Though widely used in malls, parts of the guns can't be sterilized, warns Weber of the Association of Professional Piercers
One mistake is choosing a piercer
based on low price.
Skills and interests To be a body piercer
you should: Have good hand-eye coordination and a steady hand; have high standards of cleanliness and be constantly aware of the need for hygiene; have a knowledge of health and safety; be prepared to work on any part of the body; have good interpersonal skills to talk to clients and discuss in detail exactly what they want.
The number of licensed piercers
in Oregon has declined from a high of 766 in 2001 to 151 in 2005, according to numbers from the state.
A: Diseases--including potentially fatal ones--can be transmitted from one person to another if piercers
use unclean equipment.
Frequently, body piercers
have learned their trade from "trial, and maybe error.
R) gets off to a mind-bending start with eight fascinating stories from around the world, featuring everything from cannibals in India and medicinal maggots in England to a talking dog and body piercers
in the United States.
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Ms Griffiths said: "Local authorities in Wales can require cosmetic piercers
to register their businesses and to follow rules relating to cleanliness and hygiene.
A consultation revealed widespread support among piercers
, the public and young people for such a move.
All tattooists must register with the local authority in which they operate and cosmetic piercers
are required to be registered in accordance with local byelaws.
The European Professional Piercers
' Association (EPPA) runs a voluntary register of piercers
and they can be contacted on Fridays and Saturdays on 0117 9603923.