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Choosing Your Next Piercing Body Piercing Basics EP108

In the 108th episode in our Youtube series Body Piercing Basics, DaVo goes over how to choose your next piercing and what should go into that decision.

Show Notes:

  1. Desire Vs Commitment

    1. Willing to take care of it

    2. willing to wear temporary jewelry

  2. Anatomy

    1. Do you have the correct Anatomy

    2. Does this piercing rely on anatomy

    3. Do you have a second choice

  3. Difficulty to heal

    1. How long is normal healing
    2. Is the piercing more prone to issues

    3. Does the piercing require extra care

  4. Lifestyle Changes

    1. Diet

    2. clothing

    3. intimacy

    4. sleeping

    5. swimming

    6. interaction with pets

  5. Employment and events

    1. can the piercing be hidden
    2. is the piercing considered unprofessional

    3. Are you willing to Abandon the piercing

    4. Will the scarring be noticeable

  6. Medical Procedures

    1. will the piercing be healed in time
    2. can you put in a retainer

    3. will be required to remove the jewelry

  7. Vacations

    1. well the piercing be healed before your vacation
    2. if not are you willing to not do some activities

  8. Sports and other organized activities

    1. Will you be allowed to compete
    2. Will you be able to wear safety equipment

    3. are you willing to take extra steps to ensure that it doesn’t become infected

  9. Exercise and hobbies

  10. How it impacts those around you

If you have a question you would like to see covered in a future video, please comment or contact DaVo at

I aka DaVo have been a professional body piercer and the owner of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio in Des Moines, Iowa since 1994. My focus on education and helping clients make safe and informed decisions on getting pierced has always been a large part of my business practices and services. With my website and increasingly on youtube, I hope to expand and inform others outside of my small part of the world. I always encourage questions and comments, so if you have one, please comment.

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Suggested Aftercare Products:

  • For Premixed Saline DaVo suggests. NeilMed Neil Cleanse Wound Wash First-Aid Sterile Saline Solution 6 fl oz Each -
  • Band-Aid Brand First Aid Products Tru-Absorb Gauze Sponges for Cleaning Wounds, 4 in x 4 in, 50 ct -

All footage was filmed using a Canon EOS 80D Camera with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens - and Canon EOS R  - with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens -

Audio - Recorded with Shure MV7 - with a Tascam DR-40x -

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Skin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio are located at 3800 Douglas Ave./Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Tattoo hours are Thursday - Monday 1-8pm
Piercing hours are Thursday - Monday 2-8pm