Thinking about taking your first steps towards individualism and getting a piercing or two…maybe more? Read on below to find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. If you can find the answer to your question, please contact your nearest studio.
You will need to be accompanied by your parent/guardian and gain consent for any piercings. You both need to have photo identification.
You will need to be accompanied by your parent/guardian and gain consent for any intermediate to advanced piercings. You both need to have photo identification.
*Western Australia: You will need to be accompanied by your parent/guardian and gain consent for any piercings. You both need to have photo identification.
You do not need consent from a parent/guardian for any piercings, however you do need to have photo identification.
The price of piercings depends on the area of the body that you’re getting pierced. Each studio has its own set of prices for basic, intermediate, and advanced piercings.
You do not need an appointment to get a piercing, however, we encourage you to make a booking before you arrive so we can be sure to fit you in.
The piercing itself only takes a few moments! It takes longer to mark the area you want to get pierced and then put the jewellery in once the piercing is made. Overall, one piercing shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.
We use surgical grade stainless steel for all piercings and implant grade titanium on sub-dermal piercings.
All piercings equipment is sterilised using autoclaves.
All piercings jewellery is sterilised using autoclaves.
The initial pinch of pain you feel when getting pierced lasts only a few moments, and the area that is pierced may be tender for a few days. If your piercing is healing well with no signs of infection, this discomfort shouldn’t last more than a few days.
Yes, you can use numbing cream to reduce the pain of getting pierced, however, we advise against it. We do not sell or apply numbing cream for you, but you can purchase this from the chemist. We can show you how to use it and how long to put it on for.
You cannot bring your own jewellery to get pierced, as it is not sterilised. Once your piercing is healed you can change the original jewellery out with one of your choice.
We recommend waiting until your piercing is completely healed before changing the jewellery to avoid the possibility of infection. At a minimum, you should wait at least six weeks. For tongue piercings, we recommend changing the original piercing in three weeks to a larger gauge once the swelling has subsided.
When you change the jewellery on your new piercing, be sure to clean both the piercing and jewellery thoroughly.
The amount of time it takes for a piercing to heal varies depending on where the piercing is, how well you take care of it, and the strength of your immune system.
You can get as many piercings as you want done in one session, depending on your pain threshold. We recommend spreading your piercings out over several sessions for optimum healing.
We use jewellery that is longer than normal to allow for swelling of the new piercing which can last anywhere from 2-12 weeks. Applying ice to the area should help reduce swelling.
We recommend you clean your piercing 2-3x per day for the first two weeks, and at least once a day until it is completely healed. Avoid touching your piercing, do not turn it or play with it. If you do so, you risk infection and may prolong your healing.
We recommend you use piercing wash, saline solution, or a low alcohol cleaning solution. Witch Hazel is also a great option for cleaning your piercing, and is available at most chemists.
If your piercing looks infected, get in contact with us right away so we can provide you with the appropriate advice. Avoid touching your piercing or removing it and continue to clean your piercing thoroughly.