Piercing Apprenticeships? | General Discussion | Forum
April 19, 2012
First off, I have to say I am new, so you may have to forgive me for not knowing exactly how this Forum works.
So, on to my topic…
I have been interested in become a Body Piercer for several years now, and have been searching for an apprenticeship in Seattle and in the surrounding area for the 6 months or so and have had no luck at all.
So, anyone out there who has successfully gotten one…
How did you do it?
What did you do for it?
Did you pay?
Where did you go?
For how long?
Do you have any tips and tricks that could help me?
Honestly, any opinion on the matter would be of great help.
July 12, 2011
You said any opinion on the matter would be of great help…except perhaps for mine.
I did once apprentice as a piercer, though I never managed to actually pierce anyone. I got the apprenticeship because my former best friend and his boss decided to take their new-age store in a different direction.
They attended Fakir Musafar's school in San Francisco. Once the got back, got settled into their own shop, and became comfortable and confident piercers themselves, they sort of let me in the back door. In other words, I got the apprenticeship because it was a friend, and for no other reason.
However, I do recommend Fakir Musafar's school. It's an intense program wherein you learn everything they can teach you in a matter of about two weeks.
Check out Fakir.org for more details.
April 19, 2012
August 26, 2011
On that note, I too had the same thing, was looking around and happened to mention it to a friend of mine that I hadn't spoken to in quite some time. Turns out his best friend was a piercer and they were in the market for a new apprentice. I did about 6 months before they let me off the hook (even though i was still considered and apprentice)…Long story short I realized that the training I had was not enough and signed up for the Fakir Intensive, which is AMAZING…I plan on returning to complete the advanced course as soon as funds allow me to. Before that I made sure to get some other certifications on my belt (you know the ones that help people feel comfortable with you), first aid and cpr, blood borne pathogens and cross contamination etc. etc.
They help when you're looking for an apprenticeship though… You find the right place and those things go a long way…it shows you're dedicated to the process and take seriously the fact that you're working with the human body.
April 19, 2012
Thanks for your input. :3
I'm putting everything people are telling me into effect and working harder to find someone who is willing to take me under.
I am also working on getting Enrolled for the Fakir Intensives.
Based one what I have heard, they are amazing, and it would be a stupid idea to pass up such an opportunity.
Thanks so much. :3
It's all helping!
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