Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Available presentations and workshops:

Asepsis : Theory and Practice for Piercers

120 minutes / English

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This class is to show an effective use of aseptic technique while performing body piercings, and demonstrate how to use the needle’s cutting edge to improve safety, control, and accuracy.

Very commonly as body piercers we use stands and trays to place our tools on for our procedures; if the piercer is not trained to pay acute attention, this can easily lead to cross contamination during piercing procedures.

The focal point of this presentation is to show achievable practices including sterile gloves and or Aseptic Non Touch Technique that should reduce infection and disease risk with the philosophy of parsimony for simple and graceful solutions.

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Needles : The Cutting Edge

90 minutes / English (Long form or short form which may be combined with Asepsis)

class description:

How to make needles work for optimal accuracy using bevel geometry and shaping techniques
In this class, you will find piercers that have pushed a haystack worth of needles, who will demonstrate how to use the needle’s cutting edge to improve safety, control, and accuracy.

We will discuss how the cutting surfaces can be manipulated simply to determine the way jewelry will rest in piercings.

Straight piercing can result in a variety of angles depending on the plastic nature of the tissue and the approach to penetration and exit.

I’m pleased to have given this class on needle control, together with my esteemed colleague Luis Garcia, at the 2014 APP conference. We have both gotten positive feedback from our previous courses in response to our methods of working with controlling the needle bevel and wound shaping to get optimally angled results for different kinds of piercings.

We proposed this subject because we want to make these techniques simple and easy to understand, and believe they will be helpful for everyone. In particular, piercers with experience who are still finding they could be more precise with certain placements like the septum or Triple Forward Helix, and newer piercers could benefit from the practical examples of how we use the cutting form of the needle for accuracy.

We’ll also discuss theory behind needle designs and what we recognize as important to getting from point A to point B with precision while minimizing trauma.

I think you’ll find this class engaging and useful in your daily practice.

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Needle Blanks : Tips and Tricks ( byRuben Triguero & Brian Skellie)

90 minutes / English

class description: What is a needle blank? The use of needle blanks in disposable piercing technique, how to make single use instruments with them.

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Skin Preparation and Draping

90 minutes / English

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Safe, Accurate, Aseptic Piercing With Less Tools : Freehand and Single Use Instruments (Long form)

120 minutes minimum/ English

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Versatility of Techniques for Body Piercing

24 hours / English

class description: Hands on workshop

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A Brief History of Sterilization

60 minutes / English

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Sterilization With STATJE SUIS for Body Artists

120 minutes / English

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This educational session will cover the proper use of a Statim autoclave for body art procedures, important work practices for a busy studio, and how to safely maintain these machines in your everyday operation, and answers to your questions.

educational session will cover the proper use of a Statim autoclave for body art procedures, important work practices for a busy studio, and how to safely maintain these machines in your everyday operation, and answers to your questions.

Brian introduced these autoclaves to our industry in the 1990’s, and hundreds of professionals have come to work with them over the years. The Statim has fully validated fast sterilization cycles, which makes them ideal for sterilizing jewelry and all the items as needed for each piercing In this class we will explore how they should be handled in our daily routine.
If you have a Statim in your studio or you plan to invest in one, this will be a familiarizing perspective you won’t want to miss!

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STATJE SUIS Autoclave Preventative Maintenance and Repair for Body Artists

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Sterilization for Immediate Use

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Understanding Materials and Standards for Initial Body Jewelry

90 minutes / English

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Making sense of the APP Minimum Standard for Jewelry for Initial Piercings. This presentation will provide you with an understanding of the materials we use for initial piercings and why standards matter.

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Anodisation est impressionnant! : Anodization for Titanium and Niobium Body Jewelry

90 minutes / English

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Anodizing Class + Scientastic Demonstration!

Brian Skellie makes it easy for you to anodize your titanium and niobium body jewelry with detailed information and rationale, accompanied by live demonstration and step by step instructions. How can this surface finish process make a difference in your client’s healing results? How can you re-anodize for client jewelry if the color has worn off? These questions and more answered in this class.

Topics covered:

  • How and why to include anodization into your workflow for a cleaner and less reactive titanium surface finish
  • How to offer instant coloration / re-colorization for customers

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Advanced Anodizing Techniques for Body Jewelry

class description: Advanced class is paid or free for those who purchased their anodizer from Brian, and includes membership to Brian’s training group.

A propos: A LIVE online one-on-one instructional course (Not a DVDall about anodizing body jewelry.
Approximatelytwo hours by Video conference or telephone.
*Includes membershipto ourprivate professional anodizing forum full ofvideos, photos and expert user advice.

