It all started with selling jewelry.
We quickly ran out of money and at times our babysitter would make more than we did. People started asking if we sold piercings. We had no idea what they meant and what kind of piercings people wanted. We decided to delve into it and branched out into selling piercings. We would soon found out that we had made the right decision. This is how our company Piercings Works was born.
But soon enough... we were asked to pierce people and change their jewelry ...
We met a very nice man who owned a studio in Alkmaar. He believed in my talent and I took a 3-hour piercing course and used my husband Mensur as my test subject. After the course we had the opportunity to have our own piercing studio pop-up at Pinkpop, Europe’s largest music festival at the time.
Those three days at Pinkpop were more of a challenge for me than the war I fled!
We soon found out that the course we had taken had been way short and did not provide us with the necessary tools we needed to do our work to the best of our abilities.
In hindsight, we should have practiced a lot more and received more support on how to problem solve in order to have been more prepared.
We realized that the course wasn’t comprehensive and serious enough. This is why we decided to offer a course that covers everything you need to know.
I wish this course had been around when we needed it!