How Well Do You Know Your Piercer?

If you are unsure of the qualifications of your body piercer or tattoo artists, ask to see their health department permit BEFORE you agree to have them do any work on you

What Your Body Piercer Should Know About You

always ask to see your piercer’s county health department permit and current blood-borne pathogen certification before you get started.

Your Vote Counts: Cool or Fool?

“Make sure you give very careful thought to anything you undertake…”

Body Piercing Supplies: Body Art or Medical Origin?

One of the most common types of forceps used in body piercing is called a ‘sponge forcep’ which was designed as a surgical instrument used to grab and hold small sponges used during surgeries

Body Piercing Supplies Part VI (receiving cork)

If you are autoclaving the corks prior to piercing, you should always use the rubber types, since they are not as porous as the cork ones and will not retain moisture or bacteria

Body Piercing Supplies Part V (Forceps)

“…a pair of forceps (also referred to as ‘clamps’) can be fastened in a way that will secure the spot for accurate (and sometimes less painful) piercing…”

Body Piercing Supplies Part IV (Skin Prep)

Benzalkonium chloride (also known as ‘benz’) is actually superior to alcohol in that it not only disinfects better than alcohol, but it does not burn like alcohol does in an open wound

Body Piercing Supplies Part III (Nitrile Gloves)

“…use Non-Latex gloves that do not have powder. Why? Because many people (unknown to them) have allergies to latex. Also, the particles in the powder contained in some gloves are contaminants and can cause infection or reaction if they fall into the open tissue.”