Andre Fernandes is Brazilian, born in the city of São Paulo.
For 21 years he has been acting as a body puncher. He is the owner of Millennium Piercing & Co. Store that is a reference in Brazil.
He has worked in the best known studios in Brazil, such as Tattoo You and Scorpions Tattoo (current), becoming one of the main references of this area in his country. For years he traveled the world, going through England, Spain, France, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile and USA, working in several stores in order to expand and improve his knowledge.
Trained as a nursing assistant and turnkey mechanic, Andre uses his expertise in creating devices that facilitate the work of the piercer, as well as having technical knowledge on manufacturing processes and final finishing of jewelry.
Andre Fernandes has revolutionized the Brazilian piercing scene by organizing events that have brought big names such as Lukas Zpira, Steve Haworth, Sala, Justin Zane, Matias Tafel, among others.
Currently, besides being a piercer, he is the creator of the GEP – Piercing Studies Group, whose objective is to promote the exchange of knowledge among piercers, with reference to the main organizations in the world, such as APP and LBP. The Gep held its 1st International Congress, which included classes taught by Jef Saunders, Ryan Ouellette, Bodymod Room, Luis Garcia, Danny Yerna, Gladix ‘Porca Miséria, Matias Tafel and Javier Guerra.
This year, the second Congress counted on the participation of ALLEN FALKNER, Javier Fingaz, JOSÉ CARLOS, LAURA VICKT, LUIS GARCIA, NATE JANKE, NICOLAS THE GEEZER, RUBEM LEW, VIRGINIA LA NEGRA and SERGI TINAUT