Even though we consider installation of our products to be a relatively low risk procedure, it can only be low risk if a professional familiar with tissue work and aseptic procedure is performing the installation. This means you should work with someone like a doctor, registered nurse, veterinary surgeon, or professional body piercer or body modification artist to get your Dangerous Things upgrade installed.
Doing an installation yourself (DIY approach) has been done by our customers in the past, but it is highly discouraged for two reasons. First, regardless of the fact we supply sterile kit materials, it is very easy to cross contaminate things and create a very serious health risk for yourself. Second, performing a proper installation on yourself is quite difficult from a physical and logistical perspective.
If we do not have any professional partners in your area (check the map), you can approach a local body piercer or body mod professional to ask them politely if they will install our products for you. However, before you think about emailing or calling around to your local piercing shops, read and follow this guide.
Emailing or even calling a professional piercer you don't already know has a very low chance of success. The reason for this is simple - they have no idea who you are, what you're asking them to do, or if it's even remotely safe. You're basically asking them to put their entire business and career at risk to do a one-time installation for you, a complete stranger... nobody is likely to agree to that. To have any decent chance of success, you're going to have to put on your shoes and go outside.
You will have the best success if you follow these steps;
1) Print out, in color if possible, the two pro guides from http://dangerousthings.com/pro, specifically the Introduction to Implantable Transponders for Professionals, and the Professional Guide to 2x12mm Transponder Installation documents.
2) Call local piercers in your area to schedule an appointment to simply come in and talk about a specific piercing you want. Do not talk about the implant or go into detail on the phone, just say you’d like to talk to them before you decide to get a piercing. They should be happy to have you come in and chat.
3) Go to the shop with the printed documents. Bring the product with you, but do not expect to get it implanted that day. The best you can expect would be to hand over the documents for the piercer to review at a later time, and have a short discussion about what it is you want implanted and why. If you’re lucky, the piercer will be ok with it and you’ll get an implant done that day.
4) Plan to visit multiple shops until you find one willing to perform the procedure.
5) If we can help in any way, let the piercer know we’re available for free phone consulting and advanced Q&A, just contact us via the website and we’ll call them.
6) If a local piercer is willing to perform the install for you, please let us know who they are by sending us an email, submit our contact form, or ping us on Facebook. We’d love to get their information so we can see if they are interested in becoming a partner and listing them on our partner map!