Role Model

I received this wonderful message from a new Facebook friend who reads my monthly column on body piercing in Pain Magazine:

Hi Elayne, thanks so much for accepting my friend request! I just want to thank you for all that you are and do for the piercing community. Ive just begun my piercing career (2 and a half years now) and am so in love with it! I'm trying to learn as much as I can about every aspect of the industry and from that i've come to really respect and look up to you. I get so sooped when pain magazine comes into work- i open right to your section every time! I also save the pages or make a copy and save them to my reference folder..ive actually gone back to them a number of times! well let me stop gushing like a total fan girl lol i hope to get to meet you someday and again, thank you so much for all that you do and being such a great role model for me.

In Penthouse Magazine

Well, it was not my photo (this time), but a 3-page spread I wrote about erotic piercing, with photos of some other lovely pierced individuals. You can read a brief write up about it here on the ModBlog website. Run out and get a copy today! It talks about the Prince Albert, Frenum, and Dydoe for men, and explains the erotic possibilites for stimulation from certain iercings. It also goes into a little about VCH piercings as well.

Raves (But No Rants)

I just ran into a whole page of wonderful mini-reviews at bodyartforms:

Posted on 12/5/2009 So far Im loving this book! Ive learned so many interesting facts that Im rambling off to my family lol I would highly recommend for someone who wants a piercing or just anyone interested in piercings =]
Posted on 11/27/2009 This is a must have book for anyone interested in body piercing, it is probably the best and most comprehensive book you could buy on the subject right now. The book covers a wide range of subjects and includes diagrams. I would have preferred the book to include colour photographs and for me it spent too much time on the basics (but this would be a positive for people new to the subject).
Posted on 10/16/2009 Very comprehensive book. Has lots of info for beginners and also plenty of interesting things for those who have been around awhile. Wish I had this book 10 years ago!
Posted on 8/31/2009 Thisd is an awesome book lets you know everything you need to know about piercing..definitely recomend this to anyone who is into piercing and modification..
Posted on 8/23/2009 Excellent book that covers everything you can think of relating to body piercings. Very in depth and detailed. A fantastic reference and learning resource. A must have for every piercing fanatic!
Posted on 8/11/2009 this book is a must have for anyone who is even considering getting a piercing. i've learned so much from this book and i'm not even finished yet. get this book.

Posted on 6/30/2009 This book is the ultimate companion for a piercer and piercee. I'm both and this book is great for both. A must have for any body piercing enthusiast.

Gifts for Piercees

The Piercing Bible was mentioned in this article about buying holiday gifts for people into body piercings. It says:

The Piercing Bible is a very detailed book that covers various body piercings, the history of the piercing, placement options and a variety of other details. It also talks about proper body piercing aftercare and investigates some of the myths surrounding body piercing.

Naturally, if you know someone who is into body piercing and they don't yet have a copy of The Piercing Bible, it is a perfect gift for the holidays, or a birthday, graduation, or any other event. If you buy your copy from the Association of Professional Piercers, you receive a book that I've signed, and 25% of the proceeds go to the organization. Click here for more information.

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!

"Best Compilation"

Yet another 5-star review. It is short and sweet:
5.0 out of 5 stars The Piercing Bible, November 22, 2009
By Kelly Diamond "Diamond Designs" (Boise, Idaho)

This book is the best compilation of information that piercing ethusiasts can ever have in their possession. Elayne has been very detailed as well as easy to read. She is ready to help and very professional.

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