The Canadian School of Body Piercing
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Course Description

North American Body Piercing has been the primary type of piercing done in Canada although European Body Piercing was introduced some years ago. In this course the positives and negatives of both body piercing styles will be discussed.

Even though the focus of both styles is sterilization and client safety there are some differences. It is a huge misconception to think that one style is better than the other. Both styles have advantages and disadvantages but what it really comes down to is personal preference.

North American Body Piercing and European Body Piercing follow the highest prevention of bloodborne and saliva based pathogens. This is why regardless of style the greatest care and use of sterilization, quality instruments and the highest grade of surgical steel jewellery should be used. This will greatly reduce any chance of infection.

North American Body Piercing and European Body Piercing both use pre sterilized, single use needles with a very sharp and tapered edge. These needles allow for a very clean piercing with very little disruption to the surrounding tissue. The design of the needle allows for smoother jewellery transfer which equals less pain for the client. All instruments are individually packaged and sterilized. The aftercare products used by this course are all from recognized product manufacturers which produce quick healing of the skin tissue.

Our course is held in a professional studio setting.



Course Overview

This is a preparatory course for individuals seeking employment or apprenticeships in the tattoo and piercing industry. The course has been designed to give a student significant theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of body piercing. The completion of this course does not make you a professional piercer or a certified piercer although a certificate is given upon completion. The certificate represents the completion of the course and the theory and practical knowledge to take on an apprenticeship. The average piercing apprenticeship lasts one year. After completing your apprenticeship and becoming proficient in all piercings including genitals only then should you refer to yourself as a professional piercer.

There are other courses that offer training over one weekend which approximately equals 18 hours of training. These courses are misleading people into thinking that they are certified professional piercers. There is no certification for piercers in Canada at this time. That is why it is so important for current piercers and prospective piercers to educate themselves as much as possible. It is through this education and training which will allow you and the industry to maintain the high standards of safety and professionalism. There is additional training you should seek out such as Bloodborne Pathogen, First Aid and C.P.R...

This is either a 6 week theory course or a 12 week theory and practical course. These courses will cover all aspects of North American and European Body Piercing. Both courses will consist of 6 hour classes, which will be held every Sunday from 9am until 3:30 pm with a half hour lunch break. Every class will be 3 hours of theory and 3 hours of hands on learning. Only students taking the 12 week course will be required to bring subjects for their practical piercings. If there is a problem getting subjects we can provide them for you.



Student Requirements

All students in the 12 week course must pierce a minimum of 2 piercings per course selected body parts. All students who want to receive their certificate must pierce 8 of the 16 listed piercings. You must perform 2 successful for each of the 8 which equals a total of 16 piercings. If time doesn’t permit one piercing performed well will be sufficient. If time does permit more piercings can performed for additional practice. All students will be responsible for supplying their own subjects but if there is a problem getting subjects we can provide them for you. The piercings are free but all subjects or students must cover a $10.00 material fee for each piercing. Additional practical piercing supplies can be purchased for $10.00. These supplies will be required for practicing between classes.

All students will be required to bring materials necessary for note taking.



Course Supplied Materials

1. Piercing training video’s of all covered piercings.
2. Course handouts.
3. All piercing instruments and needles are supplied in class. Out of class practicing expenses are cover by the student.
4. All relevant equipment is covered during training.
5. All students will receive continued technical support and information after completion of the course by contacting the instructor.
6. Piercing kits available for a fee after the completion of the course.
7. Individual instruction for a fee during or after the completion of the course.



Week by Week

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

Requirements of Sterilization
Cross Contamination
Cleaning & Sterilization

The Piercing Booth
Work Station Area
Client Analysis
Piercing Procedures

Piercing Techniques
Jewellery Insertion
Jewellery Positioning

Week 4
Week 5
Week 6

Jewellery Selection
Jewellery Procedures
Instrument Selection
Instrument Procedures

Determining Client Compatibility
Skin Types
Skin Preparation
Measuring and Marking

Breathing Techniques
Post Piercing Procedures
Client Log & Waiver
Final Review

Week 7
Week 8
Week 9

Earlobe, Helix Cartilage
& Eyebrow

Navel, Nipple & Nostril

Lip, Labret, Monroe, Medusa and Cheek

Week 10
Week 11
Week 12

Tongue and Advanced Cartilage

Advanced Oral Piercings

Q & A
Practical Test
Written Test
Certificate Presentation

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About the School

This is either a 6 week
theory course or a 12 week
theory and practical course.

These courses will cover all
aspects of North American and
European Body Piercing

Price List

6 Week Theory Course
$800.00 Per Student

12 Week Theory and
Practical Course
$1400.00 Per Student