Due to the recent rise in popularity of body art, more and more medical professionals are coming into contact with it on their clients.
Unfortunately, some of these clients have had adverse reactions to the procedures or, in some cases, the procedure was performed in an inappropriate manner by an inexperienced practitioner or themselves. Consequently, they may have had to seek medical attention. It has been my personal experience as a licensed body piercing practitioner with many years of experience. Quite often, problems with body art procedures are misdiagnosed by medical professionals and consequently clients are misinformed on how to properly treat these problems, possibly causing further harm or scaring to the client. In my opinion, the reason this happens is that although they may have the best of intentions and vast knowledge in their professions, most medical professionals simply have not been trained in this area.
I must also admit that I have seen cases that prejudice or ignorance that have led to clients being misinformed and potentially causing more harm. This is not acceptable. As professionals from any background, we should practice tolerance and acceptance and not let our personal opinions cloud our judgment.
Our number one concern should be public safety. That being said it is the intent of our course to educate non-
This course will also teach familiarization with the tools used in body art procedures so if removal of body jewelry becomes necessary, it can be done in a safe manner.