Body Piercing News
Archive for November, 2011
In many areas of the country, there is a shortage of qualified body piercers. As with all things, a short supply leads to increased prices. At the Body Piercing News we have heard of people charging as much as 85 USD for piercings in some areas.
Because of this shortage, more and more people are turning to purchasing body piercing kits and doing the piercings themselves. Although this is not recommended for many piercings (which are difficult to do by novices), there are many piercings that can be done with a good chance of success at home. Just make sure the body piercing kit you purchase includes sterile body jewelry, proper skin preparation and how-to instructional videos. This company offers the best quality sterile body piercing kits we have found along with streaming videos and aftercare guidelines, at the most affordable prices.
The holidays are believed by some to be the worst time to get pierced or tatted. The reasoning behind this is that having a pink (still healing) piercing or fresh tattoo visible at the holiday dinner table may be the catalyst for ‘prickly’ conversation from relatives.
Although that may be true in some respects (depending upon where you get the body art), it may actually be the best time (economically) to get work done since traditionally many shops are slow at this time of the year. So if you are thinking about getting that new body piercing and the cat is already out of the bag (that you do such things), you may be able to get rock-bottom deals on getting it done right now. So treat yourself to that tattoo or body piercing you want and just keep the conversation moving during those long holiday meals 🙂
Many people are frustrated with being asked to do more for less at their current jobs, or worse, are finding it difficult to even find a job. While some say the economy is getting better, many changes in the job market are here to stay. Worker’s rights are being taken away, as well as expectations of benefits, raises and the feeling that working hard will lead to job security and retirement.
There are very few industries that have grown over the last few years. One of them is the booming demand for body piercers. As body piercing becomes more and more commonplace, the demand has reached a critical point for qualified professional body piercers. With the proper training and a starter body piercing kit you can easily earn over $100.00 per hour either working for yourself or out of a tattoo shop. You just need to be good with customers and not be squeamish about blood (which is part of the territory). If you can handle that you may have what it takes to be a great body piercer. For a complete starter body piercing kit that includes streaming how-to videos and a booklet that show you how to get started and start piercing legally in the area near you, click on the link provided earlier in the sentence. Good luck!
With the new emphasis by Google on total product costs for consumers, there has been a dramatic shift by online retailers to lower shipping costs. However, as with most things, what seems to be ‘free’ is not always as it appears to be.
Most sellers of body piercing supplies will lead with ”free shipping” on their sites, but careful reading reveals that you must make a minimum order amount to qualify. The ONLY site we have found that does NOT REQUIRE ORDER MINIMUMS and gives you truly free shipping on all their products (within the USA, of course) can be found by clicking on the following link: body piercing supplies. It’s nice to know there is truth in advertising, at least with these guys 🙂
Let’s face it, body piercing is a very personal experience. Once you’ve worked up the courage to get it done, the next big challenge becomes who/where do you get the piercing from? If you are not fortunate enough to live in an area where there are dedicated body piercers (that means they ONLY pierce and aren’t inside a tattoo shop), you will undoubtedly be dealing with a tattoo guy/girl.
Now don’t get me wrong, this is not an issue of competence (in most cases) but personal preference. The problem with tattoo shops (and tat artists) is that the shop is usually located in a bad part of town and employs ‘unique’ body artists that are usually difficult to deal with when they find out you aren’t spending 500 on a tattoo. No matter where you go to get it done make sure the person doing your body piercing is qualified, licensed and registered with the local health department. If these credentials are not clearly posted in plain sight (as required by law), leave immediately and find a place that does obey the law. You may spend a few more dollars for a legitimate body piercing, but it beats getting an infection (or worse) by someone that is not qualified to work as a body piercer.
There are many people trying to make a buck in this tight economy these days. Some truly need the money, while others are actually exploiting the situation with a ‘help themselves’ attitude towards commerce. A case in point is the proliferation of sites that want you to ‘pay’ to watch how-to videos on body piercing.
While many of these are ridiculously priced (asking upwards of $60.00 USD) per 10 minute video segment, others are more subtly priced (i.e. 6 to 10 dollars per video offered by the self-proclaimed expert goddess/angel of body piercing). The truth is, you don’t need to pay anything to observe professional piercing, as we have found these FREE body piercing videos offered as a service from a leading supplier of body piercing supplies.
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.