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My love for body art is still going strong! I am a proud Business Member at Large of the Association. Additionally, I offer online photo anatomy consultations and piercing problem consultations for any piercing on the ears, face, and body. When I launched my career there, it was still the only body piercing specialty studio in the United States. In fact, it was the first of its kind in the world! This was a period of tremendous growth and development in the piercing world, and a time of many "firsts" as we experimented with the possibilities of piercing the body.
It was just before piercing started to become an industry, rather than just a single, highly unusual specialty shop! Some things worked better than others, and we pursued what was successful.
During this era, nipples and genitals were the mainstays of our piercing work. Facial and ear piercings were far less popular than the more functional options. Navel piercings were virtually unheard of! And it is to my roots that I have returned. I continue to tour regularly around the U. I am renowned for my lengthy professional piercing career and expertise in body piercing, as well as for my own extensive collection of body art.
I am known as a pioneer in the field for innovating techniques, aftercare, and piercing placements. I am credited by Jim Ward in his book, " Running the Gauntlet ," BMEzine , Pain Magazine , and others with the popularity of the tongue piercing; and inventing, naming, and popularizing a number of specific piercing placements including the fourchette , and lorum.
I also perfected and popularized the triangle piercing. Following that I was elected to a second term with the organization as Medical Liaison. While working for the APP, I spearheaded the production of a number of brochures for the organization that have helped to distribute information and professionalize the field. I produced four publications per year, from issues Positive results were published in the prestigious and conservative American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
And I feel like the luckiest human being with the best job in the world, because I retain my enjoyment and passion for piercing, even after all of these years. It has been reprinted at least 8 times since then, is available as an eBook , and also came out in a Russian translation! Creating a new chapter in my series of "firsts" in November , I became the first wearer of body art to receive a registration from the U.
Patent and Trademark office. My image has also been seen in virtually every tattoo magazine known to man. I've been interviewed on many television shows including news broadcasts like CNN, shows such as Inside Report and After Hours and various cable television shows as well.
I have also received press for being the piercer to popular rock star, Lenny Kravitz. A photo of me was sold to Getty Images on a falsified release. Content Blocks. Read my history See my body art.
Me with my mentor, Gauntlet's founder, Jim Ward circa My Master Piercer Certificate. Running The Gauntlet book by Jim Ward.
The Rings of Desire logo. Rings of Desire Sign. Want to get pierced by Elayne Angel? Cover of my book, The Piercing Bible. Cover of the Russian edition of The Piercing Bible. APP Procedure Manual Article about piercing, with my photo, in the National Enquirer My tattoo, placed on other bodies, used for an opera.
Me on the cover of Pain Magazine. My photo on a Vivaldi album cover. Article about piercing in "The Sun". Me on the book cover for Cast of Characters. My photo on a book cover used without permission.
Piercing Bible Book Reviews
As someone who's not a professional piercer I found The Piercing Bible to be a solid source of well rounded information. From jewlery size to proper placement; healing time, pros and cons; everything I wanted to know and then some about potential piercings was right in that book. The Piercing Bible is definately a resource to keep near by for when then urge to get another piercing strikes. This book does an exceptional job of explaining what the procedures are at the the time of the appointment from the consultation, piercing, and aftercare. It explains all the different types of piercings and jewelry also explains the different stages of the healing process. Very happy I made the decision to get this book. If you are looking for any information on this subject I highly recommend to get this book.
I needed a good reference book on piercing and purchased book and it has some great information! This is by no means a How to Pierce book but more of a reference for Piercers or for someone interested As a piercer, this book excited me tremendously. There is an extreme lack of solid information on body piercing available to the public at this time. Elayne is so uniquely qualified to write on this Elayne Angel. Piercing pioneer Elayne Angel has performed over 40, piercings since the s and has brought many practices, such as tongue-piercing, into the mainstream.
The Piercing Bible
Look Inside. Piercing pioneer Elayne Angel has performed over 40, piercings since the s and has brought many practices, such as tongue-piercing, into the mainstream. With more than three decades of personal experience to her credit, no one knows the subject better. National industry standards are needed, and Elayne provides important data. Read An Excerpt. Add to Cart. Also available from:.