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Piercing Apprenticeship When to Quit or Avoid Body Piercing Basics EP134

In the 134th Episode of Body Piercing Basics DaVo covers warning signs that you should end your piercing apprenticeship and find another mentor or avoid when seeking a piercing apprenticeship. This would also apply to Tattoo Apprenticeship and any job or career.

Show Notes:

Apprentice - a student that is receiving on the supervised job training

Mentor - a teacher invested in the apprentice’s well-being and mastering the art form.0


  1. If there isn’t a written agreement

  2. If you aren’t piercing

  3. If your mentor isn’t supervising you

  4. If there isn’t a clear pathway to income

  5. If you are required to do non-piercing work

  6. If you are being hazed or harassed

  7. If there aren’t policies against Sexual Harassment

  8. If there aren’t policies against substance abuse

  9. If you feel unsafe

  10. If you are piercing unsupervised after only a few days

Other Videos in this series about being an apprentice or learning to pierce:

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