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We do offer a variety of piercings in our studio. Please use the "book a piercing" tab on our website to book a piercing / service and for information about prices and availability. Tim has been piercing since 2008. Piercings are done Tuesday through Saturday.  

Piercing Information

1) How old do you have to be to get a piercing without parental consent?

You must be 18 years or older to receive a piercing from us without parental consent.

2) What if I am under 18 and would like a piercing?

We will pierce minors aged 15 to 17 with parental consent however there are a few things you will need to bring with you. You will need to bring government issued photo identification with your picture, name and date of birth. Your parent or legal guardian must be present with their own government issued photo identification that has a matching last name or home address to yours. In the case of a legal guardianship, we require the long form as well stating the minors name, and the name of the guardian.

3) Do you pierce child's ear lobes?

We offer ear lobe piercing starting at 3 years of age. Waiting for this age gives the child's immune system the chance to have a better heal. It is our position that only sterile disposable equipment is suitable for piercing therefor we consider unsafe any procedure that uses ear piercing guns. We do not perform any other type of piercing on 3 to 14 year old children. 

4) What if my older sibling or relative is willing to sign for me?

We require a parent or legal guardian. The release form is a legal document and the person legally responsible for you must be present to sign the form.

5) If I’m under 18, can I get any piercing with parental consent?

We will not perform tongue, nipple or genital piercings on any minors, even with parental consent.

6) How much does it cost?

The cost of piercings vary on the piercing itself, Please use our "book a piercing" tab to see the individual cost of our services, Initial jewelry is included in the listed prices.

7) Can I bring my own jewelry? What kind of jewelry is used initially?

We typically advise against bringing in your own jewelry as we can never confidently guarantee the material, size/length, and overall quality of your jewelery is suitable for an initial piercing when it is not supplied by us. If you are truly keen on it, we would require an inspection of the jewelry before we can say yes or no at least 24 hours before your appointment. All jewelry for an initial piercing must be properly bagged and sterilized before insertion. Needless to say the supplied jewelry would have to be able to withstand autoclave sterilization.


Depending on the piercing, initial jewelry is usually an industry standard stud, barbell, labret post, captive bead ring, or 'horseshoe' ring. Material of our jewelry ranges from certain body safe steel or titanium. 

8) Is there anything I should do before I come in for my piercing?

Please make sure you have eaten a full meal within the last 2 hours. We will not pierce anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Try to relax. You will feel a second of a pinch and be left with a beautiful new addition to your body.

9) Is there a risk of contracting anything during my piercing?

We pride ourselves on staying up to date with the latest safety techniques. We get inspected on a regular basis by the Ottawa Board of Health. The equipment (including the needle) will be opened from the sterile packaging in front of you, all surfaces are covered with a barrier, all initial jewelry comes prepacked and sterilized and the needles are disposed of after every use in a sharps container located away from the piercing surface.

10) Do you guys sell jewelry to wear after my piercing has healed?

We do have a wide variety of quality jewelry that is appropriate for healed piercings. 

We encourage our clients to ask questions if they are curious, and we welcome you down to the studio to see the premise. You may also call or email us with any further questions.

11) Do you pierce with a needle or gun? 

All piercings at our studio are performed using a sterelized, pre-packaged, single-use hollow needle Piercing guns are never recommended for a safe and healthy piercing experience.

12) How do I care for my fresh piercing and what should I avoid?

We pride ourselves on providing our clients with detailed aftercare instructions for piercings. Some piercings may have different guidelines than others of which our piercer will go over during your appoinment. Listed down below is our general aftercare for fresh piercings, it is important to note that anytime you need to take care of your piercing that you do so with freshly washed hands in a clean environment. 

General aftercare:

-Gently wash the surrounding area of your piercing with an unscented/mild soap during your daily showering/bathing routine

-Soak your piercing with a clean moist Q-tip to loosen up any crusites or dried matter before gently removing those crusties with a seperate dry Q-tip

-Saline rinse every morning and night during the healing process by spraying it on a clean gauze and applying front and back for a few minutes at a time before rinsing and drying off your piercing site using a seperate gauze, paper towel, or Q-tip. (saline wound wash is available for purchase in shop)

What to expect:

-Bleeding, swelling, tenderness, and sometimes slight bruising can be normal

-Piercings can seem healed before the healing process is complete. This is because tissue heals from the outside in and may give the appearance that things are fully healed. It is recommended that you still maintain regular aftercare even if things look fine, patience and dedication are advised for your healing journey. 

What to avoid:

-Avoid touching and moving your piercing. It is not necassary to rotate or turn your jewelry while cleaning.

-Do not sleep/lay on your fresh piercing, it is advised that you sleep in clean bedding and regulary wash your sheets/pillow cases.

-Keep your piercing away from animals/pets and avoid sleeping in the same bed as them.

-Never use a towel or cloth to clean or dry the area

-Always keep your jewelry in your piercing to avoid irritation and your piercing hole closing up. Jewelry should not be changed for a minimum of 2-3 months depending on the type of piercing.

-Vigorous excercise/sports may not always be advised for a short period after certain piercings. It is important to listen to your body, if something hurts then you are doing damage and need to refrain. 

-Swimming is to be avoided during the healing process of your piercing. Certain piercings will have longer healing periods than others, it is important to contact the shop for more information regarding this. We recommend avoiding swimming during the entire duration of your healing process, if this is not a possibility then we suggest trying to wait a month at the very least  before doing so or waiting until you have no plans to swim prior to booking your appointment. 

-Numbing the area is not advised nor recommended before your piercing session. We pride ourselves on providing a comfortable and safe piercing environment to put your mind at ease. 

-You must refrain from nursing after a fresh piercing. Those who are pregnant cannot be pierced. 

13) I do not see the piercing I would like under your services, would you still perform it?

If you do not see the piercing you are looking for in our 'book a piercing' tab, then we do not perform it. It is important to note that sometimes piercings can have unique nicknames, if you are unsure what the piercing you want would fall under then please feel free to contact the studio for assistance and inquiries.

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