Our Piercing Artists

Dan Jacobson

Dan JacobsonI have been piercing since 1998. I apprenticed at Paradise Lost, under piercer Troy Hinson. Upon completion I remained with the shop part time and then went on to pierce in Ocean City, MD, New York City, and Reading, PA. I then assumed the position as full time piercer of Paradise Lost in 2002.

I perform all the various types of piercings from basic earlobes to genital piercings. If you can think it I can pierce it, as long as its safe to perform and practical. I specialize in doing full surface piercings, micro dermal anchors, and intricate ear piercings. I am also certified in first aid and CPR, and have also taken and passed several blood borne pathogens courses.

There is always something new to learn when it comes to piercing. I refuse to limit myself to only what I know. Piercing is constantly changing. There are always new techniques to learn, new piercings to do, and new advances in aftercare. If you are interested in learning how to pierce I do take on apprentices. You can call the shop with questions or if you wish to set up an apprenticeship consultation.

You can also find me and more of photos of my work at www.myspace.com/sithlord and you can look me up on Facebook.

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Celebrities Pierced at Paradise Lost

Janine, Blink 182 Cover Model & Porn Star

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Jenna Jameson, Porn Star

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Porcell from Youth of Today & Shelter

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Piercing After-Care Instructions

To Clean Oral Piercings:
  1. Always use an alcohol free antiseptic mouthwash. ( H2ocean, Biotene, Crest Pro Health, etc.)
  2. For the first 2 weeks rinse anytime you eat, drink, smoke, or put anything in your mouth.
  3. For the next 2 weeks rinse at least 2-3 times daily.
  4. Then depending on the piercing you want to rinse at the very least 1-2 times a day until the piercing is healed.
  5. You should refrain from smoking during the healing of your piercing. Nicotine tends to cause more swelling then is usual in an oral piercing, plus cigarettes are very dirty as well(tar and various chemicals) If you do smoke, try to cut down on the amount that you do. It is also very important to rinse after every cigarette while your piercing is healing.
  6. During the first 2 weeks of an oral piercing you should avoid wet kissing and oral sex due to the amount of bacteria that can be passed from person to person.
  7. There will be some initial swelling with any oral piercing, generally the first few days. It's advised to suck on ice cubes and take a pain reliever such as Aleve, Ibuprofen, or Advil. They all contain an anti-inflammatory that will help with swelling.
  8. Any piercing passing through the lip will require external aftercare as well.(see below)
To Clean Any Other Piercings:
  1. Use H2Ocean aftercare spray.
  2. pray piercing with a small amount 3-6 times a day. Allow it to soak in for 20-30 seconds.
  3. Any dried discharge should not be picked at. Allow the H2Ocean to soften any dried discharge, and then with a paper towel gently wipe it away.
  4. It is not recommended to use q-tips or cotton balls when cleaning your piercing. They can leave fibers on the jewelry, which can then get into your piercing and cause complications.
  5. Keep using H2Ocean until your piercing is completely healed. There is no need to use anything else while using this product.

or

  1. Use a mild liquid antibacterial soap. (unscented and with very little moisturizers)
  2. Wet your piercing with warm water first. This will help loosen an dried secretions from your piercing.
  3. Lather soap with fingertips and then gently massage soap into each end of the piercing. Try to move the jewelry very little while doing this.You just want to work the soap into the edges of the piercing, not actually all the way through it.
  4. Allow soap to sit for a full 30 seconds before thoroughly rinsing the piercing with warm water. This should be done 2-3 times daily.
  5. You can also speed up the healing of your piercing by doing warm salt water soaks ater you clean your piercing each time. The best way to do this is by mixing non-iodized sea salt with distilled water. You want to mix a ratio of a 1/4 teaspoon of salt to one cup of water (8 ounces). To thoroughly disolve the salt it is best to microwave it after mixing. It can be stored in a clean container for later use. Rinsing and soaking your piercing with salt water will greatly speed up your healing time.
  6. Piercings all have different healing times and everyone heals differently. All healing times given are approximate.

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