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. Anyone 5 years of age or older may receive lobe piercings.
We will NOT pierce anyone under the age of five.
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?
No. Consent for any procedure must be given by a parent or guardian. Guardians must have proof of guardianship. No exceptions.
Can I bring my own jewelry to be pierced with?
No. 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?
Anyone 5-10 years of age my have both parents accompany them.
Anyone else may have 1 guest accompany them. Anyone else in your party must wait OUTSIDE the building during your appointment.
Do you accept walk-ins?
Until further notiice, we will be working by appointment ONLY.
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?
No. Anyone under 16 may only enter the shop if they are being pierced. We aren't equipped to entertain children.
Do you make house calls or do 'piercing parties'?
No. It is not safe.
Do daith piercings cure migraines?
There is NO clinical proof that ANY piercings cure ANYTHING.
Do you perform 'snake eyes' tongue piercings?
We do not perform any horizontal tongue piercings at all.
What hours are you available for appointments?
Monday, from 12 to 4
Tuesday, from 12 to 4
Friday, from 4 to 8
Saturday, from 2 to 6
How long are appointments?
Appointments are booked for 30 minutes, though you'll be done in 10. This is to give us time to clean the common areas and piercing room between clients.
My friend and I want to get pierced together. How should we book our appointments?
You can book for the same time spot; just be sure to put both piercings into the notes in your appointment request.
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?
No. 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!