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!
Starting two years ago, we have noticed a sudden change in the way our younger clients communicate.
The Coward's Guide to Body Piercing by Herbert I. Kavet and Martin Riskin is a humorous must have for anyone interested in body piercing. It helps you to answer your friends when they ask 'Why did you do that', and provides a light hearted overview of the cultural phenomenon. If you do not have a copy of this book, I have to ask Why Not?
This site is about piercing!
This is the first time Kingston has had its Santa Claus parade after dark. And Blackstar had front row seats.
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