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Quote modletmomma Replybullet Topic: Working in a piercing studio
    Posted: March/26/2012 at 4:28pm
So my daughter is 16. She actually posted this question a while back and her account got deleted, but those are the rules. Anyways, being into body mods myself, I decided to get an account after she told me about it all and I thought I might as well ask for her (and get to know about mods).

She's 16 and she absolutely loves piercings. She wants to be a piercer when she grows up. She already has multiple facial piercings. And being 16, she's looking for a job, but everywhere she looks she keeps getting turned down because of her appearance (we live in a rather closed-minded town).

One day we were brainstorming places she hadn't applied to yet that might accept her. She expressed her longing to work in a piercing studio, but complained that she couldn't until she was 18.

Now we don't know anything that goes on behind the front counter, but I suggested she ask our local piercer if she might let her do some counter work. Well, my daughter's kinda shy, so she doesn't want to ask in person just to get turned down. So I thought I'd ask you professionals.

I know you can't become a piercing apprentice until you're 18, but is there anything at all in a studio that a minor could help out with? Maybe counter work or cleaning up the lobby?

Even if she doesn't get paid, she just wants to jump into the industry. She's so enthusiastic about it, and I've honestly never seen her more passionate about anything.

So again, any comments would be great. I'm honestly not expecting too much, but it never hurts to ask.
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Quote MontanaPiercer Replybullet Posted: March/26/2012 at 10:37pm
You have to be 18 to work in any aspect of the shop in Montana. You could call your local health dept and they would be able to answer your question specific to you locale. Laws are so varied, sometime just someone outside your county will have different rules, so if it were me, I would make a call to the authority, your health inspector instead of waiting for a possible guess here.
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Quote PeterAlsen Replybullet Posted: March/27/2012 at 3:15am
We had a 17 year old help us out in the shop for about 9 months, she was a high-shool dropout and we all felt we wanted to help. It's now one year later and she's kind of like a little sister to us all, now she studies again though.

She helped assist me with some piercings, she greeted customers AMD so on. Great stuff! When it's a busy day her help is invaluable.
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Quote MontanaPiercer Replybullet Posted: March/27/2012 at 3:23pm
we had a 16 year old come to the shop once a week for a couple of hours as like a work internship, anyway it was something to do with her school. We were told not to let her do anything, and not touch anything that may be contaminated, because of her age plus, she didn't have any of the required certifications. Maybe she could ask the sanitarian if she could work if you got the certs. Still back to calling your local HD.
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Quote modletmomma Replybullet Posted: March/27/2012 at 10:50pm
Thanks for the advice, we didn't even think about calling the HD. :)
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Quote hollysurly Replybullet Posted: June/25/2012 at 6:59am
Piercer Training
Aspiring Piercers may be assisted via observation of a video, a magazine, or by attending a seminar or training class. None of these venues alone can provide the training and information required to become a piercer. It is widely agreed that an apprenticeship is the best way to learn the art of piercing.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is authentic as a specific aeon of guided advance through the basic, average and avant-garde levels of acute training. During an apprenticeship, the amateur piercer should do the following:

Locate a acceptable apprenticeship in a acclaimed flat beneath a well-respected, awful accomplished and accomplished professional.

Attend a bloodborne bacilli training class, such as that accustomed by OSHA, Red Cross, or The National Assurance Council.

Attend a First Aid/CPR class, such as that accustomed by Red Cross or the YMCA.

Spend a minimum of three months abounding time as a trainee, acquirements sterilization, disinfection, cross-contamination and added bloom and assurance issues afore piercing.

Spend a minimum of six months to one year in full-time supervised training as an amateur afore accomplishing the appellation of piercer. Location, aggregate and flat standards will advice to actuate the continuance of an apprenticeship.

Observe all procedures afore attempting them, and alone attack a new action with abutting administration by a senior/training piercer.

Learn chump service, adapted adornment superior and selection, aftercare procedures, and troubleshooting.

Attend a acclaimed training academy of four canicule or longer. The advance should amalgamate lectures on anatomy, safety, hygiene, techniques, and hands-on acute experience. Some states accept anesthetized legislation acute courses in anatomy, etc. in adjustment to be accountant for piercing.

You can acquisition several companies committed to the learning, legal, and broad needs of piercers in the ‘Corporate Sponsor’ listing, on the “Locate an APP Member” page.

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Quote BigMikeHOOKED Replybullet Posted: June/25/2012 at 10:06pm
I would assume that OSHA requires all persons working in any place where they would be in a position to come into contact with bloodborne pathogens be over the age of 18. I know Nebraska requires this and Im assuming its something OSHA would regulate nationwide
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Quote BigMikeHOOKED Replybullet Posted: June/25/2012 at 10:09pm
That post before mine was VERY confusing and makes little sense in any part. It sounds like you are TRYING to give good advice, but maybe a healthier grasp of the English language would help. Not trying to bust balls, just trying to help. Not sure if you speak or write in another language normally, but I'm assuming your in the states because of the organizations you mentioned
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