We understand that getting a piercing can be exciting, so we want to make sure that you’re well-prepared!
Firstly: a piercing, no matter how simple it may seem, is not something you can go ‘get’ and be done with. It’s important to realize that you are actively altering the state of your body and that both you and your body need time adjusting to the new situation. Whether it’s not being able to wear high-waisted trousers after getting your navel pierced or having to cancel your sauna dates for the next few weeks – a piercing might have a bigger impact on your day to day life than you anticipated. That’s why it’s a good idea to consider whether your current lifestyle can accommodate the care for a fresh piercing. We’re more that happy to assist you with any questions you might have about this topic!
Of course there is also a more practical side to preparing for a piercing. Below are just a few tips on how to make your piercing experience at our studio as comfortable as possible:
• Make sure you eat something beforehand, preferably no more than four hours before you plan to get pierced
• Don’t drink or do drugs in the 24 hours leading up to your piercing
• Do not self-administer any numbing products or medication
• Sleep well the night before
• Choose your clothing wisely. Nothing too tight or synthetic around the piercing, but also something you feel comfortable in!
• Be mindful of your personal hygiëne and health
• Please do not bring large groups of friends. It’s an exciting event, but it’s really important that your main focus lies with what the piercer has to say. The piercer has the final say if and how many friends can accompany you into the piercing area and we ask you to respect their decision
• Do not film or take pictures unless you have discussed this with the piercer first.
• Be open to the piercer! The success of your piercing depends on the knowledge your piercer has about your situation. Are you on medication? Do you have a medical condition? These are important things for your piercer to know!
• We cannot pierce you if you are pregnant or nursing