Mission: Clean, safe, colorful jewelry

ExpertBrian Skellie makes it easy for you to anodize your titanium and niobium body jewelry with detailed information and rationale, accompanied by live demonstration and step by step instructions. How can I consistantly get higher voltage colors? How can this surface finish process make a difference in your client’s healing results? How can you re-anodize for client jewelry if the color has worn off? These questions and more answered in this class.

Topics covered:

  • + How and why to include anodization into your workflow for a cleaner and less reactive titanium surface finish
  • + Scientastic live demonstration!
  • + How to offer instant coloration / re-colorization for customers

General Information

  • Freefor anodizer owners purchased through our site.
  • Discounted for current anodizer owners and those who have already attended one of Brian’s Anodizing workshops
  • Membershipto aprivate online anodization group included for further information and inspiration.
  • Detailededucational guide and color chart as aPDF download with class.

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 Upcoming Events

Future Conferences following our25th  Annual APP Conference and Exposition atPlanet Hollywood in Las Vegas

  • 2021 — Sunday, June 6 – Friday, June 11
  • 2022 — Sunday, June 12 – Friday, June 17
  • 2023 — Sunday, June 11 – Friday, June 16

 Upcoming Events: 2020

September 27 29 UKAPP in Manchester, Royaume-Uni

July 5 10 APP in Las Vegas, Etats-Unis

The 25th Annual APP Conference and Exposition

#APP2020 #APPconference2020 #APPsafepiercing #APP25

September 10 — 13BMXnet inEssenGermany


 Upcoming Events: 2019

Group photo from previous UKAPP event (I’m on the right with Madame President Nicole Holmes of the UKAPP and President Jef Saunders of the APP)

October 6 — 8UKAPP inManchesterRoyaume-Uni


Recent Events:

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September 12 — 15BMXnet inEssenGermany

August 25 Technique seminar inBuenos AiresArgentina with Laura VIK’T and Matias TAFEL

Brian Skellie at GEP 2019
Vejo você no Brasil!

August18 — 22GEP inSao PauloBrasil

May 12 — 17APP in Las Vegas, Etats-Unis

The 24th Annual APP Conference and Exposition

#APP2019 #APPconference2019 #APPsafepiercing #APP24


2018

September 6 — 9BMXnet inEssenGermany

September 2 — 4UKAPPinManchesterRoyaume-Uni

August13 — 16RuAPP inMoscowRussia

July 15 — 20APP in Las Vegas, Etats-Unis

The 23nd Annual APP Conference and Exposition

#APP 2018 #APPconference2018 #APPsafepiercing

January28—30 Technique Seminar at Mu inDijon, France


2017

November 25 26 YouModify in Milan, IT

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November 10— 11Pro Piercers League Workshop in Joinville, BR

Pro Piercers LeagueJoinville 2017 Edition

I really want you to enjoy the coming of Brian Skellie, even though we are bringing to Brazil one of the most important names in the Body Piercing industry, my physical and virtual mentor who helped me and helped in various situations related to Body Piercing. And I have no doubt that your coming will help us and much in every way!

Excited and with great strength of will I am bringing to Brazil one of the most respected Professionals that has been working since 1992 and no … 
Those who really live this Body Piercing scene know that the name Brian Skellie crosses continents and his sympathy involves everyone around him, as well as being considered by the most experienced piercers a mind in favor of the industry.
Topics covered:
Responsibilities of Body Piercer (POP’s) with Ronaldo Sampaio Understanding the Needle: Twists / Tips and Tricks
Security Standards
Anodizing What You Should Know
Bio Materials from the perspective of Brian Skellie

Duration 16 hours – Two consecutive days of a lot of information exchange

Ronaldo Sampaio

October 30 — November 3LBP 5o Congresso inSanta Cruz TlaxcalaMexico

October 13  15 2017 BMXnetinEssen, DE

September 17 19 UKAPPin Birmingham, Royaume-Uni

August 13 15 Technique Seminar at Mu inDijon, France

June 11 16, 2017 APP Conference in Las Vegas, Etats-Unis

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Visit the event website. 22nd Annual Conference,
Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

#APP2017 #APPconference2017 #APPsafepiercing

2016

LBP

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UKAPP

July 24 — 29, 2016 APP Conference in Las Vegas, Etats-Unis

Visit the event website. 21st Annual Conference,
Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

#APP 2016 #APPconference2016 #APPsafepiercing


2015

November 2nd-6th, 2015 LBP Congreso inMetepecMexico

 3ER CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL LBP MEXICO 2015 2 AL 6 DE NOVIEMBRE ATLIXCO – METEPEC - PUEBLA
3ER CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL LBP MEXICO 2015 2 AL 6 DE NOVIEMBRE ATLIXCO – METEPECPUEBLA

