Please introduce yourself.
Yannick Piters, I’m 38 years old and I have been a piercer at Art Corpus for the past ten years. How would I define my life? I must have been 28 when I came to Paris. I lived in Orléans for fifteen years, and when I realised I had seen it all, I left. It was totally baffling for my parents. I was a miller-turner full time and I told them I was leaving to become a piercer in Paris from one day to the next.
I made my choices, and it wasn’t easy, but I think in the end I managed to make good for myself. I’m very happy I did it. Even if I’d failed, I’d still be happy about it, because I would have done something. Same with music, I’ve been in a bunch of bands that never became anything, but I didn’t care, I tried. Making things is what drives you forward.