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Stretching Piercing Guide Body Piercing Basics Ep 08

In the Eighth Episode of Body Piercing Basic, DaVo covers Stretching Healed Piercings. Often referred to as Gauging, Gauged Piercing or having Gauges. DaVo, a Professional Piercer since 1994, covers what he suggests when stretching a piercing, jewelry types and materials, when to stretch, the best methods, methods he doesn't suggest and what to do if you damn the piercing while stretching which is often called a "Blowout".   

This video is designed for those new to Body Piercing and as an educational introduction. You should always consult a professional piercer or medical profession before getting any piercing or embarking on a piercing procedure. One of the concepts behind this series is to give the average person the ability to have an educated conversation about the piercing will be done with their piercer.

For additional information on Stretching piercings read DaVo's Blog - Stretching or Gauging Piercings -

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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Contact DaVo at or by phone at 515-966-4814
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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

Filmed using a Canon EOS M50 Camera get your own at Amazon -

Using the Canon EFS 24mm f/2.8 STM and you can get your own at Amazon -

With the Canon M-EF Adapter - with Audio from the Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount -

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