Piercer Referrals in California
March 26th, 2010
I received this message through The Piercing Bible website
First off I want to thank you for the wealth of information on your site and in The Piercing Bible. I have been researching female genital piercings for the last few months and have found a lot of conflicting and often just plain wrong information. Your site and book answered a lot of my questions and impressed upon me the importance of finding a piercer who knows what they're doing.
Secondly, I was wondering if you still evaluate peoples' photographs to see if they're suited to a particular piercing. I would love a triangle piercing, but I'm not 100% sure if I can get one, obviously. I intend to get a consultation once I find an experienced piercer, but if you're able to take a look at some photos and let me know if it would be a waste of time or not, it would help me out immensely. If you're able to do this, I can send you some pictures.
Thanks for your time,
Certainly. Just follow the instructions at the bottom of this page:
I'd be happy to take a look and let you know whether you appear to be suited to a triangle.
Elayne Angel, Author
The Piercing Bible--The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing
Medical Liaison, Association of Professional Piercers
She sent me some photos and did appear to be a candidate for the piercing. She told me she was in California, so I referred her to several piercers (who are all members of the Association of Professional Piercers in California:
If you are near San Francisco, I can highly recommend Paul King of Cold Steel. I apprenticed him in the early 1990s and he is a highly skilled and experienced piercer. I send many referral clients to him for genital piercing, and they always contact me with rave reviews.
Cold Steel America
2377 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Though, I haven't trained him myself, I can suggest John Johnson. I have taught classes with him at the APP conferences, and he has an excellent reputation, I've pierced in his wonderful studio, and I've sent many referrals to him. I always get excellent reviews.
John C. Johnson
Outer Limits Tattoo & Body Piercing
22 Chestnut Place
Long Beach, CA 90802
In West Hollywood, I'd suggest Roger Rabb!t. Again, I didn't train him, but I pierced at this studio and it is clearly a quality operation and Roger seemed very well versed in his craft.
Roger Rabb!t, Ancient Adornments Body Piercing - 323.515.5996
8424 #G Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Roger's site: http://www.ancientadornments.net/
In the San Diego area, I can recommend Didier Suarez, one of my colleagues from the Board of the Association of Professional Piercers. In fact, he did one of my most recent perforations for me:
2079 Garnet Ave.
San Diego, CA 92109
Depending on your location, you may wish to contact the studios, and talk to the piercers I've recommended, or consider going to meet them. See who inspires your confidence and makes you feel comfortable.
Please let me know where you go and how you like the experience and the piercer so that I may better assist those requestting referrals in the future.