Our Sterilization process
We use a Statim G4 autoclave for sterilization of all equipment, materials and jewelry used in all procedures.
The Statim G4 has a 6 minute cycle, which allows us to sterilize everything required for your procedure in your presence, giving you the comfort of knowing that everything used for your piercing has been properly sterilized and safe to be used.
Autoclave Spore Testing
The purpose of spore testing is to ensure an autoclave is working properly and sterlilizing the contents. While the state of Florida only requires autoclave spore testing every 3 months, we spore test our Statim G4 weekly, and our chamber autoclave monthly. We are not willing to put so many of our clients at risk by testing so infrequently.
We DO NOT carry externally threaded jewelry, nor do we stock steel or acrylic jewelry for piercing. We will only pierce with materials that are certified implant-grade.
Of the numerous materials available, few have been proven appropriate for wear in fresh body piercings. Some metal alloys have been approved based on medical usage (often as medical implants) and have specific designations that represent a precise standard for the alloy and its quality as determined by as determined by the American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) and/or the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
NOTE: 316L and 316LVM steel do not have an ASTM or ISO implant-grade designations and therefore we WILL NOT carry such a material for any use whatsoever, whether it be for a fresh, or healed piercing.
Anatomic Body Arts is the FIRST body piercing only studio in the area, as well as the first and only to pierce using exclusively safe, American made implant-grade body jewelry. All piercings are performed using American made internally threaded or threadless jewelry from the finest body jewelry manufacturers in the world that are made of ASTM-F136 titanium, Niobium, glass or nickel-free 14k and 18k gold.