Archive for October, 2012

What The New Body Art Industry Laws Mean To You

10 24th, 2012 Author: justhurtabit

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!

Whether you are looking to learn how to tattoo or body pierce, the traditional form of apprenticeship has by definition changed quite a bit in recent years.  It used to be a simple matter of just volunteering your time and energy at a tattoo shop for a year or two in exchange for learning the proper procedures in shop hygiene, tattooing and piercing.

Now with the interest in tattooing buoyed by television shows and the increased popularity of tattoos in the mainstream population, finding a shop that will even take you as an apprentice can be a daunting task.  Once you have the proper tattoo and body piercing supplies, you will need to either apprentice yourself to a mentor or teach yourself through various means.  Be prepared to pay for the knowledge you are asking to receive, not just in time spent at the shop but in dollars.  In a recent survey conducted by the Body Piercing News found that about 75% of shops now charge apprentices (between 3 and 10 thousand dollars).  IF you are lucky enough to find a shop that will take you on (without charging money to do so) make sure you make the best of it and enjoy yourself.  Remember, you will be learning one of very few recession-proof trades that will serve you (and your customers) forever.

There may have been people selling body piercing kits longer, or companies claiming to be the ‘original’ seller of such supplies, but our research here at the Body Piercing News found that only ONE company sells professional-grade body piercing kits and supplies at a reasonable price and has been doing it for years.

Whether you need body piercing kits or supplies, sterile body jewelry or sterilization equipment or skin preparation, we recommend the best in body piercing kits and supplies. If you know of any other companies that compare in quality and price to this company’s we welcome your input. Happy piercing!