– Initially there will be some bleeding and localized swelling. The area itself may be tender and may eventually lead to some bruising.
– Don´t be alarmed if you have some discoloration, itching or discretion of whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) during the healing process. These are all normal ocurrences.
– The tissue may tighten around the jewellery as it works throught the healing process.
– During the healing process, a piercing can appear as beeing fully healed from the outside in, therfore the interior will remain unhealed and fragile. Be patient and remain to clean correctly throughtout the healing period.
– If you fail to incorporate the cleaning of your piercing into your daily hygiene routine, normal but smelly secretions may accumulate in that area.
– The general healing process takes around 2 months. However, this can all depend on the individual and timeframes will vary person by person.
– Once healed, the jewellery may not move freely in the piercing, ensure you do not force it.
– Remember, even healed piercings can shrink or even close within minutes after having been there for years.
We offer most types of piercings (piercing list on the link before). However not every piercing will bethe right fit for you. Piercings can sometimes depend on the person´s anatomy. If you have a piercing in mind, pop into the shop and let our piercer take a look.
Yes. For the initial piercing basic titanium jewellery is included.
Yes. We offer 14k or 18k rings and studs, we stock some of the best jewellery brands available wich approved by all piercing boards.
We use only implant grade titanium, and we also have nickel free Gold options, 14k or 18k, both are optimal for healing.
If you are worried about your piercing please contact us and call in to the studio as soon as you can. It´s imperative our piercer takes a look if you have any doubt.
Potentially, yes. If a piercing becomes infected is usually down the person not following the aftercare guidelines they have been given. Our piercer will briefly explain and go throught the aftercare with you initially, and we also automatically send our aftercare information via email once you fill out Consent Form/Waiver.
In most cases you can, however it´s best to pop into the shop so our piercer can have a look. If it´s a recent piercing that you took out which has only closed up, it´s recomended to wait at least 4 weeks prior to re-piercing.
We only use blades. It´s is not recommended to use a piercing gun. A piercing needle is the better option, for many reasons. Needles are cleaner, more accurate, and less painful than guns. The healing process is also a lot better with a needle is used.
The needles are one use only. All jewellery, needle blades and utensils are sterilized and packaged on a daily basis.
Our piercer will advise you of the healing time for your particular piercing however the process can vary from person to person.
If you change your jewellery before your piercing has completely healed, this could potentially re-open the piercing wound. By doing so, this will affect your healing process and will require you to follow your aftercare more thoroughly to prevent any possible infection. You can also irritate your new piercing by changing the jewellery, even if you take special care. If you are still keen to change your jewellery then we advise you wait until after the piercing is no longer tender to touch.
The majority of piercings can be done if you are age 17+. This excludes Industrial, Septum, Dermal/Surface, Nipple and Tongue. For these you might be 18 or over. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to get one of these piercings, you must have your parent or legal guardian with you in the shop to give consent.
– Ensure you wash your hands thoroughly before touching your piercing.
– Clean your piercing with soap and water.
– Gently cleanese around the piercing, creating a lather of soap and rinse as needed.
– Avoid using harsh soaps, fraganced soaps or soaps containing any dyes / triclosan.
– Gently pat the area dry with clean or sterile disposable paper. Avoid using any cloth towels as they can contain bacteria and can also snag on the jewellery which may cause discomfort.
– Once you have thoroughly cleansed, apply sterile saline to your piercing.
– Ensure you rinse your mouth with an alcohol-free oral solution 4-6 times a day, especially after meals and before bed. It´s imperative to downsize the bar after a few weeks also.
Yes, you can exercise after a piercing but take the necessary precautions as follows:
- Be minful of your piercing in the weeks after if practicing any sport.
- Avoid any friction with your piercing caused by tight sport clothing.
- Avoid submerging the piercing in unhygienic bodies of water such as lakes, swimming pools, hot tubs, etc.
- We recomended showering after exercising instead of bathing.
- Dry your piercing after showering with a hairdryer to avoid excess build up of liquid in your piercing.