Piercing Wizard Podcast
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 what a mill certificate is, how to read and verify one, and how it relates to quality body jewelry? Don’t worry, I don’t either. Fortunately, we have some very smart and engaged people in our industry who can help explain it to us. Brian Skellie is a current board member for the Association of Professional Piercers, a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and is a leading subject matter expert on safe body jewelry materials.
We put a lot of trust in our jewelry manufacturers, but it is still important to perform our due diligence to ensure that the jewelry we buy is actually made from the materials we want. Brian talks about what a mill certificate is and why piercers should care about them. We also discuss the complicated nature of verifying documents, and how the APP’s new jewelry certification program looks to simplify the process.Ryan Ouellette: Piercing Wizard Podcast