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Quote holelottalove Replybullet Topic: Nail Piercings
    Posted: October/03/2010 at 12:25pm
I've just bought a few nail drills and a whole load of nail jewellery (some of it's extremely cool - I'm actually very jealous I'm not a long nailed girl!), intending to start doing nail piercings at the studio.
 
They're not exactly difficult to do, the stock/drills are cheap to buy and stock. I guess most of the time they're done in nail/hair and beauty salons...but I suppose they do still come under the category of piercings, and thus body art/modification...so we can justify doing them alongside the usual piercings, mods, tattoos? I don't think I have anywhere in my hometown (Peterborough) that does them...I mean, I'm no expert on the local nail bars...but I've never seen anyone with them...
 
So has anyone else done these before? Or had them before? Smile
 
 
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Quote freakychild Replybullet Posted: October/03/2010 at 12:53pm
so, you're gonna have fingernail dust contaminating your work area.... sounds like a plan...


best to leave things like that to the nail salons...

besides.... i doubt you'll get very much business looking for that... it's usually something that people get done at the nail salon cause they're there, it's available, and they've already got their mind on getting their nails done... .

kinda like how you never think of getting a car air freshener until you're at the car wash....



personally, i dont think it's a good idea for a piercing/tattoo studio...
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Quote holelottalove Replybullet Posted: October/03/2010 at 1:26pm
Originally posted by freakychild

so, you're gonna have fingernail dust contaminating your work area.... sounds like a plan...

best to leave things like that to the nail salons...

besides.... i doubt you'll get very much business looking for that... it's usually something that people get done at the nail salon cause they're there, it's available, and they've already got their mind on getting their nails done... .

kinda like how you never think of getting a car air freshener until you're at the car wash....

personally, i dont think it's a good idea for a piercing/tattoo studio...
Hmmm, I get ya...good points there, and thanks for your input Pleased
 
I'm not expecting anyone to come to me looking for nail piercings, but kinda thinking if I have a nice sign and a good range of jewellery on display, might get a few folk deciding to get it done as a spur-of-the-moment thing while visiting the studio for something else. After all it's very quick and cheap.
 
You mention the fingernail dust...I hadn't considered that, have to look into that and see what, if anything, can be done.
 
Suppose there's no harm in giving it a trial for a month or two...
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Quote JClaude Replybullet Posted: October/03/2010 at 1:51pm
Originally posted by holelottalove

Originally posted by freakychild

so, you're gonna have fingernail dust contaminating your work area.... sounds like a plan... best to leave things like that to the nail salons... besides.... i doubt you'll get very much business looking for that... it's usually something that people get done at the nail salon cause they're there, it's available, and they've already got their mind on getting their nails done... .kinda like how you never think of getting a car air freshener until you're at the car wash.... personally, i dont think it's a good idea for a piercing/tattoo studio...
Hmmm, I get ya...good points there, and thanks for your input Pleased
 

I'm not expecting anyone to come to me looking for nail piercings, but kinda thinking if I have a nice sign and a good range of jewellery on display, might get a few folk deciding to get it done as a spur-of-the-moment thing while visiting the studio for something else. After all it's very quick and cheap.

 

You mention the fingernail dust...I hadn't considered that, have to look into that and see what, if anything, can be done.

 

Suppose there's no harm in giving it a trial for a month or two...


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Quote merrry Replybullet Posted: October/03/2010 at 2:44pm
I got my nail bling when I was at the salon. There's no way (even with a shitload of training) that I'd allow my piercer (or any piercer) do that to me
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Quote LucieMay Replybullet Posted: October/03/2010 at 5:00pm
I know this isn't on topic, but aesthetically I find them a little odd. It seems bizarre to me that they go through nail and not skin. They just look a bit wrong to me, whereas piercings in skin to me look very very right. Each to their own though.

Maybe it's cause I find long nails freaky anyway. Particularly long ones scare me. I don't bite my own nails out of habit but to keep them short, or cut them.

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Quote freakychild Replybullet Posted: October/03/2010 at 5:07pm
technically, it is a piercing.. in that you are creating a hole in a natural part of your body and placing jewelry into that hole...


however, to offer such a thing at a studio, to me, somewhat 'cheapens' the validity of the studio...

i can't imagine someone wiht a fresh manicure wanting to leave that nail salon, go to you to get the nail piercing, and in the process "mess up" their fresh manicure... ya know... that's one reason it's done in the nail salon... so that the nail 'technician' can do the placement and then proceed with the manicure...





the dremel and vacuum idea is technically feasible, but dust and filings will still escape into the air and deposit on surfaces....
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Quote JohnnyVilonious Replybullet Posted: October/03/2010 at 6:01pm
You also need a license to work on nails in most areas

My gf is a nail tech
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Quote freakychild Replybullet Posted: October/03/2010 at 6:02pm
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You also need a license to work on nails in most areas

My gf is a nail tech


good point...


check out your local and state regulations
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Quote Cale Replybullet Posted: October/04/2010 at 11:20pm
Nails should be left to nail technicians. 
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