Piercings

Every piercing is anatomy specific. When we are considering piercing our clients we need to take into account that everyone has different anatomy.

Some clientele does not have anatomy that can accommodate certain piercings – If you are unsure if you can get a certain piercing, come in for your free anatomy assessment!

 

We would be happy to find you the perfect piercing for you!

Please Note**

Nipple piercings will only be performed on consenting adults aged 18+ years – NO Exceptions!

 

We do not do single-point, surface, or genital piercings at this shop.

In the state of Florida, we are NOT able to pierce anything other than earlobes on children under 15.

With that being said...

So you’ve decided to allow your little ones to get their ears pierced. We’re excited, they’re excited! However, before bringing them in to get them pierced, there are some things to consider.
 

We like to pierce your child at around age 7, however, we can technically pierce as young as age 5. You, the parent, ultimately know your child the best.

PLEASE NOTE

we will not pierce anyone under 5 years of age, even earlobes.

 

ID Requirements for ALL minors

(Ages 5-17 years old)

Legally in the state of Florida, we need to have proper Identification for all clients each time, and for all procedures; whether it is a piercing, jewelry change, downsize, or consult.

 

 

  • We require that the parent or legal guardian and minor have valid government-issued photo identification.

  • If the minor does not have a legal state-issued ID (i.e. driver’s license or passport) this can be a school ID or picture in a yearbook that MUST be accompanied by a birth certificate or legal document/form that shows a birth date (i.e. sports physical, or school portal). 

  • The last name of the parent or guardian MUST be the same as the minor or legal documentation as to why they are different. (Examples: marriage license, divorce papers, minor listed as a dependent on a tax report, or guardian’s name matches on their ID as listed on the birth certificate).

  • The guardian must be present during the entire procedure.

  • You must bring in a notarized consent form from the State of Florida, found here

 

Please note: We will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone attempting to use a fake ID or trying to impersonate another person as this is a federal offense.

  

Ready to book your appt?

Before you book an appointment, we need to ensure that your child can do a few things before we will agree to pierce them:

1. Your Child Needs to be Able to Sit Very Still During the Procedure.

This is to ensure both the safety of our piercers and your child. A wiggly child can result in a needle stick, which can be very harmful to everyone involved. 

2. Your Child Needs to Understand that they have to care for their piercing DAILY for Several Weeks.

*We recommend a two-step, daily aftercare routine for the first 6-8 weeks after getting your ear lobes pierced. This is to ensure the piercings heal well, and that they will not be irritated, extending the healing time or possibly becoming infected. 

 

In addition, we recommend all clients not submerge their fresh piercings in any bodies of water such as lakes, rivers, pools, and baths. This is to prevent the introduction of bacteria, and chemicals like chlorine that can lead to drying out, clogging, and irritation of the piercing thus extending the healing time or leading to a possible infection.

 

3. Your Child Needs to Understand They Cannot Touch Their Piercing, Aside from When They Clean It. 

If they are constantly touching their piercing with unclean hands, this increases their risk of infection by introducing bacteria to an open wound. We do not want them touching their piercing aside from when they have clean hands or are cleaning it.

 

4. Your Body Is Still Changing When You’re Young, Even Your Earlobes.

One of the reasons why we don’t like to pierce younger than 5 years old, is because your child is still growing, yes, even their earlobes! What might be the correct placement on their ears now, might not be the correct placement later on in life. They may end up being uneven or mismatched as their earlobes grow.

 
If your child is unable to do ALL of these things, we will not pierce them.

Piercings on Minors

(Children under 15 years of age)

 

PIERCING AFTERCARE

 
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hOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PIERCING AS IT HEALS?

FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE SUGGESTIONS TO ENSURE A SMOOTH HEALING PROCESS:

  • Maintain a healthy mind and body. 

  • Understanding how your body works is important in the successful healing of a new piercing. Eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, and keeping a positive attitude will help the healing process.

  • Get some rest and take it easy. 

  • Get plenty of sleep and try to maintain a low-stress lifestyle.

  • Keep it clean. Make sure your bedding, eyewear, and anything else that may contact your new piercing is clean. Clean your piercing consistently, but do not overdo it.

  • Get help if something goes wrong. 

  • If you feel your piercing is infected, contact us or a physician right away!

WHAT TO EXPECT?

YOUR NEW PIERCING MAY:

  • Bleed a bit or swollen for the first few days. A cold compress and/or ice will help reduce swelling and slow bleeding.

  • Be tender, itchy, or even bruised for a few weeks

  • Secrete a whiteish-yellow fluid that may dry on the piercing. This is normal and will stop when the piercing is healed. Do not pick this with your fingers!

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hOW TO CLEAN YOUR PIERCING?

  • TO CLEAN YOUR NEW PIERCING, YOU WILL NEED:

  • Clean gauze or cotton pads

  • Anti-bacterial hand soap (for hands only).

  • STERILE SALINE SOLUTION/WOUND WASH in a can. DO NOT MAKE YOUR OWN.

  • DURING THE INITIAL HEALING TIME, CLEAN YOUR PIERCING MORNING AND EVENING AS FOLLOWS:

  • Wash your hands with warm water and antibacterial soap and dry them with a disposable towel before touching or washing your piercing.

  • Always wash your hands before any kind of contact with the piercing or the area around it. Even the cleanest person will have dirty hands from touching door handles, money, phones, etc. Do not touch your piercing!

  • Spray your piercing two or three times daily with the sterile wound wash saline, no more than that is necessary to keep it clean, as over-cleaning can irritate the skin and delay healing. 

  • With the pierced area over a sink, spray front and back or top and bottom. Then, pat dry with clean gauze or cotton pads.

  • Be sure to rinse your piercing after showering.

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WHAT TO AVOID DURING HEALING?

WHILE YOUR PIERCING IS HEALING, PLEASE AVOID THE FOLLOWING:

  • Avoid anti-bacterial soap on or around your piercing, only use it to wash your hands before/after touching your piercing.

  • Avoid using Povidone-Iodine, Isopropyl Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Witch Hazel, or Bactine ®; All these can damage cells.

  • Avoid any kind of ointments, they prevent necessary air circulation.

  • Avoid over-cleaning.

  • Touching your piercing, except when you are cleaning it with freshly washed hands.

  • Twisting, turning, or taking out your jewelry.

  • Oral contact or contact with another person’s bodily fluids.

  •  Using any aftercare products that we did not suggest.

  • Getting lotions, sprays, and makeup in your piercing.

  • Swimming in lakes, rivers, public pools, hot tubs, etc. If you must go in the water, using Tegaderm (a waterproof, breathable bandage) is an option.

  • Removing the jewelry. If you remove your jewelry the piercing may close.

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SPECIAL ORAL PIERCING AFTERCARE NEEDS?

FOR ADDITIONAL ORAL PIERCING AFTERCARE, YOU WILL NEED:

  • An alcohol-free antimicrobial mouthwash or dental rinse

  • A Sterile saline solution

  • A new toothbrush (toss the old one today)

  • During the initial healing time, rinse with the antimicrobial mouthwash or dental rinse 3 to 4 times daily. Swish gently for 30 to 60 seconds. 

  • Do this after meals during the entire initial healing time. Do not use mouthwash more than 4 to 5 times daily and use it in intervals spaced out throughout the day.

  • In addition, swish gently with the saltwater solution for 30 to 60 seconds, 3 to 4 times daily.