Piercing, Services

Why Should You Let An Apprentice Pierce You?

My mentor Kimberly and I

Thinking about getting a new piercing?

Have you considered helping an apprentice start or expand their portfolio with said piercing?

No, hasn’t crossed your mind?

Well here’s why you should:

We have to learn somehow 

Professional body piercers have to (well should) start off as apprentices. It is impossible to learn the art without hands on experience. The craft needs passed down and the only way that will happen is for apprentices to become professionals.

We have practiced 

My mentor loves to tell stories about how when she was learning to pierce they didn’t have silicone molds to practice on like we do. You simply watched someone else perform the piercing once (twice if you’re lucky) and then had to do it on your own on a live person. Before actually piercing we have practiced all of the steps dozens of times. We have watched our mentor perform hundreds of piercings before being allowed to move to the next phase. It is not an overnight process!

We are closely supervised 

Every piercing done during an apprenticeship is supervised by the mentor. If they did not have confidence in the apprentice to do that particular piercing it wouldn’t be done at that time. The mentor will verbally walk through each step so the client feels at ease and the apprentice knows they are on the right track.

You get a discount

Each shop is different, but most will offer great discounts for allowing an apprentice to pierce you. For my particular apprenticeship you pay only a set up fee ($10-$20 depending on the piercing). It’s our way of saying thank you for helping us in our journey!

If you’re in the Frisco, TX area and are interested in letting me pierce you at The Pin Cushion please contact me!


Personal, Services

And Now For Something Completely Different….

Ready for random?

Life is changing for me (when is it not?). I’ll be updating this site over the next week or so to reflect those changes and what I’ll be offering.

The website design and social media marketing aspect of things didn’t take off as planned and that’s ok. It’s really ok! It opened doors I never expected.

Two major things have happened that I am very excited about.

  1. Not having a ton of clients allowed me to focus on my novel. I’ve completed the first two drafts and am sending it off for preliminary editing in a few short weeks!
  2. Remember that part time job I mentioned a while back? I became a receptionist at a piercing shop which has turned into an apprenticeship!

So get ready the extremely random assortment that is Kelsey’s life!


KLScollective Perspective, Services, website design

KLScollective Perspective: Website Layout

Your website can say a lot about you and your business. Until recently, a company’s main asset in communicating with potential clients was their website. While social media has taken the top spot, it doesn’t mean your website should be pushed to the sidelines. A home website is still a close second when it comes to showcasing your services and should be utilized to its fullest potential. Unless you have a product or service only benefiting the younger generations, you must take into account the wide age range that will be looking for your information. Also consider that many people take time to unplug from social media but will still use the internet to find what they’re looking for.

If you hire KLS Collective to assist you with your website design or revamp, here are some key features you can expect to be focused on no matter your business:

Connection to Social Media:

As stated above, having both a website and social media presence is a win/win. Your social media links can connect people to your site boosting your stats and your site can link people to your social media boosting your “Likes” or “Followers”.  If you’re a newly formed business it will be important to figure out what social platforms to focus on (another post about that coming soon). You don’t want to over whelm your website with 8 different news feeds all repeating the same information.

Easy to Navigate Menus:

You come across a site, you fall in love with the services offered, you decide you want to hire said site owner, and…..you can’t find the “Contact” section. I would say it’s rare I come across a website where their menus are so hidden or layered that it’s difficult to find what I’m looking for but it does happen. Don’t let this simple mistake cost you clients! Focusing on user friendly interfacing is vital is your websites success.

Color Scheme:

Does your website give your clients a headache if they look at the neon writing too long? Do you have too many flashing and scrolling plugins they don’t know where to click? Choosing a layout that is functional and beautiful can make a huge difference in your websites overall feel. There is nothing wrong with bright colors; they just have to be used properly.  Many people go for colors themes and layouts that THEY like instead of thinking about client interpretation. There is a lot of research behind colors in advertising and design; use it!

Photography, Services


Texture is my favorite thing to focus on in still life photography; little minute details that can tell a story in such a small space.


Many of my images were lost several years ago on a crashed hard drive, and I never thought I’d get back into photography so I hadn’t backed them up (lesson learned!). As I begin to rebuild my portfolio I am hoping to find many unique details to feature. If you are in need of still life or nature photos for backgrounds, print, website headers, etc please contact me for commissioned work!