Ascension Body Modification was opened Jan 1st, 2010 by Steve Truitt. Vern K  is our head piercer. Our piercers are also proud members of the Association of Professional Piercers and each have at least 10 years of experience.  Our tattoo artists, Cooper, Brandon Bowie, Marlo Marquise, Sebastian, and regular guest artist Kole Madigan have over 60 years combined experience and are very knowledgable in their art. Come check out their portfolios!

General Information

We offer the best body jewelry in the world and have one of the largest selections in the state. We carry jewelry from: Anatometal, Neometal, IntrinsicIndustrial Strength, BVLA, Tawapa, Maya, Evolve, Safe Products, Glasswear Studios, Little Seven, Diablo OrganicsReign, and more! We also carry the Sullen, Civilian Press, and Skygraphx clothing lines and the H2Ocean aftercare line  in the studio.
All of our artists have many years of experience and carry current Blood Borne Pathogens, CPR, and First Aid training and are licensed by the State of NM and the City of Albuquerque. 
We use the most current sterilization techniques and procedures. We are fully disposable for tattoos, all needles and tubes are new, single use, pre sterilized, and disposed of after use. All jewelry and equipment used in piercing is sterilized immediately before use in the Statim autoclave and taken out of it in front of you. All of our autoclaves are spore tested to make sure they are working properly on weekly basis. 

We take every step we can to ensure you are safe and comfortable during your visit to our studio.



We are located at 1916 Central Ave SE Suite A at the South-East corner of Central and Terrace (next to LA Underground) in the UNM area of Albuquerque, NM.  

Our business hours:

Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm

Fri-Sat:  11am-10pm

Sun: Noon-7pm

We take walk ins or appointments.  

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