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

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

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

Seminars in Moscow

I traveled to Moscow to share ideas and techniques at the Russian Association of Professional Piercers second annual conference August 13-16 2018 Thanks to the ruAPP for an enthusiastic and curious experience as a speaker and participant. I would be pleased to return in 2019 if you’ll have me. Overall, the conference seemed well put together with a … Read more

Seminars | UKAPP 2018

See you there to share! I’ll be here just before BMXnet to help my colleagues further their organizational momentum!! UKAPP 4th annual conference in Manchester city centre at the Raddison Blu Edwardian  *We will be slowly posting more about class information / speakers / ticket sales / vendors. Please keep your eyes peeled as the page … Read more

Avoid Long Delays in Instrument Decontamination, Reprocessing

Leaving instruments unprocessed for any period of time can lead to the development of biofilm. The recommendation is to begin the cleaning process as soon as possible. As a matter of fact, a number of manufacturer’s instructions for use (IFUs) are now specifying the time frame that cleaning should be implemented. This ranges from “immediately after use” to “within 10, 20 or 30 minutes;” it varies with the device/instrument manufacturer. The manufacturer’s IFUs should always be followed.

Novel Chemical ‘Washes Away’ Alzheimer’s Plaque in Mice

Researchers have found a molecule that breaks down the clumps of protein linked with Alzheimer’s disease. Source: Novel Chemical ‘Washes Away’ Alzheimer’s Plaque in Mice Can this be applied to treat or protect from TSE? Reference https://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/151208/ncomms9997/full/ncomms9997.html PDF of original journal submission