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.
People also ask, 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.
Thereof, do you need qualifications to be a piercer?
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.
How long is a piercing course?
Anywhere from 6 months to several years.
Each state has their own guidelines, but you’ll usually have to complete around 1500 hours of apprenticeship time before you can apply for your license. You’ll also need to make time for your first aid / CPR classes.
It could definitely be quality if they don’t expect to make money off the apprentice piercings. Apprentices don’t get paid, that could be the cost of the jewelry. Definitely ask though! Normally they pierce you for just the cost of jewelry, it’s for experience, not money.
At best, you may only make $15-$20 per piercing on average. If the shop where you work has enough traffic, you might be able to do a piercing an hour for a whopping $120-$160 per day–before taxes. You could make quite a bit more, but you could also make less.
While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $102,000 and as low as $19,500, the majority of Piercer salaries currently range between $29,000 (25th percentile) to $50,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $52,000 annually across the United States.
Body piercing jobs are positions that provide or support piercing services, such as body piercers and piercing apprentices. In these roles, you work in a studio or salon and use tools to modify your client’s body with jewelry and other ornamentation.