Do you want to get a body piercing?

All piercings are done in a fully licenced and insured private studio. This means that we can assure complete discretion regardless of what piercing you want.

Below is our most frequently asked questions, if your question is not listed, please don't hesitate to contact us.

How to find us

 

We are located opposite Argos, above Bradleys Estate Agents. If you walk up the Alleyway between Bradleys & Retro, there is a brown door with a buzzer about 3/4 of the way up

Piercing FAQ's

We get asked a lot of questions about the piercings we offer, so we thought we would gather them all together in one place. If you do not see the answer to your question then please feel free to Contact Us, or send us a message on WhatsApp

We are located opposite Argos, above Bradleys Estate Agents. If you walk up the Alleyway between Bradleys & Retro, there is a brown door with a buzzer about 3/4 of the way up

We do not have customer parking on site, however we are a 2 minute walk from Sainsburys where you can park for £1 for an hour which is should be plenty of time for your appointment

No, we are a 'needle only' studio. We do not pierce with guns, hand pressure systems, or any other system for that matter.

All our needles are single use, pre-packaged, sterile needles that are only used once - we do not use a needle more than once, even on the same client, ever...!

All our 'Regular' piercings are £15 for 1, or £25 for 2 (when carried out at the same appointment on the same person).

Genital Piercings are £30 each & Dermal Anchors are £25 each

We accept cash or card for piercings, we also accept Clearpay

If you are under 16, you will need parental consent to get a piercing with us; if we are in any doubt that you have bought a parent or guardian with you (instead of a friends parent), we reserve the right to ask for ID from both parties, so please ensure that you bring some with you. If you bring a parent with you, they must be present throughout the whole appointment.

If you are over 16, you will need to bring ID with you - again, we reserve the right to ask for it, and to refuse servioce without it.

ID must be physical hard copies, and not photocopies, or digital images. We currently accept, College ID (with date of birth printed on it), Drivers Licence, Passport, CitizenCard, or any other ID card issued under the National Proof of Age Standards Scheme.

We do have a few age restricted piercings:

  • 16 - Tongues
  • 16 - Nipples (Male or Female)
  • 18 - Genital Piercings
  • 18 - Dermal Anchors

Yes, we do. Children must be school age (5 or 6).

There are a few rules that we ask parents to abide by when they bring their children in for piercings though; so please bear this in mind prior to booking your children in for an appointment:

  • We understand that you are making the appointment for your child to be pierced, and we will require you to sign the consent forms prior to the treatment. However after this, the child will become our client, and as such;
  • We will address and talk directly to the child, we do not want to be rude, but they are our client and we will make sure that they are happy and that they are aware of what is going on and what is going to happen.
  • We will ensure that the child is aware that although you, the parent, has signed a consent form, that this consent can be withdrawn at any time by them, at any point throughout the appointment. We do this to promote the idea of consent and body autonomy.
  • If the child decides that they do not want the piercing then this is ok with us, if they decide after the first piercing they do not want the second piercing, then this is ok with us too.
  • We actively discourage the child being told that they will look silly, or that there is any level of disappointment because as adults we would not allow anyone to force us to do things that we were uncomfortable with.
  • If your child decides that they are not ready to be pierced, whether that is the first piercing or any subsequent piercings then we will praise them for their bravery. We want them to understand that it takes courage to decide that they are not ready for what is a really big decision for a child.
  • While we understand that this may be inconvenient to some parents we do this to ensure the client does not have a negative or scary experience. 

We do not pierce both earlobes simultaneously as this can place the client or staff at risk if the client moves abruptly.  

We strongly recommend Sterile Saline in a pressurised can. We stock NeilMed Piercing Aftercare which is available to purchase at your appointment for an additional cost of £5, however we are not the pushy sales type so there is no obligation.

If you decide not to purchase aftercare from us then you are able to purchase sterile 'wound wash' from a pharmacy or online.

We DO NOT recommend the use of any chemical cleaning solutions from other stores where you may be able to get your ears pierced.

Our recommendation is that if you would not put it in your eyes, then do not put it on a fresh piercing.

While you will be given a comprehensive aftercare sheet following your appointment, we also recommend that during healing you completely dry ears front and back before going to bed, as well as completely dry hair when sleeping.

We find that excessive moisture behind the ear or excessive cleaning accounts for the majority of troubleshooting issues during healing. 

Usually, we recommend having an appointment to avoid disappointment or a wasted trip if we are not able to carry out your piercing. On days that we have walk in appointments available we tend to advertise this through our social media. That is not to say we couldn't do it if you pop in, but just be aware there is a chance that we may be busy, or teaching.

You can book an appointment by scolling down towards the bottom of the page. Just be sure to select 'Paid Piercing Appointment'. If none are showing then you are welcome to message us as our availibility may not be up to date.

All the jewellery that we use for initial piercing is made of implant grade Titanium, including any decorative attachments. We can pierce with 14k Gold, but we do not keep this in stock as standard - if you want Solid Gold for your initial piercing then please contact us for a price (please note that the jewellery cost will need to be paid prior to us ordering it)

Plain polished titanium is included with the cost of any piercing(s), but we do keep a selection of decorative end pieces available to purchase (in addition to the cost of the piercings)

We do not pierce with anything made of stainless steel, surgical steel or anything plated. We do however pierce with Anodised Titanium.

