How To Spot A Dodgy Piercing Place:

Posted: November 29, 2010 in Piercings, Tips/advice
  • MAKE SURE THEY USE STERILE EQUIPMENT

Any self-respecting, professional studio makes sure that they steralise all their equipment before and after any new customers. Don’t accept a piercing from a place that has used needles lying around or don’t get new ones out of packages before piercing.

  • DON’T SETTLE FOR RUDE BEHAVIOUR/ NASTY ATTITUDES

You have to remember that the piercer is going to be handling a part of your skin and they have to be respectful of their “human canvas”, so to speak -therefore don’t go to a studio where the staff seem bored, uncaring or rude. Don’t forget that if they can’t be arsed to be helpful or attentive before the piercing then they’re not going to be much help when it comes to aftercare.

  • GLOVES AND MARKINGS ARE A MUST!

As well as having sterile equipment, all experienced piercers recognise the importance of keeping their hands covered with medical latex gloves and marking the spot that they plan to pierce before doing so. If you come across a piercer that refuses to do either of those things, or won’t let you change the marking spot then just walk out, because chances are they’re shit at their job.

  • A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS… AND NO INFECTIONS

Never get pierced in a salon that doesn’t have examples of previous customers. Simple as… It either proves that they’re not experienced in it, that they didn’t care enough to be proud of their work or that all the piercing jobs they’ve done have been really shoddy. All things that you DON’T want in a body modifier.

  • NO LICENSE, NO PIERCING

If you’re not sure, or if it’s not made evident in the shop window, ALWAYS ask if they’re a licensed shop – and ask for proof. Trust your instincts and if you think a place may not be registered to pierce then ask them to see their license. If they’re doing their job properly they won’t be offended when you ask.

  • NEVER TRUST A PIERCER WHO’S DRUNK AND WANTS TO PIERCE YOU WITH A RUSTY PAPERCLIP

It’s pretty self explanatory…

AWESOME, PROFESSIONAL PIERCING STUDIOS

Self SacrificeLondon

Ho/ier Than ThouManchester

Modern Body Art Birmingham

Chioko – London

PunkturedBrighton

Extreme NeedleLondon

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Comments
  1. Debi says:

    Pro-Body Piercing in Bradford are pretty good too…although the original, not the one in the market that’s stolen the name and trying to cash in on the customer base that has been built up over the years! So, in fact…that’s Pro Body, Ivegate Bradford! 🙂

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