Here at Vaughn Body Arts, our clients safety and the cleanliness of the piercing services we provide are top priority.
We always sterilize all jewelry, instruments, single use needles and any other items we use for your piercing right in front of you just prior to your piercing, utilizing sterilizers that are made for processing hollow items (such as jewelry, needles, etc.). Not all sterilizers can process hollow items.
Here’s a photo of a sterilizer commonly used in a lot of studios, which DOES NOT sterilize hollow items.
We also have a test strip called a class 5 integrator that runs with every sterilization cycle. These integrators monitor for temperature, pressure and exposure time. They provide a white bar that climbs black into either a “fail” or “pass” section on the strip and we show that to you before we pierce you, so you know everything sterilized properly.
In addition, we also do biological spore testing on both of our sterilizers on a weekly basis. The spores strips are ran through our sterilizers, then they are sent to North Bay Bioscience where their laboratory tests the spore strips to ensure our sterilizers are working properly.
We realize this post isn’t as exciting or attractive looking as the usual piercing photos we post, but we feel it is very important that clients understand the importance of choosing a clean and safe studio for their piercings.
For more information, take a moment to read this “Picking A Piercer” brochure from The Association of Professional Piercers.