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This video illustrates the technique used to piercing a wrist. The wrist piercing is a type of surface piercing and has high chance of rejection and migration due to it’s proximity to the hands. Although the name ‘wrist piercing ‘ implies it would be located on the wrist, this surface piercing is actually located about a third of the way up the exterior surface of the forearm between the wrist and the elbow indentation.
Some enthusiasts may wish to purchase a body piercing kit and do this piercing at home themselves. However, due to the importance of positioning and the sensitivity of the tissue involved, it is strongly recommended that the devotee seek the services of an experienced body piercer instead. Please note, this video is not for the squeamish. Happy piercing!
For some, the only obstacle keeping them from getting a body piercing is the pain they imagine that comes with the process. True, there is always a certain amount of pain felt in almost all body piercings, there are ways that one can ‘minimize’ or reduce it.
One way NOT to do this is drinking alcohol beforehand – alcohol thins the blood and can cause bleed-outs or feinting. Some people have found that taking Tylenol (acetaminophine) before a body piercing can reduce the pain felt. (Note: do NOT take Aspirin, as this (like alcohol) will thin the blood and you will be exposing your client to greater risk of injury or bleeding.)
When it comes to numbing sprays or gels, we cannot endorse fully the use of these producdts as their effectiveness seems to differ from individual to individual. Lastly, the use of sharp piercing needles reduces the pain felt during a piercing. You can find ultra-sharp needles, supplies and body piercing kits and this fine online seller of body piercing kits and supplies.
Depending on many factors, the cost of getting a professional body piercing varies. In some parts of the nation, a single body piercing can go as high as $80.00, and not even include the jewelry. In major cities (where there are many shops competing against each other) the cost can go as low as $20.00.
Whether you decide to have your body piercing done professionally, or you decide to do it yourself at home with a sterile body piercing kit – make sure you are using safe, and sterile needles, tools and body jewelry. If you aren’t sure if the body jewelry being used for your piercing is not sterilized, ask. It’s always better to be safe than sorry
If you are wondering if body piercing kits bought online differ, the answer is YES. Depending on where you look, you will find a wide range of kits offered, and unfortunately, most are NOT up to health department standards.
Out of all the suppliers of body art, we found only one company that offered safe, and sterile body piercing kits that include instructional videos and printable aftercare guidelines. And only this company cares enough to include pre-sterilized body jewelry in their body piercing kits for no extra charge, and ships free without an order minimum. Simply click on the link here for body piercing kits for more information.
Across America, health departments all over are cracking down on renegade tattoo parlors and piercers for not adhering to county and state hygiene standards. If your shop has been recently visited (or cited) by your local health department for violating codes, you are not alone.
One of the recommendations being made by many county health departments is to use sterile, one-time (disposable) forceps, pre-sterilized body jewelry and needles. Rather than the time and cost of purchasing an autoclave (not to mention the time and work needed to pouch and cycle items) you can purchase online guaranteed sterile body piercing supplies and body jewelry from respected online suppliers and avoid fines, scrutiny or worse. Be safe, sure and NEVER take chances with your client’s safety and well-being!
In this tough economy, the competition for the available jobs is fierce. No longer is it enough to have the requisite education or experience for the position – now employers are asking for credit histories and combing the social networking sites to get a gauge on prospects.
Although tattoos and body piercings have been accepted by mainstream society, in some cases, they can prevent you from being hired into certain types of work. The food industry, for example has many regulations regarding facial jewelry and many employers will either demand removal of body jewelry or just pass over applicants that have facial tats or piercings. Facial tattoos impose a different type of scrutiny from piercings as many conservative managers and business owners may assume you have a criminal background or affiliation. The benefit of body piercings is that they they can always be removed and will usually heal back up. Even so, if you are currently out in the job market it may be a good idea to put off getting that facial tattoo or buying that body piercing kit until after you have talked it over with a new boss. Of course, you could always get that tattoo or piercing in a place where it doesn’t show
Many industries have certain times of the year that are busy or slow for them. For the body art industry, it is safe to say that the spring and summer months are the best times to get and show off new piercings and tattoos.
Although spring and summer are prime times for new body art, many body piercings are performed in the fall and winter months, many times in dorm rooms where students are kept indoors due to inclement weather. Whatever time of the year, it’s always a great time to get a body piercing or tattoo – whether you buy a sterile body piercing kit online and do it yourself or go to your local shop to get it done. Just make sure you are using sterile body jewelry and proper technique when piercing and if you are a piercer, make sure you buy your body piercing supplies and body piercing kits from a reputable supplier.
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As with just about everything else you can think of, there are people selling tattoo and body piercing kits and supplies on ebay. Basically, ebay is the largest garage sale in the world. Although you can sometimes find things on ebay for a few dollars less than you would from respectable companies, it may not always be a good idea to buy there for some items.
When it comes to tattoo and body piercing supplies (especially ones that are supposed to be sterile) you may be taking a chance and putting yourself (and your clients) at risk by buying ‘sterile’ items on ebay. The problem with ebay is that they are more about ‘commerce’ than safety, and there are few (if any) quality controls in place in regards to safe-guarding people against fly-by-night operations that may be selling inferior goods. Your best bet when buying tattoo or body piercing supplies is to avoid buying from sellers that do not have a web-site or physical store locations – in other words, make sure the people you are entrusting with your (and your clients’) safety is established and can guarantee the sterility of their products. We found a leading supplier of body piercing kits and supplies that offers both low prices and top quality guaranteed sterile products. You might find what you need for a little less on ebay, but is it really worth that dollar or two you will save if you or your clients get infections?
There are many sellers hawking kits online, with varying prices and quality. You can find home piercing kits sold on ebay, amazon and other online retailers, as well as stand-alone companies that specialize in body art supplies.
Whether you have decided to purchase a body piercing kit for yourself or your spouse, or if you are a professional body piercer, there is one company that we have found that stands above the rest for quality and price – you can check their body piercing kits by clicking on the link provided. They also offer True Free Shipping, which means there is no small print or order minimums to get what you buy shipped to you free – it is what it is – FREE! It’s nice to know that there are some things in life that aren’t too good to be true!