If you have called or driven around trying to get a body piercing done you have discovered it is almost impossible. If you can even find a shop that is open, chances are they are not doing body piercings anymore. Why? The Body Piercing News contacted a master body piercer in Southern California and asked about the problem.
“It is really about economics”, said Robin, a renown body piercer with over 30 years experience as a piercer and business owner. “When you are only allowed appointments only and at 25% capacity, it comes down to survival and catering to your highest paying customers – which is always tattoos. Unfortunately, that leaves body piercing customers out of luck.” Robin went on to say that in her state of California, shops were allowed to open for only 2 weeks back in June before being forced to shut down again. During that brief reopening period, facial piercings were forbidden by the state, which further worked against the body piercers since half of all piercing procedures are facial piercings. “And even though it’s all over the news every day I still get about 40 calls a day from customers.”
“It’s just very frustrating that all the other businesses here are being allowed to reopen except us. But because I come from the medical field I get it. There is simply not an acceptably safe way to body pierce without considerable risk to both the body art technician and the customer… and tattoos are even worse because they require much longer periods of time to complete and involve thousands and thousands of punctures as opposed to one or two punctures for a piercing.” When asked what happened to all the body piercers out of work in this current climate Robin was quick to answer. “Like many of the displaced tattoo artists the piercers have been driven underground and are trying to figure out a way to continue safely. The question is do customers want to go to someone’s house to get a body piercing and risk exposure in a non-professional environment? And who wants customers coming to their house? It just doesn’t work no matter how you do it and I don’t see it getting better for a long time.”
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