Start your Own Body Piercing Business

Body piercing is a specialized art form that is carried out in a professional manner. The job description is not for everyone however the industry is gaining popularity.
There are strict legal requirements, licenses and certification before your establishment is approved. There are also blood bone pathology guides for new professional is this niche field.
You need lots of specialized equipment, cleaning utensils, sterilizers and cleaning tools. To launch the enterprise write a business plan and carry out a feasibility study. Follow the state laws and regulations and you will be fine.
How to start your own Body Piercing Business
Learn the Trade
There are various ways to develop the talent such as attending a cosmetology or apprentice workshops. Train under an experienced person and learn sanitation and safety protocols. Basic business knowledge is also important if you want to run a profitable venture.
Write a Business Plan
The business plan should focus on training, startup cost, equipment, location and staff. Include in your projections profit/loss, unique services and future goals.
Potential Customer Demography
Carry out a survey to find your potential customers. Study your competitors and understand their business template.
Locate your enterprise in areas that fit your clientele demography. Make sure the location is easily accessible, visible with ample parking.
 Licensing and Permits
There are some basic rules that apply to the business. Find out the requirements from your federal, local or state authority. 
There are serious health and safety issue, work ethics and safety protocols. The type of equipment you use will also come under scrutiny.
The local government will carry out public health and safety inspection of your premises before certification.
 Your professional qualification will need to pass scrutiny before you get a license. Register the enterprise as a one man business or limited liability company. You need adequate insurance and create a release form for your clients to sign.
Buy Equipment
The majority of startup costs goes into equipment. You need anodizing machine, needles, ear studs, mirrors.
Others are body jewelry, skin prep, disposables, tools, forceps, and retainers. Office equipment’s are cash register, computer, fax machine, printer, accounting software, lay tables.
Essential equipment you need
  • Anodizing-Machines
  • Needles
  • Ear Stud
  • Sterilizers
  • Cleaning Agents-Antiseptics,
  • Mirror
  • Body Jewelry
  • Skin Prep
  • Disposables
  • Forceps
  • Retainers
  • Disposable Latex gloves
  • Surgical Markers
  • SHARPS Container
  • Scalpel Blades
  • Tape
Layout of the Establishment
Hire an interior designer conversant with the business to design you layout. Where you carry out the job should be sterilized and safe. You need office equipment, waiting room and basic furnishing.
Hire Staff
You can hire staff such ass assistants, apprentice or secretary. You could hire freelance professionals with good track record on pay per job bases. Such establishments are usually one man businesses so very few staff is needed.
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Marketing the Business
Place advertisement in newspapers and magazines in your related niche. Build a website targeted to your locality and use social media. Print traditional flyers, call-cards, billboards and signage boards.


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