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 balance of educational and social interaction.
I arrived to Saint Scalpelsburg in Moscow to the lovely view of Yuri Gagarin’s golden statue who welcomed me along with the smiles of friendly fellow speakers, organizers, and participants. The uncertainty that preceded about my visa, my travel arrangements and my unfamiliarity with the language faded quickly. By the time we got to the event location, many productive conversations were started, and the group was dynamic and involved.
The presentations were a high quality, and seemed well received despite a few complexities with translation. The questions and feedback addressed felt useful and impactful on many levels, towards a shiny future.
The vendors brought an impressive quantity of attractive variety of jewelry designs, quite aware of the industry trends in precious metals and minerals. Their generosity to the raffle was greatly appreciated. APP board members Cody Vaughn and me were able to donate two of our full conference passes for 2019 in Las Vegas for two fortunate piercers Lala and Yuliana.
Seminars with Brian W Skellie
Brian W Skellie presenting at the ruAPP 2018
Needles: the cutting edge
Bevel control fundamentals — 2 hours
Safe, Accurate, Aseptic Piercing With Less Tools: Freehand and Single Use
An overview of approaches for piercing without clamps — 2.5+ hours
Skin Preparation and Draping technique
Different methods and products to maintain asepsis — 2 hours