykatspiercing@yahoo.com