I met Mike a few weeks before he opened the doors of Ironclad Tattoo Co. He invited Hip in Detroit to come out and do an interview before they opened their doors to the public. After the interview, he talked to me about what kind of jewelry I liked and picked out a pair of earrings for me in my size. He unexpectedly gave me those earrings as a gift and at that moment he changed my life. For the first time in years I felt that my plugs were cool and pretty, and I felt good about my decision to stretch my ears.
Fortunately, if your interested in gauging your ears, the art of stretching has come a long way since the days of me bleeding in my parents bathroom. These days you can do it nearly painlessly with Mike's help and feel great rocking some of his beautiful jewelry.