Paul King has been a Professional Body Piercer since 1991 and an enthusiast before that! He successfully completed a 1 year apprenticeship under Elayne Angel. He worked in the three former Gauntlet locations of Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco and was store manager of LA and NYC. In 1996 Jim Ward, Founder of Gauntlet, awarded Paul King with the honorary title of Master Piercer. He apprenticed many Piercers for Gauntlet as well as co-taught many Gauntlet Training seminars. Paul King has lectured at Universities and the APP regarding the history of Body Piercing. He is an avid traveler, collector and layman anthropologist.
In 1999 Paul King and Grant Dempsey partnered to create Cold Steel America, two tattooing and piercing shops in San Francisco. He is an active member of the
Association of Professional Piercers. In 2005, he successfully completed a three year term as an elected Board Member for the APP. Currently he remains the board appointed Treasurer for the APP.