World-class piercing experience at Studex

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Some say that Class is inherited, but it is not true. Studex believes that Class can be achieved after putting in efforts consistently. We have always made it a point that we can never compromise when it comes to quality. The technology that we use is nothing less than World-class. The standard that we maintain for all our ear piercing procedures is what has earned us our name. Today, there is no doubt that we are the leaders when it comes to ear piercing systems, but that does not stop us there. Our experts are continuously researching about the latest developments in the world of ear piercings and are trying to device better techniques.

 

All our products and procedures are aimed at offering absolutely safe piercings for your sensitive skin. We follow all the guidelines that need to be followed before we go ahead with any ear piercing procedures. We have two ear piercing systems called System 75 and Universal which are world famous for its ease of use and the painless piercings that they offer. We also have a wide range of studs that you can flaunt for every occasion that you can think of. Our designers keep in mind the changing trends in fashion before we come up with any new collection. You won’t have to go anywhere else and be rest assured that you are choosing from the most fashionable collection of studs when you are Studex! We also have a wide range of after piercing solutions to take care of your sensitive skin.

 

The best part of getting your ears pierced at Studex is the fact that it is so easy and painless that you wouldn’t even realize it. So when you know that when it comes to class there is no one who can match our standards in ear piercing systems and procedures, do not wait any more, hit the nearest outlet and Studex your ears right away!

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Precision-piercing perfection at Studex

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They say that nothing on this earth that is perfect. Studex is trying its best to prove this to be completely wrong. We believe that perfection can be achieved if we make an effort and work towards it. When it comes to giving our best shot, we do not put in anything less than 100%.That is one main reason why we have managed to delight our customers till date, time and again. Studex has earned its name in the world for chasing its quest for perfection.

 

Our systems have been trusted and accepted all over the world because it meets world-class standards and always tries to maintain it. We do not stop after reaching a particular target, we set our eyes on our next goal on how we can improve our technology to be the best. The technology that we use is nothing less than A class and ensures that your sensitive skin is not affected when you are getting pierced. The other factor that makes our ear-piercing systems so unique is the fact that it makes the process completely easy and painless. Precision always matters and our customers have never complained. In-fact they have come back with their friends after they have a splendid experience with our systems. Experts form the fashion-world have also endorsed our products and have said that our systems are completely safe.

 

Now that you know how effective and precise our ear-piercing systems and are accepted world-wide what are you waiting for. You can trust us and come to us for getting your next ear piercing done at Studex!

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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Importance of Sterilization of Piercing Tools

Sterilization is all-important in ear piercings- the piercing area must be sterile, the piercer’s hands must be sterile, the tools used must be sterile, and the piercing needle must be sterile.

The human body reacts to inclusion of any foreign object and may initially try to repel it. This manifests itself in the form of allergies and infections, which are the two of the biggest concerns faced by us during piercings.  Allergies are caused by sensitivity to certain metals like nickel and are easily avoidable. Use of jewellery and piercing instruments which are made of hypoallergenic metals prevents any allergic reactions. Infections on the other hand are a little trickier and proper care is required before, during and after the piercing to successfully avoid it.

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As we have discussed in our earlier post choosing a safe and trusted studio which is hygienic is the first step towards an infection free piercing experience.  Your chosen studio must not only be hygienic but it is also necessary that they must sterilize all the equipment they use or reuse during piercing. 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.

It is essential to clean all tools before sterilization as unclean tools cannot be sterilized effectively. The person performing the procedure must wear clean disposable gloves the entire time. Instruments must be placed in water, disinfectant or detergent immediately after every use, to prevent drying of client material and to make cleaning more easy and effective. This cleaning can be done either through scrubbing with soap or preferably with a mechanical device like a covered ultrasonic cleaner. There are many methods used for sterilization but not all of them are as effective. The autoclave which sterilizes through heat and pressure is considered the most ideal method of sterilization when it comes to piercing equipment.  Any instrument that can withstand heat must be sterilized through autoclaving. There are many other methods too like flaming, boiling, bleaching, rubbing alcohol but they are not sufficient or effective enough especially when it comes to piercing equipment.

