WHEN ARE WE OPEN?
Our Opening Hours are Monday - Saturday: 11am - 5.30pm. We stop piercing 30 minutes before close. The studio can become very busy on afternoons and weekends so please feel free to give us a call before you head down so we can let you known about the queue situation.
DOES IT HURT?
Pain is relative and each persons perception of pain will differ. The process is very quick & usually most people are pleasantly surprised that the piercing didn't hurt as much as they had imagined.
DO YOU USE NUMBING CREAMS/SPRAYS?
We do not use any numbing creams or sprays as they can burn tissue and cause problems with healing: resulting in a longer healing time.
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR A PIERCING?
A good nights sleep is always beneficial so you are feeling well rested. Try and avoid alcohol or recreational drugs 24 hours before a piercing. Have a good meal at least 2 hours prior to popping into the studio. Bring a sugary snack and a good friend for support. Wear loose comfy clothes so you feel comfortable and so that we can get to the area we are piercing. Ear & Facial piercing: Ensure hair is tied up and off the piercing area, avoid lipsticks, make-up, moisturisers in the immediate area. Always remember to bring current up to date photo identification; We accept driving licences, passports, PASS hologram cards, young persons card, college or university ID badges (providing they have your photo & D.O.B on them)
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
No. We offer a Walk-In service. We do not have an appointment system. We pierce Monday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm. Afternoons & Weekends can get pretty busy so feel free to call ahead to check our schedule.
WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept cash and card payments. There is a cash machine just outside the main doors of the arcade.
CAN I BE PIERCED IF I AM UNDERAGE?
Unfortunately not. We do not pierce anyone under the age of 16. Even with parental consent. Intimate piercings are not performed under the age of 18. Please remember to bring up to date photo identification.
WHAT TYPE OF JEWELLERY MATERIAL DO YOU PIERCE WITH?
We pierce with High Quality Implant Grade Titanium. This has a high success rate in initial piercings and does not contain Nickel or other non conforming mystery metals that are not compatible with human tissue. We stock a huge range of initial jewellery feel free to pop in and we can show you the jewellery options.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our piercing prices start from £15. We have price lists available to take away from the studio. Please feel free to pop in and pick one up, or give us a call.
DO YOU USE GUNS?
We do not pierce with guns. We use high quality single use disposable needles for all our piercings
I HAVE A LUMP ON MY PIERCING: IS IT INFECTED?
It's a very common problem with cartilage piercings (ears & nostrils) and around 90% of people will at some stage will have a level of trapped fluid in a healing piercing.
It is called a Granuloma and what that means is a 'sack of fluid' you cannot pop or squeeze a granuloma as this does not get rid of them, as the fluid is trapped between the collagen layers of tissue. The most successful method that is tried and tested with great success rates to ease and treat a granuloma is either a hot salt soak or a camomile tea bag soak. (Please refer to the ‘Aftercare’ in the notes section of this page for instructions on how to do this)
They are caused by irritation: any knock, bang, catching it, sleeping on it, phones, headphones, over cleaning with harsh products touching it can cause granulomas.
It is VERY important to NOT remove jewellery whilst you have a granuloma as this can trap the fluid inside the piercing and even result in an abscess or the area to be left with unsightly lumps and bumps.
Please ensure hands are washed and cleaned with an anti-bacterial soap before handling the piercing. It is beneficial to take a daily multivitamin which has zinc in it alongside to speed up your immune systems healing
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
We are based in the Forum Independent Shopping Arcade on Devonshire Street. Sheffield.
IS THERE PARKING?
There is lots on street parking outside on Devonshire Street
WHAT FORMS OF I.D DO YOU TAKE AS PROOF OF AGE:
If you are lucky enough to look under the age of 25, we will ask to see photo Identification. We accept many forms of Identification but it must have your full name, date of birth and a recent photo on it. Examples of I.D we accept include Passport, Driving Licence, Young Persons card, or any official I.D with a 'pass' hologram on it. We cannot accept photos of identification, print outs, bank cards, bus passes or national insurance cards.
ARE YOU LICENSED TO CARRY OUT BODY PIERCING?
Absolutely! We are licensed with Sheffield City Council as a studio and as individual artists collectively. A copy of our certificate is also on display in the studio, feel free to ask to take a look at it, questions are welcomed and we are happy to answer any queries you may have regarding the studio and piercing process. We are fully insured with a reputable industry recognised insurance company, a copy of our insurance details can be found inside the studio, feel free to ask to see a copy of it.