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How to Pick a Piercing Artist

Learn what qualities you should look for in a piercing artist from professional piercer Owen Beane in this Howcast video.

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"Hello, I'm Owen Beane, I work at Chameleon Tattoo in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Chameleonbodyarts.com is the website. Chameleon Tattoo's been here more than 10 years, but ten years as such with tattooing, over the last 14 years I've been doing body piercing here in Cambridge and I'll be talking to you about piercings today.

Regarding a good relationship artist, client relationship, from the stand point of the client, what you want to see is a piercer that isn't stingy with their knowledge, okay you want to see a piercer that's really eager to share with you everything they know about. What they can teach you and also being really, really open to any questions you have. So if you're looking to get a piercing done and you talk to your piercer and they seem to be not eager to share with you their knowledge and not eager to help you out with things that you do not know the answers for, you don't want to give them your business because they're not looking to help you. A piercer needs teach people all day, every day because there's a lot of misinformation and you really want to get the feeling that the piercer cares, whether or not you know about what you're doing. And make sure that they're welcoming and friendly, you know, because you want it to be nice, that's important too.
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