Bioplast Body Piercing Jewelry Pros & Cons by a Piercer S02 EP34

In Season 2 Episode 34, DaVo, a Professional Piercer since 1994, covers the Pros and Cons of Bioplast or Bioplastic Body Piercing Jewelry.

I aka DaVo have been a professional body piercer and is the owner of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio in Des Moines, Iowa since 1994. My focus on education and helping clients make safe and informed decisions on getting pierced has always been a large part of my business practices and services. With my website and increasingly on youtube, I hope to expand and inform others outside of my small part of the world. I always encourage questions and comments, so if you have one, please comment. 

Show Notes:

What is Bioplastic:

  • Plastic Materials produced from renewable biomass sources including:

    • Vegetable fats & oils

    • Corn Starch

    • Straw

    • Woodchips

    • Sawdust

    • Food Waste

  • Biocompatible polymers which are Tygon Medical-Surgical Tubing

  • PTFE(Teflon) formerly known at PMFK

  • Also known as Bioplast and “Biocompatible Polymers”

  • APP Accepted Biocompatible polymers:

    • Tygon Medical-Surgical Tubing S-50HL or S-54HL

    • PTFE

    • Bioplast

  • Need to Verify that it is USP VI Compliant. Though there is no FDA or CDC approval for the material or any information that the product has been tested for use inside the human body

History

Produced for use in medical applications outside of the body. It was never designed to be inserted in the body for long periods of time.

Pros

  1. It’s cheap

  2. Can be cut to length

  3. Is non-conductive

  4. Can be Autoclaved and used in fresh piercings

  5. flexible

Cons

  1. Stiffens and discolors

  2. In many cases not certified as bio-compatible(Bioplast list certification but it is only for building materials with no reference for medical uses)

  3. Can Damage piercings

  4. Often can cause as much damage as metal

  5. Studies have shown an increase in bacterial in piercings than with metal jewelry

  6. Piercing doesn’t form straight

Body Piercing & Tattooing Channels Merch Store - https://teespring.com/stores/bpt-channel

All footage was filmed using a Canon EOS 80D Camera with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens - https://amzn.to/3bb5PV4 and Canon EOS R  - https://amzn.to/386Y1BZ with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens - https://amzn.to/3jkvptO

Audio - Recorded with Shure MV7 - https://amzn.to/39fKKbS with a Tascam DR-40x - https://amzn.to/2Lw67O8

For more information on DaVo and the Axiom Body Piercing Studio go to https://axiompiercing.com

Now on TikTok - TikTok - @SKTattoo - http://vm.tiktok.com/fWNXFc/

Axiom Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/axiombodypiercing/

Skin Kitchen's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theskinkitchen/

Contact DaVo at davo@axiompiercing.com or by phone at 515-966-4814
If you would like to set up a Piercing Appointment go to https://axiompiercing.com/booking.

Skin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio are located at 3800 Douglas Ave./Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Tattoo hours are Thursday - Monday 1-8pm
Piercing hours are Thursday - Monday 2-8pm

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