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Trust is a very sacred thing when it comes to body art. If you don’t trust your body piercer or tattoo artist you probably would find someone else to do your body art. Likewise, the sterility of a body piercing kit or tools used for body piercing are only as good as the company that supplies them.
Whether you are a professional body piercer or are a self-taught piercer who pierces friends and family members at home, you need to make sure that where you are buying your supplies or piercing kit from is a reputable and fully licensed company. Remember, it doesn’t matter how careful you are (with gloves and proper skin preparation procedures) – if what you are using to pierce, and the body jewelry you are inserting isn’t sterile, you are risking an infection or worse. For safe piercing tips or questions contact us anytime. Safe piercing
With increased competition in the body art industry comes cost-cutting moves and ways to try to appeal to a customer’s sense of value. While some shops run specials or lower their prices, other shops resort to more dangerous ways to cut corners.
In a disturbing trend, many shops are offering to charge less for a body piercing if the customer brings their own body jewelry. While this may sound (at first) to be a good offer, it is at best increasing the chance of infection and at worst, illegal. Using a non-sterile piece of body jewelry in a fresh piercing is foolish and increases the chances of serious infection for the client. If a shop offers you this kind of ‘deal’ you would be advised to run (not walk) away since not only is their ‘deal’ inviting an infection into your near future, but they are operating illegally and probably are not registered with the health department either. To find guaranteed sterilized body jewelry and quality body piercing supplies click on the link. And remember, if a deal sounds too good to be true it usually is!
Although there are many places you can buy body piercing kits from, there is only ONE company we found that offers you the ability to custom-build your own kit to suit your piercing needs.
Not only is this company the only place that offers online custom body piercing kits but they are also the only company we’ve found that offers true free shipping (without any hitches or order minimums) in the USA! For more information on how to save big money on body piercing kits and supplies, click the link provided.
In our never-ending quest to find the best body art equipment, methods and suppliers, we have found a pioneering approach to body piercing kits that lets you custom build your own kit to order. In a radically new approach that allows the professional body art technician to custom design and order a body piercing kit, this new way of obtaining body piercing supplies may revolutionize the industry.
Now you can create your own custom tailored body piercing kit for a single piercing all the way up to a massive 250 piercings through the use of pull down menus. This approach allows you to save money since you only pay for the items you need. To see this new approach to body piercing kits click the link provided. Happy piercing!
In almost every state there are sweeping changes being made to the body art industry, changes that are necessary and in the interest of safety. In California, a new law took effect July 1st of 2012 called AB-300. This law covers the new stricter requirements for tattoo shops that is an attempt to insure sterility and a safe, clean environment for body art techs and customers alike.
Whether you are in California or other states, chances are you have seen recent changes being made by health departments and state governments to tighten up an industry that has in the past been left to much of it’s own devices. When it comes to truly sterile body jewelry most health departments are in universal agreement that it is better to use pre-sterilized body jewelry and one-time use disposable tools and needles. If you are looking for a supplier of body piercing supplies that offers the finest sterile body jewelry and everything needed to be in compliance, check this link for sterile body jewelry for top quality supplies shipped free (anywhere in the USA). Take care and be safe!
In the never-ending competition to invent (or discover) new and unusual ways to pierce one’s body, we have noted a body piercing that is gaining notice, called the “Hitcher” (short for Hitch-Hicker). ”The first time I did one was when a customer came in for a tattoo and mentioned he had hitch-hiked his way to our shop”, reports Robin Ryan of Lancaster, California. ”We were running a special that included a free piercing with a tattoo and he said he wanted something that would be different”.
Robin not only performs the procedure at her busy shop in Southern California, but has a hitcher piercing of her own. ”It just made sense for him to have a piercing where it might be seen while hitch-hiking”. This piercing may or may not lead to more success in getting rides from strangers, but we do know that (as with all surface piercings or all other body piercings) you should make sure proper sterilized body piercing supplies and tools are used and that you seek an experienced piercer to perform them.
With the many multitudes of shops that offer tattooing and piercing services these days, body piercing has almost become routine, and with that, you might assume you are in good hands. As with many other growing industries, body piercing has seen a tremendous demand increase over the past five years. This has caused many beauty shops, boutiques and other businesses to ‘add’ body piercing services, some of which are not qualified or properly trained to do so.
The best places to find qualified piercers is at shops that offer body art services like tattoos or body piercings specifically, not shops that offer massage, manicures, or other non-related services. If you are unsure of the qualifications of your body piercer or tattoo artists, ask to see their health department permit BEFORE you agree to have them do any work on you. It also helps to ask to see the sterile body jewelry in the sterile pouches as well as the tools that should be pouched in sterile color-changing pouches (like those that are available at leading online sellers that offer quality body piercing supplies). If the body artist is legit they will not have any problem showing you their credentials and sterile equipment.
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