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June 27, 2011
2:49 am
Juise37
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One of my friends apprenticed me a while ago,  and i've been doing piercings for a while, but since it wasn't done in a shop, so i don't have the shop experience and the know-how of working in a shop. i'm having trouble getting into a shop where i can learn the technicalities of everything so i can turn, i guess you can call it a hobby, into a job. any ideas or advice?

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June 27, 2011
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i'm pretty sure some of the first comments are going to be about doing body mods in an unsterile envoronment, but it wasn't done in an unsterile fashion.  everything we usuad was always sterilized and fresh out sterile packaging, gloves, clamps, sterile surfaces, the whole 9 yards. all by the book.. well, as can be fore not being in a shop

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June 27, 2011
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I'm not aginst DIY (i've done plenty of my own), but on others, given you admit a lack of expertise (and assuming you charge or others don't have ful info that you are 'unqualified'), i do have issue with.

It's hard to tell your level of ability from your posts, but you want a full piercer's job rather than an apprenticeship?

I can see some shops not being too keen on that, with good reason imho. If that's the case it's down to you to convince them you're worth the risk. I wonder how many good shops would take it though….

 

My general advice to get an apprenticeship is get qualifications in infection control, blood borne, pathogens and first aid. Research a shop, and get to know a good one personally. Show them you're sensible and get on with them. After a while ask about working for them.

If you get a shot, be prepared to unlearn any bad habits, and remain humble about your experience to date. If you have the skills already, they'll see it in your progress.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
June 27, 2011
5:45 pm
Juise37
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i definately don't feel like i'm ready to be a full on piercer, but i've just been having trouble even getting into shops as an apprentice. i'm very comfortable with the piercings i've done and i know, but i know there is so much more i need to learn, and like you said, i still need to get certified in bbp, first aid and infection control. thanx for the adviceSmile

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