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(Des Moines Register)   In Iowa, a barber has to take 2100 hours of school to legally cut somebody's hair. But a professional piercer can pierce anyone anywhere, and there's no regulation whatsoever   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 170
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2012-03-11 06:43:23 PM  
Well GALL DERN...I'm moving to Iowa.
Honey, pack up yer kitchen stuff and a spare pair o panties...we're movin on up.
 
2012-03-11 06:48:39 PM  
almost anybody can set up a body-piercing business

Almost anybody? So who can't?
 
2012-03-11 06:55:21 PM  
img709.imageshack.us

"There's always barber college."
 
2012-03-11 06:56:05 PM  

Barfmaker: almost anybody can set up a body-piercing business

Almost anybody? So who can't?


Ironically, barbers.
 
2012-03-11 07:00:50 PM  
2,100 hours somehow seems like a lot of training to cut hair. And continuing education? In case, what, you forget how to cut hair? New technological developments in hair cutting?

You save a lot cutting your own hair, if you don't count the therapy.
 
2012-03-11 07:04:17 PM  
I love my barber, I really do. Sports memorabilia, man talk, and general shiat-shootin'.

That said, no matter what you tell Jim you want, he gives everybody the same haircut.

And I can't believe it took him the equivalent of a fulltime job for a year to figure that out...
 
2012-03-11 07:09:32 PM  
I think there needs to be a regulation to where Iowa states if you're under 16, you need a parent's consent, but for genitals or privates you must be 18.

So right now any 15 year old can go have her clit pierced by whoever?
 
2012-03-11 07:41:57 PM  
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2012-03-11 07:51:56 PM  
www.tv1.com.au
 
2012-03-11 07:53:46 PM  
2,100 hours of training to cut hair?

I cut my own hair quite well with roughly 0 hours of training.
 
2012-03-11 07:54:24 PM  
Who's dumb enough to go to a piercer who doesn't use disposable needles?
I mean, besides the woman in the article...

I mean, damn. The needles only cost a quarter.
 
2012-03-11 07:56:31 PM  
there's a name for people who go to school for 2100 hours... they're called doctors...

/ironically, medical procedures were performed by barbers, once upon a time...
 
2012-03-11 07:56:39 PM  
I only go to Vidal Sassoon-trained artists. At some point in your career, Mastercuts and Supercuts are going to hold you back.

God forbid you try to cut your own hair, bowlhead.
 
2012-03-11 07:56:50 PM  
Cutting hair well is tougher than piercing well, since most piercings look stupid anyway.
 
2012-03-11 07:57:08 PM  
I wouldn't classify the piercers as professional.
 
2012-03-11 07:57:48 PM  
You're right subby. We don't need to regulate barbers.
 
2012-03-11 07:57:53 PM  

bmihura: 2,100 hours of training to cut hair?

I cut my own hair quite well with roughly 0 hours of training.


Pics or it didn't happen.
 
2012-03-11 07:59:02 PM  

Hector Remarkable: 2,100 hours somehow seems like a lot of training to cut hair. And continuing education? In case, what, you forget how to cut hair? New technological developments in hair cutting?

You save a lot cutting your own hair, if you don't count the therapy.


Likely some rich Des Moines guy back in 1912 got a bad haircut and, as a result, lobbied relentlessly to get passed the barber laws you have there today. Of course, I made that up, but something like it would explain some of the professional licensure laws that we see across the country that seem to make little sense.
 
2012-03-11 07:59:05 PM  
Some idiots would probably suggest that the pierces should be regulated too, as opposed to just deregulating barbers.
 
2012-03-11 08:00:15 PM  
Actually the more I think about it, it's probably thr barbers union that keeps people out of the business. Oppose BIG HAIR!
 
2012-03-11 08:00:15 PM  

IAmRight: since most piercings look stupid anyway.


That's not fair to the stupid people they're attached to. Credit where credit is deserved and all that.
 
2012-03-11 08:00:27 PM  
Duh. Flesh heals, hair doesn't.
 
2012-03-11 08:00:28 PM  

badhatharry: You're right subby. We don't need to regulate barbers.


Just out curiosity, is there anything you don't do stupidly?
 
2012-03-11 08:01:25 PM  
nearly everyone gets haircuts and only tards get piercings
 
2012-03-11 08:02:14 PM  
We sell piercing jewelry at my job, as well as the needles and equipment necessary to perform them. It's pretty stupid how often I see people coming in with actual pearl earrings shoved through their lips, or infected cartilage piercings done with a gun at Claire's, or the like. A lot of times they ask us why it's so infected, and they grow angry when you explain to them why getting some dude to just poke a needle in your lip and follow it with a stud earring is the most retarded idea ever.

I also like when they're looking for a very specific piece of jewelry, and they want ME to put it in for them. I tell them they should go back to their original piercer because they will do it for free and probably have the specific length and gauge you're looking for (oh yeah, most of them don't know shiat about gauges. "IT'S A SMALL ONE." Compared to what?) and they say "Oh I didn't go to a piercing place, my boyfriend's cousin's girlfriend did it for me at a party the other week".

