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Too Old to Get a Piercing? Body Piercing Basics EP89

In the 89th episode in our Youtube series Body Piercing Basics, DaVo covers if you are too old to get a new piercing.

Show Notes:

Reasons for getting pierced when you are older:

  • More established in your career, socially and financially

  • More access to professionally trained piercers

  • You are more responsible and have a better understanding of how your body heals

  • Wisdom, you have gotten to the point where what others think doesn’t matter

  • You are going through a life-changing period.

  • Piercing has become more socially acceptable

  • You have just discovered Piercing

Is there any concerns:

  • Your health can affect healing

  • You might see a longer healing period

  • You may have preexisting health conditions that may affect healing and the body’s blood clotting

  • You may use a medication that could cause issues

Is this a mid-life crisis?

Should you take additional precautions?

  • If you have any preexisting health issues that affects the body’s ability to heal or blood clotting issue, discuss this with your doctor

  • Also any medications

  • Check with your employer about any dress codes

 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 Audio-Technica AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone - and Tascam DR-70D 4-Track Portable Audio Recorder -

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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

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