I can answer questions in regards to and not limited to: jewelry safety, specifically material, shape, proportion, and related issues; aseptic technique and sterilization as it applies to piercing safety; ethical issues of technique and bedside manner; the aftercare and recovery process for piercings. *Available for consultation.
Body artist and founder of Piercing Experience, http://piercing.org/ and SciCan Authorized Dealer of STATIM Sterilizers and related infection control products http://statim.us/
Over ten years with ASTM and APP, Currently serving on the APP Board of Directors as Global Media Director , formerly as International Liaison 2010-13, Treasurer 1997-99.
The Point Journal of the Association of Professional Piercers, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Creative Loafing
I regularly participate and teach in many APP and related body art educational programs. I keep current certifications for OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aid, and CPR.
Best Freehand Piercer, Best of Atlanta
Tens of thousands of one on one client experiences as the founder of Piercing Experience in Atlanta, GA, USA http://www.piercing.org/ *Body jewelry design and safety expert: Member ASTM committee F04(www.astm.org)and former Member AAMI (www.aami.org) Research advisor and educator for the APP for over a decade(www.safepiercing.org) teaching advanced studio setup, sterilization and equipment management, freehand piercing, aseptic/sterile technique and much more. Distributor and Body Art expert for SciCan StatIM sterilization and infection control products. http://statim.us/
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I will continue to encourage the use of proper sterilization, gentle technique and safe jewelry until nothing less is accepted by the general public. I feel learning never ends, and I will adopt any new idea, practice or widget that enriches the quality of the Piercing Experience. My present focus: education and consultation.
Anything we think we know is just the beginning. There is enough to learn about any aspect of this art and science to outlast me. The passion for taking this art and emerging science toward excellence will keep me going.
I advocate sterile technique with no clamps [freehand], and never reuse piercing equipment such as sharps, tapers, hemostats, tubes or ring expanders. Body jewelry should meet similar criteria to objects certified for human implant when used for new piercings or for extended wear [more than 24 hours] as described at http://jewelry.piercing.org/ Gentle aftercare: http://care.piercing.org/
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From your description it seems like you're not finished healing yet. You should be fine until you can visit your piercer for a checkup. Most small bumps are from irritation during healing and get well
Hi Jamie, It looks pretty reasonable from the photos. 1. i got my nose pierced 3 weeks ago. 3 weeks is pretty new for a piercing, and it is still healing, as you can tell. 2. its still a little red
The simple answer is that this is not navel jewelry. This kind of piece is designed for the nipple. I suggest that you return it for a refund. Where are you located? I should be able to refer
A family physician or health care provider could qualify as a professional, and would have a higher standard of safety precautions than what this site suggests. I have trained health care professionals
I have worked with and interacted with many qualified piercers in the UK, and throughout Europe. I feel strongly that it is safest to have a professional perform this service, both for safety and accuracy