top of page

FAQS

Your Questions Answered

WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY APPOINTMENT?

Consultation - an informal chat about what procedure you are considering, we'll offer advice on positioning and location based on a wide range of factors
Signing of consent forms - if and when you decide to proceed we will take some details and medical records.
Marking of position of piercing - we mark up where the jewellery will sit and you will be given the opportunity to check if you are happy to proceed.
Selection of jewellery - based on the type of procedure we will recommend suitable jewellery.
Performance of piercing - your skin may be clamped if necessary, a needle will be pushed through where we made our marking and in a matter of moments your new piercing will be complete.
Aftercare Routine - we will advise on care and recovery to ensure the fastest possible healing time.

DO YOU SELL ALL THE AFTERCARE PRODUCTS I’LL NEED?

Yes, of course.  We will advise you on all aftercare for your new piercing.

HOW MUCH DOES IT HURT?

There's no easy answer to this question. Everyone feels a little (or a lot of) pain when they get a piercing. Everyone's pain tolerance is different. Even your perception of pain can affect how much it hurts.  One thing to note, is that each piercing will hurt more than the last, so if you are having four piercings in one day, pain sensation will increase.

WHAT AGE DO I NEED TO BE TO BE PIERCED?

There is no legal age requirement for piercing, but as a company we ask for anyone under the age of 16 to bring their parent or legal guardian along to sign a consent form giving consent for the minor to be pierced.  


Piercing of nipples will not be performed on anyone under the age of 17, and we will ask for I.D. in all cases.

WHAT AFTERCARE DO YOU RECOMMEND?

BODY PIERCING


On the day of your piercing do not touch your piercing for the rest of the day.   In general, the most important thing to remember is to touch, move, rotate or manipulate your new piercing as little as possible and to keep your hands clean at all times.


The only product you should be using to care for your new piercing is a saline solution or a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution.  


Twice daily apply a small amount of soap to the palm of your hand and lather with warm water, thoroughly wash your hands for at least 30 seconds and rinse them so no soap remains on the hands.  Do not dry your hands.  Spray the saline or hydrogen peroxide directly onto the area of your piercing and gently massage the area with your fingers.  


Let the area air dry, or pat with a paper towel.


Remember - over cleaning your piercing can cause more harm than good.  Minimal care is best. Treat your new piercing like you would a cut or graze.  Your piercing will scab a little around the edges and accumulate some discharge (typically a yellow / white colour which may crust) this is a sign you are healing healthily.  Picking this away will cause irritation, making healing longer and leave a more pronounced scar. It is not necessary to rotate or move the jewellery back and forth. If the jewellery does move freely while cleaning, that is fine. Make sure not to force it to move.


For the first 7-10 days after receiving your piercing, avoid swimming, long baths or hot tubs.

For Dermal Piercings, this aftercare also applies, but it is necessary to maintain this aftercare for the duration of the time your dermal is in place.


ORAL PIERCING

For Lip piercings, where the labret is on the outside of the face, use the above method for the exposed piercing, and then the following advice applies to inside the mouth:

For Lip, tongue and cheek piercings the only cleaning product that should be used on this area is an alcohol free mouth wash. Dilute mouth rinse in a bottle of clean drinking water (2 parts water to 1 part mouth rinse).   For the first 7 days after receiving your piercing, swish some of the diluted mouth rinse around the piercing every time after you eat or drink (other than water). 


Cigarettes and alcohol contain chemicals and irritants which will increase the amount of swelling in your piercing. Avoid consuming alcohol and cigarettes for at least 7-10 days to minimise swelling and decrease healing time.


It is very important to maintain the appropriate size of your oral piercing. Since these areas have increased amounts of swelling, the initial piercing jewellery is long enough to accommodate for the inflammation.  Two weeks after receiving your piercing, we highly recommend a follow-up visit so we may downsize the length or diameter of the jewellery.  A helpful tip for soothing and reducing oral swelling is to swish the piercing area with ice cold water for the first few days, or suck on ice cubes, freezing camomile tea into ice cube trays is even more soothing! 


EXTRA INFO


Jewellery should be left in your piercing for approximately 2 months before changing it (other than downsizing oral piercings). For any piercing done with a "stud" (ie: barbell or labret style jewellery), the ends can be changed while leaving the post in the piercing. This is safe to do within the first 2 months. If you are stretching your piercings, it is recommended you wait 4-6 weeks between each stretch ensuring your body enough time to repair itself and adjust to the size of the new jewellery All healing times are general time frames. Everybody heals at a different rate. Take this into consideration before switching jewellery or stretching piercings. If the piercing itself is tender to the touch or the surrounding skin is pink or dry, give your body a bit more time to heal.

DO YOU USE A PIERCING GUN?

No, under no circumstances, never, nor do we recommend anyone does.

bottom of page