The Point Issue 71 Association of Professional Piercers

Presidenta ’ s cantonada el punt 71

As President of the Association of Professional Piercers, I have a regular editorial column in The Point magazine. Edició 71 editorial Brian Skellie

Didn't Wash Hands alarm, Gary Larson — The Far Side

Alarma "No rentar les mans"

Our friends at the CDC created a helpful website about hand washing, que val la pena el temps per llegir a través. I particularly

The Fabrikator by Bruce Sterling

THE FABRIKATOR WAS UGLY, noisy, a fire hazard, and it smelled. Borislav got it for the kids in the neighborhood.

One snowy morning, in his work gloves, long coat, and fur hat, he loudly power-sawed through the wall of his kiosk. He duct-taped and stapled the fabrikator into place.

The neighborhood kids caught on instantly. His new venture was a big hit.

The fabrikator made little plastic toys from 3-D computer models. After a week, the fab’s dirt-cheap toys literally turned into dirt. The fabbed toys just crumbled away, into a waxy, non-toxic substance that the smaller kids tended to chew.

Borislav had naturally figured that the brief lifetime of these toys might discourage the kids from buying them. This just wasn’t so. This wasn’t a bug: this was a feature. Every day after school, an eager gang of kids clustered around Borislav’s green kiosk. They slapped down their tinny pocket change with mittened hands. Then they exulted, quarreled, and sometimes even punched each other over the shining fab-cards.

The happy kid would stick the fab-card (adorned with some glossily fraudulent pic of the toy) into the fabrikator’s slot. After a hot, deeply exciting moment of hissing, spraying, and stinking, the fab would burp up a freshly minted dinosaur, baby doll, or toy fireman.

Foot traffic always brought foot traffic. The grownups slowed as they crunched the snowy street. They cast an eye at the many temptations ranked behind Borislav’s windows. Then they would impulse-buy. A football scarf, maybe. A pack of tissues for a sneezy nose.

Once again he was ahead of the game: the only kiosk in town with a fabrikator….

→ Agost 8, 2014

The Golden Chain of Homer

Pírcing somàtic

Nick completed his Masters degree at the Ohio State University in Somatic and Cultural Studies in 2002. His final project, “Somatic Piercing: The Art and Ritual of Body Piercing” portrays his experiences in body rituals as well as illuminates other piercers’ views on the matter.

A happy pierced person

11 Things You Should Know About Piercings

This article presented some sound information, but there’s still much more to know. When piercings are performed by a trained professional using sterile equipment and high quality jewelry, and appropriate aftercare is followed, the risks are drastically minimized.— Elayne Angel, President de l'APP

No Holes Barred: A Piercee's Point of View

No hi ha forats barrots: Un PIERCEE ’ punt de vista S Article

Ets una dona traspassat, va dir, mirant als ulls i somrient.
He aixecat meu cap manera que em pogués fer una ullada: Brian Skellie, meu perforador, havia reeixidament apunyalat m amb una agulla així podia utilitzar un cèrcol de plata amb una pedra d'hematita el meu melic.

ASTM F136 Updated grain boundaries

ASTM F136 revision

One of the most commonly used materials for body jewelry, the ASTM F136 – Especificació estàndard per al forjat ELI de titani-6Aluminum-4Vanadium (Si baixa intersticial) …

Sacred Cows 11-13ICT-SSI-Prevention-report-cvr

Vaques sagrades en control d'infeccions

SSI prevenció: Basada en proves pràctiques substituir persistent “Vaques sagrades’ en l'OR
Aquest informe explora la prevenció de les infeccions quirúrgiques lloc (Ència de negoci) dins del context de les pràctiques basades en proves substituint “vaques sagrades” en quiròfan. Se centra en la pràctica crítica de depilació preoperatori.

Quan Thomas Paine va assenyalar en el 1776 que, “Un hàbit de temps de no pensar malament una cosa, li dóna una aparença superficial de tenir raó,” ell no podria haver imaginat que estava descrivint un estira i actual que encara existeix en alguns quiròfans avui.