September 29thOctober 3rd, 2015 Camp APP inRutledge GA, Etats-Unis

Camp APP : Members' Retreat - September 29th - October 3rd, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge GA Who can come: Business Members and Business Members at Large
Camp APP : MembersRetreatSeptember 29thOctober 3rd, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge GA
Who can come: Business Members and Business Members at Large

September 2015 BMXnet inEssen, Germany

BMXnet - Next Conference 3rd-6th September 2015
BMXnet – Next Conference 3rd-6th September 2015

June 2015 APP Conference in Las Vegas, Etats-Unis

Visit the event website. 20th Annual Conference June 7 — June 12, 2015, Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

#APP2015 #APPconference2015 #APPsafepiercing

November 2014 Body Art Development workshops in Venice, Italy

Three Days of Inspiration! November 10th - 12th 2014 , MO.VE Hotel - Venezia Body Art Development in collaboration with WWTC Worldwide Tattoo Conference presents three days of classes and workshop about body piercing
Three Days of Inspiration!
November 10th – 12th 2014 , MO.VE HotelVenezia
Body Art Development in collaboration with WWTC Worldwide Tattoo Conference presents three days of classes and workshop about body piercing

November 2014 LBP 2da Anuale Congreso inMetepecMexico

2do Congreso Internacional de Perforadores Profesionales 2014 3 al 6 de Noviembre de 2014 Tenemos el placer de invitarlos a nuestro Segundo Congreso LBP el cual se realizara del 3 al 6 de Noviembre 2014 y estamos trabajando duro para lograr de este un evento memorable.
2do Congreso Internacional de Perforadores Profesionales 2014
3 al 6 de Noviembre de 2014
Tenemos el placer de invitarlos a nuestro Segundo Congreso LBP el cual se realizara del 3 al 6 de Noviembre 2014 y estamos trabajando duro para lograr de este un evento memorable.

October 2014 BMXnet inEssen, Germany

Focus of our work is consumer protection, information and helpdesk to the bodymodification industries customers and by that we try to do our part in public health and education for a better, cleaner and professional industry. Education and the availability of information has always improved different parts of our daily life and it is about time to do that to the whole spectrum of bodymodification. Our goal is that regulations are made with a sense of proportion and that the industry will be involved in this. To reach all that goals one of our main instruments is the yearly conference we do to bring bodymodification professionals (tattooists, piercers and so on) together to share, learn and get updated – also for us this is the basis of our work to gather and publish information to the public. Next to this main mission, we want to develope and maintain the cultural aspects of bodymodification. To bring ancient rites like suspension, Kavadi and so on to the modern aspects of sterile and hygienic approved procedures.
A yearly conference we do to bring bodymodification professionals (tattooists, piercers and so on) together to share, learn and get updated – also for us this is the basis of our work to gather and publish information to the public.
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June 2014 APP Conference in Las Vegas

Read or download the program for the 2014 APP conference & expo

  • Workshop sponsor for infection control and instrument processing
  • Anodisation est impressionnant! (2h)Learn how to anodize Titanium and Niobium body jewelry.
  • Statim Maintenance Roundtable
  • International Affairs Roundtable
  • Versatility in Piercing Techniques(Five workshops, 2h each withEd ChavarriaDana Dinius & Chris G Glunt)
    An overview of all techniques used for body piercing.
  • Needles: the Cutting Edge (2h withLuis GarciaHow to make needles work for optimal accuracy using bevel geometry and shaping techniques.
  • Statim Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Round Table Discussion (1h)

October 2013 BMXnet inEssen, Germany

  • Workshop sponsor for infection control and instrument processing
  • Anodisation est impressionnant!
  • Statim workshop

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June 2013 APP Conference in Las Vegas

  • Workshop sponsor for infection control and instrument processing
  • Anodisation est impressionnant! (1.5h)
  • Minimizing Tools: An Intro to Tool-Less Piercing(Five workshops, 2h each withEd ChavarriaRon GarzaChris G Glunt)
  • Statim Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Round Table Discussion (1h)

November 2012ASAP Open Workshop in Stockholm, Sweden

On piercing side, we have the honor to presentBrian Skellie from the United States for the first time who will hold the Open Workshop withOla Hagman, president ofASAP and Senior Body Piercer atBarbarella. This workshop should not be missed as it is the first time that Brian Skellie piercing live in conjunction with a workshop in Sweden.

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October 2012: BMXnet inEssen, Germany

  • Workshop sponsor for infection control and instrument processing
  • Advanced sterilization for Tattooists
  • Advanced sterilization for Piercing
  • Anodisation est impressionnant!

