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What You Should Consider Before Getting Pierced - Pros & Cons by a Piercer S02 EP43 Part02

In Season 2 Episode 43, DaVo covers the Pros and Cons of Getting Pierced. This video covers just what you should consider before getting pierced. Look for future videos covering everything you would need to know before getting the piercings including jewelry, living with the piercing, and abandoning the piercing. 

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. 

Show Notes:

  1. Finding an experienced and skilled piercer

  2. Is the Piercer going to be there for support

  3. Does the Piercing Studio stock Bio-compatible implant grade jewelry and the correct style and size.

  4. Does the Piercer Provide detailed aftercare instructions and sell or provide aftercare products

  5. Will you have access to the piercer in the future

  6. Will you be going on vacation or moving

  7. Employment & Future Employment

  8. Commitment & Behavior Changes

  9. Reaction from family, friends & Public

  10. Long Term Goals aka additional piercings or groupings

  11. The scarring caused by the piercing

  12. Additional Costs for Aftercare Products, jewelry downsizing, etc…

  13. How will having the piercing affect sleep, eating, speech, exercising, and daily life?

  14. Will the piercing disruption be short-term or until you abandon the piercing?

  15. How will having this piercing affect your partner?

  16. Is the timing right?

  17. What is your motivation for the piercing?

  18. Are you leaving room in the area for future piercings?

  19. Pets

  20. Isolation

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All photos are used in the spirit of Fair Uses. If you own the copyright of the photos, did the piercing, or are the person in the photo, please contact me and I will add the information to the description. 

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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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