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When it comes to tattoo and body piercing supplies, there is one burning question that needs to be asked: Is it sterile? The reason for this is that tattooing and body piercing involves breaking the skin, and the instruments/tools that penetrate the skin MUST be sterile, or you are putting yourself (or your customers) at risk of developing severe infections, injury or possibly (in the worst cases) death.
Although there are many sellers offering such supplies online, there are relatively few that have a bankable track record and truly understand the importance of taking proper measures to insure the sterility of what they sell. We have reviewed many sellers of body piercing supplies and found the best in price and quality is a company that offers true free shipping on all the body piercing supplies they sell, and can be found by clicking the link provided in this text.
As more and more of the population embrace body piercings, the question of what, where and when to get pierced becomes a consideration. If you are a baby-boomer who has been on the sidelines a bit regarding body art (tattoos and body piercings), you may be wondering if there is an age ‘limit’ on such things as tattoos and piercings.
Such a question is really subjective, and a matter of personal expression. If you are looking to project a wild-side to your personality, a tattoo or body piercing might go well with that new Harley Davidson motorcycle you just purchased. However, if you are still in the career world and are concerned with image, you might want to hold off on that septum piercing for now and settle for a nose piercing or monroe. Or, you can elect to get some ‘intimate’ body piercings where no one will ever see them (except for your significant other). Remember, whether you take the plunge and order that body piercing kit online (for home/self piercing) or go to your local body art shop, body piercings (unlike tattoos) are reversible, so if you change your mind you can just take the jewelry out (except for micro-dermal implants, which are not considered body piercings, since they do not have and entry and exit point).
Like many other things, body piercing can become a compulsion and carried to an extreme. While most people do not have this problem, other individuals that may be more prone to such things can become obsessed with getting pierced to the point where it can be dangerous. Body art (tattoos included) enthusiasts may start out with a single piercing or tattoo, only to find themselves wanting more within a short period of time. This desire is normal, and for most does not become an issue. However, if someone begins having piercings or tattoos performed for no other reason than to get it done, something may be wrong.
No matter what your reasoning, make sure you get your body piercings from a professional that uses sterile body piercing supplies and has all required certifications and permits to pierce legally in the county he/she operates in. If such credentials are not readily visible, or you have any doubt that your piercer or tattoo artist may not have such credentials, it is your duty to speak up and ask to see them, that way you will know exactly what you are dealing with. Good luck!
As body piercing continues to grow in popularity and practice, the demand for competent body art technicians has grown exponentially. The popularity of body piercing has created such a demand for trained body piercers that in many areas of the country, the prices of getting pierced have skyrocketed.
Although many types of body piercing require sophisticated techniques and experience to perform safely and successfully, you can learn to perform basic body piercings within a short time with the proper guidance and a starter body piercing kit that can be purchased from respected sellers of body art supplies online for under $200.00. If you are thinking about changing careers, or have had trouble finding a job in this economy, becoming a body piercer may prove to be an enjoyable and profitable new career. We have found the best way to do this is through an apprenticeship with a master body piercer. You will also need to purchase a starter body piercing kit (click on link) such as this one, from the top-rated seller of body piercing kits anywhere.
The shop I work for is a bit of an oddity – we not only pierce and tattoo people but we also sell the supplies and piercing kits to do it yourself. I get hit up all the time with the same question: Can you teach yourself to body pierce or tattoo? Well, there isn’t really a clear answer on that one. It really depends on YOU. I mean, either you are a smart, self-motivated perfectionist (like me ) or you aren’t, and if you aren’t, I suggest you don’t quit that lawn-mowing job just yet.
I began my career buying a starter body piercing kit online that had videos and information on how to get registered with the health department. I began poking myself first, and then talked a few of my loved ones into being guinea pigs. Even though I didn’t know what I was doing yet, word got out and before I knew it I had everybody and their sister coming at me for piercings. (FYI: You’ll find there’s never a shortage of takers in this world when the word ‘free’ is involved – and with the country’s economy on it’s ass, there’s more out there than ever that will let you practice on them.) Once I got the hang of it I apprenticed myself at a shop and put the fine-tuning on the now world-famous Pokee technique. About the only people that are going to tell you that you can’t do it yourself are the guys that see you as a threat to their livelihoods – they would rather have you doing shit work for free at their shops, sweeping floors, getting donuts, making coffee and cleaning up bloody messes, rather than doing what you should be doing with your time – piercing. Even if you don’t mind being exploited like a sweat shop suzy and get an apprenticeship, you’ll still need to get your own starter body piercing kit so you’ll have the right equipment for the job. (Click on the link to go to the one I got mine at.)
Good luck and let me know how it goes.
