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PRIOR TO  YOUR APPOINTMENT

SOME HANDY AND HELPFUL THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE ATTENDING YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • If you have long hair, please ensure it is securely tied up when you come to attend your appointment. Especially ear piercing-related appointments. Loose hair can get in the way a lot and can contaminate skin that has been prepped for piercing which makes it extremely difficult to work around.

  • Make sure you have eaten within the last four hours & ensure you are properly hydrated. A drop in blood sugar levels can sometimes result in piercees feeling faint or unwell. It may be a good idea to bring along a sugary snack, particularly if you have felt faint and unwell when having a piercing in the past.

  • Consider any holidays or events you may have coming up, which could hinder your ability to properly maintain your aftercare routine, it may be better to postpone until after your holiday. 

  •  Lifestyle, consider your lifestyle :) - Do you regularly go swimming or play rough sports? What is your profession? Do you need to wear a uniform, protective face masks, helmets for sports, motorcycling or stethoscopes regularly? These may all be things that you will need to consider carefully when it comes to committing to healing a new piercing. If any of the above examples sound like you, it may be best to hold off booking your piercing appointment and wise to book an anatomy consultation first so you can discuss with your piercer and highlight any concerns.  

STUDIO ETIQUETTE

AT THE DESK OR IN WAITING AREA:

  • Don’t handle your piercings (even if they are healed) or jewellery, Don't touch your ears and face etc as you may spread germs to the studio’s common areas, endangering staff and fellow patrons.

  • Bring previously worn jewellery in a baggie or other sealed container; never place used jewellery on the counter/desk.

IN THE RESTROOM:

  • Don’t handle your piercings or jewellery (see above)

It is never appropriate to insert jewellery in the restroom or other area of the studio. If you want to have your jewellery changed, it should be done by studio staff in the piercing room.

IN THE PIERCING ROOM:

  • Turn off your cell phone. Before setting anything down, ask your piercer to direct you to the area where personal belongings should be placed.

  • Avoid touching your fresh piercing or the area that is near to your fresh piercing, it is an open wound and you may spread germs that are endangering to staff and fellow patrons.

  • Camera flashes or recording can be very distracting to a practitioner during a piercing procedure, so no photos or recording is permitted in the piercing room, please wait until after your piercing is done and check with your piercer before you take any photos etc of your piercing. Please do not take photos of the piercer without first having their consent.

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