Frequently Asked Questions
What are your age requirements for piercings?
Clients must be 18 years or older to be pierced . Anyone 16 or 17 years old may receive ear piercings, nostril, and navel piercings. See below for a list of requirements for piercing minors and adults.
We will NOT pierce any under the age of 16 until further notice.
NOTE: Our insurer has barred us from having anyone under the age of 16 in the shop at all. Please refrain from booking for or bringing anyone under 16 with you for your visit,
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
What do I need to bring with me?
Anyone 18 and older must have a VALID STATE-ISSUED I.D. This can be either a driver's license, or a state-issued identification card (can be obtained at your local DMV).
Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian present for the entire process of their piercing. Both the parent/guardian and piercee must have valid identification; the parent must have a valid state-issued identification card, and the piercee must have a birth certificate with the parent's name on it. If the parent's name has changed, we will need proof of name change to verify identity.
We accept payments in CASH only, but have an easily accessible ATM in our lobby.
Can someone who isn't my parent or guardian sign for me?
Consent for any procedure must be given by a parent or guardian. Guardians must have proof of guardianship. No older sisters or brothers signing. No exceptions.
Can I bring my own jewelry to be pierced with?
I can't guarantee your piercing will heal with jewelry I haven't chosen. I choose my jewelry based on your personal anatomy, material, grade, and how quickly and well you will heal
Can you order me a piece of jewelry?
We no longer take orders for jewelry, unless it is custom curated jewelry from Amanda. We carry an extensive line of basic and upgrade options. If any of our selection is unable to meet your needs, we can recommend a place where you can order your jewelry from, along with appropriate dimensions.
How many people can I bring with me?
You may have TWO guests accompany you.
Anyone else in your party must wait OUTSIDE the building during your appointment.
Do you accept walk-ins?
YES, we are now accepting walk-ins. Walk-in appointments must follow all guidelines on this FAQ.
Do you do any piercings with guns?
Never. They're actually much less safe and accurate than my freehand technique, and far more painful.
Can I bring my child with for my piercing?
Nobody under 16 may only enter the shop. We aren't equipped to entertain children.
Do you make house calls or do 'piercing parties'?
It is not safe.
Do daith piercings cure migraines?
There is NO clinical proof that ANY piercings cure ANYTHING.
Do you perform 'snake eyes', 'venom', or any other stupid tongue piercings?
We do not perform any horizontal tongue piercings at all. They're unsafe.
Should I wear a mask?
Until Pennsylvania is completely done with the Coronavirus color phasing process, MASKS ARE REQUIRED and anyone not wearing a mask will not be permitted to enter the building.
(IF YOU CAN READ THIS, WEAR A MASK).
Will you change my jewelry?
Every appointment booked is a potential risk for transmission of a disease, so the the process of cleaning the shop between clients has become more extensive, and more expensive. I'm not going to book appointments for jewelry changes at all during the pandemic. The price of cleaning supplies and other sundries has made it impossible to take jewelry change appointments without losing money. Most clients having jewelry changed choose not to tip. A half hour appointment could either earn my business revenue by being a piercing... or I could book a half hour appointment, change someone's jewelry at the expense of my own supplies and receive no revenue. This will also promote my clients to be responsible for their own piercings. When the threat of coronavirus lifts, I will resume changing jewelry.
I lost a ball. What do I do?
Order a new one from razorblade.pro or painfulpleasures.com. We'll make sure your jewelry is secure before you leave. You should check your piercing regularly to make sure all parts are secure.
You did my piercing, and I tried to change it or it fell out. I can't get it back in! What should I do?
I'm sorry, but without regular maintenance, or changing your jewelry before it is completely healed, this can happen! Don't change your jewelry early, and make sure it is secure regularly! MISMANAGING YOUR PIERCING CAN MEAN LOSING IT. BE PATIENT.
Will you still pierce my nose. septum, tongue, or lip, even though we have to wear masks?
I'll keep my mask on during your appointment. You'll keep your mask on until right before I clean, mark, and then pierce you. After I pierce you, you can replace your mask, pay, and leave.