How is Tribalectic's Body Jewelry Sterilized?
Facilities: Tribalectic houses our very own sterilization facility. This facility contains empty walls, a linoleum floor, a hospital-grade autoclave, cold sterilization trays, and our body jewelry storage units. We use Crosstex Sanitex Plus to sterilize the facility on a daily basis. All human contact with anything in our sterilization room requires the use of medical-grade latex gloves.
Pouches: Tribalectic encloses all sterilized body jewelry in a self-sealing medical-grade pouch, Crosstex Self-Sealing Sterilization Pouches. This sterilization pouch has been approved and endorsed by the American Dental Association. The ADA logo can be found on every single pouch.
Body Jewelry Storage Unit: Tribalectic has our own body jewelry storage units. These units are composed of stainless steel frames and plastic containers. The entire unit is sterilized with PDI Sani-Cloth Germicidal Disposable Cloths.
Autoclave, Ultrasonic, and Cold Sterilization Tray.
Hot Sterilization: Tribalectic uses a hospital-grade autoclave, Wilmot Castle Speed Clave 777, to sterilize every piece of body jewelry that can handle hot sterilization. The process involves inserting the sterilization-pouched body jewelry into the autoclave which is sealed and heated to 275 degrees for 20 minutes. After drying, the sterilization-pouched body jewelry is placed in our body jewelry storage units or immediately shipped out to you.
Cold Sterilization: Tribalectic uses hospital-grade sterilization fluids, Crosstex Sanitex Plus, to cold sterilize all body jewelry that cannot handle hot sterilization. The body jewelry is soaked in a stainless steel tray for 20 minutes, rinsed with distilled water, and then placed to dry on another sterilized tray. Once dry, the body jewelry is sealed in a sterilization pouch and placed in our body jewelry storage unit.
Ultrasonic: Tribalectic uses a hospital-grade ultrasonic, L&R; Quantrex 140H, to pre-treat certain body jewelry. The ultrasonic helps shake-off excess polish that may irritate a fresh piercing. This process precedes hot or cold sterilization.