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Our Team

Body Piercer

Charles Finnie (he/him)

With over 20 years of piercing experience, Charles is one of Vancouver’s most experienced piercers. Whether you’re looking to get your first piercing or add to your collection of body jewellery, Charles Finnie is an excellent choice of piercer for you!

He loves to help you achieve your piercing goals and can talk to you about jewellery all day everyday! His fav piercing to do is the conch (but he loves them all)!

Body Piercer

Di Lewis (she/they)

Di has been piercing for nearly a decade and originally hails from Canada’s East Coast! She has been working around BC for the last few years and joined Arcane in July 2023.
She is passionate about trauma informed piercing practices and holding space for clients. But her absolute fav are nostril piercings!

Body Piercer

Mairead Olivia

Mairead will be relocating from the UK to join the studio in June of 2024. She has been piercing since 2010.

Cosmetic Tattooer

Brianne Tweddle (she/they)

Cosmetic tattooer extraordinaire, Brianne specializes in brows and freckles. She has been with the studio since 2015 and now works out of a private service room to ensure the most comfortable experience for you!

Brianne’s freckle technique is very well known and loved, creating very natural looking sun kisses!

Studio Owner/Jewellery Stylist

Michelle Livingston (she/her)

Michelle opened the original studio in 2012 and it evolved into the Arcane it is today starting in 2017. A lifetime of loving body modification in all its forms (but especially as a vehicle for bodily autonomy) has allowed Arcane to blossom as a true labour of love.As the studio that introduced solid gold professional body jewellery and BVLA to Vancouver, Michelle is very familiar with all that is available (or can be custom made)! You can book a styling with her on Wednesdays!

Being owned/operated by a full-time wheelchair user means that it has always been a core value of the studio to be accessible and welcoming, to all people. And we strive to make the industry more accessible as a whole.

Jewellery Specialist/Stylist

Rowan Elizabeth Cabrales (she/her)

Rowan comes to us from Portland, Oregon where she joined the piercing industry in 2018! She is passionate about jewellery and helping clients style their piercings in unique and personalized ways.


Canary, a certified PADS assistance dog, joined us in May 2023 as Michelle’s helping hand. She assists in the front of house only.

She is a 3 1/2 year old yellow lab who is learning her second job of working in the studio with us. If you’d like to come into the studio on a day that Michelle and Canary are working and are not comfortable around dogs please let us know and she can excuse herself to the office.