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    Hi ive wanted to get into piercing for a few years im 20 now and still getting nowhere.

    After reading alot of the posts on this forum i have a few questions and would love to get some advice.

    I live on the Wirral but go to Liverpool to get pierced and have always gone to the same place, but they already have two people training and wont be taking anyone else on. I find alot of the other tattoo and piercing shops in the area to be filled with arrogant staff, that look down on you, so im a bit stuck as i dont want to learn in that environment, but would put up with it if it was my only option. does anyone know any good studios on the Wirral or in Liverpool?

    I have read about alot of people practicing on pigs to learn, but how would i dispose of the needles after piercing with them, as you cant just throw them away. And how do you go about asking butchers for pig parts without seeming crazy ?

    and this being the final question(i think i have written an essay sorry) does anyone know of good courses to attend to help with learning to pierce, e.g. first aid. ?

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    Mike

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chappo13 View Post
    Hi ive wanted to get into piercing for a few years im 20 now and still getting nowhere.

    After reading alot of the posts on this forum i have a few questions and would love to get some advice.

    I live on the Wirral but go to Liverpool to get pierced and have always gone to the same place, but they already have two people training and wont be taking anyone else on. I find alot of the other tattoo and piercing shops in the area to be filled with arrogant staff, that look down on you, so im a bit stuck as i dont want to learn in that environment, but would put up with it if it was my only option. does anyone know any good studios on the Wirral or in Liverpool?

    I have read about alot of people practicing on pigs to learn, but how would i dispose of the needles after piercing with them, as you cant just throw them away. And how do you go about asking butchers for pig parts without seeming crazy ?

    and this being the final question(i think i have written an essay sorry) does anyone know of good courses to attend to help with learning to pierce, e.g. first aid. ?

    Regards

    Mike

    thanks
    everything you asked has be aswered, in fact i think one thread had both the aswer to the needle and the pig parts

    i cba to go thought it all again for like the 100th time.

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    Some stuff here, if you just sift through the threads there is answers to pretty much all of your questions.


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    Welcome to the forum!

    I would suggest thinking about writing to people who have good reputations and moving out / to somewhere else for a year to get the apprenticeship you want and deserve. By moving out to a studio you at least show you are willing to go the whole mile

    As for courses you can take in the mean time, anatomy and physiology will help, first aid and health and safety courses are also good ones and there are american blood borne pathogenes courses you can take online that are really informative (Although the qualification is useless over here, it at least teaches you something impossible to get a course for in the uk). Avoid so called 'piercing' courses at all costs, they're a waste of money and time as no one can learn to be a piercer in 4 days (only a sticker)!

    Hanging around here and learning what common piercing problems people have and how they can be treated is also invaluable and doing your own research into things like jewellery material, different needles and even watching videos can help you understand more things (remember don't believe everything you see on the internet and don't take those you tube videos to be good examples either lol) there are one or two instructional videos available on ebay - there supposed to teach you 'how to pierce' but really they're nice just to watch and see how people do things as an additional training tool (not a substitution)

    As for pig bits and needles most of us who say hello to Mr piggy and make him pretty have somewhere to dispose of the needles i.e. at our mentor's shops. Its a bit silly to practise on Mr piggy and then not have anyone to show him to, to see if what you are doing is any good. However if you still do want to have a go on Mr piggy then you can always buy a sharps box and dispose of it at your local hospital.
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    Greetings Mike

    Check out the web for-

    ********* Piercing academy in *****

    Best wishes,

    Lisa xxx
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    lol ^

    "The specialist course we offer is made up of 4 days of intensive training"

    yup because everything can be learnt in 4 days, how silly of all these piercers that take years to get where thay are.

    " turning you into a first class body piercer. "

    not evan 2nd class tbh, like i said, and everyone will back me up your not ganna be 1st class in 4 days lol

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    ^

    Oh and piercing pigs ears will.........haha

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    bizarre comment there ^

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    lol theres a diffence betwine doing a crap 4 day corese, and a 2 to 3 year apprenticship under a proper piercing lol

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    Well piercing a pigs ear and cocking it up after 4 days of training is pretty damn ok imo.

    Cocking up piercing someone's ear after 4 days of training because you *think* you've been taught enough to pierce professionally isn't Hence why Mr piggy was mentioned as a 'training tool' not as training.

    Although being taught piercing by Mr piggy would probably be quite entertaining *squee!*
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