Body Piercings FAQadmin

Body Piercing Aftercare Frequently asked questions and answers

Q: What is required by the state of TX for a minor (under the age of 18) to get a piercing?


THIS IS A STATE OF TEXAS REQUIREMENT NOT THE PIN CUSHION!!


A: Parent Present with their valid government issued Picture ID.
Minor with a valid government issued picture ID with matching address and last name as parent.

If either are different, or missing then we require a birth certificate or court issued papers showing guardianship.

OR

A: Parent Present with their valid government issued Picture ID.
Minor with photo ID and Minor’s Birth Certificate showing age and guardianship (Court issued documents like divorce papers will Work in place of birth certificate).
Forms of ID that are applicable are as follows –  school ID, school yearbook with in the last 2 years, passport.



Step parents, siblings, grandparents and anyone else cannot sign for a piercing unless we have
Court documents or a notarized paper signed by the parents stating that they are the legal guardian.

Q: Do you reuse needles and jewelry?

A: NO all needles and jewelry are single use only. All used needles are opened in front of client and then discarded in a bio-Container directly after use. Jewelry is always sterile and opened in front of client at time of piercing. Tools used to do piercing’s are autoclaved (sterilized) after use under the guidelines by the state of TX.

Q: What is the minimum age to get a piercing?

A: Minimum age for most piercings above the waist is 13 yrs old. You must be 16 yrs old to get your tongue pierced and 18 yrs old for nipple piercing or genital piercing.

Q: Will it hurt to get a piercing?

A: yes some discomfort with happen, but for the most part there is a average of pain typically rating about a 5-6 on a scale of 10.

Q: Will I bleed or bruise?

A: some bleeding will occur due to capillaries being present in the tissue being pierced. Bruising
Can occur in some piercing’s, such as eyebrow, Monroe, medusa, and dimple’s.

Q: When can I change my starter jewelry?

A: Most above the waist piercing’s can be changed 1 time after the 2nd week from the time you get the piercing to something shorter in length to help prevent irritation. The Navel piercing, however should not be changed before 5 months, due to it being a temper mental piercing and can get irritated very easily.

Q: What do I use to take care of my piercing?

A: Antibacterial soap and water, sea salt or H2Ocean sea salt spray. Never put rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and Neosporin on your piercing. These products can cause more problems rather than help prevent them. Read our PIERCING AFTERCARE for more information

Q: I have developed a little bump next to the opening of my piercing, what is this?

A: It is always good to come in and let me look at it to see what exactly is going on, but Typically it is a Keloid (hypertrophic scarring). Do not puncture this because it can become larger and puncturing it can cause more irritation. There is a simple at home remedy that you can do to help it to go away.
A: BC powder or crushed asprin mixed with a little bit of water to make a paste, can be put on the Keloid and let sit for 20 minutes then rinsed with warm water and followed with the H2Ocean. I can vary from different people on how long it takes for it to go away. On average from 1-3 weeks
depending on how severe it is.