Walk-ins will not be accepted. Our schedule is operating solely on appointments even just for jewelry purchases. The door will remain locked between appointments.
Masks must be worn properly at all times by both the piercer and the client. No exceptions. Facial piercings/jewelry changes will not be accepted until further notice.
No visitors will be permitted, please come to your appointment alone, unless you're a minor. Minors need one parent/guardian present. Only one person will be allowed in the studio at a time (except minors and their parent or guardian). Appointments will be spaced apart in a way that all surfaces will be cleaned thoroughly between each client.
Release forms will be emailed to you the day before your appointment. Please complete the form with a photo of your ID prior to arriving. *Minors please scroll down for a detailed list of appropriate documentation. If the release form is not complete upon arrival, it may result in cancellation of appointment and charge of a cancellation fee. IDs will be checked when you arrive.
If you are feeling sick, please do not come in. If you have come in contact with anyone who is sick in the past two weeks, please do not come in.
Please wait at least 30 days after traveling outside the country to book an appointment. We will reschedule your appointment if you've been out of the country for the past 30 days.
Due to our limited availability, we will be implementing a $30 cancellation fee per service booked.
Threaded and threadless jewelry are not like the standard butterfly back earring you can pick up at a department store. The pieces fit together in a slightly different way making them interchangeable and custom sizable. Threadless jewelry is a push pin style, where the front/top is the detachable portion. The backing is either a flat disk or a round bead and is fixed to the wearing surface/post. Posts have a hollow opening and tops have an attached pin that snaps into the post. The pin has a slight bend, which creates the tension to keep your two pieces snapped tightly together.
Your jewelry will always have to be inserted from the back of your piercing. All threadless pieces are interchangeable with other threadless pieces, tops and posts are interchangeable with each other. Threadless tops can snap into 18g, 16g, and 14g threadless posts with a few exceptions.
You never want the top to be the same size or smaller than the post, otherwise, the jewelry will pull all the way through your piercing. The sizing specifications are included under each jewelry description. Threaded jewelry comes in three separate pieces. The wearing surface/post can be straight, curved, or circular and both ends are detachable. Posts have a hollow opening and ends have the male end of threading, making the ends thread into the post. 18g and 16g have the same thread pattern and are interchangeable within those two sizes. 14g and 12g also have the same thread pattern and are interchangeable within the two sizes. This means a gem labeled 18g/16g will screw into both of the specified gauges. When purchasing a threaded post we will include a backing of your choice. This makes this style even more interchangeable. You're able to choose and change every aspect of the jewelry whenever you please.
Seam rings and fixed gem rings are one solid piece of metal that bend open and close to meet at a seam, making the jewelry appear seamless. Seam rings should never be bent open like a Pac-Man mouth. This warps the shape of the jewelry and makes it hard to get the seam to meet back up. Bend the ring open in a torque 'S' shape, like a jump ring would bent. Clickers are better options if you need to take your jewelry in and out regularly. Frequent removal of a seam ring will eventually warp the jewelry. Clickers operate on a hinge mechanism making them more user-friendly. They snap open and closed.
During the healing process, it's normal to have some swelling, redness, bruising, minor bleeding, and/or tenderness. Continue to clean the piercing for the entire recommended time. Your piercing will heal from the outside in, and may not be completely healed even if it feels like it is. The initial jewelry you're given will have extra wearing space to accommodate for swelling during the healing process. It is important for the health of your piercing to get the jewelry downsized to assure that the extra length does not become a hindrance. Jewelry that is too long can have long-term issues or disrupt healing. Even after it‘s healed, never leave your jewelry out for extended periods of time. Everyone's body is different, and it may begin to close more quickly than you'd expect. Any materials touching your piercing should always be clean. For ear or facial piercings, change your pillowcase frequently. For body piercings, wear clean clothing against it, and change your bedding frequently. Eat ice to help alleviate swelling with oral piercings. DO. NOT. TOUCH. YOUR. PIERCING. Excessive redness, heat, elevated body temperature, red streaks, and foul-smelling discharge can be signs of an infection. Call your physician and notify your piercer.
The jewelry we carry is implant grade ASTMF138 steel and ASTMF136 titanium, niobium, or solid 14k (or higher) gold. Quality matters, and we wouldn't use anything but the best.
We do not pierce with jewelry from outside of the studio to assure that the style, size, and quality are appropriate for your fresh piercing. We can change jewelry for you from home in a healed piercing as long as it is the right fit. A $15 fee will be charged for changing jewelry that is not purchased at our studio, and a $5 fee will be charged for changing jewelry purchased at our studio. We reserve the right to refuse jewelry installation if the quality is subpar and unsafe.
The studio operates on an appointment-only schedule. All appointments are made online through our booking site. Scroll up to the 'Book Now' button to book. Appointments are even required if you just want to switch out jewelry. *Due to Covid, we are not accepting any walk-ins. You will not be allowed in the studio if you do not have an appointment.
No worries! If you're purchasing jewelry from our studio, there is a $5 fee. A $15 fee will be charged for changing jewelry from outside the studio. We still require an appointment for jewelry installs.
We allow photographs but please no video.
We do not. Consent is an important part of our procedure and wouldn't offer a piercing to anyone who could not offer their consent. Our age limit for piercings is 16 years old.
Sure do! The client must be at least 16 with parental consent and appropriate identification. Scroll down for our section on proper identification for minors.
Nope! Only your parent with proper ID. Check out the "appointments" page for more information on minors.
A piercing is different from other wounds in the way that your jewelry is keeping the wound open longer than a regular cut. This leaves a direct path for bacteria to enter your body. We recommend anywhere from 2-6 months before getting into any kind of standing water.
Traveling is hard on your entire body and immune system. When flying, the pressurization on the place can lead to swelling issues as well as the fact that airports are so gross. You'll be exposed to different climates, elevation, water, and bacteria that your body isn't used to. Your best bet would be to wait until you're home. And feel free to show us all of your cool traveling pics!
You just made an entirely new life inside your own body! How cool is that?! Creating life is a tough job and we want to make sure all necessary resources are being used for that and recover from doing that job. Wait until you're completely done nursing and we'll do your new piercing and google at baby pics with you.
Currently, we do not offer surface piercings or genital piercings. E-mail us, and we would be happy to give you a recommendation to a trusted piercer! We will not perform 'venom' tongue, surface tongue, smiley piercings, tongue web piercings or any piercing we feel may be unsafe for you. *Due to Covid we are no longer offering facial piercings at this time.