-Make sure you have the necessary documentation. For clients under the age of 18, a notarized consent form is required by the state of Florida. We can email you the form ahead of time if you call or email us. We have a mobile notary who will come to the shop for a $10 charge but she isn't always available, so it's best to come prepared with the form already notarized. A Notary can be found nearby at the UPS store on East Venice Ave. For clients over the age of 18, only a photo ID is necessary.
-We do earlobe piercings on any age, as long as the client is able to express that they want the piercing and willingly sit for it. We will not hold down or otherwise traumatize a young client for the sake of a piercing. Our piercer is incredibly patient and good at putting our clients at ease and has been able to pierce many children's ears with little to no drama. For other piercings, our minimum age is 14.
-Make sure you eat a good meal prior to your piercing. We have candy, water, and snacks available for you at the shop but it's best to have a full meal before you come.
-We do have lidocaine available to numb the area before the piercing at no additional cost, but it has be applied an hour beforehand to have an effect.
-Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 941-218-0507 with any questions
BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING: WASH YOUR HANDS
There are two methods to healing your piercing. Whichever way you choose is a matter of personal preference.
-Method 1: Saline Spray
The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) recommends cleaning with a sterile isotonic saline spray. We have a pre-made version for sale here at the shop. Simply spray your piercing once or twice per day and use a folded paper towel or a q-tip to gently remove any buildup from the jewelry.
-Method 2: Dial Antibacterial or other liquid unscented soap
Simply lather soap and clean the skin and exposed jewelry with freshly washed fingers or a q-tip. Rinse the piercing with water to remove soap residue. Avoid moving the jewlery around as this can cause extra irritation.
For Oral Piercings:
It is recommended to rinse your mouth for 20-30 seconds after ingesting anything that isn't water (eating, drinking, smoking). You can use saline solution, mouthwash, or plain water if you don't have anything else.
A few things to remember:
-Don't touch, twist, or spin the jewelry. It won't get "stuck", this will just cause irritation.
-Rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin, tea tree oil and other products are not recommended and cause damage to your fresh piercing.
-Band-aids create an ideal environment for bacteria and will increase your risk of infection.
-Make-up and hair products should not get in or on your fresh piercing.
-Avoid hot tubs, pools, oceans/lakes/rivers/etc. for the first 2-4 weeks and be sure to clean immediately after until piercing is fully healed.
Address: 633 East Venice Ave Venice, FL 34285