These sterilized instruments must not be touched until your piercing begins, and then only by your piercer when he has safely cleaned and gloved his hands, just as a surgeon would. The piercer should wash his hands and wrists with an antibacterial liquid soap and dry them before donning disposable gloves.

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If you are not sure if the studio is following the proper sterilization techniques or if they are practicing it regularly, then avoid using non disposable guns as they cannot be sterilized. The safest bet in such situation is to use disposable piercing guns such as single use pre-sterilized cartridges by Studex.

Types of Navel Piercings

Navel Piercing also known as belly button piercing is considered the sexiest piercing of all and looks very sensual on a well-toned stomach.  Navel piercing was said to be prevalent among Egyptian Pharaohs and aristocrats and was a symbol of courage among then.  In present times navel piercing is most common among women, especially among the younger lot. It came back in vogue after the invention of the bikini in the 1950s. Pop singer Madonna further popularized it and model Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell immortalized it on the ramp. They are very popular among teenage girls not just for their appearance but also for the fact that they can be easily concealed with clothes.

The actual navel is not pierced during most kinds of navel piercing and it is actually the skin around the navel that is pierced.  The types of belly piercings are

  • Upper Vertical Navel Piercing

It is the most common form of Navel piercing. It is where the piercing is placed through the upper ridge or rim of the belly button through to the interior of the navel.

  • Vertical Inverse Navel Piercing or Reverse navel Piercing

It is the opposite of the vertical upper navel piercing. It is a piercing placed on the bottom ridge of the navel and goes through the bottom rim to the interior of the navel.

When both the above piercings are performed it is called a Double Navel Piercing.

  • True Navel Piercing

This is performed on people with outie belly buttons that is when the umbilical scar tissue is protruding from the navel. This is the only type of belly button piercing where the actual navel which is the small nub of scar tissue is pierced.

  • Horizontal Navel Piercing

It is usually a form of surface piercing and does not involve passing through the rim into the navel. It is instead a piercing that passes horizontally above or below the navel instead of going through its ridge.

Another form of horizontal piercing which is not surface piercing is when two separate piercings are performed on either sides of the navel passing through its side ridges. These two piercings are usually joined with one long barbell.

  • Multi Navel Piercings

This involves piercing the rim several times. It can be a combination of two or more of the above types of piercings.  One type of multiple navel piercing is the navel industrial, in which a solid or flexible barbell passes through two piercings. Try and give a reasonable gap between each piecing in case of multiple piercings.

These piercings can take up to a year to heal. Standard care for new piercings must be taken during the entire healing process and proper and trusted after care products must be used on it.

Common Types of Ear Piercings

Ear piercings are the one of the easiest methods of body modifications and also the most common kind. It is not frowned upon like a few other piercings, and is widely accepted be it in schools and colleges or at workplace. It has been in practise for many years and is considered a part of many cultures and their rituals. It was probably man’s first attempt at body piercing as it is the easiest and most obvious part to pierce.

There are many ways to get your ears pierced. There are simple ones like ear lobe piercings which are more common and ones like stretching and gauging which are rarer because of the risks associated with it.

The most common kinds of ear piercings are

  •  Ear lobe piercing. This is the simplest type of ear piercing. The primary piercing is done on the centre of the earlobe. Some people even opt to get a second or third hole above this piercing. These take about 4 to 6 weeks to completely heal.
  • Cartilage or Helix piercing. This is the second most common form of ear piercing. Standard cartilage piercing is the piercing of the tissue on the upper part of the ear. They take longer to heal than the earlobe because of limited blood supply to that area. Healing time is usually a minimum of 8 to 10 weeks.
  • Tragus Piercing. Tragus is the thick cartilage that juts out directly in front of the ear canal and is on the inner ear. This is also a fairly common piercing.  The size of the jewellery worn here is pretty small and depends on the thickness of an individual’s tragus. It is more painful than the upper cartilage as it is thicker here. This piercing takes about 6 to 18 weeks to heal and may take about a whole year to heal completely.
  • Anti-Tragus Piercing. This piercing lies opposite the tragus and the ear canal. It is on the spot on the outer ear just above the ear lobe. This is not as common as the tragus as not everyone has an anti-tragus that is large enough to pierce or fit jewellery through.  This like the tragus will take 6 to 18 weeks to initially heal and up to a year to completely do so.

