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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!

On Piercing Books

The Piercing Bible got a mention on this blog forum today. A poster asked:
"Growing an interest in body piercing, and looking for more information on it so i can practice it. Anyone know or recommend any books that can teach me?"
An excellent response was given that began:
"YOU CANNOT LEARN TO PIERCE SIMPLY BY READING A BOOK. There is so much to know, like bloodborne pathogen certifications, anatomy, cross-contamination, sterilization, etc. If you want to learn to be a piercer, you must apprentice under a knowledgeable, experienced professional."
And ended:
"....and a great book to read is The Piercing Bible by Elayne Angel."
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