David Kelso began his piercing career at Piercology in 1997, apprenticing under Patrick McCarthy. After a year of apprenticeship, Dave became a piercer and obtained membership in the Association of Professional Piercers (APP).

In 2002, Dave joined the Evolved team where he worked as a piercer for approximately one year before opening his own studio: Modified Soul. After the closing of Modified Soul, Dave returned to Piercology to apprentice and help rebuild their clientele from 2011 until 2016, when he joined the Mainstreet Studios II team in Mansfield, assisting its owner, Ashley.

Dave was a member of APP for over twenty years. In 2011, he received the Josh A. Prentice Volunteer Appreciation Award. He was also a founding Board Member of the ABAP.

A respected and beloved member of the body art community and Evolved family, Dave will be missed by all.