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Real Talk is a podcast from the minds of piercing industry professionals on piercing and piercing culture. Each episode is centered on a common theme with a guest.We will discuss things such as piercing methods,industry topics, jewelry, and culture. Real Talk is hosted by professional body piercer Will VonDoome. Support us at patreon.com/RealTalkAPiercingPodcast

Real Talk is a podcast from the minds of piercing industry professionals on piercing and piercing culture. Each episode is centered on a common theme with a guest.We will discuss things such as piercing methods,industry topics, jewelry, and culture. Real Talk is hosted by professional body piercer Will VonDoome. Support us at patreon.com/RealTalkAPiercingPodcast
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Real Talk is a podcast from the minds of piercing industry professionals on piercing and piercing culture. Each episode is centered on a common theme with a guest.We will discuss things such as piercing methods,industry topics, jewelry, and culture. Real Talk is hosted by professional body piercer Will VonDoome. Support us at patreon.com/RealTalkAPiercingPodcast

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Episodes

Episode 38 – APP Conference 2019: Planet Hollywood Edition

4/5/2019
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In this week’s episode, we cover our favorite thing every year, the annual Association of Professional Piercers convention in Las Vegas. Listen in as we talk about how to survive for first timers, what’s new for repeat attendees and what amazing things are in store for you. This episode sponsored by PunkMedics, Amory Body Arts and Jewelry This Way. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:01:18:23

Episode 38 – APP Conference 2019: Hard Rock Edition

4/5/2019
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Podcast Description Episode 38 – APP Conference 2019: Hard Rock Edition In this week’s episode, we cover our favorite thing every year, the annual Association of Professional Piercers convention in Las Vegas. Listen in as we talk about how to survive for first timers, what’s new for repeat attendees and what amazing things are in store for you. This episode sponsored by PunkMedics, Amory Body Arts and Jewelry This Way. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:01:18:25

Episode 37 – Smashing the Mirror: Being True to our Online Personas

3/18/2019
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In this week’s episode, we host a brutally honest roundtable with Perry Doig, Colin O and Mike Knight to have a frank discussion about the ever-constant problem of personas and representations of character on social media. This episode sponsored by PunkMedics and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:01:12:55

Episode 36 – All of us have a place in history: The Body Piercing Archive

2/25/2019
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In this week’s episode, We sit down with the forever-charming Paul King and Devin Ruiz-Altamura, to discuss the Body Piercing Archive. Listen in as we talk about the mission of the archive itself, how I now imagine Paul as the “Indiana Jones of Porn” and the future of the body piercing archive. Contains Spoilers for APP 2019 Piercing Archive Exhibit This episode sponsored by PunkMedics and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:00:57:17

Episode 35 – Making it your Own: Revamping Studios

1/21/2019
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In this week’s episode, we sit down with Christy Lillard to talk about revamping shops and businesses. Listen in as we talk about creative ways to build and create a new space, what we learned in the process and transiting into a new shop family. This episode sponsored by Amory Body Arts and PunkMedics. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:00:50:28

Episode 34 – You Can’t Make Everyone Happy:Dealing with Customer Criticism

12/14/2018
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In this week’s episode, we talk about one of the most dreaded things in our industry, negative customer reviews and unhappy customers. We sit down with Nick SanGregory and Brianna Sheehan to discuss if we should fight back, to grin and bear it or do we look at ourselves and try to improve? This episode sponsored by Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:01:34:50

Episode 33 – What it takes to Lead: Experiences of a Board Member

11/25/2018
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In this week’s episode, we talk about a topic that comes up every year in our industry, the annual Association of Professional Piercers board elections. Listen in as we talk about what it takes to be a board member, the APP helicopter and what we would like to see in future candidates. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:00:47:31

Episode 32.6 – 2018 APP Board Nominees: Paul Rainer of Bound for Glory Tattoo.

