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Simply so, how do you become a qualified piercer?
You’ll need an apprenticeship to become a body piercer, as well as a series of injections against diseases that can be harmful. You will also very likely need to register with your local health authority as a professional body piercer. You must be over 18 too.
Moreover, do piercing apprentices get paid?
In most cases, they are paid either a percentage of the overall cost of each piercing or a flat amount for each piercing. So, if no one comes in they don’t get paid. Also, they may only get a portion of the piercing fee and nothing from jewelry sales.
How much do body piercers make?
As of May 19, 2021, the average annual pay for a Piercer in the United States is $42,104 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $20.24 an hour. This is the equivalent of $810/week or $3,509/month.
You do not need formal qualifications. The most common way in is by doing a traineeship lasting from one to three years. It can be difficult to find suitable training with a registered body piercer.
What qualifications do you need to become a professional ear piercer? You do not need any kind of qualifications – however, you should have completed an apprenticeship with a reputable piercer and taken bloodborne pathogen prevention courses, alongside First Aid courses.
If you aren’t using clamps (or if you want), use a (sterile or disinfected) cork, or even a paper towel, to catch the needle. I sometimes use the cap from my surgical marker as a receiving tube. It should not take you half an hour to pierce yourself, like it would with a safety pin.
“The most dangerous piercings are the ones that involve cartilage, like higher ear piercings,” says Tracy Burton, a pediatric nurse practitioner in Ontario. “These piercings are associated with poor healing because of the limited blood supply to the area.
Do-it-yourself piercings are not sterile and if you accidentally pierce the wrong place, you could cause severe bleeding or permanent nerve damage.”