Frequently Asked Questions.

On this page you'll find a selection of answers to questions we are frequently asked, if you can't find the answer you're looking for on here feel free to contact us directly.

Can People Walk in:

From 2020 we are a Private Studio meaning you need an appointment to enter we no longer accept walk-ins of any kind.

We find the booking system allows us more time with our clients, allows our clients plenty of time to view all the Jewellery and ask any questions they may have.
It's added a personal touch to how we run the studio so we've decided to keep the appointments as a permanent part of our studio it's something our clients and staff really enjoy.

What Ages Do We Pierce From:

The ages for piercings in our studio are as follows:

 

  • 6+   Lobe Piercings with a parent present

 

  • 12+ Helix Piercings with a parent present

 

  • 14+ Navel Piercings with a parent present

 

  • 16+ Any Facial/Oral/Ear Piercings with Photo ID

       (Due to Covid-19 we aren't currently offering any Oral Piercings)

 

  • 18+ Any & all piercings with Photo ID

       (Due to Covid-19 we aren't currently offering any Oral or Genital Piercings)

 

Once you're 16 you must come in with Government issued Photo ID, even if you bring a parent along, you will be required to prove your age yourself with Photo ID. 

We will not accept Pictures of ID on Phones, Birth Certificates or anything else that isn't Photo ID.

If you’re the Parent signing for a minor you will still be asked to provide Photo ID for the consent form to confirm you’re the guardian who brought them in.

If you fail to produce the correct ID on the day of your appointment we will offer to reschedule your appointment to a later date if you decline this offer we will not be refunding these appointments as it's down to you to make sure you bring along the correct ID to your appointment.

What Forms Of ID Do We Accept:

The Photo ID we accept:

 

  • Provisional & Full Driving Licenses

  • Passports 

  • Young Scots Cards

  • Citizenship Cards

  • Any Photo ID with the Government approved ‘PASS’ Hologram.


We will not accept Pictures of ID on Phones, Birth Certificates or Bank Cards.

If you’re the Parent signing for a minor you will still be asked to provide Photo ID for the consent form to confirm you’re the guardian who brought them in.

If you fail to produce the correct ID on the day of your appointment we will offer to reschedule your appointment to a later date if you decline this offer we will not be refunding these appointments as it's down to you to make sure you bring along the correct ID to your appointment.

What Aftercare Do You Recommend:

General Body Piercings;
 

  • Wash hands with an antibacterial soap, rinse your piercing front and back with a sterile saline solution, we sell this in the studio and on our website for £10 a tin.

  • Gently wipe away any crusties from the jewellery using a non-woven gauze or a cotton tipped applicator sprayed with the solution.

  • Use a dry non-woven gauze / cotton tipped applicator to gently dry the area after letting the solution sit for a couple of minutes.

  • At least once a day shower as normal the warm fresh water will help remove any stubborn debris, after your shower repeat the last two steps above.


General tips to help your piercing
 

  • Any new piercing should only come into contact with clean and freshly washed fabrics

  • If needed place a non-woven dressing over any piercings getting caught or irritated.

  • We recommend using a travel pillow around your neck to help prevent you rolling onto your new piercing.

  • Similar to above we also say a pillow under the knees when laying on your back to sleep can prevent rolling.

  • Make sure you come back for any downsizes we recommend, we do usually recommend the 6-8week mark for most piercings but different piercings can vary we will always make sure to let you know the correct time frame in the studio.


Maintenance
 

  • When you clean your new piercing try and make sure you clean it in a clock-wise motion to help prevent unscrewing the end.

  • For initial piercing we use longer jewellery to accommodate initial swelling and to accommodate cleaning.

  • After the swelling has gone down come into the studio for your downsize typically we recommend the 6-8 week mark, it does vary but we will always tell you when you're due in again.

  • Avoid swimming pools/saunas/hot tubs, anywhere you’re at risk of coming into contact with bacteria from other people you wouldn’t usually come into contact with.

  • If your piercing has been slept on/played with it can become irritated and cause a permeant change to the angle/look of your piercing we call this a shift, downsizing in a timely manner can help prevent this from happening.


Lumps and Bumps

Bumps are common and usually occur when a piercing is irritated this can be caused by;

  • Touching/turning the jewellery

  • Applying makeup and skin care products around the area

  • Clothing catching/rubbing the piercing

  • Answering the phone on the side of a fresh piercing

  • Trauma caused to the area

  • Wearing earphones/headphones with fresh ear piercings

 

At the first sign of a bump go over the aftercare we mentioned earlier, if it doesn’t go down in a timely manner get in touch with us and we'll arrange getting you in for a check up.

When will We Be Offering Oral/Genital Work Again:

We stopped offering all Oral Piercings so anything in or around the mouth at the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic and will continue not offering them for the foreseeable future, they're not a service we get a lot of demands for and more importantly they're not a service we feel comfortable offering in the current climate. We do often review this and as soon as we start to offer them again we will make a post announcing that.
We are looking to start offering Genital Piercings again however we're still trying to find a the best way to work them with the booking system and with stock control as we don't carry a lot of appropriate jewellery currently as we haven't been offering them, but again as soon as we're ready we will make a post announcing this.