What to Look for in an Ameteur Body Piercing Kit

Posted on: 22 May 2019

When you are an amateur body piercing enthusiast, you may be considering buying your own kit. Kits can make the piercing process easier and safer. The problem is, you may only be able to find options that are for advanced or professional body piercers. If you are looking for something that is geared for beginners, here are a few things to look for that will help you narrow down your kit choices and find the right one for you:

Sterilization Marking

One of the first things to look for when you buy an amateur or beginner body piercing kit is sterilization markings. Most companies will offer some form of label that is noticeable when it is tampered with. This could be a colour change or it could be simply a removal of the tamper-proof coating or marking. Make sure this in place before you buy. If you aren't sure if the company or kit uses this feature, ask the seller. If they can't give you an answer, move on. This is vital to ensure that you are getting sterilized quality body piercing items from the start.

Steel Items

There are some kits that come with disposable tools. These are fine if you are going for a one-time use kit. If you are going for a reusable kit, you want to make sure the tools included with the kit are steel. Stainless steel can be easily sterilized after use. It also is nonporous which means bacteria and germs will not get trapped in the tool. Make sure the body piercing kit states that it is stainless steel or medical grade steel before purchasing. Keep in mind that plastic items may not be easy to safely sterilize, and could transfer germs or bacteria during multiple uses even with proper cleaning.

Individually Sealed Items

Everything in your body piercing kit should be individually sealed. This includes the jewelry, as well as any gloves, alcohol swabs, needles, and the forceps themselves. This ensures that not only is the kit as a whole sterilized, but each item within the kit is also in a sterile wrap. Make sure that the kit also includes some form of tray that will allow you to keep the items clean and sterile during the process of preparation and use.

When you are ready to purchase your own body piercing kit, keep the options listed here in mind. If you have questions, or are not sure how to use certain items, make sure to ask a professional. You should also consider buying your kit from a dealer that sells to beginners as well as professionals. These dealers tend to have courses or ways to teach you how best to use your kit and maintain it.


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