Passionate About Body Piercing & Jewellery
Looking back, body piercing hit in the mid 1990's and took Dorset by storm.
Young people were exploring the freedom of an alternative aesthetic and steel body jewellery interest soared as it did multiply by piercing type.
X-Vee One Eleven was Weymouth's first body piercing studio. After completing her apprenticeship in 1998, Emma became the first female piercer in town, which was instrumental in her success; everyone wanted piercing and business soared.
Emma moved to VIA Body Piercing Centre in 2001 where she continued for a number of years. After a hiatus to raise a family, gain a degree and career in marine conservation, Emma returned to the piercing industry in 2015 and established the Isha Body Jewellery brand.
In 2018, after several years in a tattoo studio, Emma brought her skills and experience to Dorchester to establish body piercing alongside the beauty industry.
Despite the challenges of Covid-19, 2021 brought opening of the Isha Body Jewellery shop at 13 Antelope Walk, Dorchester. It is run by both Emma and Theo, along with Emma's daughter Ayisha. Team Isha share a passion for body art, jewellery and its aesthetic elegance.
Isha is Dorset's only stockist of the best in lifetime guaranteed jewellery from highly acclaimed brands; collections include Anatometal, Industrial Strength, Neometal and Junipurr. A full list of our Branded jewellery collections can be found here.
Recently, Emma has received recognition for her experience and professionalism by becoming a Pro Team Member for Junipurr Jewellery in 2021 and the following year Stiletto Piercing Supplies. These positions offer her opportunity to contribute, feedback and promote the positive workings of both organisations.
Over the years Emma has continually strived to work to the highest standards of health, hygiene and professionalism in her body piercing practises. For peace of mind, no tools or equipment are ever re-processed and re-used. The autoclave steriliser is serviced and tested regularly, and detailed records are kept to document these steps taken to protect the health of her clients. All jewellery used in piercing is implant grade titanium, niobium or 14ct/18ct gold and carries certification as a measure of safety as set by the Association of Professional Piercers (APP). These standards are set by her strict membership and conference attendance to the United Kingdom Association of Professional Piercers (UKAPP). To this date, Isha Body Jewellery is still Dorset's first and only APP and UKAPP Piercing Studio!
Emma keeps all safety, first-aid and skill-based training up to date and certificates can be viewed in the Studio. Her experience also includes emergency nursing and emergency and mental health first aid, an empathic view of piercing and her knowledge on jewellery suitability.
All body piercings are by appointment only. For more information book an appointment online or view Emma's portfolio.
The interest in aesthetic adornments remains with many of us who enjoyed it's insurgence in the 1990's. This has continued through to the next generation and we are seeing much more in the form of high end and solid gold jewellery carrying lifetime guarantees. As such, we want to offer a range of stylish and high quality body jewellery for all of you sharing our interest.
With a background spanning back to the early beginnings of body piercing, Emma can not only advise on ear curation, suitable jewellery types for each piercing but correct placement and sizing too; a unique and more personal touch in jewellery sales.