Infection control products and practices
Sterilization and equipment maintenance
-STATIM autoclave work practices
-HYDRIM automatic instrument washer work practices
Jewelry safety standards
-Finishing and customizing jewelry
--Anodizing: passivating and coloring titanium and niobium
The Statim 2000 autoclave is the cornerstone of our body piercing sterilization. I am the manager and main piercer at our studio so my day can be very hectic trying to juggle both positions at the same time. With our Statim I can cut out the time it would take to pre-package and process all tools and jewelry. Not to mention the amount of waste that is accumulated in gloves and packaging by undertaking such an arduous and time consuming task. There are no expired packs that need to be reprocessed, and jewelry stock takes up a lot less space!
It is impressive and reassuring to our clients to see their entire piercing setup packed and run (with a pass/fail sterilization integrator) in front of them. While the six minute cycle is running I have time to discuss any concerns my clients may have as well as give them detailed aftercare instructions. The best part is the ability to transport the entire procedure setup to the piercing room in a sealed cassette that opens, once again, in front of the client.
I love — honestly love — my Statim and am currently considering getting a Statim tattooed on my body!
Brian W Skellie
Owner & Piercer
Brian founded Piercing Experience in 1992 as a piercer inspired to research and evolve safe body modification and share the results with the community. Apart from work as a dealer for infection control products, he is an educator who has presented many seminars and workshops at conferences in North and South America and Europe. He is a frequent APP contributor ever since the first conference, an active business member since 1996, former editor of The Point Journal, completed three terms as a Board member as Treasurer, International Liaison and President, and commenced his fourth term as Medical director in 2017.
Brian celebrates over 25 years of sharing his body art expertise with his clients, colleagues and friends. He specializes in body piercing, safety standards, STATIM autoclaves and HYDRIM automated instrument washers, and is an authorized dealer for the SciCan family of products. He offers expert consultation and training for streamlined workflow for Body Art Professionals. As a long time member of ASTM International and the APP, he develops, interprets and publishes evidence based standards for continual improvement in the field of Body Arts.