Humpback whales have arrived in Monterey Bay–and we have the best seats in the house. These graceful giants have been breaching, spouting and feeding just off our decks! 

These massive mammals use air bubbles to herd and corral schools of fish and krill, swimming through with their mouths open–a single whale can consume up to 3,000 pounds per day! They often feed in the same spot for several days, making these whales easy to find. 

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Thanks to staffer Emily Simpson for these stunning shots!



Hey guys! Thought I’d start blogging a bit more and letting you all know what I’ve been doing lately and sharing some of my latest adventures!

Last weekend, my friends and I decided to explore Monterey, California. These pictures specifically are from around Perkin’s Park and Lovers Point Park if you’re from the area and want to check it out. This was probably the most perfect weekend to go because it was around 80 degrees farenheit, the water was soooo clear, and it wasn’t cloudy (or shall i say cloudhy lol) at all like it usually is! Also, everyone was just out there having a great time and walking their adorable dogs (I’m definitely taking my little puppy next time) :) It definitely feels a lot like summer in California! 

After we explored a bit more, we decided to stop at this amazingggggg French bakery called Paris Bakery! I’m pretty sure that I had the best pastries in my life there. I’ll be posting a photo set from there soon, so stay on the lookout!

Here is the link to the blog post about the bakery! :)

Good afternoon everybody!

Today marks our 2 year anniversary here at Vaughn Body Arts.

I cannot express my gratitude enough to all of the amazing people that have come through these doors the past two years.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for allowing me the pleasure of providing you with safe piercing, and adorning you with beautiful jewelry.

Speaking of beautiful jewelry, take a look at Eve’s rook. I’ve been piercing her for years and it’s been so cool watching clients such as Eve leave home, go off to college and grow into successful and awesome adults.

This 18k rose gold threaded flower from anatometal​ is bursting with beautiful light purple opals. One of my favorite pieces.  

Thank you, Eve!

Here’s to many more years of safe piercing and meeting amazing clients.

-Cody Vaughn

Monterey, CA 



Here are the pictures from the french bakery that I was talking about in my last blog post! It’s called Paris Bakery and it’s located in Monterey, California and Seaside, California if you want to check it out. (I went to the one in Monterey) 

French bakeries are literally my greatest weakness because everything is so freaking good omg :’) My favorite thing there is their napoleon (it has like puff pastry, pastry cream, and like a small layer of fondant on the top) and this time I also got a cheesecake because if you know me, you’d know that I am obsessed with cheesecake. 

Hope you guys are enjoying these blog posts because I’m having a lot of fun making them! (this one’s kinda shorter though because it is somewhat a continuation of the previous blog post) :D