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The Passion of the Piercer - Does Your Piercer Have the Passion? Body Piercing Basics EP120

In the 120th episode in our Youtube series Body Piercing Basics, DaVo give suggestion on finding a piercer that is passionate about what they are doing and covers 12 things to look for,

Show Notes:

What shows passion

  1. Does a Consultation without being asked

  2. Quickly and thoroughly answers questions

  3. Excited to show you jewelry and help you pick out the best option

  4. Willing tell you why they feel a piercing isn’t going to work for you

  5. Willing to explain why they don’t do a piercing

  6. Can easily explain how they sterilize and/or disinfect jewelry and equipment

  7. Aftercare verbally and in writing

  8. Greets you and is in fact happy to see you.

  9. See every interaction with the public as a chance to educate someone new

  10. Won’t judge you for your bad piercing decisions in the past.

  11. Are there jewelry options that most people can afford in that market?

  12. Do you feel like you are getting personal service or does it feel like a fast-food restaurant?

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