Tim Gerdes is a body piercing specialist and body modification professional working officially as Body Piercing Berlin. He has been a practicing Body Piercer since 2005 and is the first German APP member since May of 2016. Through Tim’s influential collaboration with one of Europe’s largest wholesalers, he has succeeded in implementing higher standards of quality and safety in industry specific products made available throughout Europe. During his career Tim has often worked internally as a trainer in the fields of piercing techniques and hygiene. He is currently responsible for the hygienic standard and development in his collaborative studio. As a photographer, Tim represents his company and is internationally active as a performance artist. Combining all of these skills and achievements in his work as a body piercing practitioner, his intention is to make a positive contribution to the industry and it’s further development.