As President of the Association of Professional Piercers, I have a regular editorial column in The Point magazine. Issue 70 editorial By Brian …
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.
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
Sterility of Antiseptic
Products: FDA Investigates,
Deliberates on Potential
A forum participant asked: please discuss 316l and implant grade 316lvm grade stainless steel They added a link to an essay …
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 …
ZEN PENCILS – 119. JOHN GREEN: Make gifts for people.
I’ll be an educator and participant at BMXnet This October for World Standards Day 2013.
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 …
Read about FDA processing guidance
A protocol for switching to OPTIM 33 TB One-Step Cleaner Disinfectant, and a Quick Reference Guide for Tattoo and Piercing use
Among jewelry materials for initial piercing, glass deserves a closer look.
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
Have you seen any body jewelry that made you wonder whether or not it was safe to wear?
Please add any manufacturer to this list who makes body jewelry that does not seem to meet appropriate safety standards. Our work group is collecting a list of examples for body jewelry review. You can email pictures, too. Your comments will be used in our ongoing project to help inform the public and improve body jewelry quality worldwide.
Brian Skellie introduced STATIM autoclaves to our industry in the 1990’s, and hundreds of professionals have come to work with them over the years. Statim autoclaves have fully validated fast sterilization cycles, which makes them ideal for sterilizing jewelry and all the items as needed for each piercing as well as the routine wrapped items every studio needs. In this class we will explore how they should be handled in our daily routine.
Please stop referring to body jewelry materials by overly vague and inappropriate standards. Using the term G23 for body jewelry materials is too superficial, and is not an implant standard.
Over the years I’ve collected images to witness some of the unsafe jewelry found on the market. Here are a few I hope will be educational to help avoid future problems.
An educational overview of some of the important historical steps forward in infection control and sterilization