Join host Ryan Ouellette as he discusses the professional body piercing industry with friends and colleagues.
Ryan Ouellette is a member of the Association of Professional Piercers with 20 years of experience in the field. He is an international safety and technique instructor and is always up for a good industry talk.
200 - Lola interviews Ryan for episode 200!
For a special 200th (!!) episode of the show we PIVOT to Lola Slider guest hosting to interview long time host Ryan Ouellette. Lola tells us some podcast stats and mentions her favorite episodes. They also discuss the covid era of the show, Ryan's scarification career, and the question "is body mod an endangered species". Here's to another 200 episodes (but please no).
On a personal note, thank you so much for keeping me going with this little project. I appreciate every listen, share, follow, criticism, and of course all of the guests who have shared their stories over the last few years. -Ryan.
Want to support the show? Give it a 5 star rating and review, especially on Apple. You can also support Ryan by signing up at www.patreon.com/ryanpba for on-demand access to educational content and piercing videos. New in November 2021 are the narrated videos about floating navels and daith piercings.
199 - Chaotic Contemplation with Daniel Rutt
Have you ever seen a mandible piercing in person? How about a stretched Achilles heel piercing or a uvula piercing? What about seeing them all (and more) on one individual? Well I would like to introduce you to Daniel Rutt, a truly one of a kind person. TW: this episode includes discussion of substance use and sobriety.
Thank you to all my new supporters at www.patreon.com/ryanpba. I recently published a new video on floating navels, and I am hard at work finishing up a daith piercing video for you that will publish shortly. As a special thank you to my supporters I will be doing an exclusive Ask ME Anything session Sunday December 19 2021. Get all the info on patreon and submit your questions in advance.
198 - Berlin piercing with Andrea Kummer
One last episode from BMXNET 2021, this time with Andrea Kummer. Andrea is a commanding presence, both inside and outside of her body art career. We talk the history of Berlin piercing and body mod culture through the 90's and 2000's with piercing, scarification, and suspension.
If you are an APP it is is time to vote for your next board of directors members. Log in and vote before December 1st and make your voices heard.
I have a new video all about floating navels available for you at www.patreon.com/ryanpba. Sign up and you'll get instant access to that and over a dozen other educational videos.
197 - Dot by Dot: discussing suspension, growth, and access to information with Matt
Lets head back to BMXNET for this conversation with Matt (@dotbydottattoo). We discuss growth, education, and access. Its more than that, and a lot more, but thats a good way to set it up. Matt talks about his journey between the UK, New Zealand, Germany, and beyond. Growing as a suspension practitioner and handpoke tattoo artist, but his story translates well regardless of what your body art discipline may be. Enjoy.
As I worked on this episode I was also finalizing a new narrated video about floating navels, check it out online at www.patreon.com/ryanpba. Also visit the APP online at www.safepiercing.org to apply for a financial aid scholarship to next year's conference, and also to access the APP's 2021 core essentials online education, both opportunities close around the end of 2021 so don't delay.
196 - Beto Rea: Bringing ritual from Mexico to Germany
Mexican piercer living in Germany, Beto Rea, comes on the show this week. Beto is a long time piercer, suspension facilitator, and scarification artist. We talk about his history of learning to pierce in late 1990's Mexico, his travels across Central America, and his current life in Germany. You can find more of Beto's work online at kukulcanrituals.com.
After my talk with Beto stay tuned for news about a disturbing CNN investigation into the importation of tens of millions of used nitrile gloves from Thailand. Read the article here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/health/medical-gloves-us-thailand-investigation-cmd-intl/index.html.
New narrated and subtitled videos on surface piercings and bridge piercings available on-demand at www.patreon.com/ryanpba along with hours of other educational content.
195 - Helen Houghton on troubleshooting
Helen Houghton of Holier Than Thou in Manchester UK is my guest this week. We discuss Helen's UKAPP conference class on Lumps and Bumps as well as the issue of troubleshooting in general. Part of the discussion revolves around the importance of downsizing and how to help make clients understand it. We also discuss how building a business around respect and community can be more effective than gatekeeping. Enjoy.
There is a new narrated and subtitled video about Bridge Piercings available for on-demand viewing at www.patreon.com/ryanpba on the $15 arch-mage tier. Check it out, you'll also get instant access to hours of other educational content when you sign up.
This is amazing to listen to
I don’t have a lot of time to spend listening to pod cast but I make sure that this is the one I have downloaded and ready to go!!! Coolest podcast ever!
Love this podcast! Thank you so much for putting out great content!
I’m a new piercer (only been piercing about 6 months) & this podcast really makes me excited for my journey as a piercer. I’ve listened to every episode at least twice.
This podcast is insanely informative. Ryan and his guests break down & articulate subjects so well. All subjects are relevant & help you think about things in different manners.
I Can’t wait to hear all the new content in the future!