When Mark was young, other parents didn't want their kids hanging out with him. He was a tad different. As he grew up music, motorcycles, martial arts, body modifications (Yes sewing needles and thread through the skin).
In the air force dorm, mates came to Mark over and over for their ears to be pierced. In 1997 Mark opened Raw Culture, one of the first mall stores in the country doing full body piercing.
It would be two more years before Mark found his calling. In 1999 Mark attended Fakir Musafar- Basic Body Piercing Intensive and Never looked back. Always learning and growing as a Body Piercer. Mark owned Twisted Underground from 2001 to 2004 a very successful piercing and lifestyle(s) store.
In 2004 Only Precision Piercing was launched with only a dream in his pocket (giving a nod to Jerry Only of the Misfits and the fact that Mark doesnt use his last name) O.P.P became and is a very successful and popular destination for safe sane piercings and quality jewelry with unmatched customer service in the piercing industry.
As O.P.P. grew into a trusted shop, members of Marks piercing team went to Association of Professional Piercers conventions always bringing back a wealth of new information, networking with other piercers from around the country as well. Mark and O.P.P.only got better. In 2009 Mark was selected to be on the WADOL Washington State Department of Licensing advisory committee which contribute to the development of the Washington Code that will regulate the practices of Body Piercings, Tattooing, and other forms of Body Art for the state of Washington. In 2010 Mark again being so committed to the Piercing industry became a board member for W.A.B.A. Washington Association of Body Artist (R.I.P.) In 2012 a better, higher traffic, friendlier location, the new Only Precision Piercing was born. The new shop is easier to find and has much better parking. It features two beautiful piercing rooms, in a clean, sanitary environment. Mark and his piercing staff offer you the very best in quality precision, safe, sane, piercing(s), and always friendly customer service. Only the best of all kinds of jewelry, information, aftercare (our lifetime care for your piercing) and so much more.... Mark has a way of turning customers into friends
Hi, I'm Russell, better known as Rusty Sin.
I have always been curious about body modifications of all sorts, it intrigued me in a very special way. Mark is literally the raddest guy I have ever met, we connected . He's like a father to me, and I mean that with lots of respect. Anyway, eventually I was asked to apprentice.
A regular apprenticeship lasts about 8 months. Mine lasted 2.5 years. Mark and I felt that decision was the best for me in the long run. In the beginning of my apprenticeship, I started to do basic tapering and jewelry changes for clients that came in. I then started to bring in friends (under Mark's supervision) and began to pierce them. I started to pierce more and more and now I am a fully licensed body artist in the state of Washington.
Thanks to Mark Only for teaching me this great art form. I can't wait to see what’s in store for my body modifications. I feel that the more I learn, do, practice, and teach, the better off I am. I attended the APP conference in Vegas in june of 2013 and in 2019, and I must say that the knowledge and insight I learned there about body piercings, rituals, services and so much more. I am happy to bring that all back to my clientele and make things better at the shop.
We treat everyone who walks thru the door here at OPP just the way we would want to be treated. We do not have any rock star attitude or any crap like that. That's what sets us apart from other places. We would not be where we are today if it weren't for you guys and all the support you have shown us these past years.
You are all a part of what we have grown to be. Dont ever change, be just the way you are. Dont ever let anyone ever talk down on you because you chooses to decorate your body with piercings and tattoos. Thats what sets you apart from being a carbon copy of everyone else.
i am a licensed piercer at Only Precision Piercing. I have been a part of the OPP family since 2016. Starting as an intern for Mark.
Over time I also learned from Rusty as well, I took the opportunity of working with two accomplished veterans in the piercing industry to learn and apply everything I could from them until 2018 when I officially became licensed to pierce. To this day i continue to hone my craft so I'am able to keep providing high quality piercings to our wonderful customers.
Piercing and all body mods have piqued my interest since a young age as well. I would play in the parking lot of a piercing shop when i was a young girl and i would admire the jewelry from the outside and prompt me to do my own research.
Being raised with a more conservative family, I waited until I was 18 for my own first piercing. Once i started I didn't stop until I had turned my body into my own personal view of beauty and continue to do so. Being able to provide the same service to others has been a dream for me. Besides being a piercer i am also a Mother to a Beautiful boy and family has always been number one to me. I consider everyone at Only Precision and our clients my FAMILY.
I look forward to meeting every one of our supporters!