Midori Gates

Midori GatesBody Piercer

Midori Gates, born and raised in Southern California has been involved in one form of art or another since was old enough to hold a crayon.  Throughout the years, Midori went on to pursue a design degree at a prestigious college of the arts in Los Angeles, CA.

Midori spent over a decade working as a graphic designer after college for a small firm in Riverside and after realizing she wasn’t meeting her potential, decided to venture off into other more free and creative forms of art.

She was approached by organizers for the RAWartist organization, Riverside branch, where she made her debut as an Accessory designer of Eco-friendly proportion.  Her design line, Haute&Knotty was launched and was well received by all who love Mother Earth.  She was able to transform recycled bicycle innertubes and energy drink cans into fun and unique works of art. Her drive to educate the public in the importance of recycling and reducing our footprint gained her the exposure needed to be nominated for Designer of the Year for city of Riverside, 2012.

Although she is an accomplished artist, accessory designer and entrepreneur she has decided to make her debut here at Essential Ink as our body modification expert.  She specializes in most styles of body adornment (eyebrow to navel) and using her years of design training, can offer you a personal and unique piercing experience that is bar-none.

Although she has successfully completed her apprenticeship, Midori continues to strive toward excellence with continuing her education on the latest techniques, jewelry requirements and specifications, sterilization, human anatomy/health/aftercare and is working towards her certification with the Association of Professional Piercers.

If you are looking for a simple piercing or something a little more edgy that will send your mom into a tail spin, then stop by our shop for a friendly, sterile and beautiful piercing experience.