Other Ear, Nose & Naval from 13 with Parent/guardian permission
Other Ear, Facial, Nose, Brow From 16 With ID or as above
Piercing suitability Not every piercing is suitable for every person, Please make sure you disclose all medical conditions, allergies and medicines on your consultation form, you will be given a full consultation & if it is not advisable to pierce you it will be explained why. It is not possible to be pierced during pregnancy. Risks
Piercing being pulled/knocked out
Rejection/migration: not everyone finds piercing suitable, your body may reject the piercing & it may migrate out from the body, this can be a slow process and can happen at any time! Thing to look out for are, Constant soreness and sensitivity, The skin over the piercing is thin enough to see the jewellery through it, The jewellery hanging differently, The hole around the piercing appears larger- if you think that you piercing is being rejected it is better to remove it as it may eventually tear the skin.
Infection: everything in the studio is done under strict hygienic conditions. Infections generally occur due to poor aftercare! you must ensure your hands are clean when touching your piercing & that you follow the aftercare
Bleeding and blood loss, especially in areas of the body with a lot of blood vessels, such as the tongue.
Swelling of the skin around the piercing.
Scarring and the formation of keloid (a type of oversized scar). Tell your body piercer if you know that your skin has a tendency to form keloid scars.
Specific risks (source http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/body-piercing/Pages/Risks.aspx)Any piercing that interferes with the normal functioning of the body carries a higher risk. Specific piercings each present their own risks. For example:
Ear cartilage piercings (at the top of the ear) are riskier than earlobe piercings. If the site becomes infected, you may develop a painful abscess. This is because the skin is very close to the underlying cartilage and pus can become trapped. Antibiotics do not successfully treat this problem. Surgery is usually required to remove the affected cartilage. This can lead to a deformed ear.
Nose piercings are riskier than earlobe piercings as the inner surface of the nose (which can't be disinfected) holds bacteria that can cause infection.
Piercing price list
Ear lobe piercing
Other Ear piercings
Single hole piercing £25
Nose Plain £25
Other For piercings done at the studio Replacement ball from £3 Full Jewellery from £5 Jewellery fitting for purchases made at Ink marked FOC Piercing done elsewhere Jewellery fitting £5 Consultations for advice from £5
We have a small stock of retail jewellery in the studio and recommend Sick Plugs for all your jewellery need.
Piercing After care:
Your piercing has been done under hygienic conditions using sterile needles & jewellery, It’s now up to you to keep it clean.
Do not touch your new piercing unless you are cleaning it.
Always wash hands & use hand sanitiser before touching it.
Salt soak instruction Add a ¼ of a teaspoon sea salt to 250ml (1 standard measuring cup) of freshly boiled water. Before applying to the skin, allow to cool slightly and make sure the salt has dissolved thoroughly. Depending on the placement of the piercing you can either soak up some of the salt solution with a clean piece of kitchen roll and apply it to the piercing, or submerge the entire piercing into the salt solution. Whichever method you choose, allow the piercing to soak for ten to fifteen minutes.
You have been pierced with surgical grade titanium DO NOT change your jewellery until you are fully healed as you may suffer from metal allergy. When cleaning check that balls are secure, replacements will be charged accordingly. We have a range of jewellery stock or available for special order for when you are healed. Ball & jewellery replacement/change available (see price list)
Body/ear piercing · Check your new piercing daily, ensure no hair is trapped, it is clean and balls are attached properly. · Prepare the area for the cleansing by rinsing or soaking with warm water and be sure to remove any stubborn crust use clean kitchen roll and warm water. DO NOT pick/pull the wound. · Use clean kitchen roll to clean the piercing using after salt solution 2/3 times daily · Ideally use a fragrance free antibacterial soap to wash & take showers rather than baths
Healing Times Lobe: 6 - 8 weeks. Other ear: 2-4 months