It’s always best to be pierced in as natural a state as possible. It’s better not to be pierced under adverse circumstances.
If you’re sick or under the weather, please wait until you’re feeling better before getting pierced.
Make sure to eat something a few hours before you come in. Getting pierced on an empty stomach may cause you to feel faint, nauseated, or dizzy.
Allow plenty of time for your visit. Your piercing session will be most enjoyable if you have time to appreciate it.
Proper hygiene is extremely important before & after getting pierced. Fresh clothing and a recent shower will get your new piercing off to a great start.
A valid, government issued photo ID is required by law. We can’t assist you without it.
At our shop, absolutely. Our piercers (& everyone that works here) MUST have a current bloodborne pathogens training certificate, current First Aid & CPR training, & our autoclave is tested weekly – which is above the monthly standard required by Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) Requirements.
We take great pride in cleanliness & safety for both YOU, the client, & for our piercing staff. We adhere to strict protocols to avoid any & all cross-contamination & we provide new, sterile, disposable needles for every client.
You will witness the piercing needles opened in front of you prior to your service, as well as their disposal into a regulated sharps container immediately upon completion of your piercing to ensure they are never used again.
We work closely with the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) & the Ingham County Health Department to ensure that our methods comply with (or exceed!) the most current guidelines.
Yes, piercings hurt a little – but more than anything it’s just a quick pinch & you’re done.
Pain is relative & everyone has a different tolerance. But rest assured, people would not be returning again & again for piercing after piercing if it hurt that bad.
You can handle it. Come on…get pierce!
Nope—we can usually accommodate all walk-ins.
HOWEVER, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND calling the shop and/or email your chosen piercer directly before making the trip if you:
Have time constraints
Want to work with a specific piercer
Are coming from a long distance
Are under 18 years of age
It would suck to get here only to find out your piercer is off or we’re already booked that day! (Each piercer’s contact info is on their portfolio page.)
Booking an appointment reserves & guarantees your time slot with the piercer of your choice.
We schedule all appointments in person or over the phone, so swing thru the studio or give us a call.
We do not book appointments thru email, text message, or Facebook.
When you’re ready to schedule your appointment, please have the following information ready for us:
Your first name & telephone number
Where on the body you would like to be pierced
Which piercer you would like to work with
All of our piercers are amazing & you will love them all! If you’re undecided or unsure of which piercer you’d like to work with, we’ll be happy to suggest a piercer for you.
The studio’s piercing AGE POLICY is as follows:
Age 12 & Under: Earlobes Only (18g or 16g only).
Age 12 & Older: Earlobes (18g or 16g only).
Age 13 & older: Helix (upper rim of ear cartilage).
Age 14 & older: All of the above, plus Nostril, Navel, Labret, Eyebrow & Earlobes up to 12g only.
Age 16-17: All of the above, plus all other Ear Cartilage, Monroe & Earlobe Stretching Larger than 12g.
Age 18 +: All of the above, plus Surface Anchors, Lip, Medusa, Tongue, Nipple & Genital.
For client’s under 18 years of age: Your parent or legal guardian MUST accompany you to the appointment, and remain on the premises for the entire procedure.
Surface Anchors, Lip, Medusa, Tongue, Nipple & Genital piercings will NOT be performed on anyone under 18 years of age…ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS! (so please don’t make it awkward by asking – the answer is no, always.)
FOR IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE SEE THE GENERAL FAQ.
There’s really no cut-&-dry answer to this question. But as the ‘ole saying goes: “good work ain’t cheap & cheap work ain’t good!”
We understand cost can be a concern – but it shouldn’t be the determining factor in your decision to get pierced. ALWAYS look for quality…& be willing to pay for it.
A diamond – and a tattoo – are forever…but so is Hepatitis & MRSA. So if someone quotes you a price “on the low” make sure that the quality of jewelry & standard of cleanliness (your health & safety) are not going to be sacrificed.
ALWAYS get pierced at a licensed facility! It is ILLEGAL to be pierced anywhere else (like someone’s home, a house party, dorm room, outdoor event, etc.) -unless the piercer has been fully inspected, approved & has received a license from the Health Department.
