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Frequently Asked Questions

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What materials do you pierce with?

In our shop, every piercing is set with Titanium. We do not use other materials because they contain nickel or a compound of nickel.

 

That is why, in general, all new piercings are made with titanium piercing jewelry (or another hypoallergenic material). A piercing shop that complies with the GGD quality mark will therefore also pierce with titanium piercing jewelry as standard. This excludes possible allergic reactions to nickel as much as possible.

 

After your piercings are completely healed, you can opt for piercing jewelry of a different material or color. If you prefer to continue wearing titanium piercing jewelry after the healing time, that is of course also possible.

Do you pierce with jewelry that I bring myself ?

Because we are not sure of what material it consists of, we always pierce with our materials. After the piercing has healed, the jewelry can be replaced with a jewelry of your choice. If you want to exchange the piercing with a piece of jewelry you brought yourself, we charge a fee of €10. This is due to the sterile packaged materials we use. If you buy the jewelry from us, the exchange is of course free.  

How should I take care of my piercing? 

On our website we have a special section about the care of your piercing.  click here 

After the piercing you will receive an aftercare package with us, which contains all the explanations and a care product.

If you still have questions, please contact us.

My piercing is inflamed, what can I do now? 

It is normal for a piercing to be a little red for the first few days and exudate from the wound. The piercing can also be a bit sensitive to touch during the first few days, but these symptoms should pass after a few days. If the skin around the piercing feels warm, is red, hurts, feels stiff/hard, is swollen and you see pus, it is probably inflamed.  

Always contact us if you have an inflamed piercing. We can then advise you on what is best for you. In any case, never just remove the piercing! The skin grows closed from the outside in, so the inflammation under the skin can cause a lot of trouble.  

In the event of a significant infection, we often advise you to contact your doctor and ask about Fusidine ointment. You can often pick up this ointment at the pharmacy. Fusidine is an antibiotic ointment that helps fight inflammation.  

What does it mean when a piercing grows out? 

When a piercing grows out, the jewelry is pushed up from the skin. As a result, more and more of the rod or ring becomes visible. Growing out or shedding a piercing can occur anywhere and in anyone. It is important that the piercing is removed in time, otherwise a scar may form.

Is getting a piercing painful?

The pain during piercing differs per person. However, putting a piercing only takes a few seconds. An experienced piercer will place the piercing smoothly so that a small prick is felt for only a few seconds. Therefore, do not listen to horror stories from others. Everyone experiences pain differently and often people find it not that bad afterwards.  

What are the costs of a piercing?

The cost of a piercing varies. This depends on the location, how much stuff we need, what kind of jewelry goes in it, etc. On our site at price list  the price is stated per piercing.  

How old do I have to be for a piercing? 

From the age of 16, a piercing may be placed without parental permission, with the exception of nipple piercings and intimate piercings. However, always take your proof of identity with you. In case of doubt, we will ask you to identify yourself. You also need the document number of your ID to enter on the consent form.  

If you are younger than 16, you must bring one of your legal representatives with you for permission. Both you and your representative must identify themselves in this case.  In the case of different surnames , we ask you to bring another document showing that there is a family connection.

How long does a piercing take to heal?

The healing time varies per piercing and body part. On our website you can find the average healing time per piercing. During the healing period it is wise to continue to wear titanium piercings! Do not change the piercing until it has healed. click here for healing times

Can I get pierced during pregnancy?

We do not put piercings during pregnancy. A piercing often does not heal well during this period because the body reacts differently. The chance of growing out and irritations is then greater.

Do my piercings have to come out when I'm pregnant?

There are special pregnancy piercings for the navel that are longer and more flexible. These can often be worn during pregnancy. Some people find having a piercing during their pregnancy uncomfortable and remove the piercing. You can also choose to temporarily carry a simple plastic rod in it. Often the jewelry can be placed again after pregnancy without having to pierce again. However, this is only possible if the piercing has already healed completely.  

Can I change my piercings myself?

It is often easy to change a piercing itself. In some cases, the piercing is more difficult to open and close, such as with a ring. You can always visit us to change your piercing. Even if you find it difficult or annoying to change your piercings yourself.

When can I change my jewelry?

It depends on which piercing is placed. The healing time in one ear, for example, is different from another part of the body. The piercer always tells you after placing the piercing when you can change. We recommend that you always leave the jewelry in place during the healing process. After this period you can switch to another piece of jewelry. If you are not sure whether you can switch, you can always visit us.

How do I know if there is hygienic  is working in the shop?

We are of course in possession of a permit issued by the GGD. A good first impression of a shop and piercer is always very important. All piercings, needles and forceps are sterile packed. Our materials and forceps are sterilized/pre-treated in an ultrasonic and autoclave and we work with nitrile examination gloves. If something is unclear, you can always ask, we are happy to explain it to you.

I use medication or have a condition, can I be pierced?

We recommend that you first consult with your doctor whether it is wise to have a piercing.

Can I take a bath and/or swim with my new piercing?

With a new piercing you are not allowed to swim for the first 6 to 8 weeks, not in the sauna, not under the sunbed and not in the bath. We also do not recommend swimming in the sea with a fresh piercing. Although salt water is good for piercing, the sea also contains many other bacteria that can be harmful.

Help! I have a bump on my piercing.

Thickening is normal with a newly placed piercing. However, if a cartilage bump forms, please always contact us. A cartilage bump can often be easily remedied with a No-Pull disc.

 

If you have had your piercing for a long time and continue to suffer from a bump, it is possible that scar tissue has formed. In this case, please contact us or your GP immediately. In most cases, the jewelry must be exchanged for a longer piece of jewelry and/or a course of antibiotics is required.

Can I clean my piercing with another product?

We do not recommend using any product other than a perfume-free soap or saline solution. Many other remedies, such as Betadine or Sterilon, can actually hinder healing. If you have any questions, please contact us.  

What are your opening hours? 

Our opening hours are from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 to 17:00. 
This may differ on Sundays and public holidays! 
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What is the address?
You can find us at Jodenstraat 30, 5811 HK in Venlo. 
 

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