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.
“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, APP President
You are a pierced woman, he said, looking into my eyes and smiling.
I lifted my head so that I could take a peek: Brian Skellie, my piercer, had successfully stabbed me with a needle so I could wear a silver ring with a hematite stone on my navel.
My company Piercers.com and I are pleased to sponsor a Statim autoclave for sterilization at this year’s event again! I will be there to educate and …
A simple and effective way of avoiding sharps injury without a cork or tube.
CONFERENCE IS ALMOST UPON US! THE CONFERENCE ADVANCED (ONLINE) REGISTRATION WILL SHUT DOWN AT MIDNIGHT ON MAY 17TH, PST ANY CHANGES TO YOUR REGISTRATION SHOULD …
The Association of Professional Piercers is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of vital health and safety information about body piercing to piercers, health care professionals, legislators, and the general public. Socially and legislatively, body piercing is situated within the greater bodyÂ modificationÂ community. As a result, we recognize that our role extends beyond the discipline of body piercing. Our position on body art practices such as tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, branding, scarification, suspension, and other forms of bodyÂ modificationÂ is as follows:
Brian Skellie at the 2ND Educational Congress for Professional Body Piercers in Brasil
How to set up your new Statim G4 autoclave by SciCan
Learn how to relate a certificate of tests (Mill Certificate) to an appropriate standard for body jewelry
Brian Skellie shared piercing techniques at the Open Workshop in Stockholm SE November 9-11, 2012
A first glimpse at the new fourth generation of the fast STATIM 2000 autoclave
Links: Some educational infection prevention materials for body artists
A short discussion of bumps that sometimes form on body piercings
Minimizing waste and maximizing safety are two important goals in body art.
Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.
— “Self Reliance,” Ralph Waldo Emerson
You may find this conversation interesting or useful as a colleague if you are on the fence about joining the Association of Professional Piercers. (more…)
A bit more detail about OPTIM 33TB cleaner disinfectant
30 days left to prepare for the 17th annual APP Conference!
Why use a non-sterile dental bib when there are safer sterile options that are proven moisture barriers? Options and discussion.
Some ideas about aseptic skin marking for procedures
Understanding the hazards of handling and mixing chemicals is essential to safe use.
Hand Hygiene in the New England Journal of Medicine Complete with interesting video Hand Hygiene Yves Longtin, M.D., Hugo Sax, M.D., Benedetta …
I will be piercing in Italy before the APTPI conference at InSide Tattoo Shop
Brian Skellie teaches aseptic freehand piercing skills in Sweden at Tribe 20th anniversary event
Brian Skellie teaches sterilization skills for the professional body piercer and tattooist in Milan at the 7th APTPI congress