Estimates by other sources claim body piercers have a much higher earning potential, with Career Search claiming body piercers can earn around $50,000 annually, although Body Piercing Secrets sets the average piercer’s salary at around $35,000 per year.
How long does it take to become a professional piercer?
To become a piercer, you will need to check and fulfill all the requirements of your country or state. This involves taking a series of short training classes about sterilization and safety and doing an apprenticeship at a piercing studio, which can take anywhere from one to three years.
Do you need a license to be a body piercer?
Obtain a state or county license Many states or at least counties have licensure requirements for body artists like tattooists and piercers. Your senior or training piercer should know what the requirements are for your area. Otherwise, you can check with state’s board of health [source: APP].
Do I need a license to pierce ears?
The current license must be displayed in a public area of the salon. Ear piercing establishments that use a mechanized, pre-sterilized piercing gun to pierce only the lobe or outer rim of the ear are not required to be licensed. Using any other system or piercing any other part of the ear requires a license.
Do you have to go to school to be a piercer?
Spend a minimum of six months to one year in full-time supervised training as an apprentice before achieving the title of piercer. Attend a reputable training seminar of four days or longer. The course should combine lectures on anatomy, safety, hygiene, techniques, and hands-on piercing experience.
How much do you tip piercers?
That said, these days people typically tip based on the level of service they received. If your piercer did a good job, show your appreciation with a healthy tip. A minimum of 20% is typically expected nowadays (inflation sucks, but it is what it is), and more if your piercer did an exceptional job.
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