You can make money by piercing people, but it doesn’t mean you have to spend your entire life’s savings on piercing supplies. You can get the tools you need and unique jewelry, but you may not have everything in stock. Tell prospective clients exactly what you’ll be using, and place a date for them to come in and get pierced, then buy your supplies from us. You’ll be glad you did!
Dermal piercing anchors
Dermal piercing anchors are a type of surgical implant made from titanium and stainless steel. Titanium is often preferred over stainless steel because of its low rejection rate. Dermal anchors come in one standard size and the jewel screws into it once it has healed. The problem with threaded anchors is that they may not stay in the same spot forever because new skin grows out of the anchor’s hole before it is fully healed.
Wood piercing material
If you are looking for a natural, comfortable piercing material, wood may be the right choice. Not only is wood lightweight, but it will help reduce the odour associated with large gauge ear piercings. Wood will also absorb any oil or sweat around the piercing, minimizing the chances of a bacterial or fungal infection. To care for your wood piercing jewelry properly, be sure to clean it thoroughly with mild soap and water and dry it immediately. You may want to oil it monthly and avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or extreme heat. Finally, don’t sleep with your piercing jewelry in.
Glass piercing material
While the vast majority of glasses are safe for use in the body, there are some safety concerns when using glass for piercing. Glass body jewellery must be lead and uranium-free. Manufacturers are continually developing new designs and materials to ensure that the wearer is safe. Glass is also a safer choice for initial piercings than other materials. But what should you look for in glass for a piercing?
Acrylic piercing material
If you have an allergy to metals, you may want to choose an acrylic piercing material. Acrylic is non-porous, making it a safe choice during the initial healing stretch. Wood is another option, and it gives your piercing a natural look, but it is not recommended for long-term use, as wood can block seepage and harbor bacteria. Silicone is another material that is soft and comfortable, making it ideal for wearing while sleeping and participating in sports.
The dermal punch is a common tool used for large cartilage piercings. While smaller dermal punches are okay to heal without jewelry, larger ones are best avoided. Because dermal punching removes a lot of tissue from the pierced area, it can thin the lobes and cause bleeding. People with blood clotting and hemophilia should seek medical advice before having their ears pierced.