Body piercing is more like an art that expresses inner emotions of different people. Whether it is about the fantastic appearance or a part of a culture that people follow, body piercing has gained immense popularity in the market by creating its special place and image in the hearts of the people. Most of the people you see on the roads have their ears pierced, although ear piercing was merely made to be done to enhance the beauty of women during ancient times. Currently, even boys have different body piercings on them that they really enjoy displaying to the crowd. Looking at the growing craze of this art form, you might have a decision of making it into your career. If you do, following are the top five tips to become a body piercer:
Train yourself under a professional and get licensed:
Once you think you have chosen the right field of interest and career for yourself, you need to get proper training for yourself. Find a good professional who provides certificate as well as a platform for you to learn this art and get going with the first step of gathering knowledge. Later, find out about the licensing process for your country that can make you a legal body piercer.
Create and maintain good relationships with the customers:
Body piercing is not just about making ‘holes’ in your customers’ bodies. You need to console them if they are scared about letting you insert something or shoot the gun to have their requested piercings. You also need to suggest them at times about where the piercing would suit them the most and what are the different meanings of piercing different parts of the body. For an instance, if you see the pole dancers, they generally have their bellies pierced as a depiction of seduction that they posses in them.
Buy proper tools and equipment for yourself:
Every piercer needs to have a proper set of tools as well as instruments in order to have the art form practically applied on the customers. Therefore, you need to buy and carry your own tools wherever you work or visit for the purpose of body piercing service. Moreover, make sure that these tools are of latest versions and they are in appropriate conditions. Also, tell the customers why you are using the tools and how the newest ones are better than the older ones.
Talk to the customers during the process:
Although body piercing is a minor thing and does not take time, there are a few people who are nervous before having it done. Therefore, talk to them while the piercing process is going on and indulge them in your soothing conversation. You can even play music in your piercing parlor so that you are able to attract them to the songs and have them distracted from the pain, especially when the customers are going through painful body piercings. Notice the change in their expressions as you talk to them and make them smile even in the pain by a good sense of humor.
Add more services:
If you own a parlor, you must add others services like tattoo making, body painting, etc. so that people are able to drop by for more services and art forms rather than coming only when they wish to have piercings. Tattoo making and body piercing goes hand in hand and hence it is essential for you to add more variety in the tray of your services so that you are able to have more number of customers, along with higher references.
Learn as much as you can about your field and you can surely make wonders in it. Whether you are working under someone or have a personal parlor, create, develop and maintain good relationships with all the customers so that you are able to have their friends visiting you as well.