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Point #67: Is Triclosan Safe?

By Kimberly Zapata Triclosan is an antibacterial agent found in various consumer products, from hand soap to shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and clothing and kitchenware. As piercers, we encounter triclosan on a daily basis; it is the active ingredient in the […]

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Point #67: From the Editor

By Kimberly Zapata I resolved myself to make a video for this issue’s “From the Editor.” (I love watching online webcasts—industry-related and not—but I was not

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Point #66: From the Editor

 By Kimberly Zapata

A mix of curiosity, boredom, and contempt for being confined indoors during yet another Northeast snowstorm this

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Point #65: From the Editor

By Kimberly Zapata The Point Editor

As 2013 draws to close, I—like most—have been reflecting on the year as a whole. When I consider 2013

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Point #64: From the Editor

By Kimberly Zapata This is a strange issue for me as it is the first post-Conference recap I am covering as Editor, and I’m doing it

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Point #63: From the Editor

By Kimberly Zapata

As we all know, switching The Point to an online-only format has been quite the change. In many respects, this switch was

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Point #62: From the Editor

 

By Kimberly Zapata

We have focused a lot of energy in the last few issues of The Point on various aspects of the

Point #62: 18th Annual Conference And Exposition — Class and Conference Schedule

EDITOR'S NOTE: Below is a basic timetable of what courses are being offered, and when. For full class descriptions and registration information, click here Monday, June 10, 2013

South Australian Body Mod Laws

Point #62: Legislation Update – South Australia

By Kimberly Zapata On November 15, 2012 the South Australian government passed a new law—and tougher penalties—regarding the piercing, tattooing or modifying of minors. This new

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Point #61: New York Legislation Update: New Law Requires Parental Consent for Body Piercing

by Kimberly Zapata On July 30, 2012, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a new law into effect that will require all minors in the state

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