How old do you need to be to get pierced?
The Wisconsin law states that clients must be at least 16-years-old WITH parent or legal guardian consent to get pierced.
- This age requirement excludes ear lobe piercings. We CAN pierce earlobes on consenting children 6-years-old and above.
- This age requirement does not apply to nipple or genital piercings. We will not pierce nipples on minors, and do not perform any genital piercings in the studio regardless of age.
My 15-year-old wants a piercing. Can you do that?
We can do earlobe piercings on 15-year-olds, but according to Wisconsin state law, we can ONLY do earlobe piercings on those younger than 16-years-old, even with parental consent.
Do I need an appointment?
You'll need an appointment for all services EXCEPT tooth gems. You can book your appointment by clicking the "Appointments" tab.
My child does not have one of the photo ID requirements listed. What do I do?
We will not perform any procedures on those without ID. You can take your child to the DMV to get an identification card, or get them a passport.
Can I bring in my own jewelry?
Unfortunately, unless we are able to verify the quality of the jewelry (such as with mill certificates) we cannot use outside jewelry.
Do you pierce babies?
I do not pierce babies. There are ethical and safety concerns with piercing babies. Babies are unable to consent, so it would be unethical to perform a cosmetic procedure on them. They are also unable to talk, so if there are troubles healing they will not be able to communicate that. Babies also do not understand hygiene, so this can imply they would be more susceptible to infection (think hand in diaper, then hand on ears). Their ears are also still growing so there is a good chance that, if pierced now, the holes will not be even once their ears are fully grown. Earrings can also be a choking hazard.
What kind of jewelry do you use?
My jewelry is either internally threaded or threadless, and rings fall into the categories of captive, fixed bead, seam or hinged styles. The materials I use are ASTM F-136 Titanium, ASTM F-138 steel and solid 14k or 18k gold, with white gold being palladium based. All jewelry is polished to a mirror finish and sterilized before insertion.
I have permission from the parent to bring their child in to get pierced. Is that alright?
No. You can definitely accompany the parent and child to the piercing appointment, but the parent still needs to come to give consent.
How do I order jewelry?
You will want to schedule an appointment for curating, and then we can get measurements and go over design options. You will pre-pay for all jewelry when ordering. You can also click the "Web Store" tab to buy jewelry online.
Can I go swimming with my new piercing?
NO! Submerging an open wound into bodies of water (pools, hot tubs, lakes, oceans, etc) puts you at risk for infection!