Can my child(ren) accompany me to my appointment?
No. Children under 12 can only enter the studio if they're being pierced. We understand that finding childcare can be a challenge, but we want to ensure there are no distractions (for you, other clients OR your piercer) during your experience at the studio.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes! You'll need an appointment for all services, even shopping. You can book your appointment by clicking here.
Are there any services you DON'T offer?
We do not offer any below-the-belt genital piercings, oral (tongue, lip etc.) piercings, surface anchors (AKA dermals), or surface piercings, but we recommend Blue Lotus for these services.
I'm bringing my child to get pierced. What identification is needed?
Adults must bring identification from Group A. Those ages 6-17 must bring identification from both group A and B. There are no exceptions.
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 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.
My 15-year-old wants a cartilage 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.
Can I bring in my own jewelry?
Unfortunately, we cannot use outside jewelry.
Do you pierce babies?
We 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?
Our jewelry is either internally threaded or threadless, and rings fall into the categories of captive, fixed bead, seam or hinged styles. The materials we use are ASTM F-136 or F-1295 Titanium, Niobium 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?
While you're welcome to accompany the parent & child to their appointment, the legal guardian must be present.
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 here to buy jewelry online if you already know the items & sizes you need.
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! You will want to avoid swimming for 3 months to a year depending on the piercing you get done. Earlobes take 3-6 months to heal, while cartilage and navel piercings take 6-9 months and industrial and nipple piercings take up to a year to heal.
Can I be pierced while I'm taking blood-thinning medication?
Your doctor will let you know if it is safe for you to be pierced on your medication. We need a doctor's note from anyone taking blood-thinning medication before they can be pierced. A screenshot of a MyChart message is fine,