Course Catalog: Basic Piercing

Our Basic Body Piercing Intensive Workshop is designed for those who are familiar with body piercing and have plans to enter the body piercing field to apprentice or become a competent "hobbyist." We do not require previous piercing experience for enrollment. Students should possess a keen interest in the craft of body piercing, experience through personal piercings, and a desire to develop and hone a body piercing skillset.

Our Basic Intensive consists of 40 class-hours of instruction and practice (which take place on a Wednesday through Sunday). The course includes supervised student piercings which require a current OSHA-and-California-compliant Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) training certificate (course minimum of two hours—which we recommend students obtain from the APP website) and a California piercer registration, which we will obtain for you as part of the enrollment process if necessary.

Subject Matter Covered:

Body Piercing as a Sacred Act, Art & Minor Surgical Procedure; Brief History & Traditions; Relevant Human Anatomy & Physiology; Bedside Manner; Breathing for Pain Control; Jewelry; Tools & Disposables; Piercing Fundamentals; Piercing Aesthetics (Marking & Placement); Health & Safety (Principles & Practices); Techniques for 24 Body Piercings; Piercing Aftercare. During the final sessions, each student is required to do at least two piercings under close supervision of an instructor.

Students receive a detailed set of Technique Sheets, Workbook, Health & Safety Manual and Certificate of Attendance. Attendees at Fakir Intensives receive the best instruction currently available to do highly skilled and sophisticated body piercing.

Our next Basic Piercing Courses are:

July 10-14, 2024—Sold Out

September 11-15, 2024—Sold Out

2025 Class Dates Coming Soon!

All classes are filled from our waiting lists.

Be sure you have received our confirmation before making plans to attend!

Have Questions? Email Us!

Photos from Class:

Student from 2011 Basic Piercing Class
Student from 2011 Basic Piercing Class

All workshops are currently held in our San Francisco SOMA classroom location.

You must be at least 18 years old to enroll.