Mark Badberg is a body piercer at Onyx Piercing Studio, and Lincoln Nebraska’s only other member of the Association of Professional Piercers. He grew up in Doniphan, Nebraska, and has lived in this state his whole life.
He moved to Lincoln after graduating high school to start college and worked various part-time jobs in the meantime. Mark befriended Matt through a common interest in jewelry and woodworking. This interest sparked a relationship between the two of them, built around education and bettering a craft.
After a few months of regular visits to see Matt and discuss quality and safe products for body piercings, Mark was given an opportunity to apprentice under Matt as a professional body piercer. He has been bettering his craft ever since, and hopes to continue his education through the APP conference courses in the next few years.