The Piercing Bible

On Starting Over

I gave a brief interview about starting over (after Hurricane Katrina) and it was posted here along with a number of other highly uplifting stories. Here's mine: Elayne Angel I had a successful business in the French Quarter of New Orleans for over 12 years. Unfortunately, it closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. My husband and I spent a modest sum and moved into a home in the Yucatan of Mexico. In this new, quiet environment I applied myself to writing a book “The Piercing Bible” on my area of expertise. The book has been published (by Ten Speed/Random House) and now my job is promoting it online and via book signings around the US. I networked with everyone I knew to let them know that I was writing a book and I got lucky: I have a friend whose brother works in publishing. He heard about my project and took an interest in it. He was instrumental in getting my proposal and sample chapters to a few major publishers. Without his assistance, I'm not sure how long it might have taken to get published. http://piercingbible.com To give credit where credit is due, my friend mentioned above is Caitlin McDiarmid, the Administrator for the Association of Professional Piercers. And the instrumental help was given to me by her brother, Mark. Here's to the McDiarmids for all of their amazing support!

Book Review: The Piercing Bible | Tribalectic

Book Review: The Piercing Bible | Tribalectic. by John Lopez I've been most nervous about the reviews of The Piercing Bible that are done by piercers. We tend to be opinionated individuals, and we don't always see eye to eye. So when I saw that piercer John Lopez had reviewed my book, I was a little nervous to see what he had to say. Turns out that he has plenty of positive perspectives on The Piercing Bible!

Review From a Piercer

Here's the latest 5-star review from Amazon.com
5.0 out of 5 stars great book, June 27, 2009
By Kreston T. Clark "funwithsharpthings" (SoCal)
what a great book. i am a professional piercer in so cal and look forward to reading Elayne Angel's magazine articles every issue. 'the piercing bible' is a must buy for all piercers, piercees and parents. high speed internet - $50 The Piercing Bible - $15 (or whatever) All the knowledge contain in the book - PRICELESS! it pays for itself immediately

Book Signing Party at LeRoi Manhattan

I'm so excited because tonight is the book signing party for The Piercing Bible at LeRoi Manhattan. If you're in the area, please stop by: 80 Rivington Street NYC (in the East Village) from 6-10 pm. Tomorrow and Sunday (June 27 and 28)  I'll be performing piercings, and I'm looking forward to it!

Nice Little Quickie

"Elayne!, I got the book this morning!, I've been reading it and it's AWESOME!!! congratulations on such a great job!

My First Amazon.co.uk Review!

It looks like The Piercing Bible is as big a hit in among readers the UK as it is in the US: 3 May 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Quite simply the best £15 I've spent on anything piercing related
By Mr. H. Watson (Edinburgh Scotland)
This is a book the piercing world has needed for many years helping to dispel myths and educate you whether you are the piercee, the parent or teacher of pierced students a Dr or Pro Piercer there si something in this book for everyone ~Quite simply this book is the best £15 I've spent on anything piercing related in the 9 years and 9 piercings I've got since I started getting pierced.
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