For the past three decades, I have been attempting to improve the level of knowledge and training in the body piercing industry, and I have been dismayed at the changing attitudes of the Public Health system which have been working in the opposite direction. I must prefix my comments by saying that my experience has been limited to the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Health Unit (KFLA) but I can only assume that the problems pervade the Province of Ontario, and possibly span Canada coast to coast.
Blackstar Body Piercing is the best place for parents to bring their children to get their ears pierced. The owner Roger Monahan has both the experience and eduction to provide the safest and most pleasant piercing experience possible, and his techniques and practices are far superior to the antiquated (and more painful) practices of piercing with a gun.
Blackstar was the first body art studio in Kingston to accept debit and credit card payments. We also may be the last.
We have been going to Rosie's Rodeo and Roast in Camden East for the last 15 years, and would not miss it for the world.
Yesterday I had an irate mother phone me for help. Her 15 year old daughter had received a tattoo from a local shop without parental consent. Today I was sent a link to a Toronto Star article by Robert Cribb outlining a number of horror stories coming out of shops in the Toronto area. A serious problem has been developing over the past 20 years, and the authorities seem to be reluctant to act.
A few years ago, in Walkerton, Ontario, an inspector was negligent, and the water supply was contaminated. The provincial government reacted by introducing sweeping, onerous, and unnecessary changes in water management across the entire province. On the other hand, the public regularly has invasive procedures performed in personal service settings, most of which are being performed by technicians with little or no training, and no concern for potential consequences, and provincial and municipal governments have systematically ignored the problems for two decades.
I find that the vast majority have no idea how to find a competent and safe piercer. They rely on advice from friends, or they compare prices, and opt for the cheapest.
Antibiotic ointments like Polysporin (Neosporin, Bacitracin etc) can be beneficial for wound care and are useful with fresh piercings if used properly.
Having smoked for many years, imagine my relief when I discovered a substitute that worked!
On the 29th of June, a user registered on our site using the name 'amythomlinso' and the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. This user claimed to be from Belarus.
This user was quickly blocked for posting inappropriate (spam) comments and posts on our site. We recently deleted the account completely as part of a site upgrade.
Starting two years ago, we have noticed a sudden change in the way our younger clients communicate.
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