SAFE PIERCING

THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PIERCERS

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adornmentstudios:

1 year healed daith piercing by Jose Tallon at @adornmentpiercingprivatetattoo. Jose used a 14k solid white gold piece ” Lacey” with prong set cz’s.  #adornmentpiercingprivatetattoo #bvla #goldslinger #safepiercing #gold #legitpiercingslook #josetallon #palmsprings #palmspringspiercings

adornmentstudios:

1 year healed daith piercing by Jose Tallon at @adornmentpiercingprivatetattoo. Jose used a 14k solid white gold piece ” Lacey” with prong set cz’s.
#adornmentpiercingprivatetattoo #bvla #goldslinger #safepiercing #gold #legitpiercingslook #josetallon #palmsprings #palmspringspiercings

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While scrolling through Facebook today I saw these pictures and some background behind them from our friend/APP member Paul King

You probably recognize this man, German actor Udo Kier

Paul wrote, 
These altered images are from a 1993 Greg Gorman photo shoot of Udo Kier.

The photographer wanted Udo to have “play piercings.”

He meant “fake” piercings…language matters :)
 

When they arrived on location at Gauntlet L.A., I was able to explain to Udo and Greg the importance of authenticity for these images.

Udo took it like a champ!”


Cody Vaughn - APP Outreach Committee

Filed under app gauntlet Udo Kier Greg Gorman 1993

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qjis asked: What's up, APP. How's your day? Hope everything's cool for y'all. Just a quick question, if that's alright. I know whether or not a piercing/piece of jewelry is possible usually depends on the anatomy of the individual, but I've never seen a man wearing nipple shields. Is there an anatomical reason for this? Or is it just that a lot of dudes aren't down with the style? Thanks in advance and stay chill.

Totally possible for males to wear nipple shields, but just like you said it’s anatomically dependent. Most nipple shields have a 3/8” - 1/2” opening so that would need something like a 1/2” - 5/8” barbell or ring through the piercing. A lot of male nipples would need smaller jewelry than that. If you have a small nipple, regardless of gender you don’t really want to wear an excessively long piece of jewelry because you’ll increase the chances of catch and snag accidents. Just find the right fit for you, consult an experienced piercer to help you out, and avoid those one-size-fits-all costume jewelry pieces from mall accessory stores. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

Filed under nipple nipple shield nipple shields

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josh-nobleolson:

Having a great last day here at Saint Sabrina’s! Just got to add these two fresh nostril piercings to the top existing one. #neometal #safepiercing #appmember (at Saint Sabrina’s)

josh-nobleolson:

Having a great last day here at Saint Sabrina’s! Just got to add these two fresh nostril piercings to the top existing one. #neometal #safepiercing #appmember (at Saint Sabrina’s)

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ryanafeagin:

#tripleforwardhelix #rook combo. TFH with 2mm, 2.5mm, and 3mm CZs from #neometal. Rook with a j-curve, 2mm, and 3mm CZs from #anatometal.

ryanafeagin:

#tripleforwardhelix #rook combo. TFH with 2mm, 2.5mm, and 3mm CZs from #neometal. Rook with a j-curve, 2mm, and 3mm CZs from #anatometal.

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Anonymous asked: Hi, I bought earrings from a shop, but they were exposed and everyone could touch them. Is there a possibility I can get aids or something? I know I sound stupid, but it has really stuck on my mind.

It’s pretty much impossible for you to acquire HIV from people touching your jewelry.

If the jewelry is made from metal and not an organic piece, you will want the jewelry to be properly processed/sterilized before wearing them. 

If they are organics, a gentle cleaning with an appropriate product would be a good idea. To figure out what product would be most appropriate to clean your organics with, contact the manufacturer of the pieces. 

Cody Vaughn - APP Outreach Committee

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Anonymous asked: Is there a safe way to clean jewelry? I have some Neometal and Industrial Strength jewelry and they're starting to look a little... dingy/bland? They've lost their shine. How can I polish them up safely?

You can soak older jewelry in alcohol and it will help remove body oils and dried build up. You can also use something like a dental water pick to blast out dried build up from gem settings, or give it a scrub with a toothbrush. Please keep in mind that you want to take your jewelry out before you try to clean it with anything harsh

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

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Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm interested in getting my nipples pierced. I've read that some piercers do not use clamps and some do. The reasoning for not using them was that they may cause the piercing to come out crooked. What is the APP's stance on using clamps for nipple piercings? Thank you

Like most areas, the APP has no official “stance” on tools vs. freehand. The APP has guidelines that cover safety issues like jewelry quality and sterilization. We’re not trying to tell people how to pierce, we just want them to pierce safely

A frequent point I hear made is that piercing with a clamp can sometimes decrease accuracy and increase tissue trauma. Sometimes when you clamp an area you end up piercing the tissue deeper or more shallow then necessary. A sound freehand technique can increase accuracy and control of tissue depth making something like a nipple or navel piercing easier to heal. 

That being said I know plenty of skilled and reputable piercers who use clamps, and I know plenty who pierce freehand. Both are acceptable when done correctly. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach