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QUESTION: Can you make video of a child getting her ears pierced, in which you give detailed instructions on how to pierce ears? This video need to but shot in a doctor’s office or studio, not in a shopping mall or a tattoo shop.

ANSWER: I do share procedure videos with qualified body art tradespeople at professional educational conferences. I do not produce instructional videos for entertainment purposes or unsupervised training.

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QUESTION: The video needs to be made specifically for supervised training purposes? I am not interested in videos for entertainment purposes or unsupervised training.

ANSWER: Yes, I produce videos with "detailed instructions on how to pierce" only for supervised training purposes.

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QUESTION: How much would it cost me to get several? I am only interested in ear piercing not body piercing? Do you have them already or do you still have to make them. Do you have videos of children getting their ears pierced or only adults?

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Supervised training means that I would be present to guide the student. I do not offer videos for self training purposes. I find it entirely unacceptable to offer technique training without an experienced educator present so that appropriate guidance can be given and all questions can be answered accurately.

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Brian Skellie

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I can answer questions in regards to and not limited to: jewelry safety, specifically material, shape, proportion, and related issues; aseptic technique and sterilization as it applies to piercing safety; ethical issues of technique and bedside manner; the aftercare and recovery process for piercings. *Available for consultation.

Experience

Body artist and founder of Piercing Experience (1992), http://brnskll.com/ and SciCan Authorized Dealer of STATIM Sterilizers and related infection control products http://statim.us/

Organizations
Currently serving on the APP Board of Directors as President, formerly as Global Media Director 2013-2014, International Liaison 2010-13, Treasurer 1997-99. Over fifteen years with ASTM and APP.

Publications
The Point Journal of the Association of Professional Piercers, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Creative Loafing

Education/Credentials
I regularly participate and teach in many APP and related body art educational programs. I keep current certifications for OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aid, and CPR.

Awards and Honors
APP President's Award, Best Freehand Piercer, Best of Atlanta

Past/Present Clients
Tens of thousands of one on one client experiences as the founder of Piercing Experience in Atlanta, GA, USA http://www.piercing.org/ *Body jewelry design and safety expert: Member ASTM committee F04(www.astm.org)and former Member AAMI (www.aami.org) Research advisor and educator for the APP for over a decade(www.safepiercing.org) teaching advanced studio setup, sterilization and equipment management, freehand piercing, aseptic/sterile technique and much more. Distributor and Body Art expert for SciCan StatIM sterilization and infection control products. http://statim.us/ and http://piercers.com/

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