Ear and Body Piercing FAQs
What do you use to pierce the skin?
A disposable sterilised needle is used. A gun is not used. The gun cannot be totally sterilised. A gun forces the actual jewellery through the ear and has a blunt end so this can be more painful. Also it can only be used for lobe and occasionally nose piercing. The needle we use is extremely sharp so this can feel less uncomfortable and is very quick. It is completely sterile as is the other equipment used. The needle can be used for piercing all parts of the body unlike the gun.
Does it hurt?
It may feel uncomfortable for a second or two. Some clients don't feel it at all. You will probably feel the clamp more than the needle. A small sterilised clamp is used to hold the skin in place, and it will feel like a firm pressure. The actual piercing only takes a couple of seconds.
How long does it take?
The piercing itself only takes a second or two. Then the jewellery is inserted and you're done!
What jewellery do you use?
Medical grade Titanium which is the most hyo-allergenic (least allergic) metal you can use, and most suitable for a fresh piercing.
Please refer to 'The Process'.
What do I need to do afterwards?
Please follow the advice on your aftercare leaflet. Your piercing has been done using sterile equipment and jewellery and you need to continue to look after it to prevent infection and allow it to heal properly. The best thing you can do is to NOT touch the piercing. Do not twist or fiddle with the jewellery. Clean it twice a day with your aftercare solution using an egg cup or compress or a high quality cotton bud. Gently remove any crusting or discharge when you have soaked the piercing.
Try to do this twice a day until the piercing has healed.
T and Cs
Minimum age for lobe piercing,10 years. Minimum age for Cartilage, navel piercing, nose piercing, 17 years. Both must be accompanied by parent or guardian. All other piercings 18+. ID may be asked for.
Cosmetic Ear and Body Piercing
Trained by the London Piercing Academy Bodylines offers all above waist piercings and microdermals using sterile disposable needles and medical grade Titanium piercing Jewellery. Price includes Jewellery and aftercare solution.
You will be asked to fill in a consultation form and then we will discuss your piercing requirements. The area to be pierced will be sanitised and marked and when we are all happy to go ahead the piercing will be done using a sterile disposable needle, and then the jewellery inserted. That's it! Fairly straightforward and quick. It is essential that you follow a proper aftercare routine to keep the piercing clean and free from infection. You will be given some aftercare solution and an aftercare leaflet to get you started. When the piercing is healed, if you wish, you can return to the salon and have the jewellery changed to your own choice, sterilised and inserted for you.
Bodylines Beauty Salon
28a Holly Bush Lane
Tel: 01732 740205 /text or phone 07788134900
When can I change the jewellery?
Once the piercing has healed. The time this takes depends in the site of the piercing. A lot of piercings have healed after 6 weeks, others such as Cartilage/Helix/Navel piercings can take up to a year.
|Ear Lobe one||£18|
|Ear Lobe pair||£30|
|Helix, Tragus, Daith, Rook, Conch, Snug, Forward Helix||£22|
|Nose, Lip, Navel, Smiley, Tongue Web, Tongue, Eyebrow, Cheeks, Nipple||£25|