Tattoo Tips

CAN I GO SWIMMING AFTER MY NEW PIERCING???
It is not recommended to go swimming right away after your new piercing. Pool water may be contaminated therefore you can can contract a bacterial infection. Lake and rivers are also a good idea to stay away from until the piercing has healed. There has been reports that state the beach/ocean is actually not bad to your new piercing due to the organic salt content in the water, but again you may consult with your own physician and ask them.

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET A PIERCING???
State Law indicates 18 with a valid ID or parental consent if under 18. It shall be unlawful for any person to pierce any part of the body other than ears of another person under the age of 18 for the purpose of allowing the insertion of earrings, jewelry, or similar objects into the body, unless the prior consent of a custodial parent or guardian is obtained. Anyone violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-400 Sec. B
CAN I GET A PIERCING WHERE AN EXISTING HOLE WAS???
Ask your piercer technician to take a look at the scar tissue if any but usually this tends not to be a problem. If there is severe scarring we can adequately place it close to it or find a newer location of your liking.

CAN YOU PIERCE MY INFANTS EARS???
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says there's little risk at any age if the piercing is performed carefully and cared for properly. But the AAP recommends waiting until a child is old enough to take care of its own piercing. We will pierce babies of 8 months and older with all their sets of shots up to date according to their age. Parental care is highly recommended.

CAN I GET MORE THAN ONE PIERCING AT ONCE???
Yes. You can get as many piercings as you want as long as your piercer technicians deems it safe. Please ask you piercer if its a good idea and if you have the correct space.

CAN I GET A PIERCING WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING???
We do not recommend it. There are many different answers to this question and it is advisable to contact your personal physician.

CAN I BRING MY OWN JEWELRY FOR A NEW PIERCING???
All piercings go through a rough healing time and we can not guarantee your piercing will never get infected . It is normal for your piercing to turn red, feel tender to touch, and it may also have some drainage. It can also have small bumps that are caused of drainage trapped under healing skin. We cannot diagnose an infection but if you have any questions you may call us or email us. Please see your physician if you think you have an infection.

HOW MUCH DOES A PIERCING COST???
Piercing prices varies depending on piercing and location. You may also need to take into consideration of having extra money for your aftercare products which you may buy them at our stores or sometimes you can find them at your local pharmacy,