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
A short interview of Brian Skellie by colleagues at Soul Tattoo
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
I am teaching Biomaterials standards for body art at the BMXnet conference in Essen, Germany this month for World Standards Day, the celebration of …
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.
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.
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
Other than making people shiny, my job is to help my fellow piercers and tattoo artists make their work easier, cleaner and …