If you are hesitant to get a permanent ink tattoo, there is an alternative: body piercings.
Body piercings have been around as long as man to identify a person's clan, beliefs, and adorn the body. Body piercings also may not hold the same possible negative connotations as tattoos for some.
Considered by some to be less invasive than tattoo ink applied using needles or a gun, body piercings have been gaining in popularity during the last several years.
In addition, body piercings are safe enough for infants and the jewelry/art can be changed on a whim. Body piercings are accepted by most religious orders over tattoos, as well as by society. This is likely due to their increase and advertisements on models in fashion magazines.
While much beauty exists in body piercings, there can also be a sound basis for them. In today's world, many individuals are also choosing body piercings as a form of positive identification as much, if not more than, tattoos. This turnaround in the increase for body piercings is evident by the numbers of individuals and parents who are concerned about positive identification in case of crime or kidnapping.
1. Avoid home-piercings and look for a reputable body piercing shop by reputation and referral in your area to avoid the area from getting infected. Most body piercing shops are located in shopping malls.
2. Make sure the body piercing shop is clean and all tools and equipment are sterilized according to legal guidelines.
3. Take notice if body piercing operators wash their hands frequently in disinfecting solution and wear gloves.
4. Make sure you understand what areas are more difficult, painful to pierce, and most susceptible to infection and longer healing time.
5. Be sure you understand all after-care instructions and purchase recommended healing ointments and/or solutions.
6. If your piercings are easily seen, such as in the earlobes or on the face, be sure piercings are acceptable at your place of employment.
Body piercing kits are to be used by professionals. Most online shops that sell body piercing kits ask for certification information just as online contact lens sellers ask for prescription information from your eye doctor.
There are many websites that offer tattoo and body art/piercing certification online. Once you complete the certification process, you can then train in a tattoo or body piercing shop or parlour as an apprentice. Click here for more information.
1. TitaniumOnly offers a wide variety of body piercing kits, tools, equipment, needles, and jewelry.
2. Painful Pleasure Body Jewelry has typical as well as very unique body piercing kits, tools, and jewelry.
3. Huck Spaulding Enterprises has made its name for years in the world of body art and body piercings and kits.
4. Body Candy carries an array of body piercing kits, supplies, and apparel.