Unfortunately, I cannot remember the man's name that did my belly button piercing. However, he did an incredible job! Yes it definitely hurt, but it depends on how thick your skin is on your belly. He prepared me for the needle stick and after it was over, it was DEFINITELY worth it. I'd refer them to anyone wanting a piercing. The tattooing I am unsure of ONLY because I haven't gotten one yet. I plan to get one very soon, so I'll be glad to inform the readers of my experience. DO NOT go to anyone that doesn't work in a shop and/or without a license, that is the WORST thing to do. My sister illegally got her first tat done by some boy we went to school with and it was sloppy, let alone the worst work I've ever seen. Only person I can recommend is her certain tattooer, Biz. Other than that, stick to shop-workers. Piercings outside of a shop can get infected quickly and end up crooked and/or pierced in the wrong area. BE SMART AND GO TO A SHOP! Good luck to all!