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Anonymous asked: Hey how much does an average piercer make? I am planning on becoming one.

richardeffinivey:

I’d say the average piercer wishes they made more, but is happy with what they have.

Piercing is a job that pays your soul- your savings might remain empty but your heart should stay full. Sure, we need money to survive (which is a bit of an ambiguous term) but I don’t think many piercers feel financially rich. I’d say most piercers struggle to make ends meet, due largely to low skill, low quality competition driving down market values, and an increasingly over-saturated industry. I’d also say most piercers love their job, and will gladly sacrifice physical comforts for being able to wake up everyday and do a job they love.

"Planning to become" a piercer isn’t an easy task, and if money drives you in any way, you might want to choose a different career path.

Beautiful double nostril. 💖

Beautiful double nostril. 💖

dontexploitme:

#navelpiercing from here at @kokopelliink! I’m here all day so come see me ^_^  (at Kokopelli Ink)

dontexploitme:

#navelpiercing from here at @kokopelliink! I’m here all day so come see me ^_^ (at Kokopelli Ink)

Beautiful little nose piercing with Turquoise CZ!

Beautiful little nose piercing with Turquoise CZ!