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pierce

To penetrate body tissue, usually in order to place an ornamental ring or stud on the surface of the skin.
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You can work as a body piercer in piercing studios, tattoo studios and beauty therapy salons.
You can't be confident that there is someone else looking out for your safety--you have to do that yourself," says James Weber, president of the Association of Professional Piercers.
If the piercer cannot place a piercing where you want it, she should be able to explain why your chosen spot [isn't] safe.
Body piercers often combine body piercing with tattooing.
Most of the illegal piercers are Filipinos who work as full-time nurses and part-time piercers.
Tattoo artists and piercers must complete requirements to become licensed by the state.
When healed, tissue on the inside of a hole in the ear lobe leaves a scar, explains Patrick McCarthy, president of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP).
And visualize this: The president of the Association of Professional Piercers says, "Tongues have to be cleaned for three months.
Body piercers we spoke to estimated that complications arose in around one third of their clients.
Further nursing involvement in the community is stressed with one goal being the development of a collaborative education program for body piercers and their counterparts, tattoo artists.
He covered all the angles including interviewing those getting pierced, the piercers and the psychological aspect (with a doctor).