Body piercing is exploding in popularity. This recent phenomenon has made professional body piercing one of the few careers that are in hot demand, even during these economic times. Because body piercing is not currently part of any college curriculum, most body piercers are self-taught, or have learned their craft through apprenticeship. Although most apprenticeships are through tattoo shops, there is a growing number of body piercers that are becoming specialists and working independently of tattoo shops, at their residences or at body art establishments of their own.
Once you have gained the knowledge and experience to body pierce, you will need to fulfill the requirements of your local health department and register with them to legally begin body piercing. Depending upon the area you live in and the amount of competing piercers in your area, you can expect to make an average of $40.00 to $50.00 per body piercing. Once you have gained a following of loyal customers and are able to perform multiple piercings in an hour, you will find yourself easily making over $100.00 an hour as a professional body piercer.