You will be asked to fill in an consultation form and then we will discuss your piercing requirements. The area to be pierced will be sanitised and marked with temporary ink. When we are all happy to go ahead the piercing will be done using a single use sterile disposable needle, and then the jewellery inserted. It is essential that you follow a proper aftercare routine to keep the piercing clean and free from infection. You will be given an aftercare leaflet and saline solution is available for purchase for you to use at home.
How long does healing take?
6-8 weeks for ear lobes. 2-4 weeks for oral piercings. Nose piercings 3-4 months. Helix/cartilage/navel piercings and other ear/face/body piercings, up to a year.
Ear and Body Piercing FAQs
What do you use to pierce the skin?
A single use disposable sterilised needle is used. A gun is not used. A piercing gun cannot be totally sterilised. When piercing with a gun, the jewellery is used to pierce the ear. A gun forces the jewellery to part the skin around it in order to create a hole. The end of the jewellery is not sharp, so it can cause blunt force trauma and tissue damage to the skin. At Bodylines a sterile, disposable, single use, medical grade hollow piercing needle/cannula is used. This pierces a hole in a much more controlled way by the piercer and because it is hollow, removes a tiny piece of skin forming the hole or piercing. When the needle is removed from the piercing the plastic tube surrounding it remains. The jewellery is then fed through the tube and into the piercing where it is secured by a titanium ball(s). All equipment used during this process including the jewellery has been sterilised in an autoclave.
Does it hurt?
It may feel uncomfortable for a second or two. A small pair of sterilised forceps is used to hold the skin in place, which feels like a firm pressure.
How long does it take?
The piercing itself only takes a second or two.
What jewellery do you use?
Implant grade titanium piercing jewellery which is one of the most hypo-allergenic (least allergic) metals you can use, and most suitable to be positioned in or near the human body for long periods of time without causing side effects.
Please refer to 'The Process'.
What do I need to do afterwards?
Please follow the advice on your aftercare leaflet. Your piercing has been completed 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 leave the piercing alone. Touch it as little as possible and allow it to settle. Every couple of days, with clean hands, check that the balls are screwed tight onto the stem of the jewellery. Clean the piercing twice a day with saline solution. Gently remove any crusting or discharge when you have soaked the piercing. Try to do this until the piercing has healed.
Cosmetic Ear and Body Piercing
Katy was trained by the London Piercing Academy and offers above waist piercings and microdermals using single use sterile disposable needles and implant grade titanium piercing jewellery. The price below is for the piercing only. A range of titanium jewellery is available for you to choose from for your piercing when you come in to the studio. Prices start from £6 per piece. Saline aftercare solution is available to buy for home care use.
T and Cs
Minimum age for lobe piercing, 7 years. Minimum age for helix, navel piercing and nose piercing, 14 years. Under 17s must be accompanied by parent or guardian. All other piercings 18+. ID may be asked for.
Bodylines Beauty Salon
28a Holly Bush Lane
Tragus, Forward Helix, Daith, Rook, Conch, Snug, Anti-Snug
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