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Piercing Groupings - Planning & Getting Body Piercing Basics EP90

In the 90th episode in our Youtube series Body Piercing Basics, DaVo covers planning out and getting a piercing grouping.

Show Notes:

  • consultation:

    • discuss your long term goals

    • have them access your anatomy

    • What can your budget handle

    • what can your body tolerate

    • What is your pain experience

    • Discuss the type of jewelry you plan on wearing

Piercing all at once Vs in stages

  • All at once

    • Get it all at once and heal once

    • sometime easier to match the placement

    • Pain may increase with each piercing

    • Often there is a discount

  • in stages

    • Doesn’t strain the body’s healing and immunity

    • longer healing period

    • the cost can be spread out over time

    • more time between to adjust to the pain

The Piercing

  1. Ask that your piercer marks all the piercings in the group

  2. Make sure that the placement fits your anatomy

  3. Make sure that the markings are evenly spaced

  4. make sure that there is space for the jewelry style

  5. pick the first piercing placement so that it won’t look out of place

  6. allow enough time between each piercing for the swelling to reduce and return to normal tissue.

  7. If you are doing a design or pattern make sure that the pattern is represented

  8. You should have room to adjust if the piercings migrate.

 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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