181 (VIDEO) - Gauntlet Founder Jim Ward Talks About Early Piercing Needle Development

As a companion piece to my recent NEEDLES webinar I recorded a chat with Gauntlet founder Jim Ward about his experiences developing piercing-specific needles through the 1970's and 1980's. We talk about how Jim took standard medical needles and cut off the hub to allow an easier jewelry transfer. Flash forward 40+ years and we are using piercing needles based on that same early modification. This is a great view of the history and evolution of piercing as we know it today.

Watch the video version at: https://youtu.be/aT91WNWkEec, or listen to the audio version on apple (https://podcasts.apple.com/.../piercing.../id1244131664), spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1PitDKObyKyrLJ75HV4Eiw), or stream and download here: https://pinecast.com/.../fa4eee57-e9a5-4864-910f...

Watch the NEEDLES webinar on-demand at www.patreon.com/ryanpba on the $15/month arch mage tier. Sign up any time, cancel any time. You'll get instant access to over a dozen hour+ long educational videos with new content coming monthly.

Get your copy of Jim's book, Running the Gauntlet, and other Gauntlet merch at www.runningthegauntlet-book.com/.



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