11/16/2018
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Our election nominee’s continue, this episode we feature Paul Rainer of Bound for Glory Tattoo. Listen in as we learn about each candidate, hear their unique responses to our questions and why that person deserves your vote. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:00:07:06

Episode 32.5 – 2018 APP Board Nominees: Barron William of Boundless Tattoo Company

11/14/2018
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Our election nominee’s continue, this episode we feature Barron William of Boundless Tattoo Company. Listen in as we learn about each candidate, hear their unique responses to our questions and why that person deserves your vote. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:00:05:36

Episode 32.4 – 2018 APP Board Nominees: Ryan Ouellette of Precision Body Arts

11/12/2018
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Our election nominee’s continue, this episode we feature Ryan Ouelletteof Precision Body Arts. Listen in as we learn about each candidate, hear their unique responses to our questions and why that person deserves your vote. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:00:10:50

Episode 32.3 – 2018 APP Board Nominees: Luis Garcia of NoKaOi

11/9/2018
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Our election nominee’s continue, this episode we feature Luis Garcia of NoKaOi . Listen in as we learn about each candidate, hear their unique responses to our questions and why that person deserves your vote. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:00:08:33

Episode 32.2 – 2018 APP Board Nominees: Cale Belford of Piercing Emporium

11/7/2018
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Our election nominee’s continue, this episode we feature Cale Belford of Piercing Emporium. Listen in as we learn about each candidate, hear their unique responses to our questions and why that person deserves your vote. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:00:08:43

Episode 32.1 – 2018 APP Board Nominees: Becky Dill of Cold Steel

11/5/2018
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In the first of several mini episodes, we will be featuring candidates for the upcoming APP board election. This episode we feature Becky Dill of Cold Steel. Listen in as we learn about each candidate, hear their unique responses to our questions and why that person deserves your vote. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:00:10:00

Episode 31 – Freehand Versus Tools: Why can’t we just get along?

11/2/2018
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In this week’s episode, we have a casual discussion on the topic of freehand piercing versus using tools. Listen in as we talk about if tools are the devil, if one is better than the other, and what happens when your attitude writes a check that your skills can’t cash. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:01:09:18

Episode 30 – The Elephant in the Room: Racism in the Industry

10/5/2018
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In this week’s episode, we talk about an obvious problem that many people do not want to discuss. Racism in the industry. Listen in as we talk about what it’s like to be a person of color in our industry, catering to different clientele, and what we can do to help heal the industry and change our outlooks. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:01:32:32

Episode 29 – What is that Called? : Communication and Language in the Industry

9/1/2018
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In this week’s episode, we sit down with Brett Graham.We discuss how communication evolves and adapts in our industry. Listen in as we talk about shared meanings, how we are old men drinking lemonade on the porch, and how language can change overnight. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:00:56:10

Episode 28 – Making the Cut: What Employers are looking for: Part.2

8/3/2018
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In this week’s episode, we pick up right where we left off last time with Nick Sangregory of Six16 and Adam and Shelby of Amory Body Arts. Continuing our conversation on what some business owners look for with pure honesty. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:00:39:28

Episode 27 – Making the Cut: What Employers are looking for: Part.1

7/14/2018
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In this week’s episode we held a roundtable with individuals that are currently looking for employees to join their teams. So without further ado, listen in as we talk about what desirable skills an employer looks for, how we can burst the employer bubble and why the explications as an owner are so high. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:01:00:10

Episode 26 - From Concept to Reality: An Interview with Jared of Onetribe

6/25/2018
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In this week’s episode we talk with jewelry maker, Jared Karnes of Onetribe. Listen in as we talk about how an idea moves from concept to reality, the new designs being shown at conference and how important supporting your community is. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:00:52:00

Episode 25 - Conference Survival Guide 2.0

5/25/2018
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In this week’s episode, we decided revisit an important topic, the Annual Association of Professional Piercers Conference. What do I need to bring? What should I not miss? Well this episode is here to help make you feel a little more at ease by answering some of these questions and hopefully some you didn’t think about. This episode sponsored by Other Couture Jewelry, Gold Heart Woodworks and Amory Body Arts. Find out more on the Real Talk : A Piercing Podcast website.

Duration:01:10:30