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.
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.
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