Or. Admin. R. 331-905-0120 - Initial Jewelry for Specialty Piercing Services

(1) A specialty body piercer must meet the following jewelry grade standards for initial piercings unless requirements listed in subsection (2) of this rule are met:
(a) Steel that is ASTM F138 compliant or ISO 5832-1 compliant;
(b) Steel that is ISO 10993-6, 10993-10, and/or 10993-11 compliant [Note: The EEC Nickel Directive is a regulation that requires a low rate of nickel release for all materials used for costume or fine jewelry, belt buckles, watches, or other metallic accessories with direct skin contact. It does not specify nor prove that a material is safe to wear in the body; therefore, compliance with this directive alone is not sufficient for meeting the APP initial jewelry standards;
(c) Titanium (Ti6Al4V ELI) that is ASTM F136 compliant or ISO 5832-3 compliant;
(d) Titanium that is ASTM F67 compliant;
(e) Solid 14 karat or higher nickel and cadmium free yellow, white, or rose gold;
(f) Solid nickel-free platinum alloy;
(g) Niobium (Nb);
(h) Fused quartz glass, lead-free borosilicate or lead-free soda-lime glass; or
(i) Polymers (plastics) as follows:
(A) Any plastic material that is ISO 10993-6, 10993-10 and/or 10993-11 compliant and/or meets the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI material classification;
(B) Tygon® Medical Surgical Tubing ND 100-65 or ND 100-80;
(C) Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) that is ASTM F754 compliant;
(D) All threaded or press-fit jewelry must have internal tapping (no threads on posts); or
(E) For body jewelry purposes, surfaces and ends must be smooth, free of nicks, scratches, burrs, polishing compounds and metals must have a consistent mirror finish.
(2) A licensee must have a "Mill Test Certificate" for all jewelry used for initial piercings which provides evidence of a specific grade of metal with a code designation from the ASTM or ISO, which must be available on the facility premises.
(3) Jewelry used for initial piercings must be disassembled and sterilized before use on each client in accordance with OAR 331-900-0125.
(4) Jewelry used during earlobe piercing services defined under OAR 331-900-0000 for an initial earlobe piercing is not required to meet the jewelry grade standards of this rule.
(5) The Office may approve other documentation regarding jewelry used for initial piercings that do not meet the requirements of subsection (1) through (3) of this rule. The approved documentation must be available on the facility premises.


Or. Admin. R. 331-905-0120
HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12; HLA 15-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-15-12 thru 4-12-13; HLA 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-13; HLO 1-2018, amend filed 01/04/2018, effective 1/4/2018

Statutory/Other Authority: 676.615, 690.390 & 690.405

Statutes/Other Implemented: 690.390 & 690.405

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