Brian W Skellie interview on jewelry materials

Brian W Skellie (photo credit John Balk)

Piercing Wizard Podcast August 8 at 8:39 PM   215 – Brian Skellie on mill certificates and material verification. It was a privilege to speak at length about body jewelry materials safety with my colleague Ryan Ouellette of Precision Body Arts in Nashua NH. I welcome your questions and comments. Do you have a complete understanding of … Read more

Online Presentations on Needles and Body Jewelry Standards

You can participate in my presentations online, live or recorded: September 12th, AT 2 PM – 3:30 PM CET Local Time: EU (Paris, Berlin, Oslo, Rome) Livestream: Needles: The cutting edge September 12th, At 7pm – 8:30pm CET Local Time: EU (Paris, Berlin, Oslo, Rome) Livestream: Body Jewelry Material Standards BMXnet e.V. – Tattoo, Piercing … Read more

Optim 1 results in Environmental Surface Cleaning Investigation

Dental Advisor and Dr John Molinari: Environmental Surface Cleaning Investigation Are your surfaces really clean? Dr John Molinari tests alcohol and QUAT surface cleaners, as well as OPTIM 1: One-Step Cleaner & Intermediate Disinfectant. OPTIM 1 was the only disinfectant wipe to successfully clean and remove proteins with a single application. Buy direct from Brian‘s … Read more

Brian Skellie interviewed by Ryan Ouellette

An opportunity to share ideas with my colleagues hosted by Ryan Ouellette from Precision Body Arts.

Check out his podcast for interesting discussions with piercers, including my former apprentice Christina Blossey of Piercing Experience.

My guest on the Piercing Wizard Podcast this week is Brian Skellie. We talk about sterilization, jewelry materials, and his journey from piercing fan to piercing authority.

Listen for free on itunes apple podcasts, google podcasts, or stream from the link below.

Ryan Ouellette: November 9 at 6:34pm · Nashua, NH, United States · 

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Working with a STATIM autoclave

Practical information about your STATIM sterilizer

Statim G4 & Classic 2000, 5000, 7000, & 900 (Stattoo)

These details and suggested practices should help you better understand and streamline your workflow for Body Artists

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Anodizing Titanium and Niobium Body Jewelry

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APP ConferenceOnline Anodizing is Awesome!”

Previously Presented at BMXnet, UKAPP, APP, LBP, 2º Congresso Educativo para Perfuradores Corporais da América do Sul – ATPB 2013 & more events

1) What is Anodizing?

Anodizing is a process where a coating is built up on the surface of certain metals (titanium, niobium, tantalum, aluminum, magnesium and zinc) by heating, with chemicals, or by electricity. In the case of titanium, the coating that is built up is a layer of titanium dioxide. Titanium dioxide, which is also known as titanium oxide, occurs naturally on the surface of titanium. Anodizing the surface of titanium can be done by the use of heat but the results are not easily controlled. The most common method is to form an oxide layer on the surface with the use of electricity. The way that this is done is with a variable power supply in which an electrode is connected to the positive side (anode), and one to the negative side (cathode).  Both are then submerged into a mildly conductive solution, thus completing the electrical circuit. The piece that is to be anodized is connected to the positive side, and that is why the process is called “anodizing”.

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Sala Solidária Conversations

Brian Skellie discussion with Sala Solidária

I am honored to be participating in a discussion on the importance of producing content of quality, as sharing ideas is a subject close to my heart. Please visit the Sala Solidária for more information about their mission to support the Kuarap and link to the event. O QUE É A SALA SOLIDÁRIA? Conheça a … Read more

The purpose of the Statim cassette chamber is to provide a sterile barrier system

Statim unwrapped sterilization is safely practiced worldwide by professional body piercers. Outside the practice of medicine, jewelers are using the Statim for steam sterilization for ear and body piercing. The new, cleaned jewelry and other items needed for the procedure are selected for the customer and sterilized unwrapped in the Statim along with a class … Read more

Biomaterials and trustworthy sources

The Point 86 cover

Why materials from countries without strict quality control requirements are unacceptable for body jewelry Brian W Skellie,  APP Medical Director (published in issue 86 of The Point Journal of Body Piercing) Does it matter where a biomaterial we use comes from? Biomaterials made in the USA and in a short list of countries who maintain … Read more