Correction: A previous version of this article misspelled Kimberly Matthews’ name.
Pink leather benches, flowers and pastels may not be the first images that come to mind when thinking of a piercing shop. But a girly atmosphere is what Kimberly Matthews was going for when she opened The Pin Cushion on Main Street.
Matthews has been a body piercer for more than a decade and is a long-time Frisco resident with her husband. She opened The Pin Cushion in 2014, offering a bright and feminine environment for clients.
“A lot of moms feel comfortable bringing their children to us—little girls and teenage girls,” Matthews said.
The Pin Cushion staff only uses needles, which are more sterile and require a shorter healing time than piercing guns often used at mall shops, Matthews said.
She said she also partners with local artists to sell their jewelry, such as earrings and necklaces, in the shop.
One of The Pin Cushion’s specialties is the daith piercing. A daith piercing is a piercing through a small fold of cartilage in the ear. Though not recommended by the American Migraine Foundation, the piercing is theorized to help reduce or eliminate the pain of migraines.
Matthews said the majority of her clients who received a daith piercing for migraines reported reduced pain. Those who experience relief from a daith piercing are also less reliant on medication, she said.
“It’s really impacted the community with migraines because … results vary from person to person, but all across the board most people have gotten some sort of relief,” Matthews said.
Whatever piercing clients want, Matthews said she and her staff give them a rundown of the process as well as how to care for the piercing after visiting the shop.
“We’re very involved, and we always take our time with people,” Matthews said. “We always make sure they’re 100 percent comfortable. … If they come in nervous, we just try to talk to them. We walk them through every step of what we do and why we do it the way that we do it.”
The Pin Cushion
8801 Main St., Frisco
Hours: Tue.-Wed. 1:30-7 p.m., Thur. 1:30-6:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 1-7 p.m., Sun. 1-3 p.m., closed Mondays