Adrian Daniel CastilloLos Angeles / New York
Adrian Castillo has been piercing for over a decade; originating from the west coast of Southern California and branching out to New York for the last 3 years he has created an aesthetic that is highly sought after. He now pierces at 108 (J. Colby Smith) collective’s private studios in both Los Angeles and Brooklyn, splitting his time evenly between both cities he is available every month in each city by appointment.
His piercing style is expiremental, yet delicate. Taking smaller pieces and putting them in places often looked over to build a unique concept for the individual. His minimalist aesthetic has been a stand out look in contemporary piercing. Also noted for his calming bedside manner and particular attention to organic detail, which are highly reviewed and has gained a loyal following.
Mostly known through out the underground punk and hardcore scene for his influential music, he is a respected artist within the community. Crediting a lot of his success to his network of friends and colleagues who challenge the status quo, his vision of piercing is challenging to that of industry standards.
When Adrian isn’t creating with his piercing he is expressing himself in mediums such as photography, writing, and touring with his music.
Quickly becoming known for his work in New York and recognized by outlets such as Teen Vogue, Elle, NPR, Vice, Buzz Feed, Nylon and Marie Claire; Adrian is definitely leaving his mark on both coasts.
“There are no norms / All people are exceptions to a rule that doesn’t exist”