body piercing

Milan--Here I Come!

I'm finishing up the PowerPoint presentation I'm going to be giving in Milan next month at the APTPI (Association of Professional Italian Piercers and Tattooists) conference. It will be a 3-hour class on oro-facial anatomy and piercings, and I'll be covering LOTS of specifics and details. The Conference is for individuals who are already piercers, but apparently some of them need a great deal of basic information, so I'll be supplying it. At the moment it contains 254 slides, but I have to run through it now and see how long it takes to present them. I'm excited, though nervous about the cold weather. It is snowing there right now!

"Doctors and Nurses Educate Yourselves!"

Posted December 9, 2009, 1:56 PM EST: The Piercing Bible, Definitive Guide is excellent source. As an RN, I have worked in our emergency department and I prepare patients for surgery. I educate my patients and colleagues regarding body piercing. I have found Elayne Angel to be my educator. Her extensive knowledge and professionalism have given me the tools to better teach others. I quote from her book, and try to help remove the stigma associated with people who choose to adorn their bodies. I HIGHLY recommend this book to ALL, but also encourage my fellow healthcare professionals to be informed!

"Very Well Written"

Here's a review from Barnes & Noble.com:

Great book for beginners and professionals by jwhite0520

Reader Rating: See Detailed Ratings November 20, 2009: I had ended up buying this book after reading about the princess diana piercing. I found it to be very informative and have read it from cover to cover.... It is very well written and helpful for piercees of all ages and experiences. I also highly recommend this book if you are uncertain or thinking of an unusual piercing... 5 stars!

Happy Piercer/Customer

I just received this message from a woman I pierced this weekend at Cold Steel in San Francisco:

Subject: Thanks again Just a small note to say thank you. I felt like a 12 year old meeting Taylor Swift. LOL I adore my new body art. Thanks so much for putting me back together. I really do think you are amazing. Obviously we have never truely met personally. But professionally what you stand for and what you created inspires me and gives me a path to follow. From one woman to another your accomplishments and hard work are appreciated. It was worth every mile to come see you.

How cool! x

From a Piercee

It was so great to meet you on Sunday! Thank you soooo much for putting up with me!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my piercing!!! I am thrilled and cant stop looking at it! LOL! You are the best....so professional, gentle & hygenic...I could not ask for more. You are my piercer for life!

Book Signing in SF Dec. 3

I'm so excited! Here's the link to my up coming book signing and Q & A event at Books Inc. in the Castro in San Francisco: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/4888043/CA/San-Francisco/Elayne-Angel-Books-Inc-Castro/Books-Inc-in-the-Castro/ Thursday December 3, 2009 at 7:30pm

Books Inc. in the Castro
2275 Market St. @ 16th San Francisco, California 94114
Hope to see you there!

Positive Feedback

I received this message from a piercer:

"Elayne, I have been studying your book since we last chatted in the fall and it has definately helped improve my piercings and brought more people in for information on care. You have a great talent and I wish you well. Thanks again, Kelly Diamond"

It is so exciting and gratifying when I hear that my book is helping people to get better piercings or do them!

Flying In For Piercing

A woman who is flying to San Francisco to be pierced by me (she lives in Oklahoma, I believe) sent me this lovely message:

I have booked my airline tickets. I will be flying in the day before (Dec. 3rd and will arrive at 9:40 am.) I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to meet you and to have you do this for me. I, probably like every woman having this type of piercing, would have traveled anywhere possible to have the peace of mind in knowing that you are so skilled and knowledgeable in what you are doing. I am a Registered Nurse, based on your book and the many, many things I have read about you on the internet, have total respect for how you handle your profession. Having someone do this type of piercing is every bit as important as picking a skilled surgeon. I will see you on Dec. 4th at 2pm in San Francisco unless you need to make a change. Sincere thanks to you for taking so much time in evaluating and answering my many questions.--Lisa

She's planning to get a clitoris piercing (not her hood) and/or a triangle piercing. So it is definitely worth traveling to have them done right! I look forward to meeting her and piercing her!

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