piercing service

Body piercing is a form of personal expression and has become more accepted over the last few years. It is and ancient form of ornamenting and modifying the human body.

We use only the very best titanium jewellery, manufactured in the UK, for all of our body piercings.  Gold jewellery is also available upon prior request.  We always use a needle for all of our piercings apart from the lobe piercings for children.

If you are under 16 years of age you will need to have your parent or guardian present at your piercing appointment. Please remember to bring your ID, as we will not pierce anyone under the age of 16, with exception of lobe piercing from the age of 5.

It is important to remember to take care of a new piercing. You will be provided with an aftercare solution for every piercing appointment. You cannot get an infection from having a body piercing, but during the first 2 weeks the source of any problems and infection, is a poorly cared for piercing. Please follow our aftercare and guidelines and you can significantly reduce the possibility of any infection or issues.

Frequently asked questions

How old do you have to be to have a piercing?

If you are under 16 years of age you will need to have your parent or guardian present at your piercing appointment. Please remember to bring your ID, as we will not pierce anyone under the age of 16, with exception of lobe piercing from the age of 5.

What should I do before having a piercing?

Make sure you come to your appointment having had something to eat to keep your blood sugar steady. Sometimes you can feel faint or light headed during or after a piercing and this will help you to keep your strength!

What will I feel like after my piercing?

You may feel a little shaky or light headed after the piercing. The piercing may also feel a little foreign at first. We would advise you to take your time afterwards and have a sit down before you leave.

Will you offer pain relief?

Yes we have pain relief available should you choose to have it. This will be at no additional cost.  If you will require pain relief please come to your appointment 20 minutes before hand so we can apply for you.

Will my piercing bleed?

Occasionally new piercing will bleed a little. This is usually a small amount during the first day or two. This can also happen during the cleaning of your new piercing. There are tiny veins and capillaries under the skin and sometimes even the most experienced of piercers cannot avoid this.  You may experience some minor bruising around the area. This is also nothing to worry about.

What can I do and can’t I do during the healing period?

Treat your new piercing like and open wound. Keep it as clean as possible and follow the aftercare instructions and advice.  See our aftercare advice for more details.

How long will the healing time take?

Healing times will vary from person to person dependant on your skin, your health, how well you heal, and many other factors.

The first part of the healing process is when your body creates a layer of skin between you and the first piece of jewellery. The full healing time is when your iercing is completely healed.

When you change your piercing you will irritate the piercing no matter how careful you are.

If I have skin condition can I have a piercing?

You must wait until the skin is healed before having a piercing.

It is possible to pierce scar tissue.

pIERCING SERVICE summary

Treatment care

PRE-TREATMENT CARE

PRE-TREATMENT CARE

Avoid taking any medications that may affect blood clotting or blood thinning several days before getting your piercing.

Avoid alcohol or other controlled and uncontrolled substances that might cause blood thinning or your ability to get the piercing for at least 24 hours before the piercing.

If you have any medical conditions or are taking any medication contact your doctor and discuss issues that your medication and/or condition may when getting and healing the piercing.

Make sure that you have the proper identification. If you are a minor, you will need to bring a legal guardian with you or obtain a letter of consent.

Get plenty of rest, reduce stress and eat a well-balanced diet beforehand.

If you are a parent with a small child or children, arrange someone to watch them. Small children are not allowed in the area.

POST-TREATMENT CARE

POST-TREATMENT CARE

After care advice is also given in both written and verbal forms to make sure clients understand how best to look after their new piercing. A piercing is essentially a small wound and when you leave us it is clean and sterile; what you do with it afterwards and the level of care you take will determine how it heals and ultimately looks. You are welcome to inspect our studio and registration certificates.

PLEASE NOTE Whenever you have a piercing, there are certain risks involved. Before you contemplate having a piercing, please bear in mind the following points:

Cleaning

Always wash your hands before touching your piercing.

We will provide an aftercare cleaning solution. You can also use a solution of rock salt and pre-boiled water to clean the surrounding area of the jewellery, especially the entry and exit points.

Remove any body fluids from the area and jewellery, but DO NOT turn or rotate.

Lightly pat dry, then apply 5% tea tree oil. Leave for two or three minutes, then rinse with fresh salt-water as above.

In the event of any deterioration, increase from 2 to 3 times a day.

For tongue and other oral piercings, gargle 2 to 3 times a day with the above-mentioned salt-water solution or a solution of anti-septic mouth wash and pre-boiled water (50/50).

Infection

A piercing is a fresh wound. If kept clean and dry at all times, it will heal quickly and completely. If however, it gets dirty or is not cleaned regularly it may become infected.

Migration

Although uncommon, some piercings can migrate (move through the skin) to some degree.

In extreme cases this can lead to jewellery ‘growing out’ of the body altogether.

Some piercings, such as eyebrow or navel are more prone to migration than others.

It is not dangerous or painful, but it may leave a small scar.

Swelling

Most piercings will swell to some extent, we always allow some space on your jewellery to compensate for this.

Occasionally, however, a piercing may swell more than usual and can be painful. If your piercing swells more than 2 to 3 millimetres, or if there seems to be a possibility that your jewellery is too short to accommodate the swelling please return so that we can fit longer jewellery and avoid any complications.

For tongue piercings, a long bar is always used for the initial piercing, this can be changed for a shorter one after approximately 2 weeks. You may find it helpful to have ice or ice lollies to suck to reduce the swelling.

Balls

Every 2-3 days you should check the tightness of the threaded balls on your body jewellery, (navel bars, tongue bars, etc…). They can become loose from rubbing against clothes, skin, etc… Make it part of your daily cleaning routine to just make sure the balls are secure.

General Advice

Trauma is caused by obvious pulling or catching and less obvious chaffing of clothes by movement.

The best advice is to wear loose fitting clothes in the early stages. Try to avoid tight waist bands and heavy belts in the case of navel piercings, and hair gel or spray in the case of ear or eyebrow piercings.

If you experience any adverse side affects please contact us immediately.

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