Ron Garza Bio 

Ron Garza has been piercing actively since 1992 and excels at freehand piercings (no clamps). Starting out in Texas, he worked diligently gaining as much experience and understanding as he could and mentored with Bear Belmares in Austin , Texas at Forbidden Fruit. It was during these very formative years that Ron also learned about the art of body suspension and got involved Allen Falkner and  the performance group - TSD ( Traumatic Stress Discipline). Over these years he was also involved with many other forms of body art and he is now recognized as one of the OG pioneers and innovators of the body art industry and is still an active participant in many of these body art realms such as freehand piercing, branding , scarification as well as the burgeoning body suspension industry.​

In 2004, Ron was working in Barcelona when he got the call asking him to move to Southern California and be part of the crew at Outer Limits. He used  Southern Califonria as a home base while he taught and worked in Europe 1/2 the year from 2004 to 2013.
In 2013,  his wife and himself found themselves spending so much timeworking  in Europe, they moved to Berlin Germany . Eventually the seasons ended up being to much for them and they returned back to sunny Southern California where they both now once again call home. Currently, Ron is a body artist at Sacrament Body Piercing inside of Vatican studios in Orange County.

Ron is also well known for his intricate and beautiful scarification artistry and for his love of traveling ,writing and photography. He is often cited as an inspiration by other body modification artists for his cutting edge works over the last 2 decades. This was shown when his peers at the world’s first scarification convention – Scar Wars presented him with the Keith Alexander award for his contributions over the last 18 years to the art of scarification! This has been the ONLY  time such an award has been given. Ron later ended up throwing the first International Scarification convention in London, England in 2013, brining together the best scarification artists from around the world to work together in one room and share ideas, art and good vibes.

Garza has also received much attention for being one of the 3 western piercers who has been fortunate enough to participate in the Phuket Vegetarian festival in its 173 year history and received the honor of participating in the festival as a priests assistant and was piercing the spirit mediums throughout the festival for 3 years, walking on fire, and assisting in the care taking of the devotees in the processions.

As stated earlier, Garza is proficient and trained in several disciplines of the body modification industry and also provides instruction via seminars, classes. workshops and lectures on freehand piercing, scarification ( basic and advanced) and branding, Domestically as well as Internationally. Garza has also written and presented, (in both English and Spanish), such piercing industry staple courses such as: sterile techniques, medical risk assessment , and further specialized courses including basic infection control for the piercer for such information powerhouses as the Association of Professional Piercers and Pro Piercing Information Systems.

Most recently, he has begun teaching his own body modification courses as well, such as freehand Piercing, Scarification , Branding (both with and without tools) , as well as another of his early loves in life — the art of body suspension. As well as performing as a suspension artist nationally and internationally, He was featured on the show Mindfreak assisting Allen Falkner in suspending Criss Angel. He has appeared in many magazines, websites and television programs such as the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Learning Channel, Travel Channel, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not amongst others. Feel free to hit up his youtube channel and see some of the programs he has been in. ( youtube link)

Garza is the founder of Living The Dream (LTD) Productions which provides informative body art , travel and historical DVD’s such as the recently released “Freehand Piercing Basics – Vol 1 “ in both English AND Spanish as well as the upcoming Scar –tist series showcasing his scarification works ! Available here ( link to LTD page )  

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