Bleh, biatchfest is over now.

/just got off work
 
2012-03-11 08:02:20 PM  
Tattoo artists don't need any training either and what they do is permanent.
 
2012-03-11 08:04:04 PM  
When did we just start accepting that it's OK to tell one adult they are not allowed to do something for another adult unless they get daddy government's permission?

Go to an unlicensed barber? Get a shiatty haircut. Make the bad decision to go to an unlicensed piercer? Deal with the possible consequences. They're an adult, you're an adult. Work out a way to do it so you both benefit, or don't. I don't care. And it's beyond the purpose of government to care either.
 
2012-03-11 08:04:10 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I only go to Vidal Sassoon-trained artists.


Vidal was quite the badass back in the day. Is dishing out beatdowns to neo-Nazis part of the Sassoon padawans' training?
 
2012-03-11 08:04:28 PM  

BSABSVR: badhatharry: You're right subby. We don't need to regulate barbers.

Just out curiosity, is there anything you don't do stupidly?


I make sure my tattoo artist knows what he is doing. I don't need a government agency to do it for me.
 
2012-03-11 08:05:34 PM  
The answer is to get rid of the regulations on barbers, not to impose new ones on piercers.
 
2012-03-11 08:08:46 PM  
It's HAIR man!
 
2012-03-11 08:09:12 PM  

moonage daydream: We sell piercing jewelry at my job, as well as the needles and equipment necessary to perform them. It's pretty stupid how often I see people coming in with actual pearl earrings shoved through their lips, or infected cartilage piercings done with a gun at Claire's, or the like. A lot of times they ask us why it's so infected, and they grow angry when you explain to them why getting some dude to just poke a needle in your lip and follow it with a stud earring is the most retarded idea ever.

I also like when they're looking for a very specific piece of jewelry, and they want ME to put it in for them. I tell them they should go back to their original piercer because they will do it for free and probably have the specific length and gauge you're looking for (oh yeah, most of them don't know shiat about gauges. "IT'S A SMALL ONE." Compared to what?) and they say "Oh I didn't go to a piercing place, my boyfriend's cousin's girlfriend did it for me at a party the other week".


Those people are creepy. They're the ones who always look like they fell down the stairs while holding a tacklebox. The other thing that freaks me out are the Latino parents who go to WalMart and want their little baby girl's ears pierced when she's about five days old.
 
2012-03-11 08:09:27 PM  

Gulper Eel: AverageAmericanGuy: I only go to Vidal Sassoon-trained artists.

Vidal was quite the badass back in the day. Is dishing out beatdowns to neo-Nazis part of the Sassoon padawans' training?


From what I've seen so far... Unless there's some sort of martial art that relies on being limp-wristed and smarmy, probably not.

But then again, they are masters with the scissors, so there may be something to that.
 
2012-03-11 08:11:45 PM  
I hope Iowa does a better job than Washington state did with regulation. Regulation did nothing to improve the public's safety.
 
2012-03-11 08:12:09 PM  
In North Carolina no certification is required to operate an X-Ray machine. They can get anyone they want, even somebody right off the street, to come in and blast you with a shot of radiation without knowing a thing in the world about how to do it.

Now the reality is that a hospital isn't going to hire a person unless they can prove they passed the certification tests.

Occasionally somebody will start trying to have the law changed so that in order to operate an X-ray machine you must be certified but it's always opposed by the American Medical Association.
 
2012-03-11 08:16:54 PM  

BSABSVR: bmihura: 2,100 hours of training to cut hair?

I cut my own hair quite well with roughly 0 hours of training.

Pics or it didn't happen.


To be fair, I'm a guy who uses an Oster electric trimmer to shave my entire head to 1/16" or so about every three days ;) There are no skills needed in my case. No pic needed, you can imagine it.
 
2012-03-11 08:17:44 PM  

badhatharry: You're right subby. We don't need to regulate barbers.


The Democrat solution: Maybe we should regulate piercing studios.
The Republican/Libertarian solution: We don't need all these regulations on barbers.
 
2012-03-11 08:18:07 PM  

moonage daydream: We sell piercing jewelry at my job, as well as the needles and equipment necessary to perform them. It's pretty stupid how often I see people coming in with actual pearl earrings shoved through their lips, or infected cartilage piercings done with a gun at Claire's, or the like. A lot of times they ask us why it's so infected, and they grow angry when you explain to them why getting some dude to just poke a needle in your lip and follow it with a stud earring is the most retarded idea ever.

I also like when they're looking for a very specific piece of jewelry, and they want ME to put it in for them. I tell them they should go back to their original piercer because they will do it for free and probably have the specific length and gauge you're looking for (oh yeah, most of them don't know shiat about gauges. "IT'S A SMALL ONE." Compared to what?) and they say "Oh I didn't go to a piercing place, my boyfriend's cousin's girlfriend did it for me at a party the other week".

