The Piercing Bible
May 25th, 2009
Yes, another review just came in. The woman who wrote it emailed me to tell me she'd posted a review:
I just posted a review of your book on Amazon and Google. I have to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed your book from start to finish. Oh, I am adding "salesperson" to my resume... I was chatting with a friend of mine in the UK this afternoon and telling him about your book. He is in the process of getting a 7 bar frenum ladder; he has 3 in place so far. Somehow, he wasn't aware that The Piercing Bible was available - while we were talking, he checked Amazon and made his purchase. His cost was 15 pounds sterling so it is a great bargain there also! You know, I have learned so much from you. As I read chapter 8, I realized why my first piercing didn't work; and I understand the look on the face of my second piercer (a member of the APP) as I described my first experience much better now! She was so kind and made sure that she emphasized to me that I had done nothing wrong to make my original piercing reject.
May 22nd, 2009
This great 5-star review was just posted yesterday on Amazon.com on the page where The Piercing Bible is sold. I love his comment that you're bound to learn something from it, no matter how much you know. That's in contrast to my first review that didn't get 5 stars. The 4-star review (also below) feels kind of like a punch in the gut after all of the 5-star reviews. I know 4-stars is still good, and I've already admitted that being a perfectionist is a suitable trait for a career in piercing, but for a writer: not so good. Still, I have to wonder, if experienced piercers have told me they've learned from The Piercing Bible, then it doesn't make sense that an apprentice didn't....
May 20th, 2009
May 19th, 2009
I'm back home in Mexico now and catching up after being in the US for the past two weeks. My visit was a delight and a smashing success. The final night of the trip, I had a book signing for The Piercing Bible at the Antebellum Gallery in Hollywood. I signed plenty of books, and enjoyed the company of my friends and family. In attendance were several dear friends from high school, my parents, and many more. It was wonderful! If you were there: thanks for coming! If you missed it--I hope to catch you next time.
May 17th, 2009
I got an email that made me feel that my book doing what it is supposed to do:
HI, my name is N. I'm 21 years old and I'm interested and fascinated with piercing. So I asked my self, "why not become a professional piercer?". After reading Elayne Angel's book titled "The Piercing Bible", I decided to stop watching videos at you-tube of how to pierce and not buy a piercing kit on-line.I want to become a professional, I want to make people have a great first or second or eighth-ten time piercing experience great. So, can you please help me find a mentor in L.A, CA? PLEASE!!
May 11th, 2009
My debut of The Piercing Bible at the annual conference for the Association of Professional Piercers was a huge hit! I sold hundreds of books (all of them that I'd brought with me!) and signed even more. Some of the attendees had already received copies they had ordered online, and they brought them for me to sign. It was the happiest I've ever felt while suffering from a case of writer's cramp. Next is the book signing at Antebellum Gallery on May 16 from 7-9 pm. I can't wait! I just got this IM'd from a piercer on Facebook:
Thanks again and your contribution to MY job and livelihood has never for once been taken for granted. its because of people like you, the REAL pioneers, that have given me the job i am into right now. thanks again.
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.