*The purpose of this all*
My name is Ian Moone.
I am a body piercer and have been for the past 10 years if my life, and for better or worse it is the love of my life and my passion.. I am a trained and experienced emergency medical technician and for over a year of my life I was employed at an eye bank, surgically removing donor tissue for transplantation.
So when I tell you that I know what I say when I speak of the things I’ll be speaking of in this blog, you see that I know what I’m talking about. When I speak of surgical experience, I mean full training on OSHA standards for aseptic technique and performing my job unsupervised to the best of my skills. The tissue had to be removed in aseptic conditions and was examined repeatedly for any contamination.
In other words, if someone fucked up they know; I never fucked up.
I’m getting off topic, though. My background is not my point, it is simply a validation for the publication of these opinions. I have a few issues, you see. With the ‘elite’ of my profession and their constricting standards and proposed over regulation. I do not name it’s name, but it’s members are, at any time, welcome to engage me in civil debate on anything I say.
There are agencies in existence whose job is to created a ‘safer’ environment for people to be pierced, based on standards that ignore or mix and match real standards set forth by REAL surgical regulatory agencies. More on that in the future.
Let me make myself clear, I support the regulation of the piercing industry. I, however, support the realistic regulation of it with codes appropriate to similar medical fields. Jewelry standards that everyone, piercer and customer alike, can afford and be happy with. Regulations set forth from proper research and testing, not proposed ideas by elitist lobby groups and associations.
I realize I’ll make some enemies doing this. I’m ok with that. I’m not in this business to please my peers, my job is to educate the public about a subject and an industry they are woefully unaware of. I will not just be ranting about the powers that want to be, but I will also be discussing things like jewelry and aftercare, as well as selecting a piercer.
Anyone is welcome to question what I say, but only with a valid argument. References will be required for opposing posts or they will be deleted. Don’t disagree because it hurts, disagree if you have evidence to the contrary.
Also, if you just have a question you’d like me to answer, please don’t hesitate to post one on my questions page.