IS IT SAFE TO GET A PIERCING?
Both tattoos and piercings are very safe, as long as each artist and the entire studio adheres to both Universal Precautions and Blood Borne Pathogen Safety Standards. Luckily, Club Tattoo treats client safety as the first and foremost priority, requiring the highest level of sterilization possible, going above and beyond the legal requirement of all local health codes and regulations. On the consent form our clients complete before the procedure, we may identify certain instances when it would not be appropriate for an individual to receive a tattoo or piercing; if that happens, we will discuss the safety concerns with our client, but this would be a rare instance.
DO PIERCINGS HURT?
Yes, it hurts, but there are lots of people walking around with tattoos and piercings so it’s not unbearable. Unlike tattoos, a piercing is a very quick process. They’re usually done in a matter of seconds. After the piercing is done, you can expect to have a little tenderness at the piercing site for at least a few days afterwards.
WHAT KIND OF JEWELRY DO YOU OFFER?
Club Tattoo takes great pride in offering one of the largest selections of body jewelry available. All of the jewelry we carry is of the highest quality available. Implant-grade titanium, niobium, white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold jewelry fills our cases so we can offer you the best jewelry options.
HOW MUCH DO PIERCINGS COST?
Basic piercings begin at $25 in our Arizona studios and $50 in our Las Vegas studios; plus the cost of the jewelry that you choose.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
For any tattoo or piercing service, you must present a valid driver’s license or government photo ID to be photocopied. By law, you must be at least 18 years old for a tattoo or piercing without a parent/legal guardian present. You (and your parent or legal guardian if you are a minor) must also read and sign a waiver / consent form.
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
No appointment necessary for piercings. All of our piercings are on a first come, first serve walk-in basis.
WHAT IS THE POLICY FOR PIERCING MINORS?
We will perform standard piercings on minors at age 14 with parental consent. Parent or legal guardian (w/Documentation) has to be present with State Issued ID & Minor's ID or birth certificate. We are strict in our requirements to ensure proper age and that valid legal parental consent is presented, so please contact the studio directly ahead of time to find out exactly what you will need to bring to your appointment.
Oral Piercings (lip, cheek, tongue, etc.)
Your piercing may swell for 1 – 3 weeks. Take ibuprofen, suck on ice, drink very cold water to help air in reducing inflammation. For the first 3 weeks rinse your mouth with alcohol free mouthwash (Biotene, Crest Pro-Health, Tech2000) after anything that enters your mouth aside from bottled water. The outside of your mouth around the piercing should be cleaned twice a with an antibacterial soap and Neilmed Aftercare Spray. It is important not to drink alcohol or consume tobacco products for the initial healing period to avoid irritating your piercing severely. For your initial healing period avoid oral sex, or open mouth kissing. After 3 – 6 weeks have your piercer replace your jewelry with a shorter piece. This is important as it will aid in the remaining heal time for your piercing as well as help to prevent gum erosion or tooth damage or further discomfort.
DO NOT USE: Alcohol, Hibiclens, Betadine or any petroleum-based product such as Bacitracin or Neosporin. If you have any concerns, please contact your piercer or contact one of our studios directly.
General Piercings (ear, septum, nostril, navel, surface, nipple, etc.)
In the shower wash your piercing, jewelry and surrounding area once a day with a gentle anti-bacterial soap. Be sure to clean the entire area and rinse the soap off thoroughly. After showering, clean the piercing and jewelry with a liberal application of Neilmed Aftercare Spray using a q-tip. Use the q-tip to gently wipe away any dried or crusty material or blood. Do this 2 or 3 times a day. Do not rinse Neilmed Aftercare Spray off.
Male & Female Genital Piercings: Follow the same instructions as stated above. Be very careful in applying antibacterial soap as this may cause irritation to the urethra and vaginal opening. For piercings that are transurethral (pass through the urinary tract), or near the urethra, your urine will cleanse the piercing.
DISCLAIMER: These guidelines are based on a combination of vast professional experience, common sense, research and extensive clinical practice. This is not to be considered to be a substitute for medical advice from a doctor. Be aware, however, that many doctors and dentists do not have specific training or experience regarding piercing, and may not be educated on how to best assist you. IF you do get an infection, the jewelry should be left in, so that the infection may drain. IF the jewelry is removed, the holes may close and result in an abscess. Always contact your artist if anything seems abnormal or if you have any concerns.