Las Vegas Trip Canceled
Unfortunately the conference of the Association of Professional Piercers, which was scheduled for July 2020, has been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This was the event that was bringing me to Las Vegas to pierce. The conference was canceled due to safety concerns, and therefore, it makes sense to cancel my entire trip for the same reason.
I still have plans to pierce in Atlanta and Detroit in October. Details are here.
As always, I am still available for online (photo) consultations for anatomical suitability or to evaluate existing piercings, and also for piercing problems.
I sincerely hope that you and yours are safe and well!
Woodland Hills Trip Canceled
I was holding out hope that the situation would resolve more quickly. But, as time goes on, it is evident that the virus is continuing to spread widely, and that it will be some time before “business as usual” returns.
As an advocate of health and wellness, along with safe piercing, I must postpone my trip to pierce in Woodland Hills next month (May 15-17). Based on my research, even if flights will be permitted, I do not believe that international travel would be safe or advisable by that time. Nor would working closely in an enclosed space with many different clients be wise. In any case, California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an extention of the stay-at-home order until May 15.
I hope to set new dates to work in the L.A. area, perhaps toward the end of the year.
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If you are a piercer and you are intereted in my thoughts on returning to work amidst the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, you can read my article here. I wrote it for Pain Magazine, right before receiving notification from my editor that the publication is closed until further notice. (I've been writing a monthly article for them since 2005!)
You can see some of my previous articles here.
I hope everyone is being safe and smart, and taking appropriate precautions. Remember, once the curve has been flattened, the virus is still out there! (And if you don't know what that refers to, please read or listen to some news from a reliable source. Several are linked in the article.
Detroit Trip Canceled
Unfortunately, it has become clear that it will not be possible to fly from my home in Mexico to Detroit for my tour dates as planned in April. (I have set new dates for October 24-27, 2020.)
As a professional piercer, health and safety are always paramount, and I always subcribe to the "better safe than sorry" philosophy. Further, just today, the US federal government has extended distancing guidelines until April 30.
Obviously, we don't know how long this crisis will last, but I am not suspending any other trips at this time.
Stay posted to this page for further announcements.
Be safe and stay well!
I hope you are well, acting with an abundance of caution, and following the guidelines of the experts, and your local and federal authorities.
As of this date, I am hopeful that I will still be able to make all of my planned travel and that it will be safe for clients to come and get pierced. I realize this is an optimistic stance, but I'm an optimistic person. If there are any changes, I'll post here immediately.
If you want to book an appointment but you are concerned you (or I) will have to cancel, I can work with that!
I'm happy to continue taking appointments with the understanding that this might happen. I will allow you to remain penciled in (without making a deposit) until the path forward becomes much clearer.
If you already have an appointment with me, my existing cancellation and refund policy remains in effect.
I'm still doing online anatomy consultations. They're required for appointments and if you're home with extra time on your hands, it is a perfect time to sign up!
Questions? Please contact me!