Almost Famous location(s) where you work:
I started in our Fargo location, worked towards my Minnesota license in our Mankato Location, and now I manage the Mall of America Almost Famous. I guess I’ve gotten around a bit, however I’m really happy that I got to meet and help build our staff in those locations!
What date did you begin piercing?
I’ve been piercing since November 2022!
How many piercings do you personally have?
Currently, I have 11. But I change my style up often enough that I’m sure that number will fluctuate rapidly. I really enjoy collecting piercings from our new piercer training staff!
What is your favorite piercing you have?
My favorite piercing right now is a toss up between my septum and my medusa. I’ve had my septum for going on 12 years, so it’s my longest running favorite, but I LOVE the way it looks on my face. It’s one I highly recommend.
What is your favorite piercing to do on others?
This answer is tricky for me. I really just love whatever piercing my customer comes in for that day. I love the excitement a new piercing brings someone! And it changes on the day which one I get the most excited about.
I’ve always kind of wanted to pierce, but I genuinely never thought I was cool enough to be a piercer. Almost Famous showed me that to be a piercer I didn’t have to look a certain way, or dress a certain way- I could be a great piercer just as I am.
I love my customers! And we have one of the best jewelry collections I’ve ever seen for body jewelry, so I get to wear some pretty cool stuff! I also get the added bonus as a piercing supervisor of watching new piercers grow into their jobs and there is really nothing else I would ever rather do. Helping new piercers achieve their goals is the best part of my day.
I love getting to hang out and vibe with new people in the rooms, people I would maybe never meet in my regular life. I also love the diversity of people I get to see in the store, not everyone who comes to Almost Famous looks like a “piercing person” Which is a funny term I get to hear a lot, we get such a wide range of people- it’s always a blast.
I am a total cat lady, I’ve even trained my cats to walk on leashes, so we go for a lot of walks. I also love to read, write, and I spend a lot of time crafting (Crochet/knit/ sewing). I also go to a lot of concerts when I have the time! I just relocated so I’m getting used to living in such a big city!
See What Our Customers Say About Keelee
“Went here for an emergency jewelry change out due to a piercing bump and the manager, Keelee, was amazing. Empathetic, kind, funny, and extremely gentle. She took what should’ve been a very painful process and made it absolutely painless, helped remove some of the swelling, and we had a fun conversation throughout. I went from a swollen, angry bump with a badly sized hoop (which was stuck and required two pliers to open) that made it difficult to breathe to a very small bump with an adorable flatback stud. I felt immediate relief and it’s all her fault! Thanks Keelee!”