I tried using a paring knife to peel off the skin of ginger. However, most of the time, I get my fingers' slightly cut.
Thanks to Food Network channel, I learned an easy way to peel a ginger without cutting yourself. SPOON! Yes, the spoon is the best tool to pare a ginger. Use the sides of the spoon and scrape it like you would use a peeler. It really works and faster too without sacrificing your fingers.