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Learning To Pierce Part 1 - Piercing Setup - Body Piercing Basics EP104

In the 104th episode in our Youtube series Body Piercing Basics, DaVo begins a new sub-series Learning to Pierce. These are videos designed to help educate those that are considering or Body Piercing as a career as a precursor to starting an apprenticeship. This is in no way designed to teach anyone to do piercings on themselves or others without proper training and supervision. They can also be beneficial to those getting piercings and understand what should be taking place when they get a piercing done.

In the first Episode, DaVo covers setting up for a piercing.

Show Notes:

  1. Wash hands anytime entering the piercing area

  2. Consultation, Waiver, Pick out Jewelry

  3. Scrub Hands, paying attention to the nails, palms, and back of the hand

  4. Disinfect the tray

  5. moisture resistant cover

  6. Layout all the tools, jewelry and equipment needed

  7. Don first pair of gloves

  8. Begin to unwrap the tools

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