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Obituaries: David J. McCammon

by BAR staff

David J. McCammon
David J. McCammon  

January 3, 1962 — August 25, 2021
David was from St. Paul, Minnesota. He served in the United States Air Force and became involved in the Minnesota leather scene, most notable as Minnesota Drummer boy 1998.

David's lifelong dream of becoming a piercer came to fruition, also in 1998, as he served his apprenticeship under Jim Ward with Gauntlet Piercing in San Francisco. Soon after he became the co-owner of Gauntlet, which became Gotham Body Piercing with stores in San Francisco and Guerneville, California until the move to Palm Springs in 2004. At that time the business became known as Palm Springs Piercing, for which it remained until his retirement from piercing in July of this year.

David is survived by his soul mate and husband, Rob McCammon; and two sisters, Laurie and Debbie.

The piercing company was a vendor at all major leather weekends from International Mr. Leather (IML) to American Brotherhood Weekend (ABW) to Mid-Atlantic Leather (MAL) to Palm Springs Leather, just to name a few. David's involvement, support, and donations were present at countless local, state, regional, and international contests, too many to mention.

Hawaii was his home of heart and spirit.

Aloha and Mahalo.

A memorial was held August 29 in Palm Springs.

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