January 30th, 2010
The Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Piercers met at my home in the Yucatan of Mexico this week (they left yesterday). We had a very productive meeting. One important task that got accomplished is that the new brochures I wrote for the organization have been posted on the Association of Professional Piercers website. Here's the link to one on Jewelry for Initial Piercings, and the other on Jewelry for Healed Piercings. This is material that was never previously available from the APP. You can download a .pdf file of all of the available pamphlets. It is so great to have brochures in print form, too. They can be purchased from the APP office. From the APP website:
January 12th, 2010
I was reading a public profile of a young man on an online dating site. He seems like a cool dude, studying computer science with a desire to be a professional piercer. I'm not actually looking for a date--I'm happily married. But I did notice that among his self-summary and favorite foods and music, he listed his favorite books, which included The Piercing Bible:
Books: demonata series and the pendragon series. Oh, and the piercing bible. WAY better than any other bible. It has FACTS.
December 7th, 2009
I just received this message from a woman I pierced this weekend at Cold Steel in San Francisco:
Subject: Thanks again Just a small note to say thank you. I felt like a 12 year old meeting Taylor Swift. LOL I adore my new body art. Thanks so much for putting me back together. I really do think you are amazing. Obviously we have never truely met personally. But professionally what you stand for and what you created inspires me and gives me a path to follow. From one woman to another your accomplishments and hard work are appreciated. It was worth every mile to come see you.
How cool! x
December 1st, 2009
It was so great to meet you on Sunday! Thank you soooo much for putting up with me!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my piercing!!! I am thrilled and cant stop looking at it! LOL! You are the best....so professional, gentle & hygenic...I could not ask for more. You are my piercer for life!
November 20th, 2009
I received this message from a piercer:
"Elayne, I have been studying your book since we last chatted in the fall and it has definately helped improve my piercings and brought more people in for information on care. You have a great talent and I wish you well. Thanks again, Kelly Diamond"
It is so exciting and gratifying when I hear that my book is helping people to get better piercings or do them!
October 2nd, 2009
I got this email today from the parent of a girl who wants to be a piercer:
Dear Angel, My adult daughter Rachel is very keen on getting into the Piercing profession. She has worked at a couple of places that provide tattoo services and piercing services. The work has strengthened her resolve. Recently she asked if I could see about getting your book for her – she really wanted it signed by you. I know she would really be pleased if you addressed it to her and signed it. We live in near Vancouver Canada but have a mailing address in Lynden Washington. Would you mind addressing a book to “Rachel” and maybe wish her well? She is a fan for sure and I do my best to support my daughter – I love her dearly. I would be happy to send you a cheque or whatever method of payment you prefer. Thank you for considering my request. Sincerely, Neil
This is my response: Hi Neil, Thanks for your email. How wonderful that you are such a supportive parent! I'd be happy to personalize the book for her, but I now live in Mexico and I don't stock books here or have any means to accept payment. The Piercing Bible is being sold by the Association of Professional Piercers (APP), and when you purchase from them, you do receive a book that I signed, and 25% of the proceeds go to the organization. In any case, the APP is an organization she should definitely know about. Here is the link where my book can be found: http://www.safepiercing.org/publications/the-piercing-bible/ They do ship internationally, so you can have it sent to whichever address you prefer. She may wish to sign up for my email list in the top right corner of this site.
September 28th, 2008
This was written on my facebook wall:
“Elayne Angel is the EPITOME of knowledge/professionalism/excellence and everyone should tip their hat to what she has done to educate the world in this trade that she is THE QUEEN OF!!! Love You Angel!!! Thank You For Helping Make Me Who I Am! Your Friendship/Advice/You As A Person is SO Appreciated!!!” Jeremy YoungmanThanks Jeremy! I'm a fan of yours, too!
September 9th, 2008
Here is another nice message I got on MySpace:
Angel- My name is Alyssa and I'm a piercer from Toledo, OH. I first heard of you during my apprenticeship; my mentor insisted I read your articles to familiarize myself with commonly asked questions and your after-care instructions. This might seem a bit weird and perhaps unorthodox, but you are truly an inspiration to me! I hope that after I'm in this business for as long as you are I could help and inspire someone the way you have for me! Alyssa- Visions to Reality Tattoo and Piercing Studio