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Anonymous asked: Why are many piercers hesitant to post their prices online?


Answer:

coldsteelpiercing:

piercingsbyaj:

safepiercing:

Because just saying a piercing costs $X doesn’t fully explain what you get for your money. Let’s break it down. 

Piercer A: 

  • Has a medical grade autoclave that cost thousands of dollars. And they pay hundreds of dollars to have it tested and monitored to make sure it works correctly.
  • Attends training conferences and/or completed a quality apprenticeship to be sure you are getting pierced safely. Understands anatomy, cross contamination, sterilization, aftercare, and troubleshooting.
  • Uses only high quality jewelry to be sure you won’t have an allergic reaction to cheap materials. Takes the time to explain your options and gets you the best possible fit for your anatomy and lifestyle. 
  • Performs your piercing with a quality technique to be sure you have a healthy and happy piercing. Understands the theories behind the piercing you selected, and knows how to explain the aftercare best suited for it.
  • Charges $75 for their services

Piercer B:

  • Bought 100 belly barbells out of the back of a magazine. Not sure what its made of or who made it, but hey its cheap.
  • Totally “certified”, not sure by who. Can’t verify any training, you don’t see any training certificates anywhere. Asked how long they’ve been piercing and they said “years”. A tattooer friend showed them everything they need to know.
  • Didn’t tell you how to clean it, but that’s ok. You  already have peroxide at home. When you called with a problem they told you its probably just infected, and to just put some ointment on it.
  • The clamps hurt pretty bad, and it bled a lot. Its pretty straight though, if you look at it just the right way. 
  • Only charges $30!! What a deal!

See where I’m getting at? When you ask someone how much a piercing costs online you’re not comparing something static like the same shoe at different stores. I don’t like to answer price questions online because its part of a greater conversation. So how about instead of asking how much something costs, you ask what you get for your money. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

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— 17 hours ago with 601 notes

flippy-feelings:

Did you ever realize how much your body loves you? I mean its always trying to keep you alive. That’s all your body has to live for. Your body is making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat the illnesses that might get you. Your body literally loves you so much. It’s time you start loving your body back.

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hex-files:

So, three years ago I had my philtrum cut to an initial size of 6mm. Two years after that I removed it for a change of aesthetic. 
And now, I’m stretching this baby back up! Shout outs to Gorilla Glass for making the comfiest labret I’ve ever had! Got a whole line up from 4mm to 6mm! <3

hex-files:

So, three years ago I had my philtrum cut to an initial size of 6mm. Two years after that I removed it for a change of aesthetic. 

And now, I’m stretching this baby back up! Shout outs to Gorilla Glass for making the comfiest labret I’ve ever had! Got a whole line up from 4mm to 6mm! <3

(via modificationinspiration)

— 2 days ago with 499 notes
adamrichins:

I had the pleasure of piercing @mateoway last week for his birthday. Deep 12g navel with a 4mm Yellow Gold disk! All jewelry from @anatometalinc. #adamrichins #mateoway #waybodyarts #anatometal #anatometalinc #navel #navelpiercing (at WAY Body Arts)

adamrichins:

I had the pleasure of piercing @mateoway last week for his birthday. Deep 12g navel with a 4mm Yellow Gold disk! All jewelry from @anatometalinc. #adamrichins #mateoway #waybodyarts #anatometal #anatometalinc #navel #navelpiercing (at WAY Body Arts)

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— 2 days ago with 40 notes

one day i aspire to shop price high to low

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— 3 days ago with 223827 notes

pixalry:

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— 3 days ago with 12310 notes
"All the hardest, coldest people you meet,
were once as soft as water.
And that’s the tragedy of living."
Iain S. Thomas (via poetisch)

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— 3 days ago with 42720 notes