No, we only pierce with jewellery that we have ordered, handles, inspected and sterilised by us. We do not pierce with 'outside' jewellery as this is often lower quality and may cause complications for the piercing.

Yes, absolutely. Downsizing is important, and we would encourage you to come back after the initial healing period to have your jewellery downsized to aid further healing. We charge £5 for jewellery changes (plus the cost of the jewellery if you decide to upgrade to something a little nicer)

Downsizing refers to switching jewellry in a piercing to a shorter post, once initial swelling has subsided.

Because of the way piercings heal, most require initial jewellry with a noticeable amount of extra room to allow the tissue to swell in the early phases of healing. This is crucial to avoid jewellry embedding in the skin.

However, once the initial stages have passed, this initial swelling will have gone away. This will reveal the initial extra room and results in the initial jewelry now being too long. Jewellry that is too long can snag easily and move around excessively, leading to irritation and renewed swelling. In oral piercings, excessively long jewelry can lead to damage to teeth, gums, and other oral structures.

At this stage, it’s important to return to your piercer to have shorter jewellry installed to reduce these issues.

If this window for downsizing is missed for piercings such as the helix, the excessive length may lead to migration or a change of angle of piercing, especially if the piercing gets slept on. This damage is irreversible and can get bad enough to result in the piercing failing.

Eternal Beauty uses an Enbio S Class B Vacuum Autoclave to sterilise everything, including Jewellery, tools, gauze - in fact anything that comes into contact with your skin is clean, sterile, or pre-packaged, single use.

Any tools or equipment that is re-processed (or cleaned between uses) goes through an Ultrasonic cleaning process using a medical grade enzymatic cleaning solution prior to being autoclaved in sealed pouches

All surfaces are cleaned with either Distel, or Clinell wipes between clients.

No, we do not. We believe that numbing an area prior to piercing is somewhat of a 'placebo' effect as mnost topical numbing agents will only numb the surface of the skin and not deep enough for you not to feel any discomfort during the piercing.

We cannot promise that it won't hurt, but we can promise that we will make the procedure as quick as we can to ensure that any discomfort you are feeling is not prolonged any further than it needs to be.

The short answer is no. Most insurers will not cover body piercing on pregnant women.

The body’s immune system undergoes serious changes during pregnancy. These changes have a negative effect on healing, and may even prevent piercings received shortly before becoming pregnant from finishing healing. Sometimes even healed piercing will act up while you are pregnant. For these reasons, we even advise against stretching existing piercings during pregnancy.

There is also a slight but important risk that if you experience a complication, such as an infection, that your pregnancy or fetus would be negatively affected. While the chances are slim, it’s just not worth the risk, and no reputable professional would knowingly offer you services while you are with child.

It is best to let your body focus on the important, complex and demanding task that it is handling already.

We suggest waiting at least 3 months after delivery of your child to allow your body to recover from pregnancy and childbirth and to allow your immune system to return to normal. For nipple piercings, you should wait three months following the cessation of breast milk production.

Two rather distinctive piercing complications are migration (the piercing moves from its initial placement, then settles and heals in a new location) and rejection (the jewelry is expelled completely from the body). The piercing is likely to migrate when unsuitable or insufficient tissue is pierced, or if your jewelry is too small in diameter, thin in gauge, or of poor quality. 

Migration and rejection can also result from using a harsh aftercare product, following poor health habits, or experiencing excessive physical trauma or emotional stress during the healing period. And, unfortunately, sometimes even when everything is done properly, a piercing will migrate or reject for no known reason. This is simply a risk of placing a foreign object through your skin: it may not stay in the desired position.

Of course, drop us a message, or get in touch and we will do our best to help you. Even if we didnt do the initial piercing.

Piercing bumps are the most common affliction for piercings both new as well as established piercings. We usually work through a checklist for piercing bumps:

  • Is the angle of the piercing correct? 
    • If we have done the piercing for you, then we would like to think that the angle is correct
  • What jewellery is in the piercing?
    • If its titanium then great, if you have changed your jewellery, we would recommend changing it back to something titanium - if you need something then please let us know and we can help.
  • Have you knocked it or caught it?
    • Trauma can cause bumps on piercings. They usually go away by themselves following the trauma, but if they do not then further investigation may be required.
  • What are you cleaning it with?
    • The answer should be sterile saline, or sterile wound wash. If it is not, please consider chaging your cleaning product.
  • Is there anything else that can help?
    • There are a few other things that may be able to help or that we can try, but we'd only do that if all our other steps have not yielded a positive result.

Our 'Free' appointments are on days and times that we advertise only. They are model days for trainees who are taking our piercing courses. The piercings will be carried out by the student and not our piercer. They are for over 18's only and are only on the days and times that we advertise.

We do not advertise these dates too far in advance, and we encourage you to keep an eye on our social media for dates as we post them

You do indeed. You can either complete one signs to your appointment prior to coming in by clicking HERE, or you can complete one in the studio prior to your piercing.

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