Randy Smyre

Randy Smyre

poopbird:

We’re live!!!! 
Kendra and I finished enough art to get Bring Out Yer Dead up on Kickstarter.
go get your copies now……and don’t forget to share this on you page to help us spread the word! Thank you guys!

Yeah!!!
poopbird:

We’re live!!!! 
Kendra and I finished enough art to get Bring Out Yer Dead up on Kickstarter.
go get your copies now……and don’t forget to share this on you page to help us spread the word! Thank you guys!

Yeah!!!

poopbird:

We’re live!!!!

Kendra and I finished enough art to get Bring Out Yer Dead up on Kickstarter.

go get your copies now……and don’t forget to share this on you page to help us spread the word! Thank you guys!

Yeah!!!

This awesome client got a rad tragus piercing with an anodized blue neometal flat back! #painandwonder #anodize #athensga #virtueandvice #safepiercing #app #randysmyre #neomeatal #traguspiercing #legitjewelry

This awesome client got a rad tragus piercing with an anodized blue neometal flat back! #painandwonder #anodize #athensga #virtueandvice #safepiercing #app #randysmyre #neomeatal #traguspiercing #legitjewelry

Marvin’s shoe repair comes through again! Resoled my riding boots and did an awesome job, as always. If you need any shoe repair done in the Athens area these are your guys.

Marvin’s shoe repair comes through again! Resoled my riding boots and did an awesome job, as always. If you need any shoe repair done in the Athens area these are your guys.

Three years ago today Amanda and I married. I am always in awe of Amanda and couldn’t be more over joyed to be able to share our lives together!

Three years ago today Amanda and I married. I am always in awe of Amanda and couldn’t be more over joyed to be able to share our lives together!

Out exploring with The Real Amanda Jane!

Out exploring with The Real Amanda Jane!

This is happening in front of Pain and Wonder today! Get Rad skate contest. You all should be here! #getrad

Nice blue sky and big clouds

Nice blue sky and big clouds

This is the leather jacket I had when I moved to Athens. I had the purple hair to go with it as well.

This is the leather jacket I had when I moved to Athens. I had the purple hair to go with it as well.

I finally got to put some off road miles on the DR this morning.

I finally got to put some off road miles on the DR this morning.

How does it make you[and/or any other APP members] feel knowing that Surgical Steel isn't exactly good as jewelry material and having a lot of 'good/well known' jewelry companies sell it for piercings? I'm just curious...

Answer:

safepiercing:

First off, there’s really no such thing as “surgical steel”. Or to word it better, that term tells us nothing of the actual intended use of that metal. That could mean steel for kitchen knives, or steel used for medical instruments (not medical implants). 

The same applies to steel that is simply listed as “stainless steel”. That means nothing more than chromium being added so the steel does not rust.

The APP’s jewelry standards states steel that is ASTM F138 compliant or ISO 5832-1 compliant has been proven safe for use in human implantation, and therefor meets The APP’s standards as a material that is safe and acceptable for jewelry used in initial piercings (with proper threading and surface finish). 

There is substantial documentation from scientific and medical research/publications to support which materials are deemed safe for use as human implants (that’s from a medical stance of “implants”, not body piercing). 

So The APP feels comfortable relying upon the medical/scientific research to deem what materials are the safest option for initial body piercings. 

The important thing to remember with any implant grade material is that there is no single perfect material for implants. Implant grade steel has pros and cons, implant grade titanium has pros and cons when you’re talking about medical implants. 

For the purpose of body piercing, which isn’t as invasive as say a hip replacement, the majority of the population will do just fine with either of those materials. But of course, it is possible that a very small percentage of people could have a sensitive reaction to either steel or titanium (getting back to the point of there being no single “perfect” implant grade material). 

So it makes me feel pretty darn good to have reputable jewelry manufacturers making and selling quality jewelry that meets not only The APP’s standards, but also ASTM and ISO standards for implant grade materials.

Jewelry For Initial Piercings

Cody Vaughn - APP Outreach Committee