The Piercing Bible

New APP Brochures

The Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Piercers met at my home in the Yucatan of Mexico this week (they left yesterday). We had a very productive meeting. One important task that got accomplished is that the new brochures I wrote for the organization have been posted on the Association of Professional Piercers website. Here's the link to one on Jewelry for Initial Piercings, and the other on Jewelry for Healed Piercings. This is material that was never previously available from the APP. You can download a .pdf file of all of the available pamphlets. It is so great to have brochures in print form, too. They can be purchased from the APP office. From the APP website:

FACTS

I was reading a public profile of a young man on an online dating site. He seems like a cool dude, studying computer science with a desire to be a professional piercer. I'm not actually looking for a date--I'm happily married. But I did notice that among his self-summary and favorite foods and music, he listed his favorite books, which included The Piercing Bible:

Books: demonata series and the pendragon series. Oh, and the piercing bible. WAY better than any other bible. It has FACTS.

"Required Reading"

I ran into this post in which The Piercing Bible was described as "Required Reading" on the topic of body modification:

This entry is more geared towards apprentices and those into the “past” surrounding our body modification industry/community,etc. However this is also very much available, immensely encouraged, for those out there who are clients/consumers or just general people interested in Body Modification. I believe these to be required reading (regardless if you agree or disagree with whats written), specifically for the typical apprentice that is starting out. They should read them and then approach their instructor/teacher/mentor and spark up discussions and healthy debates regarding this stuff.

Two books were listed in the post, (one other in addition to my own). I'm honored by the company, as the other book was Shannon Larratt's Opening Up Body Modification Interviews 1995-2008.

"Great Service to the Piercing Community"

I just got another really wonderful review for The Piercing Bible on Amazon.com:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent read!, December 22, 2009
By Zoe (Ireland) -

This book is an extremely valuable asset to any bookcase. It is very thorough in explaining all of the different aspects of piercing including aftercare, and how piercings affect your everyday life. Angel has done a terrific job in providing what is, in my opinion, the most comprehensive, and complete book dealing with piercings. I can safely recommend this book to a wide range of people from piercees, and potential piercees to parents, and the medical community - people who come into contact with piercings on a daily basis. The book is very informative and is written in a very accessible albeit conservative tone which I feel makes it an easy read for people from all walks of life. Everybody is sure to learn something from this book - maybe even piercers! The illustrations are excellent, very clear and easy to follow as well. Angel includes many useful tips including the use of emu oil and tips on changing jewellery which I personally found very helpful!

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.

"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!

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!

Latest Great Review

I found this review on Barnes & Noble.com

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A Book Every Piercer And Piercing Enthusiast Should Have In Their Collection.

Posted 11/07/09: I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The Piercing Bible" and I constantly refer back to it whenever a question in my mind arises about anything regarding piercings as it is a great resource to me. My background as a Piercing Apprentice has taught me many things, but having this book has helped me to understand even more all the details that go into each type of piercing available as all subjects are well covered. This book is easy to read, follow and understand whether you are just starting to explore the world of Body Modification or have been exposed to it for years. It is complete with illustrations and detailed explanations of the types of piercings for all parts of the body for both Male and Female. Included with each piercing description is details of what to expect from a Piercer if you're going to be pierced, which is an excellent guide for anyone who might be confused or worried about what the proper procedures are. This is a book that you will find yourself referring to over and over again for answers to questions about any piercing you want to get or already have. Highly recommended!

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