May 1st, 2009
I was looking at The Piercing Bible on Amazon.com and I saw that another great reader review has been added. As of right now, there are four of them posted there, and they ALL have 5 out of 5 stars!
5.0 out of 5 stars "Buy it"! By: Mike (Los Angeles) - If you are mildly interested in having something pierced or a bit more serious about it, whether it be an earlobe or an intimate bodypart, if it's your first piercing or you've had several, you owe it to yourself to get Elayne Angel's book. She covers every facet of this subject, from just the anticipation of having it done to the actual procedure, including finding the right piercer, as well as the necessary aftercare and commitment involved to have a happy and healthy piercing. Her vast knowledge and experience are brought into words in a way that is easy to understand and refreshing to read. She covers every piercing located on the body that you can imagine, complete with its procedure, recommendations for initial guage and type of jewelry, as well as healing and aftercare information. Also covered are the stereotypes and myths that have been attached to this subculture. She shows that if you are at all interested in becoming a piercee, it may serve to alleviate any apprehensions you've had when you come to realize that people of all ages and walks of life enjoy having a bit of metal somewhere on their body, perhaps someone you would never even suspect. Just buy it, you'll be glad you did.I'm absolutely thrilled that the people who have been reading my book are enjoying it and finding it useful and informative.
May 1st, 2009
I just found this fantastic review of The Piercing Bible on a Aniareads weblog about body modification:
There are only few books on body piercing out there, so each new addition, especially when it’s a good one, is welcome. That’s the case with ‘The Piercing Bible. The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing’ by Elayne Angel, a well-known female body piercer who got her education in the Gauntlet and witnessed all the changes body modification scene has been undergoing during the last few decades. The book is divided in 7 parts (table of contents here) discussing the most basic information about the various types of body piercing, their procedures, healing and aftercare. Now and then there are included some anecdotes from Angel’s own experiences, interesting pieces of information about history of body piercing and people’s experiences and opinions about body piercings they got done themselves. The Bible is addressed primarily to the piercees, both these who already have some body piercing experiences under their belt and those who are about to enter the world of body modification but professionals may also find it useful. With her vast experience, international fame and all other ‘cool’ icing, Angel’s tone throughout the book is, however, very friendly and always customer-directed/oriented – it’s obvious that her customers’ well-being is always her priority and main concern. She understands her customers’ doubts, fears and problems that may appear after the procedure and initial healing, so she provides as detailed picture of body piercing with all responsibilities, possible problems and solutions as possible.
April 30th, 2009
Jordan Ginsburg of BMEzine is about to post a review of The Piercing Bible, and he and I are scheduling an interview tomorrow that he'll be posting as a podcast on that site. I will give you the exact link once I know it. I'm also getting ready to head out to Las Vegas for the annual conference of the Association of Professional Piercers. I'm excited that we're holding it at the Tropicana this year. The Riviera was familiar after so many years, but change is good! Sure 't wait to see all my colleagues, associates, and friends there....
April 28th, 2009
One of my friends on Triablectic just sent me this great feedback about my book:
I Just wanted to say that I love your book! I received a copy from Amazon.com a couple weeks ago and have gone through it cover to cover. I am relatively new to the piercing thing (2008 was my first piercing) but it has really been something I've found to be so totally liberating even at this point in my life, I am 58. I love the way you write, it is so thorough in its coverage of every aspect with just enough subtle humor thrown in to keep it light and refreshing to read. I found it very informative with it's coverage of aftercare and also on one of the piercings I am considering. I am also totally thankful for your recommendation for the emu oil. I have been using it on my piercings every day for about a month now and I can't believe the effect it has had. I live in Southern Calif. and have had Eric 'Sque3ze' Anderson as my piercer at his shop 'Anomaly' in Pasadena. I feel fortunate to have found someone so knowledgeable and professional. In fact I just called and talked to him today about the possibility of getting an amphallang (I'm still in fact a bit hesitant about it and just trying to get a lot of feedback on it). I was impressed to see him mentioned in your book. Anyway I just wanted to say how much I loved your book and that I find you to be one 'awesome' lady.
April 25th, 2009
It looks as though my Southern California visit will include some guest piercing. I believe I'll be scheduling appointments on May 13 (hours to be determined)
at Anomaly Studio located at:
1039 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106
Let me know which piercing you'd like to get and what time of day would be preferred.
If you're interested in getting pierced, please contact me ASAP. You can email me at [email protected].
(Be on the lookout for mail from Spamarrest--my spam filter. Please respond to it or I won't get your email!)
April 25th, 2009
You are cordially invited to join me for my first public book signing! (The book's debut will be at the Association of Professional Piercers' Conference in Las Vegas so it is open only to attendees.) Saturday May 16, 2009 from 7-9 p.m. at Antebellum Gallery in Hollywood.
Please RSVP to [email protected] so I can add you to my guest list.
(Be on the lookout for email from Spamarrest--my spam filter. Please respond to it or I won't get your email!)
April 19th, 2009
I did an interview about The Piercing Bible with Cloud from The Pierced Consumer. Here is her introduction to it:
Just Get It! Let me introduce you to the best reference a pierced consumer could have: The Piercing Bible, a book by Elayne Angel. There’s nothing else like it out there, and no one but Angel could have written this book. I know she has worked very hard on it, and I am bursting with pride for her. It’s a fantastic book for everyone interested in body piercing, and I do urge everyone to pick up a copy. In the interest of disclosure, I had a small part in the conceptualization of the project. I knew we needed a book like this, and I’m so excited to finally have it. I’m not going to do a “review,” because I can’t be unbiased, although I plan at least one more blog post on the book, more content-related. For right now, allow me to introduce Ms. Elayne Angel, piercer, author, a pivotal figure in modern body piercing, and not the least to me, my friend.To read the whole interview, go here.
April 17th, 2009
Wow! I just got THE most complimentary email about my writing. Oddly enough, it was sent by someone who didn't even know I'd written a book. He definitely knew that I write for the body art industry trade publication, Pain Magazine, because he works there! He wrote to comment on one of my articles:
Hi Elayne: I’m writing this short email to just let you know that I loved your column in the April issue. Well, you could have knocked me over when I read your April column – this was one of the best pieces of writing I have read in any magazine for a long time. of PAIN Magazine. I come from the world of book publishing (Random House, Abrams to name two), but since moving to New Mexico four years ago I have entered the magazine world (previous to this Head Quest, PAIN, and Aura position I was with Mothering Magazine); and, being very new to PAIN Magazine, I try to pick up copies and read them whenever I have time. And so, in addition to being informative (you have helped educate me on one of the aspects of piercing with which I was not knowledgeable) , it was immensely entertaining. I thank you for that. Now, I will find some back issues, and look forward to your new column in the upcoming PAIN. It is always a treat to find someone whose writing is worth reading. And I wanted to tell you that. All the best, Mark