FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. How old do you need to be to get a piercing?
    • A. You need to be 18 years of age with a Valid form of identification
  • Q. What is a valid form on identification?
    • A. ID Card, Driver license, passport, passport card, birth-certifcate
  • Q. I’m a minor can I get a piercing by myself?
    • A. No. You would need your legal parent with you
  • Q. I’m a minor can my friend sign of me he/she is over the age?
    • A. N0. A friend or family member can’t sign for you. You need your legal parent present with you
  • Q. I’m a minor how can I get a piercing, is their any requirements or proof?
    • You would need your legal parent present with you. Depending on your age and what piercing you want, the general age for basic piercing is 15years of age.
    • You would need a ID if you have one, passport, passport card or birth-certificate along with your parents ID.
  • Q. Do piercings hurt?
    • A. Yes and no. It depends on your body and level of pain tolerance. But we say its always 2 out of 10! 😉
  • Q. Can I use alcohol or peroxide to clean my piercing?
    • A. You want to use ONLY an antimicrobial soap or Fragrance free antibacterial soap like Dial “GOLD”
  • Q. Can I use an antibacterial bar soap or foaming soap?
    • A. No. You definitely don’t want to use bar soap. It’s going to collect bacteria sitting on the counter and we don’t want those bacteria on our fresh piercing! It will also dry out and irritate your piercing. Remember to use just regular antimicrobial soap or Fragrance free antibacterial soap like Dial “GOLD” its the regular pump soap not the foaming one.
  • Q. Do I have to use Antimicrobial soap Fragrance free antibacterial soap like Dial “GOLD”? Can it be just any soap?
    • A. Absolutely not. You want to make sure its fragrance free! The fragrance in most soap will cause your piercing to be red and irritated.
  • Q. Can I use lotions, creams or sprays to clean my piercings? Like Vaseline, Neosporin or “Ear Piercing Soludtion”?
    • A. DO NOT apply any lotions, creams or sprays to clean your piercing. Applying any of the stated can irritate your piercing and may lead to an infection. You want to use ONLY an antimicrobial soap or Fragrance free antibacterial soap like Dial “GOLD”
  • Q. I have an oral piercing how can I clean it?
    • A. Mouthwash. You can use basic mouth wash by diluting it with water or if you can purchase an alcohol free mouthwash.
  • Q. How many times a day to I clean my oral piercing?
    • A. When you eat or drink anytime. Remember if you’re involved in smoking, wet kissing, oral sex etc; please make sure to rinse your mouth out thoroughly after.
  • Q. When can I change out my piercing?
    • A. You want to wait the minimum of 8 weeks before changing out jewelry.
  • Q. How long does it take for my fresh piercing to heal?
    • A. General healing times is about 8 weeks. You have to put it in consideration that everyone is different and their bodies heal differently, so the healing process can vary.
  • Q. How many times a day do I have clean my piecing?
    • A. Once a day is fine. You can do twice a day if you’re active or play sports.
  • Q.  How can I tell if my piercing is infected?
    • A. Symptoms of infection include but not limited to; redness, swelling, tenderness of the piercing area, red streaks going from the piercing area towards heart, elevated body temperature pr purulent drainage form the piercing area. If you have any leakage of puss that is green that is also a sign of an infection.
  • Q. What do I do if my piercing if infected?
    • A. You want to use ONLY an antimicrobial soap or Fragrance free antibacterial soap like Dial “GOLD” to clean your piercing for this instance you can also you the salt water soak. You want to then seek medical help immediately.
  • Q. I have a bump on my piercing is it an infection?
    • A. No its called a keloid. Usually happens when there is constant movement of the jewelry such a hoop on your nostril piercing or tragus. It can also be hereditary. To treat it you would want to use “tea tree oil” available at most local drug stores.

    Q. There is puss coming out of my piercing, does that mean it’s infected?

    • A. No. When you have puss from your piercing that is white, yellow or transparent that is normal and is part of the healing process. However if you see any Green puss then that is a sign of infection! Seek medical help immediately.
  • Q. Do I remove my fresh piercing to clean it?
    • A. No. Remember not to remover the jewelry to clean your piercing. You can use a cotton swab and clean around the piercing.
  • Q. Am I allowed to workout or take part of any physical actives after my fresh piericng?
    • A. It’s recommend that you don’t. However if you do just make sure to clean your piercing immidiatley after!
  • Q. Can I swim or take part of any recreational water activities after my fresh piercing?
    • A. NO. You want to wait atlas 2 weeks before summering your piercings in any type of water, this includes baths, spas or even water parks.
  • Q. Can I still play with my pets with my fresh new piercing?
    • A. It is suggested that keep your pets and animals away from the piercing area until it is healed. You may love your pets but the bacteria from then can lead you to have an infection and thats no fun!
  • Q. I have facial piercings and I use a facial cleaner will that affect my piercing in any way?
    • A. You would want to use your facial cleaner first and then clean your piercing after that way you don’t have  any complications.