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Can my friend(s) watch / hold my hand?

You absolutely can bring your entourage with for moral support as long as they don’t interfere with the piercing process. If bringing small children along please also bring another adult to supervise them during the piercing process.

Can we take pictures / video?

We request you refrain from taking videos in the piercing room.  Photos are allowed as long as they do not interfere with the piercing process.

How long do I have to leave it in for? / How long until I can change the jewelry?

Except in oral piercings, you want to wear your original jewelry until the healing process is complete. The length of the healing period varies from person to person and piercing to piercing. The chart below is a list of average healing times and only applies when proper aftercare is maintained throughout the healing period.

Oral piercings are the exception because a longer barbell or larger diameter ring is installed initially to allow room for swelling. Once the swelling goes down and the piercing is somewhat healed (usually about 3weeks), most people want to downsize the jewelry. The larger jewelry is usually not preferred aesthetically but more importantly the larger jewelry can catch on your teeth and slide back and forth in the piercing introducing bacteria and impeding the healing process. We strongly urge you to have us change the jewelry for you at this stage to minimize tissue trauma which could cause the piercing to swell up again.

Once the piercing is healed you can change the jewelry if you want but may want us to assist you  so the newly formed delicate skin isn’t damaged.

If you want to keep the piercing it is really never recommended to take the jewelry out and leave it out for an extended period of time. Removing and reinstalling jewelry can cause tissue trauma that then requires healing the piercing again. Some piercings stay open longer than others without jewelry in place. How long piercings take to “close up” varies greatly from person to person as well. The longer you’ve had the piercing the more likely it is to stay open. Piercings don’t necessarily “close” or “heal” up but they shrink down to a size that can make reinsertion difficult or impossible. The best way to find out how long you can leave your piercing out for is trial and error with gradually increasing periods without wearing the jewelry. Take your jewelry out for an hour. Put it back in. If it goes back in easily, leave it out a little longer the next time. If it doesn’t go back in very easily don’t take it out out again for a while.

How old do you have to be to get ______ pierced?

Minors under 12 may only get their earlobes pierced.

13 year olds may pierce their nostril, navel, ear rim/helix, as well as lobes.

16 year old may pierce their rook, tragus, conch, eyebrow, lip, monroe, medusa, navel, nostril, ear rim, helix and lobes.

All other piercings require the client to be over 18 years of age.

If the client is under 18, all of the following requirements must be met in order to be pierced.

  • Parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor to sign for consent and must stay on premises during the procedure.
  • Both parent and minor must have valid photo IDs. School IDs are fine for the minor.
  • Also bring along a birth certificate, adoption papers or other proof of guardianship. If the guardian’s name is different on ID and birth certificate, change of name forms are also required. We require the actual document, no copies will be accepted.
  • Parent needs to assume responsibility for aftercare!! Kids cannot be expected to be as diligent about aftercare as they need to be without parental supervision and reminders.
  • We reserve the right to refuse piercing someone when circumstances suggest a low potential for successful healing.

What happens to my navel piercing if I get pregnant?

If the piercing is still healing when you become pregnant it’s probably best to simply remove it so your immune system can be fully devoted to your baby. If the piercing is healed, some women are able to wear their navel piercing throughout their pregnancy, some may find it more comfortable to remove it or replace it with a flexible plastic barbell. Some doctors may also request that it be removed. We can help you change the jewelry to a more flexible plastic barbell to retain the piercing through pregnancy. If you’ve taken your jewelry out due to pregnancy and the piercing is healed and well established, chances are fairly good that we could reopen the hole after delivery. The sooner you try to replace it the more likely we are to be successful.

Can I still breast feed if I pierce my nipples?

The nipples more like sweat milk from multiple ducts all over the nipple. This makes it virtually impossible for nipple piercings to have an adverse effect on breast feeding. However, the jewelry should be removed for the sake of your baby’s mouth. Due to frequency and tenderness during breast feeding your not going to want to reinsert your jewelry until the baby is weened. Sometimes we can reopen the piercings after breast feeding is finished. If not, more often than not they can be repierced in the same location.