This article is from the Piercing FAQ, by Anne Greenblatt with numerous contributions by others.
1.2 Copyright And Dissemination
Under the Berne Convention, this document is Copyright (c) 2000 by
Anne Greenblatt, all rights reserved. Permission is granted for it to
be reproduced electronically on any system connected to the various
networks which make up the Internet, USENET, and FidoNet so long as it
is reproduced in its entirety, unedited, and with this copyright
notice intact. Web sites are included. Individual copies may also be
All of the Piercing FAQs may be cited as: Greenblatt, Anne (2000)
“rec.arts.bodyart Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)” Usenet
rec.arts.bodyart, available via anonymous FTP:
While you are allowed individual copies of the Piercing FAQ, this does
not mean the FAQ is in the public domain.
Part of the value of the Piercing FAQ is that it is a living document;
it is updated quarterly to include the most current information
available. For this reason you are explicitly requested to include a
notice of how to obtain the most recent edition of the FAQs.
You must obtain prior permission from me before you make the FAQs
If you are a media reporter or journalist, you are explicitly
requested to contact me prior to using material in or quoting from the
Piercing FAQ. Additionally, I would appreciate a copy of the article
or publication in which the FAQ is cited.
You need not obtain special permission to quote parts of this FAQ for
academic research purposes, although you must cite this FAQ.
Additionally, I would appreciate a copy of the article or publication
in which the FAQ is cited.
If you are not sure how to cite electronic information please refer to
_Electronic Style: A Guide to Citing Electronic Information_ by Xia Li
and Nancy B. Crane (Westport, 1993).
SHARING THE FILES ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS:
You may copy and disseminate the entire set of FAQs electronically and
in print on an individual, non-commercial basis. If you must break up
the files, use the sectional format provided. Do not create your own
sections. Do not add your own information in the FAQ.
SHARING THE FILES THROUGH A BBS:
If you maintain a BBS and wish to have these files available please
include a notice of how to obtain the most recent edition of the FAQs.
CREATING YOUR OWN HTML PAGES FOR WWW:
If you would like to include the FAQ on your webpage, I ask that you
provide a link to the FAQ archives in order to provide your visitors
with the most recent edition.
The FAQ is archived at:
Please look at the “Last-Modified” line in the headers for the current
edition. The Piercing FAQ is updated and posted quarterly.
Please remember that body piercing is an inexact science. The content
of the FAQ reflects the continual advances made in the field of body
piercing. The information contained in the FAQ is culled from group
knowledge and experience. Each person’s experiences regarding piercing
viability, healing, and longevity may be different.
The Piercing FAQ contains material of a sexually explicit nature. The
information contained in the Piercing FAQ should not be construed as
I would like to recognize and thank the following piercers, jewelery
manufacturers, and enthusiasts for their contributions:
The Association of Professional Piercers
Keith Alexander of Modern American Body Arts,
Elayne Angel of Rings of Desire,
Dave Anthony of Body Work Productions,
Eerin Atkinson of Sine Qua Non,
Barry Blanchard of Anatometal,
Tom Brazda of Stainless Studios,
Sean Christian of Antometal,
Kevin Cook, Manager of the Piercing Links List
Michaela Grey, formerly of Gauntlet and the Association of Professional
Michael Hare of The Exotic Body,
Karen Hurt of Future Primitives
Shannon Larratt of the Body Modification Ezine
Lynne Tatum Little, R.D.H.
Derek Lowe of Body Work Productions,
Denise Robinson of Ambient,
Brian Skellie of Piercing Experience,
Jim Ward, formerly of Gauntlet
John Ward, M.D., aka “Dr. Jack,”