About Chari

Chari Weatherford

Chari Weatherford is a southern Oregon body piercer since 1999.

 She managed Custom Body Art in Medford for ten years. She furthered her studies at the Fakir Intensives, first completing basic, and then advanced courses. Fakir Musafar is a  piercer known worldwide for his 50+ years of research and personal exploration of body modification. It was then she received the inspiration to open Ritual Evolution in Ashland in 2008. "For many, there can be deep transformations made through body piercings and I wanted a sacred space to honor our experiences through these ancient traditions. I love to celebrate our coming-of-age rites, marking time, reclaiming of bodies, shifting, adorning, recreating, and releasing. Just breathe." Chari is a Reflexology and Usui Reiki master practitioner.

Reflexology appointments are also accepted at the studio.


Chari is amazing! She walked my 6-year-old daughter through her first ear piercing process with such ease and professionalism! It was like watching a piercing kid Whisperer. Such a great experience! Highly recommend that if your child wants their first ear piercing to come see Chari and not a place that uses a piercing gun. My daughter left saying "I like Chari" 💜
-Happy mama and daughter