2012 APP conference

June 17-22 2012 APP 2012 Conference

  • Workshop sponsor for infection control and instrument processing
  • Anodisation est impressionnant (2h)Anodizing Class + Demonstration
    Brian Skellie makes it easy for you to anodize your titanium and niobium body jewelry with detailed information and rationale, accompanied by live demonstration and step by step instructions. How can this surface finish process make a difference in your client’s healing results? How can you re-anodize for client jewelry if the color has worn off? These questions and more answered in this class.
    Topics covered:
    • How and why to include anodization into your workflow for a cleaner and less reactive titanium surface finish
    • Scientastic live demonstration!
    • How to offer instant coloration / re-colorization for customers
  • Minimizing Tools: An Intro to Tool-Less Piercing (1.5h withEd ChavarriaRon GarzaChris G Glunt)
    This workshop is an introduction to basic piercing procedures without using clamps. The focus of the workshop is to introduce people into different methods of “free-hand” piercing and pointers as to how to start getting used to piercing with less tools. This is a great workshop for beginners as well as a good refresher for the seasoned piercer.
  • Practical usage: Statim (2h with Chris Glunt)
    This educational session will cover the proper use of a Statim autoclave for body art procedures, important work practices for a busy studio, and how to safely maintain these machines in your everyday operationand answers to your questions. Brian introduced these autoclaves to our industry in the 1990’s, and hundreds of professionals have come validated fast sterilization cycles, which makes them ideal for sterilizing jewelry and all the items as needed for each piercing. In this class we will explore how they should be handled in our daily routine. If you have a Statim in your studio or you plan to invest in onethis will be a familiarizing perspective you won’t want to miss!
  • Advanced Materials StandardsApplications (2h with Chris Glunt)
    Materials Used For Surgical Implantation and Their Correlation with Body Jewelry

    In this presentation, we discuss commonly used surgical implants, research and studies done to show the effects of implanting various materials inside the body and their relation to body jewelry.

  • Topics covered include metal sensitivity and immune reactions, scar formations, as well as the effects of material contamination and corrosion on the body.

MARCH 2012 : APTPI CONGRESSO inMilan, Italy

  • Advantages of Immediate Use Sterilization (2h)
    Brian Skellie discusses the efficiency of sterilizing what you need, when you need it, and standards for process validation. Getting more use from a B or S cycle autoclave, reducing waste and increasing high quality jewelry sales.

MARCH 2012 : Tribe 20th inGothenburg, Sweden

  • Minimizing Tools Piercing Technique Workshop (2h)

December 2011APP affiliate Conference in Sao Paulo, BrasilCONGRESSO Educativo para Perforadores Corporais da América do Sul

  • Jewelry Materials Science
  • What is the APP?
  • Anodisation est impressionnant

October 2011 : BMXnet conference in Essen, Germany:

June 2011 : APP 16th annual conference and expo in Las Vegas

  • Workshop sponsor for infection control and instrument processing
  • Monday June 6 (10:45-12:15) Working with a Statim Autoclave
    This educational session will cover the proper use of a Statim autoclave for body art procedures, important work practices for a busy studio, and how to safely maintain these machines in your everyday operation, and answers to your questions. Brian introduced these autoclaves to our industry in the 1990’s, and hundreds of professionals have come to work with them over the years. Le Statim has fully validated fast sterilization cycles, which makes them ideal for sterilizing jewelry and all the items as needed for each piercing. In this class we will explore how they should be handled in our daily routine. If you have a Statim in your studio or you plan to invest in one, this will be a familiarizing perspective you won’t want to miss!
  • Thursday June 9 (2:30-5:00) Materials: Steel & Titanium 2011 (with Jason King & Chris Glunt)
    Part of being a professional piercer is understanding the materials we use for initial piercings. After attending the class you will have a working understanding of why we use the grades of Titanium and Stainless Steel that we do, with an emphasis on understanding the importance of ASTM designations F136 and F138. Although the class has been offered several times, the extensive research allows the class to be updated so it is always current and factual. The class is highly technical, detailed and informative.

February 2011 : Seminarios Educativos para Artistas del Body Piercing inAtacama, Chile 2011

May 2010 : APP 15th annual conference and expo in Las Vegas

  • Workshop sponsor for infection control and instrument processing
  • Workshops on Asepsis and Sterilization (2h each)
  • Biocompatibility testing(2h with Bethra Szumski)

September 2010 : BMXnet conference in Berlin:

October 2010 : Tattoo Expo in Barcelona

October 2010 : APP in Mexico City