Pain and Wonder Staff

Resident Tattoo Artists

Qulock
Qulock
Qulock relocated from Atlanta where he has been tattooing since 1995. He was born overseas and spent much of his childhood in Japan which influenced his taste in pop culture and art, from Menga to street art. Qulock’s favorite part of tattooing is working with individuals to come up with the perfect collaboration of ideas to make a great custom piece for each client. He also enjoys always having the coolest shoes in the studio.

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Guest Tattoo Artists

Mike Groves
Mike Groves
Mike Groves started his tattoo journey at Pain and Wonder around 2001. Twenty years on he’s established himself as a brilliantly original, technically excellent tattooist. 2020 has brought a lot opportunity for contemplation and Mike’s decided to take a leap of faith and try a new town/studio. We expect him back for the occasional guest spot! Watch his social media and ours for announcements.

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Christian Clay
Christian Clay
After 3 years of working at Pain and Wonder Christian moved to Greenville SC to follow his calling. He does regular guest spots at the studio and announces dates on his personal and the studio instagram.

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JP
JP
JP started his aprenticeship with us around 2015. He worked hard and always had a clear vision of his artistic focuss. In October 2020 he made the move to Orlando to be close to his second great love- Disney! We expect him back for guest spots. Watch our social media for announcements!

View JP’s Gallery Here

Piercers

Randy Smyre
Randy Smyre
Randy has been piercing since 1995 and came to work for Pain and Wonder in 2000. He is a long time member of the APP. He enjoys doing unique, technical ear work and collecting interesting jewelry for his clients.
Bato Veljkov
Bato Veljkov
Hello there! My name is Bato Veljkov and i have been a professional piercer since 2010. Body piercing gained interest with me during my early teen years and i’ve always been attracted to the unique individuals who modified themselves with piercings and other body art. I love and respect piercing and will do all in my power to give you an absolutely positive experience during our time together. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a hardened veteran to the needle i will be sure to guide you through all the steps and answer any questions to the best of my ability.

I also enjoy long walks on the beach and homemade cookies, but enough about me!

Bethrah Szumski
Bethrah Szumski
Bethrah has been tattooing since 1994. She received her tattoo apprenticeship from former husband Cap Szumski. After moving with him to Atlanta in late 1994 she both apprenticed and helped open ‘Timeless Tattoo’…

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Office

Carolyn Rittweger
Carolyn Rittweger