Ear & Body Piercing/piercing schools


I am from New Hampshire and I am looking for a school to go to for hands on experience. I am very interested in learning and hopefully opening my own business. Your input would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

There are no school based piercer training programs that would provide you with what you need to open a business as explained in my article here:

The most effective means to get started is to learn more about the industry through The Association of Professional Piercers and attend an APP educational conference. http://www.safepiercing.org/

My colleague Jef Saunders, an instructor at the popular Fakir intensive piercer piercer training seminars wrote a useful article on the subject here:

My colleague Ryan Ouelette may be near enough in Nashua for you to visit and discuss in person http://www.precisionbodyarts.com/

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Brian Skellie


I can answer questions in regards to and not limited to: jewelry safety, specifically material, shape, proportion, and related issues; aseptic technique and sterilization as it applies to piercing safety; ethical issues of technique and bedside manner; the aftercare and recovery process for piercings. *Available for consultation.


Body artist and founder of Piercing Experience (1992), http://brnskll.com/ and SciCan Authorized Dealer of STATIM Sterilizers and related infection control products http://statim.us/

Currently serving on the APP Board of Directors as President, formerly as Global Media Director 2013-2014, International Liaison 2010-13, Treasurer 1997-99. Over fifteen years with ASTM and APP.

The Point Journal of the Association of Professional Piercers, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Creative Loafing

I regularly participate and teach in many APP and related body art educational programs. I keep current certifications for OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aid, and CPR.

Awards and Honors
APP President's Award, Best Freehand Piercer, Best of Atlanta

Past/Present Clients
Tens of thousands of one on one client experiences as the founder of Piercing Experience in Atlanta, GA, USA http://www.piercing.org/ *Body jewelry design and safety expert: Member ASTM committee F04(www.astm.org)and former Member AAMI (www.aami.org) Research advisor and educator for the APP for over a decade(www.safepiercing.org) teaching advanced studio setup, sterilization and equipment management, freehand piercing, aseptic/sterile technique and much more. Distributor and Body Art expert for SciCan StatIM sterilization and infection control products. http://statim.us/ and http://piercers.com/

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