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Questions for Your Piercer Passion of the Piercer part 2 Body Piercing Basics EP122

In the 122nd episode of DaVo's Youtube series Body Piercing Basics, DaVo answers the question, When do I know my piercing is healed? In this video, he covers the stages of healing and what is normal.

To watch Passion of the Piercer part 1 go to

Show Notes:

  1. Where did they apprentice or train?

  2. How long have they been piercing?

  3. Where have they pierced at?

  4. How Long have they been with the studio?

  5. What got them into piercing?

  6. How do they sterilize their equipment and jewelry?

  7. What type or style of jewelry do they suggest and stock?

  8. What jewelry materials do they stock?

  9. Is their jewelry certified as Implant Grade by a third party? Like ASTM

  10. Do they explain the aftercare? Do they do it verbally and in writing? Is there a video or are they posted online?

  11. Are their prices upfront, including jewelry and posted online?

  12. Can you contact them with questions even when they aren’t working?

  13. Ask for a tour of the studio, especially the Piercing room?

  14. Can your friend or other moral support be in the room when you get pierced?

  15. How discrete can they be?

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 1-8 pm
Piercing hours are Thursday - Monday 2-8 pm