Body piercing involves piercing various parts of the body
with a needle or stun gun and then inserting different
types of jewellery and metals as a form of decoration.
The type of jewellery and metals used in body piercing will depend on which area of the body is to be pierced and the personal choice of the client. Body piercers will advise the client on what may or may not be suitable and on aftercare of the affected area.
Body piercers often combine body piercing with tattooing.
Body piercers usually work a five- or six-day week, which
may include weekends. Hours are usually 9am to 5pm, but
some studios may offer late-night openings.
Work is carried out in studios, salons or parlours, some of which may be part of a larger beauty salon.
To be a body piercer you should:
Body piercing has become increasingly popular over the
last few years. Opportunities exist in body piercing
studios, tattoo studios and beauty therapy parlours
throughout the UK. Many body piercers are self-
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