Pictures (left to right) Mark Only: Owner, Order Fulfillment, Inventory, Finances Rusty Sin: Owner, Order Fulfillment, Inventory, Finances, Packaging, Sorting, Bottling Steve-O: Order Fulfillment, Packaging, Sorting, Bottling.
WHO WE ARE
That’s the Point is a business with roots in Brooklyn, contacts across the country and now owned by vetted, professional piercers: Mark and Rusty Sin.
Mark was a customer of That’s the Point before he bought the business from Ken Howard. When Howard announced in 2013 that he was going to retire, the plan had been to liquidate assets and move on. Mark wasn’t going to let that happen. He knew that the needles Howard had sold and the legacy he had built deserved better than that, so he took matters into his own hands. His objective is to put superior quality needles into the hands of professional piercers. Today, Mark and Rusty Sin co-own That’s the Point but continue to pierce with Mark’s other business, Only Precision Piercing.
When Mark was young, other parents didn’t want their kids hanging out with him. He was a tad different. As he grew up music, motorcycles, martial arts, body modifications (Yes sewing needles and thread through the skin) influenced him greatly. He was always so curios on how things worked and how amazing it was how people pushed their bodies to the max with modification to see what was possible.
When Mark was In the air force dorm, mates came to Mark over and over for their ears to be pierced. Mark was the go-to guy for ear piercings. In 1997 Mark opened Raw Culture, one of the first mall stores in the country doing full body piercing. It would be two more years before Mark found his calling. In 1999 Mark attended a Fakir Musafar- Basic Body Piercing Intensive class and Never looked back. Always learning and growing as a Body Piercer. Mark owned Twisted Underground from 2001 to 2004 a very successful piercing and lifestyle(s) store.
In 2004 Only Precision Piercing was launched with only a dream in his pocket (giving a nod to Jerry Only of the Misfits and the fact that Mark doesn’t use his last name) O.P.P became and is a very successful and popular destination for safe sane piercings and quality jewelry with unmatched customer service in the piercing industry.
As O.P.P. grew into a trusted shop, members of Marks piercing team went to Association of Professional Piercers conventions always bringing back a wealth of new information, networking with other piercers from around the country as well. Mark and O.P.P.only got better. In 2009 Mark was selected to be on the WADOL Washington State Department of Licensing advisory committee which contribute to the development of the Washington Code that will regulate the practices of Body Piercings, Tattooing, and other forms of Body Art for the state of Washington. In 2010 Mark again being so committed to the Piercing industry became a board member for W.A.B.A. Washington Association of Body Artist (R.I.P.) In 2012 a better, higher traffic, friendlier location, the new Only Precision Piercing was born.
The new shop is easier to find and has much better parking. It features two beautiful piercing rooms, in a clean, sanitary environment. Mark and his piercing staff offer you the very best in quality precision, safe, sane, piercing(s), and always friendly customer service. Only the best of all kinds of jewelry, information, aftercare (our lifetime care for your piercing) and so much more…. Mark has a way of turning customers into friends.
Hi, I’m Russell Sellen, better known as Rusty Sin. When I first met Mark I must admit that I was a little intimidated due to the fact that he’s a burly guy and that I was new to the whole Body Modification scene. As time passed, I went the shop almost every day to hang out and talk. Finally, I asked for a job. I started by working the counter cleaning all sorts of stuff.
I have always been curious about body modifications of all sorts, it intrigued me in a very special way. Mark is literally the raddest guy I have ever met, we connected . He’s like a father to me, and I mean that with lots of respect. Anyway, eventually I was asked to apprentice.
A regular apprenticeship lasts about 8 months. Mine lasted 2 years. Mark and I felt that decision was the best for me in the long run. In the beginning of my apprenticeship, I started to do basic tapering and jewelry changes for clients that came in. I then started to bring in friends (under Mark’s supervision) and began to pierce them. I started to pierce more and more and now I am a fully licensed body artist in the state of Washington.
Thanks to Mark Only for teaching me this great art form. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for my body modifications. I feel that the more I learn, do, practice, and teach, the better off I am.
I attended the APP conference in Vegas in June of 2013, and I must say that the knowledge and insight I learned there about body piercings, rituals, services and so much more. I am happy to bring that all back to my clientele and make things better at the shop.
We treat everyone who walks thru the door here at OPP just the way we would want to be treated. We do not have any rock star attitude or any crap like that. That’s what sets us apart from other places. We would not be where we are today if it weren’t for you guys and all the support you have shown us these past years.
The more and more that I learn and study on various piercing rituals, methods and practices, it makes me want to push my body past that “boundary”. I have put my body through hell and back with my mods.
You are all a part of what we have grown to be. Don’t ever change, be just the way you are. Don’t ever let anyone ever talk down on you because you chooses to decorate your body with piercings and tattoos. That’s what sets you apart from being a carbon copy of everyone else.
I am very passionate about the Body Modification Industry. Not just body piercing in itself, but heavy mods as well. Ever since I met Rusty 5+ years ago, and seeing what crazy things he does to push his body to the limit. It has intrigued me more and more. I have a handful of piercings myself and a few minor mods. But one day Id like to get a few heavier ones. Rusty can point me in the correct direction.
I have been counting, sorting, bottling, packaging needles, etc. for That’s The Point under Rusty’s supervision and help. He is like my boss in a way. He points me in the right direction and that’s where I go. I also help Rusty with order fulfillment and inventory. Im like his right hand man.
I feel that That’s The Point is here to stay and it will only keep growing into something bigger and bigger. I’d like to see Mark and Rusty progress into a huge company and blow the other needle supplier companies out of the water. They are already doing an amazing job at sending orders out. They send the orders out 95% of the time (with the exception of huge bulk orders) next day! Where some companies take 4-5 weeks just to process the order.