Safe Body Piercing
Why You Should Get Pierced at Essential Beauty?
Numbing Spray Available. Regular Health Inspections. Huge Range of Jewellery. Navel, Nose, Tongue, Trages, Belly, Labret, Septum, Industrial, Eyebrow, Ear,Sarah-Marie, Lip, Hand Web, Frenulum, Surface to Surface, Neck, All parts of Body.
Body Piercing Consent Form - What you need to do!
- Print off and fill in the form found below.
- If you are under 16 (18 in WA), you will need to fill in and bring the form with photo ID and come with a parent (with photo ID) to one of our salons. (use salon locator to help you here!)
- • If you are over 16 (18 in WA) then you simply bring in the form (but still with photo ID).
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ARE THE PIERCING NEEDLES USED ONLY ON ONE PERSON?
We absolutely never use a needle on more than one person.
HOW MANY PIERCINGS CAN I GET DONE IN ONE SESSION?
Four piercings in one appointment is not uncommon. Having many more than that can be a bit too stressful for your body to cope with and can prolong your healing time.
CAN I LOSE SENSATION IN THE PIERCED AREA?
For most people, a piercing increases sensation. That is one of the main reasons people get pierced, that is to heighten the stimulation of a particular body part. The number of people who have reported no change or a loss of sensation is actually very small.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM ESSENTIAL BEAUTY?
An expert body pierce undertaken by a professional body piercer in a clean environment with appropriate home care instructions and solution supplied. Further, we will be available on the phone throughout the healing period to answer any questions you may have. We have an "If in doubt, check it out" policy and we welcome your calls.
WHAT METALS ARE SAFE FOR PIERCING JEWELLERY?
Titanium, Niobium and bioplast are the optimum choice followed by 316L surgical implantation grade stainless steel. Gold must be at least 14 carat or higher for initial piercings. Avoid silver, gold plated, brass, bronze and copper. The initial "savings" on cheaper jewellery are quickly forgotten when infections and reactions to poorly made jewellery necessitate medical expenses.
WHAT SIZE JEWELLERY IS STANDARD?
Usually a matter of individual custom fit, some piercings do have "standard" sizes which work for most people, and often there is a minimum size. The look is only part of what makes a piercing work for you. It must function properly as well. Jewellery, which is not the right size, can cause healing problems.
WILL IT HURT AFTER IT'S HEALED?
The tenderness present with new piercings usually diminishes rapidly during the healing period.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
Healing times vary from piercing to piercing and person to person and can be affected by the aftercare the piercing receives. Touching a healing piercing with dirty hands, contact with body fluids, rough treatment, and use of cleaning agents which are inappropriate can cause problems and significantly lengthen healing time. Following our aftercare instructions will minimize healing time and the risk of problems.
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING AN INFECTION?
If you're pierced at Essential Beauty and follow our aftercare instructions, the chances of an infection are virtually non-existent. We take extreme care to assure that all piercings are performed in an appropriately clean environment using sterile equipment. After that, it's up to you. There are many conditions, which are not infections, and may be mistaken as such. They include reaction to metal or, more commonly, to the cleaning agents you're using.We are happy to consult with you and suggest possible approaches based on our experiences as professional piercers. The percentages of people who get infections in our piercings is extremely small, and these are usually the result of inappropriate aftercare practices.
WHEN CAN I TAKE THE JEWELLERY OUT & NOT LOSE THE HOLE?
There are two stages to healing. The initial stage seals the piercing and thus reduces the chances of infection dramatically. The second stage is longer and is the time it takes for the piercing to "toughen up and season". During and after the latter stage, jewellery can be removed for varying lengths of time. The piercing will begin to shrink as soon as you remove the jewellery. How long it takes to shrink to a degree that you can not reinsert the jewellery varies. Never force jewellery into a piercing which has shrunk.
DO YOU USE A PIERCING GUN?
A professional piercer would never use an ear piercing gun for body piercing. There are many reasons for this - the jewellery design is inappropriate as the post is too short to allow for swelling and proper cleaning, and the backing can trap infectious matter close to the piercing. While many people imagine that being pierced by a gun would hurt less than being pierced by a needle, that is not so. With a gun, piercing is a considerably harsher method than a professionally performed body piercing.
WHAT ABOUT SWIMMING POOL AND HOT TUBS?
Generally not recommended. Alternatively you may cover the area with a waterproof dressing. Avoid river water. Sea water is generally fine.
DO PIERCINGS USUALLY GROW OUT?
Surface piercings including eyebrow and navel are the most common piercings to grow out. Placement has a lot to do with success, so you can increase your chances by having the piercing done by a skilled professional. Be sure to follow proper aftercare and minimize as much as possible the irritation caused by clothing which is tight or restrictive and/or which has belts and waistbands.
WHY CAN'T I HAVE A SMALLER RING?
Sometimes, what you imagine would look best will not work best. Your preferences in look and play aside, the size needs to be tailored to your body's individual structure and most importantly, what will be the most comfortable and promote care-free healing.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A PIERCING?
We always welcome "walk-ins". Appointments can be arranged so you won't have a long wait. If you have any health issues, which might impact your ability to heal, please consult with your piercer before you get a piercing. Eating beforehand helps.
DOES IT HURT TO GET PIERCED?
Yes, but for less than a second, and significantly less than most people anticipate. We are often told "that didn't hurt nearly as much as I thought it would". We're constantly refining our techniques to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
CAN YOU NUMB THE AREA TO BE PIERCED?
For a lot of reasons, the answer is NO! For one, only licensed medical professionals can legally administer inject able anesthetics. For another, when performed by a skilled, professional piercer, the actual piercing is quicker and considerably less painful than the injection would be. An injection also distorts the tissue, which can result in a crooked piercing. Topical anesthetics can help and are available for an extra cost.
WHY CHOOSE A PROFESSIONAL PIERCER OVER A DOCTOR?
Although Doctors are trained in body and cross contamination procedures, they have NO understanding of the jewellery size and gauge. Placement of the piercing and jewellery size and gauge is a vital necessity in piercing success.
WHY CHOOSE ESSENTIAL BEAUTY OVER OTHER PIERCING PLACES?
We have pierced over 1,000,000 people Australia wide since 1997, with an average of over 4000 per week. We have regular health inspections, friendly qualified staff, autoclave sterilisation and we take time after your piercing to explain home care. Quite simply, we love what we do and we want to share it with you!