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Welcome to

The Piercing Academy

At the Piercing Academy, we offer in depth training on all aspects of body piercing - everything from lobes to dermal and surface piercings.

We offer small engaged group learning, so that you have real hands on experience with one of our fully qualified tutors.

To find what the course offers, please click the below button

Different piercings you will be taught

Ear Piercing



upper lobes


outer helix


forward helix







Facial Piercing

eye brow







vertical labret



Body Piercing

male nipples

female nipples


navel (belly button)

reverse navel 

dermal implants

Upcoming Events

Unfortunately due to Covid-19/Coronavirus we are not taking bookings at the present time.


The Piercing Academy Course

This course is designed to give you everything you need to start understanding the world of body piercing and everything that is related to it.

Our course syllabus is covered over a four day period and is held on site at our brand new Brighton studio - check out the Where We Are page to find out more

What does the course Cover?

The course covers the following areas:

Body and dermal Piercing

  • The process of (above the waist) body piercing using industry best practice techniques

  • Jewellery sizing and placement 

  • Set up preparation and break down

  • Piercing bylaws

  • Human anatomy

Health & Safety

  • How to spot signs of infection and complications from piercings 

  • Understanding pathogens

  • What is blood born exposure

  • COVID precautions

  • What is cross contamination and how to prevent it

  • How to keep a hygienic studio

  • How to safely sterilise equipment

  • Theory and practical piercing on real people

Turning your experience into a business

  • What to consider to setup your own piercing business

  • Preferred stockists of jewellery with discounts available to qualified students of the Piercing Academy

All students on the course will be able to use the equipment supplied by the piercing studio where the course is taught.

What happens at the end of the course?

Upon completion, students receive a certificate of completion once they have passed the theory and practical examinations, and those students who do not pass will be able to retake the test again free of charge.


We offer a wide variety of courses, each priced as follows:

Body Piercing & Dermal course:

  • £550 - a £50 deposit is required to secure your place and will be deducted from the total cost

We also offer the following extra courses:

  • Modules for extended learning

  • Body piercing only

  • Dermal only

  • Free hand course

  • Customised refresher courses on all aspects of piercing

These can be mixed and matched and custom designed to suit your needs. This includes refresher courses, technique updates or extended learning for experienced piercers.

Please use the contact form for a free consultation 


During your course, the studio will provide all the essential equipment needed. 

Start-up packs will be available to buy for students who pass the course at a bargain price.

Navel Piercing

About Me

Hi, I'm Letty, owner of The Piercing Academy.


I've always had a love for body piercings and tattoos.

After training as a body piercer many years ago I started my amazing journey in the piercing world.


Working with many reputable tattoo studios I managed to hone my skills and gain a great reputation for my work. Eventually, I found myself taking on apprentices and training them to be successful piercers.


I was approached by a piercing school in London where I started teaching the piercers of the future.

I discovered a huge love for teaching the students and watching them grow out there in the industry. I have built strong lasting connections with many of my students to this day.


Through teaching and reviewing various curriculums over the past years I came to realise that a lot of the courses had areas where they could be more in-depth which would give the students a better understanding of the fundamentals, setting them up for a more successful future. I also found that there was an opportunity to tailor my teaching in a more personal way to create a better learning environment for everyone on the courses. In addition to this many courses finish after the exam and send their students into the world with little to no experience and offer little support.


Knowing that the industry is quite competitive in nature and that having actual shop experience is a huge advantage I felt that this was something I wanted to offer that other courses do not. This naturally lead me to opening my own Body Piercing Academy.


Here at the Piercing Academy, we not only teach you all above the waist body piercing techniques, dermal implants, cover industry standards in hygiene practices, sterilizing and talk about licencing; We believe in building a stable support network for all of our students where they can feel confident to start their journey as a body piercer with a solid portfolio. 


We are also able to provide a place where students can work and build up their portfolio and gain real life shop experience should they wish to do so.



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