STUDEX – A BRAND IN EAR PIERCING

If you believe that your body is a canvas for self-expression, then piercings are a creative and beautiful way to add more to your persona.

Men, women and children have practiced piercing across the globe for thousands of years. Mayans, for example, stretched their earlobes to accommodate gauges and ear expanders, also called earplugs. In Zulu culture, earplugs were part of a coming-of-age ceremony, symbolizing a child’s ears opening to an adult understanding of life. Lip piercing was embraced by Alaskan Eskimos up to the late 19th century to exhibit social status. For Indians, piercing was an ancient and sacred art. Body piercings used to be an integral part of temple celebrations and festivities.

However, in the last few hundred years’ skepticism has grown around body piercing, due to growing concerns over hygiene and allergy. The concern has grown due to the sudden popularity of body piercing and piercing enthusiasts express fear about the right choice of piercing methods and needles. Pain and infection is also an added worry.

Studex brings you regulated and risk free ear piercing with Medisept that brings you safe and hygienic nose and belly piercing. Studex is recognized as the leader in ear piercing systems and allergy-free fashion earrings for consumers of all ages. As the world’s largest manufacturer of ear piercing instruments, studs, and supplies we uphold an uncompromising commitment to quality and service that has lasted for over forty years. Studex adheres to the most rigorous health and safety standards for our products. As a result, all Studex sterilized ear piercing studs meet or exceed U.S Food & Drug Administration regulations and European Commission standards.

We invite you try our wide range of piercing systems and medical grade studs that is not only safe and allergy-free, but is also attractive and chic.

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Choose the Right Studio for your Piercings

Allergic reactions and infections are the two main concerns of piercings. In our last post we discussed the importance of hypoallergenic jewellery, and how it helps reduce the occurrence of allergic reactions. But just use of hypoallergenic jewellery is not enough to prevent infections. The first step to an infection free piercing is choosing the right piercing studio.

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How to choose the right piercing studio

  • Search the internet or look in the yellow pages for piercing studios. Do your research on them and look for online reviews on the same.
  • Ask family and friends for recommendations of studios they have had experience with. Enquire with them about the studios you found details of online. Word of mouth is a reliable source when it comes to body art, so if you see someone with piercings that you like ask them where they had it done.
  • Pick a properly licensed piercing studio. Check the credentials and licensing information of the studio by visiting the studio’s website, or by calling the studio directly and asking for the necessary information. If your country or state has no recognised certifications or regulations about piercing standards, then pick the most trusted brand name of salon or piercing studio.
  • Pay the studio a visit and ask to be given a tour. The studio most importantly must be clean and hygienic. If possible try and watch them at work performing a piercing or two to observe their procedure. Check out their sterilization procedure and notice if they strictly adhere to it. All good piercing studios must have an autoclave where they sterilize all their reusable piercing equipment between each piercing. 
  • Ask to look at their piercing equipment and jewellery and make sure it is from a trusted brand.  Take a look at the storage facility of the instruments and piercing tools and make sure it is dry and hygienic.
  • Enquire about the artist who will be performing your piercing. Try to find an experienced one and certifications are always an added bonus. Ask to see his portfolio to see how his piercings have healed. All artists must wear medical gloves during the entire procedure.  Never let an inexperienced hand pierce you.
  • Ask to see the aftercare information. Make sure the information is current and is keeping up with the latest research in body piercing care.
  • Also avoid any studio which uses non disposable guns for body piercing, as piercing guns cannot be sterilized. Piercing guns such as STUDEX offer single use pre-sterilized cartridges for piercing in which the only item that comes in contact with the client is the barbell which has sterilization lot info branded on packaging. Select studios that only such trusted brands as piercing instruments and jewellery.

A good studio will always be willing to show you their facilities and answer any questions you have in mind. They will most importantly make you feel comfortable enough with the studio and the artist to put your confidence in them. This coupled with Interacting with the artist and staff must give you sufficient information to make a decision. Don’t pick a studio only because it is cheap and affordable. In the case of piercings, it is always wise to shell out a little more and choose a legit and reputed studio for an infection free piercing experience.