Blomdahl USA was founded in 2001 by Dave Loftus. Dave had been introduced to Lars Blomdahl and learned about his Blomdahl Medical Ear Piercing System. A vision and a company were born. Our initial focus was on developing a network of physician providers for the Blomdahl Medical Ear Piercing System in the United States. We have steadily grown and now have well over 1000 participating physicians.
In time Blomdahl AB in Sweden developed Skin Friendly Jewelry. This is the Skin Friendly Jewelry featured on our website. Thousands and thousands of families struggling with nickel sensitivity have found a solution. We are committed to making Blomdahl Skin Friendly Jewelry readily available in the United States.
Blomdahl USA continues our quest to find more medical professionals willing to help families find a safe ear piercing alternative. We are also proud to launch our new website, complete with many new styles. Dave’s daughter Christine has joined the company and leads the website development project and is also very involved with the ear piercing portion of the business.
Blomdahl USA offers truly great products and we continually strive to be a great company as well.
“Why should you have to risk your health for the sake of beauty? Everyone should be able to wear beautiful jewelry without having to worry about for example nickel allergy. That is why our jewelry always will be both beautiful and safe to wear.”
These are the words of Karl Blomdahl, founder of Blomdahl Medical, a Swedish company that designs and manufactures skin friendly jewelry and medical instruments for ear piercing.
In 1985 Karl began working with his father, Lars Blomdahl, in the small family business in Halmstad. Their innovations stemmed partly from Lars' background within medical technology, and partly from two of the major medical concerns at the time; nickel allergy and HIV.
Sitting at the kitchen table, they developed the first ear piercing jewelry from plastic of pure medical quality, guaranteed to be completely nickel free.
But nickel allergy was not the only risk facing those who wanted to have their ears pierced during the 1980s. Lars and Karl saw major flaws in the existing ear piercing techniques and found that there should be a way to avoid the spread of blood borne infections, such as HIV and hepatitis B.
Using the health care industry as role model, they came to develop a new, safe and hygienic ear piercing technique; Blomdahl Medical Ear Piercing.
Blomdahl became the first in the world to launch a sterile, disposable cassette containing a sterile ear piercing earring with earring back.
The jewelry should be both beautiful and "friendly" to wearers' skin and health. This is something that requires ambitious product development, precision and independent quality controls.
Blomdahl often sets higher standards for themselves than the law actually requires. For example, they have chosen to get certified for the manufacturing of medical devices in accordance with ISO 13485, even though they do not legally have to.
With the help of, among others, dermatologists at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, Sweden, they keep themselves informed about various materials and stay ahead of the law when it comes to protecting the consumer.
Besides nickel and other substances that can cause contact allergy, they also make sure to avoid toxic and carcinogenic substances, such as cadmium, lead and formaldehyde, phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA). Consequently Blomdahl's earrings are today made out of carefully selected plastic and titanium of pure medical quality.