Do you know what this symbol means?
The crossed out 2 is placed by manufacturers on products that they intend to be single-use only. Because the manufacturer is aiming their product primarily at the medical industry, this means the manufacturer wants this product used for one procedure on a single client and disposed of afterward.
Here’s a few of the things we as piercers know are single use:
sterile procedure gloves
skin prep swabs and wipes
and the list goes on. Piercers tend to get this part of their job right.
...With one exception.
|"Looking good Jef! Are those LED's on those goggles?"|
Facemasks are single use items, which is to say they need to be thrown away after every client. Yet a lot of piercers don't throw them out. I think to us piercers they just don't seem "used" after a single navel piercing... but they are, and they need to be thrown away. Do you not believe me? Here’s a box of them.
Check out the lower right hand corner. There's a crossed out number 2! No need for debate, the manufacturer has spoken! Facemasks are single use! So here is a friendly reminder, read and follow those manufacturers instructions!