The Real Team - Piercing


Abby Ring - Resident Piercer

Abby joined Real with bundles of enthusiasm and has been making a fantastic impression on us and her customers.

Abby is a social butterfly and loves going to gigs and festivals, and spending time chilling out with her family - find her at any rum stand nearby|!

Tattoo Artists


Mr @tattoomurdok is our resident tattoo artist.  He does all styles of tattoo but is a beast at realism, and would like to do a lot more of it. He has been tattooing all over Europe for over a decade. For more information check out his Instagram page below 


Sakura Craven is our newest tattoo artist at Real! She specializes in dotwork style tattooing, and loves large geometric/mandala projects to work on, she also offers hand poke tattoos. Sakura is with us in the studio on Tuesday's and Wednesday's each week

Check out her Instagram below 

The others...

Piercer & Social Media - Emily Turvey


Blade body piercer Emily has been at Real since July 2018 and has been trained in-house.

Emily can be found both in the shop and in the jewellery making department above the shop working her magic on social media. 

(If found please return to the forest so she can reunite with the pack of wolves that raised her)

Owner & Migraine Piercing Specialist - Richard Soper


Richard founded Real in 2002, after spending 20 years in the keep-fit industry teaching aerobics, personal training, as well as selling physiotherapy equipment and doing reflexology.

He now runs Real and BMG Jewellery as well as with a Harley Street clinic specialising in the migraine piercing. He is a government funded researcher of Vagus Nerve Stimulation.

Body Piercer - Harley Fox


Harley Fox - Cannula Piercer, has been piercing since 2008 and is very popular here at Real.  

She is also an entertainer, hula hoop artist, fire eater and works at the Doe Haze Circus of Horrors.  Vegan.

Dresses up a lot, pulls it off every time.

"Cool lass this one!"

There's more...

Customer Services - Caroline Fagan


Caroline is our well reviewed customer service guru!

Every day we get told how good our customer service is and this is all down to this lovely lady. She works with the Jewellery making team upstairs. 

She is essential to the business but do not let her go too long without a cup of tea.

Head Goldsmith - Barnaby King


 Barnes has a talent and creativity by the bucket load. This shows in each and every piece of jewellery he creates.

He has been a part of the team for over 10 years. He is a family man with 3 kids.

His other loves are tattoos, dreadlocks and cups of coffee.

Goldsmith - Geoff Smith


Geoff has been with  BMG Jewellery for as long as we can remember - if you order a customised nose stud, he is the one who will make it. 

He has been a goldsmith for over 10 years. and has such an eye for precision.

Geoff loves cycling and is a keen competitive rider even at the tender age of 69.

Body Piercer - Nicole Gilbert


Nicole has been working for real since 2015 - she was our resident piercer for nearly 2 years and now she has flown the nest to concentrate on developing her career in social care.

She now assists around the shop on the weekends and school holidays to help us out.