Elemental Body Adornment is Vancouver Island’s first and Canada's largest piercing-only specialty studio. Born out of a love of quality jewellery and excellent customer service, we refuse to cut corners when it comes to your health and safety.
We lead the way when it comes to ensuring you get the piercing you deserve!
HEALTH & SAFETY
Clean & Private Piercing Rooms
all surfaces disinfected after every client for comfort and safety
We take your health and safety very seriously, which is why we do things a little differently than most shops.
We have made some updates for COVID-19
All three of our piercing rooms are enclosed and private for client comfort, and all surfaces are non-porous and wiped down with disinfectant after every client.
Our autoclave is monitored weekly with spore testing to make sure it is functioning correctly. Our autoclave, the Statim G4 2000, is one of the best models available for our body piercing specific needs, and is also favoured by the dental industry. The cycle time is only 7 minutes, and is one of the fastest autoclaves available!
For every piercing procedure we include an integrator strip in the autoclave cycle as a visual indicator of whether the jewellery, needle and supplies are properly sterilized. If the cycle fails, we know in advance of doing the piercing, avoiding the risk of piercing with contaminated jewellery or needles.
We are the only studio in the city to use sterile nitrile gloves for all piercing procedures to avoid cross contamination.
All our piercing supplies are latex-free. Needles are single use only, and disposed of immediately after the piercing. All piercing supplies are single use only, including marking pens, and all tools are sterilized immediately before the piercing.
All piercers keep current First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens certification, and are members of the Association of Professional Piercers.
At Elemental, we know we are all different, and we strongly believe this is to be celebrated! We do our best to provide a safe, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for our clients, regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation or piercing knowledge and experience level. Our goal is to help you shine!
Our procedure exam tables (in Corey and Jocelyn's rooms) can support up to 325 lbs (147.4 kgs), and our massage table (in Alyssa's room) can support up to 450lbs (204 kgs). Our studio is street level with small lips on the doorways.
ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PIERCERS (APP) MEMBERSHIP
Elemental's piercers are all proudly members of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP), and are the first and only members in the city.
The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) is an international health and safety organization. It is a nonprofit voluntary alliance dedicated to the dissemination of information about body piercing.
In order to become members of the Association of Professional Piercers,
Professional Business members:
Uphold a set of safety and hygiene standards that are equal to, or more stringent than those established by state or local governments.
Have at least one year of piercing experience.
Have knowledge of appropriate sterilization and cross-contamination prevention through blood-borne pathogens training, required annually for membership.
Must work in a studio that meets rigorous standards of environmental criteria for health, safety and sanitation.
Undergo training and certification in CPR, and blood-borne pathogens and first aid certification; which must be renewed according to membership requirements.
Must send in monthly spore tests results for their studio’s autoclave (sterilizer).
Must answer an extensive questionnaire and sign a health and safety agreement.
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In the exciting and ever changing world of body piercing, there is always something new to learn!
Every year our piercers attend the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) Conference, the largest annual event of the body piercing industry. At the weeklong conference, our piercers attend a variety of classes on topics including new piercing techniques, updated health care practices, as well as new trends in body jewellery, all taught by the world's most respected and knowledgable piercers.
Due to Covid-19 the 2020 and 2021 APP Conferences were cancelled, but we've kept our minds sharp with online seminars and continuing to collaborate with each other to refine our skills and techniques.