Course Catalog: Comprehensive Piercing

Our Comprehensive Piercing Intensive course consists of 40 class-hours of instruction and practice, rooted in the traditions and esotericism at the heart of body piercing. This course is designed for those who are already working within the body piercing industry and can demonstrate a minimum of two years, full-time professional (post-apprenticeship) experience (or equivalent.) Applicants should possess a keen interest in the art, craft, and business of body piercing, as well as a desire to explore, develop, and expand their existing skillset. Students will perform evaluated piercings on volunteers, and be provided feedback identifying their strengths and areas for improvement. 567Attendance requires a current Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) training certificate, which we strongly recommend students obtain from the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) website in advance of their week in San Francisco.

Subject Matter Covered:

Basic and Advanced Techniques for more than 30 Body Piercings; Physiology of Healing and Piercing Aftercare; Health and Safety Updates and Perspective; Piercing Fundamentals: Skin, Clamped Piercing, Freehand Piercing, Tool-Free Piercing, Breathing for Pain Control, Needles and O-Needles, Surface Bars and Anchors; Body Jewelry Materials and Jewelry Updates; Documentation and Record-Keeping; APP Membership; Running and Optimizing a Successful Shop; Online Marketing and Social Media; History of the Body Piercing Movement and Industry; Incorporating Energy Sensitivity and Shamanism into everyday body piercing

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.


Next Comprehensive Piercing Course is:

To Be Announced

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

You must be at least 18 years old to enroll.


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