The base piercing charge includes:
1x plain ASTM F136 ELI (implant-grade) Titanium jewelry (Ball stud or Ring depending on piercing).
💎 A curated selection of jewelry from the industry’s most reputable companies is available for purchase to be used on fresh and healed piercings:
- ASTM F136 ELI Titanium (Implant-grade) selections by NeoMetal (threadless) and Industrial Strength (threaded)… all our Titanium is Made in USA!
- Nickel-free solid 14K & 18K Gold selections from Body Vision Los Angeles (BVLA), Buddha Jewelry, Maya Jewelry, Junipurr Jewelry, Tether Jewelry, Regalia, Tawapa, Mushroom Body Jewelry…, all imported from United States and Canada.
We proudly represent Buddha Jewelry as a member of their Piercing Profession Pro-Team, and we are the exclusive stockist for Body Vision Los Angeles (BVLA) in Hong Kong!
The exact placement of the piercing will be determined by your piercer based on your anatomy and jewelry selected.
Some piercings such as Daith, Navel, Industrial, Rook, Forward Helix, Snug, Anti-Tragus are anatomy depending, and may not be possible on every client. Please consider an alternative piercing just in case the one you want is not suitable for your anatomy.
💍Curated Ear: We are happy to consult and help plan your dream collection! You can use photos in our portfolio or elsewhere to help you express which area/placement you like and I can work with your own personal anatomy to curate a personalised collection fitted for your ear 🙂.
For safety and healing reasons, each client is allowed up to 4 piercings total per visit. Each session will need to wait at least 1 month of recovery. This is because your new piercing is basically a wound on your body. The more wounds you have, the more stress there will be on your body’s immune system as it heals the new piercings.
People with a large collection of piercings is usually collected over a steady period of time!
❌Piercings we do not offer: genital piercings, cheek piercings, surface piercings, “snake eye” horizontal tongue piercing, tongue web piercing, and other ‘experimental’ and risky piercings that we deem problematic and won’t heal well.
We prefer to do piercings that can heal successfully with many jewelry options for your future upgrades! For this reason we stay away from “experimental” placements we deem risky or unsafe for the client to heal.
DO PIERCINGS HURT?
Strongly note that piercing needles are surgically designed to glide thru the skin with minimal discomfort! This method creates the smoothest incision and least amount of trauma to promote best healing with less chances of infection.
⚠️IMPORTANT POINTS TO CONSIDER
Treat your new piercing like it is a fresh open wound!
⚠️Piercings are semi-permanent. Your skin is elastic, and it is in a constant state of regeneration.
⚠️Please remember that even a well healed piercing can risk closing or blockage when left empty without jewelry! We do not recommend leaving the piercing site empty without jewelry until the piercing is at least 1-2 years healed with jewelry inside.
- We use only flat-back jewelry that is designed for comfort and longterm wear. Our jewelry can be comfortably worn while sleeping, and safe to be worn in the shower and swimming pools.
- Retainer and discreetly designed jewelry is available for purchase to be worn in circumstances where the piercing needs to be concealed.
⚠️Do not remove/replace the initial jewelry during healing.
⚠️Do not aggravate the piercing. General exercise is ok, but if the movement is impacting the piercing, we suggest taking a break. For example, doing sit ups everyday with a healing Navel piercing is a bad idea!
⚠️DO NOT TOUCH/ DO NOT TWIST/ DO NOT ROTATE / DO NOT PLAY WITH YOUR NEW PIERCING!!
⚠️No swimming, no sea water, no hot tubs, no sauna, no bathtub for at least 1 month. Showering with clean soapy running water is OK!
⚠️Anything that comes in contact with your new piercing needs to be clean. This includes YOUR HANDS (!!!), cellphones, pillowcase, headphone, earbuds/ AirPods… anything that touches your piercing needs to be clean! Pets and children should not touch your new piercing.
⚠️Ear Lobe Piercings: You can change into your own jewelry after the piercing feels like normal skin again, with no soreness and no sensitivity to the touch. Usually after 3-4 months with recommended aftercare. Ear Lobes are the only exception that can be safely pierced on both sides at same time, because the skin heals faster than cartilage.
⚠️You cannot sleep on the piercing as it is healing, so it may be a good idea to focus on one side of the ear when considering getting multiple cartilage piercings!
WHAT HAPPENS IF I SLEEP ON THE HEALING (CARTILAGE) PIERCING?
Prolonged pressure during healing (sleeping, hats, helmet, headphones etc.) can make the piercing heal crooked and change the angle, which will make the piercing impossible to wear a ring comfortably!
WHAT IS DOWNSIZING? (WHY IS THE INITIAL JEWELRY SO LONG?)
To accommodate the first stage of healing, the swelling phase, a longer backing is initially used to help give extra space to swell. Most people will experience some degree of swelling as their piercing heals!
After the swelling subsides, the resulting backing may seem long and in some placements this can cause a snagging risk, which can trigger a cycle of re-injuring the piercing.
Jewelry Downsizing means that the piercing professional will help change the initial longer jewelry down to a shorter more fitted length, so the last bit of healing is more comfortable and safe. This will be the resulting size the client can wear for years to come!
Downsizing is a separate service that is not included in the fresh piercing cost, and relevant charges will apply. (please check Service Price List)
In most cases, we will help book the Check Up Appointment for you at the shop, after the fresh piercing session is done.
Some piercings may require 1 or 2 downsizings – the length we install will depend on the state of the piercing when they arrive. If there is persistent swelling, we may inform the client that a downsizing is not possible, and a rescheduling will be issued. The client will only be charged if new jewelry is used!
WHAT IF I CANNOT COME BACK TO DOWNSIZE?
Just let us know!! We are connected to a large network of Piercing Professionals from around the world, and we can recommend a trusted professional where you live to help. If we cannot find a professional to help you, we can provide tools and instructions on how you can do it safely at home.
General Recovery (approx):
Ear Lobes (2-4months), Ear Cartilage (6 months+)
Nostril (6 months+), Septum (6-8 weeks)
Tongue/ Smiley (6-8 weeks), Lip/ Navel/ Nipple (6 months+)
Please note that recovery time is only suggested because factors like lifestyle and aftercare can affect the healing duration.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING HEALING?
⚠️”Migration” can occur, which is when a piercing’s position is moved or shifted from its original position. Migration happens naturally most often on Navel and Eyebrow piercings. Migration can also occur on other piercings usually due to pressure from sleeping or objects pushed against the jewelry.
⚠️Piercings are not for everyone! Even the best jewelry, by the best piercer, and even if aftercare is followed exactly… Not all piercings can be successful… as inserting an object into our body is not a natural process! Our bodies are constantly changing, growing, and renewing, and as organic beings, our bodies will sometimes detect these “unnatural” objects inside our bodies and try to expel them. This process is called rejection. Rejection can happen naturally, at any time, even after the piercing is well healed for years. Rejection can happen more often to piercings that constantly get tugged or snagged, like navel piercings.
CAN YOU HELP ME WITH A PIERCING DONE BY SOMEBODY ELSE?
Please understand that an irritated piercing can be due to a number of different reasons. Because the original piercing was not done by us, we may not be able to comment on your situation with certainty. If the original piercing was done improperly such as incorrect position or angle, changing the jewelry may not solve the issue.
If a needle is used to reopen a blocked/ closed piercing, this process is the same as a fresh piercing procedure so full piercing charge applies.