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Getting a body piercing these days is becoming routine. With the popularity of piercing soaring, there are many places offering piercing services. But there can be and usually are vast differences in the quality and prices of various shops that offer piercings.
In states like California and New York, where body art is heavily regulated, you should always go to a shop that is permitted with the county health department and who uses only sterile body jewelry and piercing supplies. Ask to see the permit of the body artist or shop before you get pierced. Also, you should receive printed after care procedures after the piercing to insure you are informed of what is needed to heal quickly and without complications. If you are not sure if the shop you are considering is permitted and legit, go somewhere else that is.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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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