1953-1998. At about the age of forty, Noland left his career as a government employee to open Kansas City's only piercing-only studio, Extremus. He spent the last five years of his life doing what he loved, and died having brought the enlightenment and joy of piercing to thousands of people. He enjoyed his work as a body piercer and helped all who came to him with information and support. Mick is missed and loved by many.