Body Piercing News
Archive for September, 2011
If you are in the market for body piercing supplies or just a body piercing kit, you have to decide which of the many sellers to purchase from. More importantly than the seller, is that you choose a kit that has sterile body jewelry. This is because while most kits include sterile needles and prep materials, an alarmingly low percentage of them do not include sterilized body jewelry.
Why is this crucial component neglected? Mainly it is due to the cost and time involved in sterilizing body jewelry. To properly sterilize body jewelry to FDA standards, an autoclave or sterilizer must be used, which cost between 800 and 5,000 USD to buy. The bottom line is this; if a seller of body piercing supplies or body piercing kits is worth their salt, they will include not only sterile body jewelry but also comprehensive aftercare information and how-to videos to access for amateurs to have the best chance of success. We found this company (click on link) to have the best quality body piercing kits at the best prices, with 100% True Free Shipping on all orders, without an order minimum.
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.
Let’s face it, when it comes right down to it, tattooing is pretty much a non-profession, and unregulated. I say this because there is NO LICENSE requirements, nor any oversight whatsoever in regards to the level of experience, minimum knowledge or any other requisites necessary to becoming a tattoo artist. You basically watch, or are taught (if you are an apprentice to another artist) how it’s done, buy yourself a tattoo kit, or some body piercing supplies and start tattooing. That’s it.
But there are some people in the industry who forget the fact that tattooing is NOT regulated and that there is NO SUCH THING AS A TATTOO ‘LICENSE’ and will try to dissuade, thwart and outright lie to up and coming tattooists by telling them such things as they need a license to buy tattoo equipment (outright lie), or that they have no right to be learning the art at all and will put a label on them: SCRATCHERS. The term ‘scratcher’ is the equivalent of the ‘n’ word in body art, it carries with it a very negative connotation that implies the person being called a scratcher is incompetent, ignorant or worse, dangerous to the welfare of the customer. The truth is, ALL TATTOO ARTISTS started out the SAME WAY, knowing nothing and had to start out being…. scratchers. The problem is, since there is not any licensing required to tattoo (all that is necessary is a permit from the county health department, which does not require proof of competency or any kind of knowledge requirement), everyone is therefore, technically, scratchers! But the unsuccessful tat guys and girls that work in the over staffed shops that are failing now want to look down upon those that are tattooing independently out of their homes, and who may be busier than their retail location counterparts, and they want to judge them, blame them for their own failings and smear them with such ignorant terms. If you are one of the ‘scratchers’ who like to judge new tattoo artists in such ways and are casting ignorance over an already image-challenged industry such as tattooing, shame on you! It’s the fact that we live in a free country (where we are allowed to pursue our own versions of happiness) that makes us a great nation. And the fact that there is competition out there is what makes us try harder and better ourselves all the time. So if you can’t handle the fact that there are other people out there like you, with your interests, and your talent that wish to express themselves and make a living at it, you either need to leave this country, or shut your yap.
That’s all I got for now.