Patent Number: 6,305,192

Title: Apparatus for increasing piercing safety

Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for increasing piercing safety are provided. An ear piercing system that includes a piercing post having a magnet and an alignment target, and ornamental earring elements that may also include a magnet (of opposing polarity) and alignment target. The natural attraction of the magnets (or ferromagnetic material), in conjunction with the alignment targets, permits individuals to easily remove and replace ornamental earring elements without risk of inadvertent or intentional premature removal of the piercing post subsequent to ear piercing procedures.

Inventors: Indiveri; Peter A. (River Vale, NJ), Bernhardt; Marc J. (Upper Saddle River, NJ)

Assignee: Inverness Corporation

International Classification: A44C 7/00 (20060101); A44C 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018