Bleh, biatchfest is over now.

/just got off work


Where do you work, Spencer's?
 
2012-03-11 08:18:30 PM  
HAH NBC news a few weeks ago--did a report on the people who clean reusable surgical tools. How they are unlicensed,don't have to have a license,and get paid less than the janitor. So yeah think about that before surgery.
 
2012-03-11 08:20:03 PM  

moonage daydream: We sell piercing jewelry at my job, as well as the needles and equipment necessary to perform them. It's pretty stupid how often I see people coming in with actual pearl earrings shoved through their lips, or infected cartilage piercings done with a gun at Claire's, or the like. A lot of times they ask us why it's so infected, and they grow angry when you explain to them why getting some dude to just poke a needle in your lip and follow it with a stud earring is the most retarded idea ever.

I also like when they're looking for a very specific piece of jewelry, and they want ME to put it in for them. I tell them they should go back to their original piercer because they will do it for free and probably have the specific length and gauge you're looking for (oh yeah, most of them don't know shiat about gauges. "IT'S A SMALL ONE." Compared to what?) and they say "Oh I didn't go to a piercing place, my boyfriend's cousin's girlfriend did it for me at a party the other week".

Bleh, biatchfest is over now.

/just got off work


Well, those people are adults. Being an adult means making decisions on your own, and dealing with the consequences on your own. If they got their boyfriend's cousin's girlfriend to shove a screw driver through their hand just for laughs, as long as it was truly their decision, let them do it. Government is meant to protect you from malicious and unwanted harm from others. Not from yourself, and not from your own stupidity.
 
2012-03-11 08:22:22 PM  

badhatharry: BSABSVR: badhatharry: You're right subby. We don't need to regulate barbers.

Just out curiosity, is there anything you don't do stupidly?

I make sure my tattoo artist knows what he is doing. I don't need a government agency to do it for me.


Not my point. Again you have proven yourself stupid. Seriously. Is there anything, I mean anything at all that you know or do well?
 
2012-03-11 08:22:42 PM  
Apparently some politicians got some bad haircuts a while ago, but so far none have gotten a bad piercing.
 
2012-03-11 08:23:45 PM  

BiffDangler: The answer is to get rid of the regulations on barbers, not to impose new ones on piercers.


Or at least reduce the regulation to a test on how not to overapply perm solution, sanitary practices (including treatment of minor cuts), waste disposal, &ct. Most of these regulations started because of some real health risk before blowing up into massive training and regulationy schemes whose primary effect is to restrict competition.

In barbering the regs go all the way back to when they were also quasi-surgeons and before sanitation practices were widely known. Those regulations should be massively reduced to reflect the real state of the world. It should be about as hard to get a barber's license as it is to get one to operate a multi-ton machine at high speeds in public.
 
2012-03-11 08:23:50 PM  

randomjsa: In North Carolina no certification is required to operate an X-Ray machine. They can get anyone they want, even somebody right off the street, to come in and blast you with a shot of radiation without knowing a thing in the world about how to do it.

Now the reality is that a hospital isn't going to hire a person unless they can prove they passed the certification tests.

Occasionally somebody will start trying to have the law changed so that in order to operate an X-ray machine you must be certified but it's always opposed by the American Medical Association.


worst case scenario the xray operator gets cancer
 
2012-03-11 08:24:27 PM  

Evilsmurf: badhatharry: You're right subby. We don't need to regulate barbers.

The Democrat solution: Maybe we should regulate piercing studios.
The Republican/Libertarian solution: We don't need all these regulations on barbers.


Nice :) Just when I thought there were no more differences between Democrats and Republicans, you found one.
 
2012-03-11 08:25:39 PM  

Evilsmurf: badhatharry: You're right subby. We don't need to regulate barbers.

The Democrat solution: Maybe we should regulate piercing studios.
The Republican/Libertarian solution: We don't need all these regulations on barbers.


As the libbiest lib that ever libbed - 2100 hours is WAY too much training to cut hair.
 
2012-03-11 08:28:15 PM  

ghare: Evilsmurf: badhatharry: You're right subby. We don't need to regulate barbers.

The Democrat solution: Maybe we should regulate piercing studios.
The Republican/Libertarian solution: We don't need all these regulations on barbers.

As the libbiest lib that ever libbed - 2100 hours is WAY too much training to cut hair.


Granted. But do you think there should be a state-required amount?
 
2012-03-11 08:28:36 PM  

Hell, even I can use one of these things:

img543.imageshack.us
 
2012-03-11 08:29:03 PM  
What a real piercing artist looks like... (new window)

CSB: Our sideshow group hosted a show with the Hellzapoppin Sideshow last night. I can't even begin to explain the rush of watching this guy perform this stunt. I'm used to pass juggling knives and eating fire, so the pain concept doesn't usually bother me, but this is on another level. Plus he's one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. /CSB
 
2012-03-11 08:29:10 PM  
Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law
 
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