FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What piercings do you do?
Here’s a summary of the ear piercings we offer:
We also pierce the nostril, septum, navel, eyebrow, lip, labret, medusa, monroe etc.
We don’t do extreme piercings or body modifications.
Can I choose my jewellery?
Yes, you can opt for an upgrade when you come in for your piercing appointment. You can take a look at our full range, including prices in our online store.
Do you have a minimum age limit?
We don’t do piercings on children under the age of 6 and any one under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult as a legal requirement. We always ask you to bring a photo ID, such as a passport as proof of age.
As a mum herself, Leanne is renowned for putting nervous children (and parents) at ease, and making the experience exciting and memorable for all the right reasons.
How much does it cost?
Our core costs, which include basic implant grade internally threaded titanium jewellery can be viewed via our online booking system, A link to the site can be found further down the page.
You can book multiple piercings up to a maximum of 3 at any one sitting.
Prices include piercing by our highly qualified and accredited piercer, Leanne high-quality basic jewellery and tray charge.
We also offer luxury piercing brands and are approved stockists for Industrial Strength, Anatometal, Junipurr and Intersteller Body Jewellery.
If you opt for an upgrade on piercing jewellery to one of our premium brands, you’ll receive a free bottle of Neilmed aftercare spray with your piercing.
You can take a look at our full range in our online store.
Can I book online?
Absolutely, you can book using our online booking form here. We’ll look forward to seeing you.
Do you pierce with needles or a piercing gun?
We only pierce with a brand new, completely sterilized single-use needles. The reason we use needles is because it’s so much safer, more hygienic and causes far less skin trauma than using a reusable ear-piercing gun. If you’d like to find out more, take a look at Leanne’s blog about needle versus ‘gun’ piercing here.
How long does it take?
The piercing itself is over in a flash; but allow 30 minutes in the studio so we can have a chat and you can get yourself comfy first. If you’ve not taken a look at our range of jewellery already, you can also take a look at our wide selection on offer.
Is there a follow up visit?
Yes, we will need to downsize the initial jewellery approximately 4 weeks after your piercing to help continue the healing process. We will discuss the time needed to downsize upon your piercing appointment, Each area of the body will need to be downsized at a different time.
How long will it take to heal?
A piercing can take up to a year to fully heal but each person is different and how quickly you heal depends on many variants. Making sure you stick to the aftercare regime will affect healing time too and can speed the healing time up significantly.
This is my first piercing. Will it hurt?
It’s tough one to answer, as there are a couple of things to consider when it comes to pain:
- Pain is personal. Not everyone feels the same pain, or in the same places. We can give you a guide based on what other people have said, or if we’ve experienced the same piercing, our perspective, but only you know your body and your pain threshold.
- Not all piercings feel the same; the position of the piercing can make a difference, because some parts of your body are more sensitive than others.
The most important thing to remember is we do everything we can to make the process as quick and safe as possible. It's all over in a flash and before you know it you’ll be the proud owner of a new piercing.
What happens if my body rejects the piercing?
Piercings rejections can sometimes happen. Rejection is more common in the following types of piercings: eyebrows, belly button surface piercings (nape, hip,)
The symptoms that your body is rejecting a piercing are
- The jewellery has noticeably moved from its original place
- The amount of tissue between the entrance and exit holes gets thinner
- The entrance and exit holes increase in size
- The jewellery starts to hang or droop
- The skin between the entrance and exit holes are red or inflamed, calloused-looking or unusually hard, nearly transparent (you may see the jewellery through your skin)
If you are worried or unsure that your piercing is healing correctly we will book you in for a check up and advise how to go forward.
Is piercing risky?
Not if you start with the right studio and are diligent with the aftercare. We pride ourselves in our top-notch cleanliness and professionalism. All of our reusable equipment (clamps) are diligently cleaned using top quality medical grade cleaners and sterlised by autoclave. We open any tools, single use needles and jewellery in front of you, so you can see it is fresh from the sterile packaging.
We will give you aftercare instructions before you leave and also email a copy incase you forget. It’s important to remember the basics: keep it clean, don’t touch it all the time, do not sleep on it and come back when advised to for downsizing the jewellery or you could risk irritation or infection.
What extra safety measures do you have in place during the current pandemic?
We have always insured that our studio is cleaned to the highest degree before and after each and every client. We have HEPA filters in each room of the studio to help purify the air, there is a hand sanitiser station before entering the studio and more stations available throughout. We ask that every client before entering the studio to put on shoe covers and a face covering. No ‘under the mask’ services are being offered as an extra precaution and this will continue until the legislations change.
All staff wear necessary PPE and we work on a booking only basis for all services to make sure we do not have many people in the studio at one time.