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.
The Knowledge | HOW TO REBUILD OUR WORLD FROM SCRATCH.
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.
A brief detour from chemistry, branching out into science in general today. This graphic looks at the different factors that can contribute towards ‘bad’ science
ZEN PENCILS – 119. JOHN GREEN: Make gifts for people.
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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:
Read about FDA processing guidance
Perhaps if he was more diplomatic and better demonstrated his hypothesis he would have had a better response from his colleagues
Brian Skellie at the 2ND Educational Congress for Professional Body Piercers in Brasil
Can unused wrapped items be re-sterilized reusing the original wraps?
In developing a policy on the return of explants to patients [or previously worn body jewelry to clients] there are many concerns and issues that need to be considered and addressed.
A first glimpse at the new fourth generation of the fast STATIM 2000 autoclave
Among jewelry materials for initial piercing, glass deserves a closer look.
A fascinating guide to graphic symbols in western culture
Free Bodymetal typeface for my colleagues, clients and friends
Thinking about Piercing principles:: Inform practices:: Methodology found reliable reflections of principles become procedures:: Held accountable to principles progress:: Continual improvement [donate] → December 6, 2011
The opportunity to explain and demonstrate anodizing titanium body jewlery to my colleagues in person is always a pleasure. For those of you who are interested, here are some of the basics. There are many other techniques, tips and tricks that I’ll be glad to help with if you have questions.
Ever wonder why we get different results when we search for the same thing? I don’t think it is a glass half empty/half full thing. It seems evident that the internet is serving as both the library and news journal for many of us, and that our machine personalized search results from Google, Yahoo, Bing and the rest are skewed in different ways.
Here is a look at a few recent piercings I performed during an exhibition for colleagues in New England. I really enjoy sharing ideas and techniques as a guest of my peers. My goal is an atraumatic aseptic technique: Primum non nocere
I like the idea of a single non-staining, non-toxic agent that Techni-Care represented for skin preparation, and have been trying other options. Here is some further information, a fun presentation, and some links
Google street view gets a tour of some excellent museum collections
Other than making people shiny, my job is to help my fellow piercers and tattoo artists make their work easier, cleaner and …