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EST. 2016



Melissa has been in the Asheville area for many years but grew up all over the United States  She is married to her best friend, a mom of loin and heart fruit, and she is a communications and photo journalism major. In her free time she loves hiking, making art and playing video games with her family. She’s an avid Star Wars and super hero fan and she likes to collect bones, dead bugs, records, vintage clothing and books. She is the piercer at Zen Ink and can help you with any jewelry changes or questions as well as your next body adornment. 

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I can't recommend this place enough!!! I came with a few friends to get piercings and Melissa helped us - she was the best! She was so knowledgeable and her sweet and friendly personality put us at ease. Everything was very clean and professionally done. We aren't from Asheville so we were not sure where to go for piercings and are so lucky we ended up at Zen Ink! Each employee was better than the next. Thank you for a great experience!

— Joni S.


A group of friends and I came from out of town and last minute and decided to get piercings. We went on yelp and saw how highly rated Zen Ink was and decided to check it out. We had by far the best experience we've ever had with a piercer named Melissa, who was very receptive of what we wanted, patient with our indecisiveness, walked us through the entire process, and even stayed late to ensure we were entirely satisfied and taken care of. Wonderful experience, and we wish we had her closer near by for future piercings!

— Cindy R.


Deposits​ are non-refundable. They can be transferred with 48 hour notice. Deposits are good for 3 months. All deposits come off the price of service. Please do not leave a deposit unless you have talked with an artist and they have asked you to leave a deposit. 

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