Many people are surprised to learn that you can purchase a kit for self, or home body piercing. These kits began appearing some years ago in answer to the rising popularity of body piercing. While most people would not think of piercing themselves, there are occassions where self-piercing, or piercing at home can be a valid choice.
While tattooing is more dependent upon artistic talent, body piercing is basically founded on standard techniques that do not require any talent other than focus and practice to master. Some piercings are so simple that they do not require any special permits or licensing (such as ear piercing) to perform. Most body piercings are more complicated and should not be attempted by the novice piercer without the supervision of an experienced body artist. Even with that said, many people are choosing to pierce themselves or loved ones by buying a body piercing kit online. It may be because of economic reasons (piercing kits are cheaper than having a professional do the job) or because of modesty, but each day more and more people are piercing themselves or loved ones by using a kit. If you purchase a body piercing kit, make sure you are careful to make sure the kit includes not only sterile needles and forceps (if needed), but also sterile body jewelry. Body piercing kits that do not include sterile body jewelry should be avoided. Thankfully, body piercing kits that include sterile body jewelry are available at reasonable prices from respected suppliers of body piercing supplies.