Our Team


JayR WIlson

JayR is the piercing owner and lead piercer at Neon Dragon. He joined the Neon Dragon family in 2007 and quickly became determined to advance his piercing career and the piercing standards here in the Cedar Rapids area. He began taking APP classes in 2012 and has been an APP member since 2015. In addition to annual classes at the APP conference JayR has also successfully completed Advanced Body Piercing and Comprehensive Body Piercing at Fakir Intensive in San Francisco, CA. Aside from piercing and jewelry, JayR is a loving husband and a very proud father of 3. He enjoys nature and roaming the earth freely.


Heidi Hess

Heidi is a piercer and jewelry specialist at Neon Dragon. Heidi has been at our studio as an apprentice since 2016 and loves being part of the Neon Dragon family. Heidi joined the Association of Professional Piercers in 2018, and has attended professional piercing conference in 2018 and 2019. In addition, Heidi continues to master the art of piercing with annual classes at APP conference and various piercing workshops and seminars. In her free time she fosters kittens and elderly cats for a local rescue, enjoys playing video and board games, loves to explore nature, and is a scary movie aficionado.


Andy Jenson

Andy is a counter assistant currently working towards become a piercer here at Neon Dragon. Andy has been a part of the piercing team since January of 2019, and sometimes you will see him helping our tattoo staff by booking tattoo appointments. Andy enjoys assisting our clientele with jewelry changes while he learns more about piercing. He loves a well placed piece of jewelry. Andy is also a wonderful guide to clients while they pick out a new addition to their jewelry collection! In his free time he plays music in some local bands and is fascinated by the outdoors. Andy also willingly accepts pizza as payment. Cowabunga dudes!


Matty Apel

Matty is a counter assistant that is training towards becoming a jewelry specialist here at Neon Dragon. He has been part of our team since June of 2019. Matty has passion for fine jewelry and would love to assist you in finding the perfect piece for your piercing. Matty is also a photographer and provides us with all the gorgeous high quality photos of our jewelry and piercings you see online. Outside of Neon Dragon, Matty is a loving husband, has three wonderful cat companions, loves to play music, and enjoys video games.