Hi, my name is Jake. I pierce at a shop in North Everett, Washington. I must say, every time we get a Pain magazine
the first thing i do is flip right to your article and get my learn on. Yesterday, I went to hang out with a good friend of mine, Troy Amundson, he said I should shoot you an email. Sorry, if I am bothering you or if there is a better way to get a hold of you, please let me know. I just had one small question. I pierce right handed, and as a piercer I have been growing a lot (especially with the help of Troy), I realize, its time for me to learn to pierce left handed, so I can approach some piercings in a better manner. Troy said that he had practiced on leather, I've done that, I was just wondering if maybe you had any other suggestions to help maybe even build hand control or strength.
Thank you soo much for your time and really its an honor just emailing you.
Again, thank you.
It is no trouble at all to reply. Thanks very much for the positive feedback--I hope that you find my articles to be helpful.
It is better to reach me on my email, which I check much more frequently: [email protected]
(but please respond to my spam filter from spamarrest
, or your mail won't get to me).
Anyway, as far as piercing goes, I'm a left handed piercer and do all of my piercings with the needle in my left hand. I do not believe that this has hampered my skills. Sometimes it takes a little adjustment of my position and/or the client's position, but it seems to work just fine. Some people are more ambidextrous than others, and if it seems like it wouldn't be hard to build your skill with your non-dominant hand, then it is simply a matter of practice. Working on leather or thick fabric can be helpful before you progress to the paying public.