Policies

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Anyone getting pierced or having jewelry inserted into a piercing must provide proof of age and identification including minors!
 
Adults
In order to be pierced or have jewelry inserted into a piercing you must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid photo ID.
Acceptable identification includes the following:
  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • State issued identification card
  • Military identification card
 
Minors
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian and must provide identification and proof of age and relationship to the guardian in order to be pierced or have jewelry inserted into a piercing.
Acceptable identification and proof of age and relationship includes the following:
  • A school issued photo ID or yearbook picture accompanied by a birth certificate is acceptable identification for minors younger than driving age.
  • Any of the forms of acceptable identification listed above from both parent and minor on which either last names and addresses match.
  • If the parent has a different last name and address than the minor then legal documentation (birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce papers, adoption papers, etc.) must be provided to verify the relationship.
  • If the legal guardian is not the parent the adoption papers must be provided to verify the guardian’s legal right to sign for the minor.
 
AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC PIERCINGS
You must be 18 years of age to recieve most piercings with the following exception;
14 years of age or older with parental consent and proper identification
  • Earlobe piercings (no larger than 12 gauge)
  • Ear cartilage piercings
  • Nostril piercings​
 
Earlobe Piercing for Young Children
As a general policy, we will do earlobe piercings on minors as young as 8 years old.
However, a consultation with one of our piercers beforehand is required.
Minors must be old enough to request and consent to the piercing and understand how to care for them while they are healing 
 
For children between the ages of 8 and 11, there is a 24 hour waiting period once the consultation is complete. In some cases, the piercer may feel a longer waiting period is necessary. Please be honest with your children about the possibility that they may have to wait to be pierced.
 
Once the consultation is complete, you can make an appointment for the piercings.
In some instances, the piercer may decide not to pierce the child at all and they will discuss their reasoning with you. 

We do consultations and piercings for young children on an appointment-only basis.
Please give us a call to set up an appointment for a consultaiton.
It is possible for children younger than 7 to recieve an earlobe piercing, however this on a case-by-case basis. 
 
Our approach to piercing young children is based upon years of experience working with young children and our polcies are created with the best interest of the child, the parent and the piercer in-mind.
 
 
RETURN POLICY
JEWELRY SALES ARE FINAL with the exception of jewelry that is defective and some gifts (discussed below). We guarantee all Surgical Steel, Niobium, Titanium, and Gold jewelry against manufacturers defects for 1 year, so be sure to hang on to your receipt! Defective jewelry will be repaired or replaced.
IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A GIFT and are unsure of the size or style, please ask us to seal the jewelry in a clear pouch. In this case, the jewelry may be exchanged as long as the pouch is unopened.
ALL RETURNS OR EXCHANGES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RECEIPT!
 
 
Appointment Cancellation Policy
I require a 24 hour notice on all cancellations. Please make sure to call ASAP if you can't make your appointment. 
 

Sterilization And Infection Control
One of the most important aspects of receiving a piercing is the cleanliness of the procedure. When piercings are not performed in a clean, safe environment, the potential exists for spreading infectious diseases.
It is imporatant to me to adhere to strict standards for sterilization of my equipment as well as stringent infection control practices.
 
These standards help ensure the piercing you receive is both safe and attractive.
Anything used during a piercing that can be single-use and disposable, is. 
This means the item is brand new when used on you and then disposed of immediately, never to be reused on any other clients. This includes, most importantly, the piercing needle used to perform the piercing. All piercing needles are autoclave sterilized before being used.
You will see most supplies used including the needle go in to the sterilizer before our piercing. And be shown a sterilization inigrader that will show you that that the sterilzation process was sucessful.
 
Once the piercing is completed, you will see the piercer dispose of the needle in a Sharps container, so that you know the needle used on you will never be used on anyone else, and vice versa.
 
There are a few pieces of equipment that may need to be reused. Any equipment that needs to be re-used is first disinfected using a high-level liquid disinfectant. The equipment is then processed in an ultrasonic-cleaner which removes any microscopic debris that may be on the equipment. Once this is complete, the equipment is placed in a sterilization pouch and processed in an steam autoclave sterilizer.
 
Steam autoclaves are the same type of devices used by hospitals and dentists to sterilize their equipment. Autoclave sterilization is the ONLY way to be sure that re-usable equipment is completely free of disease-causing organisms. We take several steps to monitor our sterilization practices so that we can be sure our autoclave sterilizer is functioning appropriately.
 
One step we take is to perform a spore test on our autoclave every week. A spore test is a biological monitoring test performed by an independent lab that shows that our autoclave is destroying all microorganisms, including bacterial spores. In addition to the spore test, we use an integrator in every autoclave load. An integrator is a chemical monitoring test that verifies that our autoclave is reaching the required temperature and pressure, for the appropriate amount of time. Time, temperature and pressure are the three components required for effective sterilization.
Disinfection of the piercing rooms and work surfaces is another step we utilized to make your piercing as safe as possible. Each piercing room is thoroughly disinfected at the beginning of each day. Additionally, all surfaces in the piercing room that could potentially become contaminated are disinfected between each client. See the Piercing Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) section for additional information on our piercing standards.