What qualifications do you need for body piercing?

What qualifications do you need for body piercing?

Getting In

  • You do not need formal qualifications.
  • It can be difficult to find suitable training with a registered body piercer.
  • You must learn about health and safety issues such as sterilisation, cross-contamination or the risk to circulatory and nervous systems.

How do I start a career in body piercing?

How to become a body piercer

  1. Research the industry. Learn as much as you can about body piercing to make sure you are comfortable performing this service and prepared to begin training.
  2. Meet basic requirements.
  3. Find a mentor.
  4. Pass health and safety training.
  5. Complete an apprenticeship.
  6. Get a license.
  7. Find a job.

How long is a piercing course?

2 days
Our piercing courses are run over 2 days. In our piercing course we teach you everything you need to know about piercing, you will be ready to pierce upon completion of this course.

How long does a piercing course take?

A full, comprehensive piercing apprenticeship lasts 2-3 years.

How do I ask for a piercing apprenticeship?

A letter to all would-be body piercing apprentices…

  1. I need to have a place for you to work.
  2. I need to know that you are really motivated to be a great body piercer.
  3. Getting an apprenticeship is a popularity contest.
  4. My shop is not the stepping stone to a tattoo career.

Do you need a license to Pierce in California?

To be registered, the artist must show current vaccinations, undergo bloodborne pathogen training and certify that he has knowledge of all laws related to body art safety. Piercers must perform their work at a studio, mobile studio or temporary body art facility.

How hard is it to get a piercing apprenticeship?

Finding a piercing apprenticeship can be just as difficult as finding one with a tattoo artist, but the requirements are a little different. You’re not going to be expected to have the same artistic talent, so you won’t need a portfolio. You do, however, still need to attract the attention of your potential mentor.

How much do you tip for piercings?

Something in the region of 15-20% of the total cost (piercing + jewelry) should be enough. If you feel like they did an extra special job, then you might want to up this to a 25-30% tip. For example, getting a lobe pierced might cost $20, plus $10 for jewelry. A 15% tip = $4.50.