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Body piercing has evolved into a mainstream form of self expression. People of all ages are getting body piercings as often (or more often) than any other form of body art. The average body art enthusiast often has more piercings than tattoos or any other form of personal adornment. But with the increase in popularity of piercing, has also come a demand for qualified body artists that has led to an overabundance of people piercing that have no business doing so. Many novice piercers believe incorrectly that just because they have multiple body piercings that they are qualified to pierce others. This is an unfortunate and dangerous trend that is resulting in more instances of infections and injuries.
A professionally registered and trained body art technician knows the questions that need to be asked prior to a procedure. Along with proper pre-procedure and post-piercing aftercare information, your piercer should be asking you most or all of the following questions: are you pregnant, do you take medication for seizures, are you prone to fainting, have you eating anything recently, are you on blood thinning medication or intoxicated, to name a few. If you are getting a body piercing (or tattoo) and you are not being asked these questions, you should leave immediately. Not only is your body artist putting you in danger by not asking you these questions, but probably cutting corners in other areas such as sterility of body piercing supplies or in other ways that can jeopardize you. Remember, always ask to see your piercer’s county health department permit and current blood-borne pathogen certification before you get started. You should never get a piercing from someone that makes you feel uneasy, or who is evasive when asked those questions. A legitimate body artists will be glad to answer any question you have because he/she has nothing to hide.
In the never-ending race to impress other people, sometimes one can take a good idea too far. This photo is of a self-professed former geek, who after a few dozen facial tattoos, piercings and stretchings, now believes to be a card-carrying member of Club Cool. The problem with such excess (espeically tattoos on the neck and face) is that they tend to attract the attention of law-enforcement, and have the opposite effect on potential employers. What do you think? Is this guy Cool or Fool?
While most body piercings are reversible (except micro-dermals and hyper-stretching), tattoos are permanent. Make sure you give very careful thought to anything you undertake and that you seek the services of a licensed and trained body artist who uses sterile body piercing supplies at all times.
Before ten years ago, most body piercings were performed by tattoo artists. This was due to the fact that up until then, body piercing was not nearly as popular as it is today. Back then, there was no such thing as a body piercing specialist, nor had the term ‘master body piercer’ been coined. Piercing was a trade that was passed down by tattoo artists and done out of necessity when things got slow in a shop. Because piercing requires no artistic ability, tattoo artists look at piercing differently from tattooing – a mundane task that is much less profitable than their true love, tattooing.
The past five or six years has seen an explosion in body piercing. Piercing has been embraced by everyone of all ages, races, and most religions no longer forbid piercing. (Ironically, the bible discusses piercings in the Old Testament and how common they were in those times!) Now people want choices in how (and whom) they are pierced by, and because of this factor a new trade has been born; the dedicated body piercer. A dedicated body piercer is someone who has devoted themselves to only body piercing and the mastery of that. They may or may not have background as a tattoo artist, but their appearance may be ‘ordinary’ and unoffensive. A great number of people that are having their first body piercings done would rather purchase a body piercing kit (and do it themselves) than go into a tattoo shop full of ex-cons that ooze arrogance and attitude. The proof of this is the explosion of companies now offering home piercing kits. Most parents would prefer their daughters to get pierced by someone that looks and acts closer to a mother or father than the typical tattoo artist. Also, people are becoming aware of the vast differences between body artists that have current permits to pierce from the health department as opposed to renegade body artists that do not. If you are fortunate enough to have a dedicated master body piercer in your city make sure you support them with your business. You can still go to the tattoo shop for your tattoos but the best body piercings are always going to be performed by someone who specializes in piercing.
If you are an apprentice tattoo artist (either self-taught or working at a shop), you will eventually need to purchase your own tattooing equipment. A tattoo kit can accomplish this for you, since a tattoo kit includes a tattoo machine, power supply, clip cord, and foot pedal, plus other items you might need depending upon the price.
Similar to a starter body piercing kit, a tattoo kit should also include sterile tattoo needles, inks, ink cup holders, some practice skin, transfer paper, rubber bands, nipples and basic hardware. If you are lucky, your tattoo kit will include instructions or a cd with flash designs you can print from your computer. Some tattoo kits include streaming how-to videos or other instructional aids. For quality tattoo kits and supplies click on the link in this article.
For many years, people assumed tattooing was just a fad, destined to become a thing of the past. Now, tattoos have established themselves as ‘mainstream’ and are considered to be a normal expression of one’s individuality and accepted by most people in society. Body piercing began surfacing in the late 80′s and early nineties, and was considered extreme by most people.
Now, body piercing of the ears, tongue, navel and other parts of the face has become so commonly practiced that it is now embraced by society as no longer a fringe activity, but a normal way to adorn oneself. In fact, the exploding popularity of body piercing has created a demand for professional body piercers that is going unfilled. It appears that body piercing, as with tattooing, is definitely here to stay