TAT What's required to be a professional piercer?

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  1. Synner

    Synner New Member

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    I'm meeting up with a piercer today. I spoke with her last night, she said she'd be willing to take me on as an apprentice. I'm doing research now, what all is required for a professional?
     
  2. dubrocker

    dubrocker sho nuff

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    i'm pretty sure there is a sort of certification... apprenticing will give you something solid to put on a resume.

    i've always heard that piercers don't make very much money
     
  3. Synner

    Synner New Member

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    I'm not doing it for the money. I don't need much to survive. I'm doing it for the passion I have for it. I don't care about the details.
     
  4. vitamin dew

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    Ask the piercer you're meeting up with?
     
  5. Turboed_2

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    For starters:

    Experience ;)
     
  6. Mr.Bojangles

    Mr.Bojangles New Member

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    A bachelors in exodermic science.
     
  7. Buttons

    Buttons OT Supporter

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    Not very much.

    Edit: I'll clarify and expand on that....


    There really aren't any pre-requisites to becoming a piercer. Obviously an interest in the art is the main thing. It's not a job for everyone. The shop I used to work at is trying to apprentice a girl right now to replace me and she's failing miserably. She can't stop shaking and can't do basic tasks like close CBR's properly. She has a HUGE interest in the art but she's just not set out to be a piercer. A slight knowledge of anatomy helps when doing basic piercings but it's best to pick up some anatomy books and learn more about how skin heals and grows and how blood flow works in the human body(how it clots, where the major vessels are, learn about capillaries and such). I took a first aid course as well as a course on sterility and cleanliness. These do help in the long run. Hope that helps you some.

    Any other questions regarding apprenticeships just ask away.
     
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  8. gehzumteufel

    gehzumteufel New Member

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    What kind of money can you make as a peircer?
     
  9. Buttons

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    Depends on so many things. The area you're in, the reputation of your shop/yourself, the time of year...

    There was weeks where my takehome was upwards of $1000 but there was also weeks where I only made about $100. :dunno:
     

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