Studio Policies &
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an appointment?
Walk-ins are always welcome for jewelry sales. Services are generally by appointment only.
Appointments can be booked easily on our Make An Appointment page of our website. We do not book appointments over the phone or in-studio. We accept walk-ins for piercing-related emergencies.
How much does a piercing cost?
Our piercing fees are $30 - $75 (plus jewelry), and we offer discounts on multiple piercings on the same person during the same session. We have jewelry options to fit nearly every style and budget, ranging from basic implant-grade titanium to 18k gold with genuine diamonds and precious gems. The choice is yours! Jewelry options for most piercings start at $28 each. If you're unsure about the total cost of your piercing, please contact us before booking an appointment using the Contact Us page.
Which piercings do you offer?
We offer most safe piercing procedures. To inquire about a specific piercing, please send us a message! We do not perform piercings that are not safe or viable, including horizontal tongue piercings (snake eyes/scoops); piercings/dermals on hands/feet/etc; surface piercings with curved barbells; or piercings that you aren't anatomically suited for (we recommend booking a consultation to determine if a specific piercing will work for you!). Your health and safety are our number one priority! Additionally, none of our staff members currently offer pubic mound (Christina) piercings, triangle piercings, Princess Albertina piercings, clitoris glans piercings, side-by-side (Venom) tongue piercings, tongue frenulum (frowny) piercings, nassalang piercings, or dahlia piercings.
How old do I have to be to get a piercing?
You must be 18 years old to be pierced unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign the release form. We require a valid, government-issued ID for anyone getting a piercing. If you are under 18, we'll need your ID as well as your parent's ID. Please scroll down for full ID requirements.
-Earlobe piercings start at 5 years old.
-Single, simple Helix piercings start at 12 years old.
-Standard Nostril and Lip piercings start at 13 years old.
-Tragus, Conch, Forward Helix, Rook, Eyebrow, Septum, and Navel piercings start at 14 years old.
-Industrial, Tongue, Philtrum, Bridge, Forward-facing Nostril (Mantis), and Daith piercings start at 16 years old.
-Snug, Cartilage Orbital, Smiley, Nipple, Genital, High Nostril, and Surface piercings start at 18 years old.
What forms of ID do you accept?
We require a current, state or government-issued ID for anyone getting a new piercing and for any nipple/genital consultations or jewelry changes.
Acceptable Forms of ID:
Driver’s License or Permit
State-issued Photo ID
Foreign Government-Issued Photo ID
MINORS: Minors who are being pierced need to have an official photo ID, as well as the parent / legal guardian present with valid ID. Last names and addresses must match on the IDs; if they do not (or the minor does not have a photo ID), we'll need a copy of the minor’s official birth certificate with the present parent’s name or court-appointed custody documents proving guardianship over the minor.
Please note that unofficial "wallet birth certificates" that do not have the child's full name, birth date, and parent's full names cannot be accepted.
We cannot accept photos of identification documents, printed or digital. Government-issued IDs such as driver's licenses must be in-date; expired IDs are accepted ONLY for adults over 18 years old if the ID is no more than 60 days past the expiration date. Expired IDs for minors or IDs more than 60 days past the expiration date will not be accepted. We also cannot accept school IDs, social security cards, military IDs (illegal to copy them) or insurance cards. We do accept the official DMV-issued “paper ID” that is issued while waiting for the hard copy to arrive.
PHYSICAL COPIES OF ALL REQUIRED IDs MUST BE PRESENTED AT TIME OF SERVICE -- NO EXCEPTIONS. FAILURE TO PROVIDE REQUIRED ID UPON APPOINTMENT CHECK-IN WILL RESULT IN THE APPOINTMENT BEING CANCELLED.
Why would I need a piercing consultation?
Some piercings are anatomy-dependent, meaning your body part has to be shaped a certain way or be a certain size to be pierced. Common examples of this include industrials, orbitals, rooks, double tragus, navels, smileys, and more. Consultations are also strongly recommended for piercings that will be placed in or near scar tissue from surgical repairs; these are most successful at 1-2 years after the repair to avoid further damage to the tissue. We offer a consultation appointment to make sure that you can successfully get the piercing you want! It's not required to book a consultation for most piercings, but we still strongly suggest it. If you don't book a consultation, you should have a backup plan for a different piercing in case you're not eligible for the one you originally wanted. Oh, and your successful consultation scores you a $5 off coupon code to use when booking your piercing appointment! To see with services *require* a consultation, check out the Available Piercings page.
What things might prevent me from getting a piercing at this time?
You'll need to make sure you meet the age requirement for the piercing you'd like, and you'll need a valid ID.
We can't service you if you're under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if you appear/act inebriated.
If you're pregnant or less than 3 months postpartum, you'll need to wait on your new piercing, but we can change or remove jewelry for you! You’ll also need to have not nursed in the past 3 months for nipple piercings. 6+ months after pregnancy is best!
We also highly recommend not getting pierced if you are about to have or recently had surgery or a serious injury. We'll need a doctor's note stating it's ok for you to get a piercing if you're currently under a physician's care or if you have an ongoing/past medical condition that we need your doctor's approval for.
If we're piercing near a surgically altered site, like reconstructed ear lobes, it needs to be a minimum of a year post-op, and you'll need to schedule a consultation PRIOR to scheduling a piercing appointment.
Due to health and placement concerns, we also can't pierce anyone who has applied a topical anesthetic or numbing cream to the area to be pierced, so please avoid doing so prior to your appointment!
At this time, we are unable to offer services to anyone displaying any symptoms of respiratory illness, who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or who have had a known COVID-19 exposure in the last 14 days. If you're sick with any potentially contagious respiratory or intestinal virus, please wait and come see us when you're healthy!
If your anatomy isn't suitable for the piercing you want, we'll try our best to help you choose something equally awesome that will work for you, but we won't risk performing an ill-advised piercing against our professional judgment.
Please be respectful of our staff and other clients, of course---we have the right to refuse service to any person who acts in a rude, vulgar, disruptive or otherwise inappropriate way.
Can I bring a friend with me when I get pierced?
Sure! We prefer that you come into the piercing room alone in order to limit distractions (your friend can wait in our lobby!), but if you really want them with you, you're welcome to have ONE person stand in the doorway of the piercing room. We do expect guests to be non-disruptive. If they can't stand in the designated Moral Support Corner or observe quietly, we may have to ask them to wait in the lobby. We want our full focus to be on giving you the best piercing possible! Please note that no child under 10 years old can be allowed in the piercing room (unless they're personally receiving a service, of course!). If you're bring a little one under 10 years old with you, please also bring along another adult to wait in the lobby with them while you're receiving service.
Can I record my piercing happening?
You're welcome to take a before/after photo, but we do not allow photos, videos, livestreams, or phone calls during the piercing procedure. This can be very distracting to both the person piercing as well as the person being pierced. We're sure you'll find another way to become TikTok famous! :)
Should I tip my piercer?
Piercing is a service industry and tipping is customary and appropriate, but certainly not required. Most clients tip their piercer in the same manner they would tip their restaurant server, hair stylist, etc.