An apprenticeship is a free way to learn how to do body piercing, although this requires that the person find a mentor willing to provide a free apprenticeship. Piercers are more likely to offer free apprenticeships to those who plan to work at the piercer's shop after the apprenticeship.
The person can find an apprenticeship by visiting piercing shops in the area and asking about it. If the person has a piercer he visits often for piercings, he should ask that piercer first about mentoring him or recommending another mentor. Apprenticeships can be difficult to find, as piercers often receive many requests. One way to stand out from other candidates is by taking an bloodborne pathogens class and a first aid class before asking for an apprenticeship.