What Do I Need to Know About the Equipment Used for Piercing?
- Needles and dermal punch (biopsy) tools must be removed from their packaging in view of the client and discarded into an approved sharps container. Sharps containers cannot be discarded with regular garbage.
- Jewellery must be pre-packaged and sterile. If it is not purchased pre-packaged and sterile, the jewellery must be cleaned and then sterilized before being used.
- Forceps, pliers, scissors and needle pushers must be cleaned and sterilized between clients.
- Instruments that cannot be cleaned immediately after use must be soaked in water, or water and detergent, in a container labelled “dirty instruments”.