An insight into the Jewellery we use, our training, sterilisation and processing practices.
Why Choose Jade Alexandra Piercing?
Ethical piercing & Exceptional Jewellery
Here at Jade Alexandra Piercing, we are committed to working to the highest standards, in the cleanest clinical settings. Not only that, we only provide and pierce with the highest quality of jewellery, from world leading manufacturers we know we can trust.
As a dedication to continually evolving and keeping up to date with the highest industry standards, our piercer attends the United Kingdom Association of Professional Piercers educational seminars annually, attending classes on anatomy, jewellery standards, skin prep, asepsis and many more.
Renews First aid certifications & CPR training routinely.
Bloodborne pathogen training annually.
We are proudly Durham's only Association of Professional Piercers and United Kingdom Association of Professional Piercers members. Verify at www.ukapp.org.uk and here at www.safepiercing.org
We are proud stockists of some of the best available body jewellery, from all around the world and offer the largest selection of fine body jewellery in Durham and surrounding areas.
Official Stockists of industry-leading body jewellery brands such as Industrial Strength, Anatometal, BVLA, Body Gems and many more.
Jewellery offered and retailed by us is made of verifiable, safe, biocompatible materials.
We offer Jewellery in 6AL4V ASTM F136 Implant grade Titanium, 6AL7NB ASTM F1295 Implant grade Titanium, 316 LVM ASTM F138 Implant grade Stainless Steel, Niobium, 14ct and 18ct gold.
All of our jewellery comes guaranteed to be free of any manufacturing defects, so you can truly rely on investing in jewellery that genuinely does embody master craftsmanship to stand the test of time.
Sterilisation & Processing
Body Jewellery and piercing equipment are sterilised in Medical grade Autoclaves, which are tested daily onsite and biologically monthly by a third-party laboratory.
Everything is sterilised after first being cleaned thoroughly in designated ultrasonic cleaning machines. Sterilised Jewellery and equipment are stored in sealed pouches or are transported into the procedure room via portable tray directly from our autoclaves.
Piercing consumables and procedure technique
We use some of the highest quality hypodermic needles available to the industry, made specifically for piercing which is single-use and discarded of immediately after piercing. We use a disposable set-up, with no expense spared - meaning all other procedure consumables, such as gauze, skin marking implements, dressings, cotton swabs and topical skin prep packs such as chlorhexidine, iodine and saline swabs are all completely sterile and single-use.
Piercings are performed using an aseptic technique, meaning we do not touch anything that is outside of the sterile field and have implemented things such as a no-touch bin, hydraulic foot-operated bed, hands-free wash basins and sterilisers uniquely equipped with portable tray so asepsis can be maintained throughout.
The studio is equipped with UV sterilisers on every floor.
Our piercing procedure room has the added benefit of HEPA air filtration, as does our dedicated sterilization and processing room.
Ensuring our facilities provide the safest and cleanest possible environment to be pierced in.