Corinna Arlington is the heart, soul, and owner of Sadu Body Modifications. She began piercing in the late 90s, opening Sadu's first incarnation in the back of a Central Avenue record store in 1999. With a background in phlebotomy and a love of the alternative scene, body piercing came as a natural fit for Corinna--and her hard work and dedication helped her business flourish and grow steadily. Corinna is an active member of the Plaza Midwood Merchants Association, regularly participating in and donating to fundraising and cleanup efforts in the local community. Corinna is also a member of the Association of Professional Piercers and is passionate about keeping her body modification education up-to-date to ensure that Sadu offers its clients the best jewelry selection and safest practices possible.
Cindy Goode Foster
Manager and Head Piercer
Cindy has been a professional body piercer since 2010. She's been with Sadu Body Modifications since 2013 and took over studio management in 2017. Prior to her time at Sadu, Cindy pierced at and managed two tattoo studios in Western North Carolina. Cindy holds dual Master's degrees from Western Carolina University and is a member of the Association of Professional Piercers. She regularly attends continuing education classes in the piercing industry. Cindy is passionate in educating clients about safe body piercing practices, loves curating unique looks for each individual, and is always there for clients before, during, and after their piercings. She's also an avid gamer, nature-lover, and collector of crystals, antique cameras, and comic books. When she's not at Sadu, Cindy can almost always be found spending time with her husband and pets.
Cyndi "Lucy" Smith
Cyndi Smith, better known in the piercing industry as "Lucy", began piercing in 2013 in rural Western North Carolina. She apprenticed under Cindy Goode, later joining her mentor at Sadu Body Modifications in late 2017--yes, you heard right, we have a Cyndi and a Cindy at Sadu!
Lucy is an upbeat ray of sunshine around the studio, and she's a miracle-worker with our younger clients looking to get their first earlobe piercings. Lucy is a member of the Association of Professional Piercers and is always eager to learn the best and safest ways to serve her clients. When she isn't at Sadu, Lucy works part-time as a licensed cosmetologist and spends lots of time with her young son.
Starting their career in Ohio in 2014, Mara is new to Charlotte and very excited to bring their bubbly personality to the Sadu team. Mara is incredibly passionate about continuing their education within the piercing industry and plans to apply to the Association of Professional Piercers as soon as they are settled into the studio! Nothing makes Mara happier than helping people feel better about themselves through body modification, so they are very dedicated to helping their clients pick the perfect jewelry and placement for their piercing. Mara loves anything involving the color pink, sparkles, leopard print, pop music, and matcha. When they aren’t at Sadu, they're usually traveling with their fiancé or spending time with their mini-zoo of pets.
Kaya Stowers is a beautiful bombshell and cat-loving jack-of-all-trades. Kaya is a licensed cosmetologist and has been a sideshow and burlesque performer for over a decade, under the stage name Cherry Von Bomb. She joined our counter staff in 2017 and is the driving force behind all the organization in the studio. As a jewelry specialist, Kaya has a true eye for style and color and enjoys helping our clients revamp old piercings with shiny new additions!
Sadie Deviney is our resident space cowboy and jewelry specialist, whose sweet and patient demeanor wins the hearts of all of Sadu's clients. Sadie has been working in the piercing industry on and off since 2012. She's always willing to take her time to help clients with decisions and make reccomendations about piercing placement and jewelry options. She's super enthusiastic, quirky, a total sweetheart, and basically the best person any of us know. Hiking with her two dogs and cuddling her cat, Feather, make Sadie the absolute happiest.
Counter Staff & Piercing Apprentice
New to the industry but with a passion to learn and flourish, Glenn brings a whole new outlook to your jewelry search! He's dedicated to finding the perfect piece for each person and always has great recommendations. He's currently apprenticing under Cindy, and will be applying to the APP at the completion of his apprenticeship. His favorite past times revolve around geek culture--comics, video games, and movies! Glenn is ready to serve you with a witty sense of humor and dedication to helping you find that perfect piece of jewelry for your favorite piercing.