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What does it take to become a piercer?

Asked by littlekori (676points) November 16th, 2010

To be a piercer to you have to go to college or like a special school to learn how to do it or what? Or do you just do training and stuff?
I eventually want to do it as a part time job or something when i get older, but i dont even know what it takes or the qualifications or anything.

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syz's avatar

It depends on where you live, but the short answer is “not much”. In Oregon, for example, I found this: The Oregon State Health licensing office requires that individuals wishing to obtain a License as a piercing technician complete paperwork and pay a $35 fee. There is no practical evaluation or examination. There are 700 registered body-piercing technicians in Oregon

Flipping burgers, or piercing nipples, not much difference, apparently. You want fries with that?

FutureMemory's avatar

You apprentice with an already established piercer. Same thing for tattoo artists. There’s no real school for either.

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littlekori's avatar

do you have to be a certain age?

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filmfann's avatar

When my daughter did this, she lucked out. She tells me that normally a person has to pay an established piercer-trainer for about a year to learn about it. They are then giving half the money they make to the P-T, until they have the required skills. Also, any piercing this person hasn’t done before is free for the recipient.

littlekori's avatar

do you know if you have to be a certain age?

filmfann's avatar

My daughter began at 17, but I don’t think she is a good example of the norm here.

littlekori's avatar

alright. yeah, its really hard to find good information on this kind of stuff.
because Im hoping that you can be a little younger to at least watch. because im turing 16 in about a month so.

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