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Across the nation counties and states are tightening regulations designed for a safer body art experience for customers. From Oregon, California and Nevada to other states eastward, shops are seeing new regulations and procedural changes that can be complicated at times. The aim of these new regulations is to standardize an industry that for decades has resisted standardization. The end result, it is hoped, will be a safer experience for customers whether they are getting a body piercing or a new tattoo.
If you own or work in a shop that has been hit with new changes and tightened regulations, you are not alone. Thousands of shops in California have been impacted by the implementation of AB-300 (a bill passed by the state legislature last year) that calls for increased oversight and regulation of body art establishments. One of the mandates calls for the use of safe metals and alloy materials for body piercing, like the body piercing supplies offered here. If you are in doubt if your shop is in compliance, speak to the shop owner for clarification. Remember, as a body artist it is ultimately your responsibility to be in compliance at all times. You may also contact your county health department for clarification.
A very misunderstood fact about tattoo shops is what is called the ‘shop minimum’. While most tattoo shops will not admit to having a ‘shop minimum’, almost all of them do. What a shop minimum represents is the least amount of money they charge for their body art services.
This is not an hourly amount (which may be higher) but in plain terms, it’s the least amount of money you will have to show them for them to bother with you. If this sounds bad, it is, and represents one of the only types of businesses that work this way left. We found one shop in Southern California that does not charge a shop minimum, nor does it charge by the hour – the price you are quoted is all you will ever pay – and best of all, if you aren’t completely satisfied, they will make it right at no extra charge. To check this shop out, click on this link here.
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
If you have been waiting for a legitamate real (walk-in) body piercing school to open, your wait is over. The world’s first dedicated body piercing school has just opened in Los Angeles, California and is taking student for it’s March 2013 classes. Founded by master body piercers, the initial course will provide the information and basic materials to successfully body pierce in a shop environment.
For more information on course dates and course requirements click on this link to the body piercing school page.
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.
If you are a shop owner or body piercer, you know that with the new state-mandated health laws that there is a lot at stake when it comes to doing business these days. More than ever before, it is crucial to make sure you are getting the quality requirements needed to be compliant in all aspects of body piercing supplies, piercing needles and sterilized body jewelry.
Out of the many choices we at the BodyPiercingNews.com have found only one company that not only stands behind their products but who offers FREE SHIPPING anywhere within the USA on all orders, with NO ORDER MINIMUMS! That company can be found clicking this link for body piercing supplies. We welcome your input and hope you have a great drama-free holiday season
What started out as a decent idea, customer reviews and the sites that encourage them (Yelp.com, Google+, Etc.) are seeing a backlash from consumers. The truth is that most customers know bogus reviews when they read them and are increasingly not paying attention to them. ”The time has come when customer reviews have become irrelevant” said a leading internet market research firm. This observation is based upon the glaring fact that most positive reviews are posted by the owners of a business or their close friends and family, while the negative reviews are posted by jealous competitors.
As with Ebay and other sites that are dependent upon user reviews, there is no fair and impartial oversight to the review process. Most reviews (either good or bad) that are obviously fraudulent are left as is by the companies that host these reviews, unless of course you decide to pay them to take them down. Our staff has been contacted by numerous shop owners that have alerted Google, Yelp or Yahoo when they were assaulted with bogus negative reviews by competitors only to be offered paid advertising with the implication that if they paid the reviews would disappear. If this sounds like extortion, it is to a certain degree, and it is big business. Fortunately for the hard-working small shop owners out there that have suffered quietly as their public images have been smeared by envious competitors, there is growing evidence that propaganda-weary consumers are ignoring reviews altogether. In an informal survey taken by the BodyPiercingNews.com we found that when asked if business reviews could be trusted at face value, only a mere 11% said they thought they were real. When those that distrusted online reviews were asked who they thought actually wrote the reviews, over 90% believed online reviews were written either by the business owners themselves or by the businesses’ competitors. With over 90% of people already disregarding online reviews, is it any wonder that the revenues and traffic to search sites is dwindling? What do you think about online reviews? As always, we welcome your opinion.
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!