Guidelines on How to Sterilize Metal Toys

~ Larry Brown

It would be VERY helpful if you would publish some guidelines on how to sterilize i.e. Boil in distilled water, pre-clean toys with ???

Metal toys are relatively easy to clean and sterilize. They are non-porous and can be cleaned in numerous ways. Starting from simply cleaning with alcohol to full sterilization in an autoclave, metal toys offer numerous opportunities for those who want to stay safe by cleaning their toys properly. How to sterilize metal toys? There are several ways to go about it.

Sterilize Metal Toys: How To?

Sterilize Metal ToysIt is important to understand the difference between cleaning and sterilizing. Cleaning your toys is important but this will not kill all the bacteria and other harmful microorganisms on the toys. Therefore, simply cleaning your metal toys is not enough to make them fully clean. However, cleaning … read more

Checking Safety and Sterilization in a Piercing Studio

Safety and Sterilization in a Piercing StudioIn order for a piercing studio to be safe, it has to follow all the procedure requirements. This is particularly true for hygiene standards and sterilization. All the reliable studios will follow these procedures but sometimes it’s difficult to tell a good studio from the bad.

The main issue is that there are so many things that go behind the scenes. As a client, you will not be able to witness all the safety and sterilization measures in a studio. That being said, keep in mind that it’s your right to know that a studio is safe, and that you can request to see results of certain tests.

Checking Safety and Sterilization in a Piercing Studio: How To

It is important to ask and observe. Visit a studio and see how clean it is. Ask questions. Note … read more

How to Tell if a Piercing Studio is Bad?

studioThere are many good, reputable piercing studios with knowledgeable professionals. Getting a quality and safe piercing service is not rare these days. However, there is still a large number of sketchy, bad piercing studios popping all over the place. In order to avoid them and to prevent any possible unsafe and dangerous experiences, it’s important to know how to tell a bad piercing studio from a good one. Here are some of the most common signs that a piercing studio is bad:

It’s Unprofessional

A good piercing studio depends on its professional staff and piercers with good skills. Bad studios have amateurs who do not know what they’re doing. This is extremely dangerous. You do not want to rely on such individuals to perform your piercings.

There are many different ways in which this lack of knowledge can manifest itself. … read more

What is Autoclave and Why it’s so Important?

AutoclaveAn Autoclave is an essential device every piercing studio should have. It is needed to achieve proper sterilization of piercing tools, instruments and jewelry. Therefore, any studio without an autoclave is a bad place to be pierced, because it is unable to meet all the essential health and safety standards.

When choosing a piercing studio, it is important to check for their autoclave. Not simply if there is one, but also if it’s fully functional. It is vital to make sure that the studio is capable of adhering to all the necessary safety standards and performing proper sterilization of all tools. This is why a properly working autoclave is an essential device each piercing studio should have.

How it Works

An autoclave is an important asset of all piercing, tattoo and medical studios. It is the only way … read more

How to tell if a Piercing Studio is Safe

Piercing Studio SafetyOnce you have decided what kind of a piercing you want, it’s time to choose your piercer. It also means choosing a particular studio. You should never get pierced outside a studio, even by a professional. Studios are equipped with all the tools, furniture and devices needed to perform piercing successfully, and it just can’t be replicated in home conditions. Furthermore, piercing studios have to adhere to strict hygiene requirements. A reliable piercing studio is clean and all the equipment in it is properly sterilized. Again, this is not something you can achieve at home.

In order to pick the best studio to be pierced in, you need to know how to tell a reliable place from a shady one. A good studio doesn’t have to be big, but it has to follow all safety regulations to ensure client safety. … read more

Re-use or Not – What to Do with Your Old Body Jewelry

body jewelryWe all have our favorite body jewelry pieces, but sometimes they need to be retired to buy new ones. Some get broken while the others just don’t fit our style anymore. Another common reason for retiring your jewelry is stretching. Once you have stretched to a larger gauge, you won’t be able to wear your old jewelry anymore.

This may leave you with tons of old jewelry you don’t use anymore. You may wonder what to do with it. It’s understandable that you don’t want to just leave it to collect dust, so what can you do?

The first thing you may think about is to simply re-use your old jewelry, give it to someone or even re-sell it. Also, you may be the one wanting to wear someone else’s old jewelry or even buy it. After all, if … read more