November 22nd, 2016
This is some feedback I received from a piercer who attended a piercing class/demonstration I did at the BMXnet Conference in Essen, Germany in September of 2016. I'm so delighted to see that my information proved useful and that she has bettered her piercing skills as a result!
This is probably more of a tip for piercers than piercees, but it could also help you to understand whether your piercer is doing a good job in establishing placement for YOUR piercings by working with the natural creases of your anatomy. If you are about to get pierced and your piercer has not paid attention to this critical but subtle aspect of your anatomy, then it isn't too late to back out! Seriously!
I'm just writing to let you know that I found your "natural crease" nipple piercing technique really, really helpful and it's made performing male nipple piercings massively easier for me, for the client and the end results are so much better.
October 10th, 2016
I had a really fantastic time during my recent piercing trip to Philadelphia! My hosts at Infinite Body Piercing were so great and all of the staff there is wonderful and amazingly helpful.
During my seven-days of work, I did nipple and genital piercings on clients who came to Philadelphia to see me from 18 different US states (including from as far as CA, FL, GA, MN, IL, OH) and one came from Canada and another from the US Virgin Islands (St. Croix) specifically to get pierced by me! That's so incredible, and such an honor to earn the trust and respect of clients who are willing to travel such great distances to be pierced by me!
My next visit to Philly will be in May of 2017. I'm looking forward to returning there again!
This feedback on my guestbook is from clients I pierced during that trip:
September 26, 2016 - 5:50pm
June 17th, 2016
I've been piercing for a long time now--since the 1980s. It has taken a while longer for mainstream society to catch up with my interest, but piercing is now pretty widespread, and has been quite popular since the mid 1990s. There’s certainly a whole lot of it going on. According to information from jewelry supply companies, demand is enormous.
Note that just because someone has been piercing for a long time, that does not automatically mean they’re doing a good job. (And in many cases, piercers do overstate their experience and time spent in the industry.) Especially when it comes to genital piercings, many so-called “professionals” have little or no training. And it definitely shows in their work.
So, I would have hoped that the overall level of competency of piercers would be elevated by now. My expectation would be that most people were getting properly placed piercings with high quality jewelry of the proper style and fit.
June 2nd, 2016
April 22nd, 2016
Now available: autographed poster of Piercing Bible author, Elayne Angel!
Featuring views of the black and gray full-back angel wings by Bob Roberts,
Full size 36" x 24"
Thick, glossy paper
Yours for $25.00 plus shipping/handling
Request shipping costs by filling out the form here.
(You'll then be given the total price, with details on how to make your secure payment)
January 21st, 2016
I have a page here where I refer to other piercers. And I just got a message from a piercee who used one of those referrals and is thrilled with his piercing experience and the work that he had done.
Kudos to Monique Escamilla of Electric Ladyland Tattoo and Piercing in New Orleans, LA. I'm discussing a possible guest piercing trip there toward the end of October or beginning of November. Of course if I set dates, I'll make the announcement here on my site.
This is the message I received:
January 19th, 2016
This photo shows me with Rich Hartwick, a Detroit-based piercer with whom I have worked for many years. He asked me a while back if I would be okay with him getting a tattoo of my wings logo. He's not the first to ask, but I do think it may be the largest tattooed incarnation of the iconic wings. Of course I said yes; he's a dear friend, an excellent piercer, and a wonderful human being.
In fact, Rich was among my inspirations for becoming vegan. He has always been encouraging and supportive, but never too forceful about it. The photo was taken at Iconic Tattoo and Piercing, which had just opened in September, when I was there. It is a beautiful studio!
Rich is also among the piercers I refer to. His information is here:
Rich Hartwick at XS - 248.656.5740 & at Iconic Tattoo and Piercing 313.818.0078 (Contact for schedule)
105 E Second St., Rochester, MI 48307 & 3401 Cass Ave., Chinatown/Detroit, MI 48201