These are the most non-intrusive methods of ear piercings, and therefore they heal the fastest. They have fewer chances of infections, scarring and keloids and can also look comparatively subtler.  These piercings can prove to be very low maintenance and hassle-free if the right brand of piercing tools, hypoallergenic jewellery and aftercare products like Studex is used.

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.

Why Hypoallergenic Metals for Piercing?

While getting a piercing done one of the major concerns faced is an allergic reaction to certain metals.   Intrusive metal jewellery into our skin is a foreign body which the body will initially try to repel if it is not hypoallergenic. This could manifest itself in the form of metal hyper sensitivity. So it’s recommended to reduce prolonged exposure of such metals to the skin and it is best to avoid it completely.

While nickel is the most common allergy, other metals like surgical steel and copper can cause allergies too. A nickel allergy will usually result in localized swelling, irritation, redness or itchiness. In most cases the reaction is similar to dermatitis due to the fact that the contact is with the skin. People with extra sensitive skin must use an antibiotic cream or ointment before and after inserting the piercing. They must remove the jewellery at night giving the skin time to recover. For many individuals, an allergy will show up within a few hours of putting in the earrings. If the symptoms of a new swelling do not decrease within a reasonable amount of time or get worse over time, make sure you get medical attention.

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When this happens it discourages people from wearing jewellery or getting themselves pierced.   One way to avoid allergic reactions is to figure out which metals you are allergic to and avoid using them as piercing tools or as jewellery. Since it is not practical to test every metal to look for allergic reactions, the best alternative is to use jewellery and piercing tools made of only hypoallergenic metals.

Hypoallergenic, meaning “below normal” or “slightly” allergenic is a term used to describe items that cause fewer allergic reactions or no reactions at all in most cases. Hypoallergenic metals do not irritate the skin and are considered inert as far as interacting with your skin is concerned.

Metals which are considered hypoallergenic are

  • Pure gold
  • Silver
  • Titanium
  • Surgical steel
  • Niobium
  • Platinum

Hypoallergenic metals are usually pure metals and hence are not prone to cause negative reactions with human body tissue. There are a lot of jewels and instruments out there which claim to be made of pure metals and hypoallergenic but they are just alloys coated with silver, gold or other hypoallergenic metals. So it is best to invest in tools and jewellery from a trusted brand which can provide you assurance of its claims.

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Hypoallergenic jewellery is a boon to jewellery lovers. It offers them the aesthetic benefits of accessorizing without the dreaded fear of developing an allergic reaction.

How To Choose The Right Jewelry For Your Skin Tone


Choosing the right jewelry to buy can be a tricky, confusing and sometimes even frustrating experience. The following article will help you choose the jewelry to buy based on your skin tone, the factor that crucially affects your choice.

Determine Your Skin Tone.

Locate an area on your body where veins are visible, usually the wrist serves as a good reference point. Based on the color of your veins, your skin tone may fall into one of two categories, cool or warm.

Cool skin tones are identifiable by bluish colored veins. People with cooler skin tones may notice pinkish or rosy-red undertones when looking in the mirror. Most people have cool skin, including people with dark skin and tan skin.

Warm skin tones are identifiable by greenish colored veins. People with warmer skin tones may notice yellow or golden-apricot undertones when looking in the mirror… People with darker skin are not usually warm-skinned.

Pick a metal and a complementary color:
Cool skin tones favor metals such as silver, platinum, and white gold. Metals:Warm skin tones favor metals such as gold, pewter, brass, and copper.

 Complementary Colors:Cool skin tones favor stones such as white pearls and diamonds.
Stone color should focus on jewel tones such as pinks, purples, blues, reds, and magentas. Warm skin tones favor stones such as coral or golden toned pearls. Stone color should focus on more earthy tones such as browns, oranges, greens, yellows, peaches, corals, and also turquoises.