I have just launched a BRAND NEW Level 1 On-site Training Course.
The time has come to get back to what I do best - in person body piercing training with small groups of people who would love to learn how to pierce.
There has been a lot of people asking about when I am going to start doing this again - in addition to all of the online information I have been developing over recent years. So here we are!
This time I will be assisted by the lovely Danielle who is one of the best Piercers I know. She has worked with The Piercing Urge in both our Melbourne and Sydney studios over many years and I look forward to sharing the training room with her this time :)
Given some of the featured articles in the media lately, I thought it was timely to remind all of my clients here in Victoria that we have a clearly laid out document at our disposal to ensure that our premises are meeting the minimum guidelines as outlined here:
This is part of a promotion that is running at the moment that I have decided to share with our Facebook friends, and visitors to our new website that are not in our database yet :) I hope you like it.
that is jam packed with loads more free information for YOU!
It also contains our growing list of professional standard training products available to you for INSTANT DIGITAL ACCESS
You can finally START your training whenever YOU are READY!
To CELEBRATE the launch of our digital products we are offering all of our existing clients a very special deal. For 7 Days - ONLY you have the opportunity to experience our Navel Piercing Training for only
This is only available to those currently on our database - and is an indication of the type of amazing savings you will see.
To receive this discount you must enter the Discount Code "NavelPromo"
Please join us there and "Like" our page, and ask all of your friends interested in piercing and/or piercing training to do the same. There is heaps of general piercing info there too. This is the "easy" way to stay up to date with all of our new developments.
We are very excited to be bringing you our NEW LOOK training center. We look forward to continuing to provide you with all the knowledge we can to help you enjoy the wonderful world of body piercing!
Best of Success, Lou
.....When you want to get it right - the FIRST time.....
This girl didn't have a "lip" of skin to pierce through in the FIRST place!
This will be the first post in a new series I am writing on piercing ethics.
Not everyone is always suited to every piercing - and sometimes they are just not suited to the piercing they WANT.
It is hard to say this to your client - but when you KNOW that if you do the piercing it just isn't going to heal - then it is your responsibility NOT to do it. There is often a similar alternative that WILL WORK for your client's anatomy/lifestyle etc.
The scarring that can be left behind from a piercing gone wrong can be a permanent reminder to the client of YOUR bad decision.
Yes - there are times when things can go wrong with the work that you do. Often that can be out of your control - but when I see a piercing that "I" have done, heading down the slippery slope to hell - it certainly makes me feel terrible.
With good training, and some experience, this will happen much less often - and that is important for our self-esteem as Piercers. Hurting people every day becomes much harder to deal with when we are not confident that our results will be worth it.
YOUR RESULTS are your business card. Often visible on the faces of the people you pierce - taken with them everywhere they go.
Whether you have been piercing for a long time, or just starting out, the quality of your work is based on your RESULTS. If your results are great - FANTASTIC! If they aren't - then maybe you need some further training.
To keep doing the same thing and expecting a different RESULT is insane. Be proud of the work you do - but not too proud to ask for help when you need it.
Sometimes business owners push you to do every single piercing that walks through the door - and that can be a tough call if you know it is wrong. I will write about that in my next post in the Piercing Ethics series for you :)