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Brian Skellie

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Expertise

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.

Experience in the area

Body artist and founder of Piercing Experience (1992), http://piercing.org/ and SciCan Authorized Dealer of STATIM Sterilizers and related infection control products http://statim.us/

Organizations

Currently serving on the APP Board of Directors as President, formerly as Global Media Director 2013-2014, International Liaison 2010-13, Treasurer 1997-99. Over fifteen years with ASTM and APP.

Publications

The Point Journal of the Association of Professional Piercers, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Creative Loafing

Education/Credentials

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.

Awards and Honors

APP President's Award, Best Freehand Piercer, Best of Atlanta

Past/Present Clients

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/ and http://piercers.com/

What do you like about this subject?

Epiphany ||| Inspiration ||| Commitment ||| Dedication ||| Challenge ||| Interaction ||| Conviviality ||| Body-Mind-Spirit transformation

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

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.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

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.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

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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Recent Answers from Brian Skellie

2014-10-02 Tongue piercing:

Hello Traviesa,    From examining your photograph, it appears that the piercing may not be a perpendicular placement -|-]  It seems that it may have been placed at an angle backwards -/-]  This can cause

2014-09-14 nose piercing weeping after four weeks??:

I tried to answer your questions holistically, since it mostly comes back to the point that I would strongly suggest that you return to see the piercer for a consultation. Some of what you ask should be

2014-09-03 What's wrong with my navel piecing?:

Often a piercing done at an angle to the tissue other than perpendicular, or with a slightly irritating shape or material like steel or an alloy of gold (usually including copper, silver and trace metals)

2014-07-08 nose piercing:

Hi Kylie,   http://piercingexp.com/faq/aftercare.html is what I suggest.:)    Save yourself the trouble and don't mix your own solution.     Contact saline is not for wound care, but wound wash saline

2014-07-08 Question about cleaning techniques:

Yes, but http://piercingexp.com/faq/aftercare.html is what I suggest.  There are a number of other factors to consider, other than the saline. I consider saline primarily a rinse, not to be relied upon

 

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