What do I need to start my own body piercing business?

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What do I need to start my own body piercing business?
Insure your business in case the piercing goes wrong or causes nerve damage. (woman with a stud image by forca from Fotolia.com)

If you have the entrepreneurial spirit, but also have a creative edge and need for creative expression, you may start a body piercing business. Before you start piercing people's body parts for a living, you need to manage some legal and professional aspects to protect yourself and your business reputation.

Legal Business Requirements

Any business operating in the United States must be registered with the local county or with the Secretary of State for the given state the business operates in. It depends on the business structure, whether the business needs to be registered with the county or state. These laws differ from each state, so contact your local Secretary of State's office to ask what applies to you. Besides the business registration, a body piercing business should also get insurance to protect you as a business owner. Since you are piercing people, you want to be insured, if the piercing goes wrong or if a piercing causes nerve damage on an individual. While some piercings are common, others can cause severe damage if done incorrectly.

Clean Area to Operate

Since the business is piercing people's bodies, it is expected that the business is operating out of a clean and sterile office. People may not feel comfortable visiting your body piercing business if it is operating out of your home. Find a clean commercial space that allows you to operate in sanitary surrounding and attract customers. Incorporate your rental fees into your start-up budget, along with any health inspection tests you need to pass in your given state.

Supplies and Tools

A body piercing business requires piercing guns and needles for various types of piercings. Have a set of piercing tools for your business, along with additional tools in case the original tools break or become unsafe. Other tools include desks, chairs, and sanitising supplies, disinfecting solutions and basic office supplies.

Solid Business Plan

Write a solid business plan before you launch your own body piercing business. The business plan needs to address every aspect of your business, such as the business' rules and regulations for piercing younger individuals, different marketing strategies, list of employees that will be hired in the business and provide a detailed budget and accounting details. The business plan is useful to keep track of what needs to get done. It is also necessary to get business banking loans for the body piercing business.

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