I had a great birthday!
Oh hey, look who’s birthday it is. The Association of Professional Piercers’ new President, Brian Skellie.
For those of you who don’t know who Brian Skellie is, he is not only an accomplished body piercer, but he is also an industry leading expert on sterilization and safety. He has been an APP board of directors elected official for the past few years, and has volunteered countless hours of technical and instructional support to the professional piercing industry.
Brian has done quite a bit to advance the field of body piercing over his career. I won’t say he did it single-handed, but he was the driving force behind Statim cassette autoclaves becoming commonplace in many of the industry’s most well known and respected studios. Statim sterilizers have revolutionized the body piercer’s ability to rapidly sterilize jewelry and instruments without the use of harsh chemicals. Without Brian’s knowledge, passion, and guidance its hard to imagine Statims becoming as wide spread.
I know a lot of people think of sterilization when they hear the name Brian Skellie, but he is also an accomplished body piercer with some very forward thinking concepts on freehand piercing and needle bevel theory. Sounds a bit dry if you’re not a piercer, but believe me understanding needle bevel theory is really a game changer for anyone using a freehand technique. Brian’s explanation and demonstrations have made a significant impact on the careers of many body piercers, myself included.
So let’s take a minute to start an unwrapped cycle of gratitude for the world’s smartest body piercer. APP President Brian Skellie.