Disposable And Non-Disposable Piercing Tools

Traditionally an autoclave sterilizer was considered to be a must-have piece of equipment that every tattoo/piercing studio owned. The amount of time the tattooists, piercers, and even their apprentices would spend hours getting them prepped for the autoclave. The sterilizers would run their cycle, making the tools and the body jewelry’s safe for use on the clients. Over the past years a vast array of products adapted from the medical and dental industries, and have improved with the cleaning regiment. More and more products have been popping up to help clean more safely and efficiently. Stainless Steel tools were the only option, but now many pre-sterile, single use, individually packaged tools can now be added to their list of tools.



Slotted Pen Disposable Forceps


Tattooist and piercers are now introduced to a wide variety of tools which saves them time and money. We have seen tattoo/piercing studios using all disposable equipment, and as their main front advertisements on their shops, although some are sticking to their roots by doing what they’ve been doing, and that is to use the autoclave sterilizer. So your wondering is it safe if your piercer is using the disposable tools? Honestly using the old way (autoclave sterilize) or the new way(disposables), it doesn’t really matter as long as the tools they use, and the body jewelry has been fully sterilized.

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How to Sterilize Body Jewely at home

How to sterilize Body Jewelry Without an Autoclave at home

how to sterilize your jewelryDo you have any body jewelry that requires sterilization? You can sterilize your body jewelry without having your own autoclave right at home. The way autoclave works is by using extreme heat and high-pressure steam to kill any microorganism, but the downside is autoclaves are expensive to purchase for personal use.

The most common and basic way of sterilizing your body jewelry is simply by washing your body jewelry with antibacterial soap and hot water. The soap will kill a number of bacteria and will clean off any skin cell debris that may have collected on your jewelry. Another common method is to just simply soak your body jewelry in rubbing alcohol to sterilize it. Let it soak for a couple of minutes then remove, rinse it off, and pat it dry. Alcohol has long been used as a sterilizing agent for metal, but this method is not recommended due to the possibility of discoloration or adverse reaction to the materials. All of these things can easily be bought from your drug and grocery stores. It is always best to keep your body jewelry clean that will prevent you from getting any type of infections to your piercings. It is important to know that this process has gradually changed through practice. It is important to contact a professional for more thorough and detailed information on how to maintain your piercings to minimize any health related issues.