Our Piercing Fees are as follows:
Ear Lobe (18g thru 12g) : $35 + Jewelry
Minor Ear Lobe (18g & 16g ONLY): $35 + Jewelry
Ear Lobe (up to 10g & larger) : $40 per lobe + Jewelry
Industrial: $40 + Jewelry
Surface Anchor: $45-per anchor + Jewelry
Surface Anchor Removal: $35 per anchor
Genital: $45 + Jewelry
All Piercing Fees Are $35 + Jewelry
MULTI-PIERCING DISCOUNT: For clients receiving multiple piercings: the 1st piercing fee is full price & each additional piercing fee is ½ off. Piercings must be done on the same person in (1) sitting. Jewelry is purchased separately.
Every Wednesday is BUY 1-GET 1 FREE PIERCING FEES on most piercings!
Exceptions are Industrials & Surface Anchors, which are Buy 1 – Get 1 1/2 Off. Jewelry is purchased separately.
The total price of your piercing(s) will depend on your jewelry selection.
We choose only the BEST. We only order from the following companies:www.anatometal.com
ALL of the jewelry we stock is:
Meticulously hand-crafted & hand polished
Constructed of the HIGHEST QUALITY, IMPLANT-GRADE materials available
ASTM F-138 certified implant-grade stainless steel
ASTM F-136 certified implant-grade titanium
14 & 18 karat solid gold (yellow, white & rose)
Manufactured to precision specifications
Designed & Manufactured in the USA
Jewelry prices range from:
$35 for Ear Lobe, Nostril, Ear Cartilage (except Industrials & Orbitals), Lip, Eyebrow, Navel, Tongue & Nipples
$45 for Industrials & Orbitals
$50 for Genital. (no additional discounts on Surface Anchors or Genital Piercings)
To find out more about our preferred jewelry suppliers & see full catalogs of pretties, please visit their website(s) directly. Keep in mind we can SPECIAL ORDER any item that catches your eye!
PLEASE NOTE: Rings are generally not recommended for the majority of initial piercings due to extended healing times & risk of healing complications. We do have ring options available for your convenience, but please understand the option for ring-style jewelry in a new piercing is at your piercer’s discretion based on your unique anatomy.
Indeed, there are.
We can not & will not pierce:
Anyone that does not have the anatomy to be pierced & heal that piercing safely.
Sunburned or otherwise damaged/compromised skin
Anyone that is pregnant or breast feeding
Anyone that is intoxicated
Anyone that is a being a jerk (don’t be a jerk )
There are restrictions post-piercing as well. Each area of the body heals a bit differently, so we will provide you with comprehensive written care instructions that spell out everything you need to know. If you follow them, your piercing will heal as quickly & hassle-free as possible Yay.
Your new piercing is technically a clean puncture wound, so use common sense & don’t expose it to any unnecessary lotions, creams, ointments, chemicals, bacteria, dirt, direct sunlight, etc.
ALWAYS wash your hands BEFORE & AFTER touching your piercing while it is in the healing phase!!
We absolutely, positively NOT do piercing that:
Won’t fit your anatomy & heal properly
Are on any person visibly intoxicated
Aren’t covered by insurance
Are on assholes…figuratively & literally
If we chose to refuse any service, we WILL, however, advise you of our reasoning along with any potential problems & longevity issues that may arise from your decision to have that particular piercing performed.
Absolutely NOT. Would you ask a dentist to come to your house? For real?
Not only is this practice ILLEGAL in the State of Michigan – underground body piercing (& tattooing) is the epitome of unprofessional & unethical practice – the majority of the time it’s also unsanitary (putting your health & safety at risk)….gross.
Most people ask about this because they think it would be cheaper than going to a licensed studio. Ummm, no. In order for a professional piercer to create a suitable, sanitary environment (& have it be worth their while), it’d actually cost you MORE.
Not only is cleanliness & infection control severely compromised in this scenario, odds are that lighting will be inadequate, furniture will not create the proper body positioning necessary to get a good result, & it’s just something that any true professional would not be willing to do….period.
If you find someone willing, be wary! Guaranteed they’re in it for the quick money & give zero fu##ks about your health & safety, nor the quality of the jewelry or the piercing. – There’s gotta be a reason why they haven’t been successful in a licensed shop & have to resort to going underground. Piercers that can’t get hired at a reputable studio often resort to this. It’s gross & it tarnishes the entire industry. Think about it
If you’d like to do an event involving multiple people for a birthday, bachelor/ette party, memorials, frat initiations, etc. – call us ahead of time & we’ll be more than happy to make arrangements to accommodate your party properly at the shop. We can even arrange for on-site catering, etc.
The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) website is an awesome resource!!
The APP is an International non-profit educational organization dedicated to the dissemination of health & safety information about body piercing.
We are proud members
Hey…No problem…It’s what we’re here for