FAQs

We have pierced over 1,500,000 people Australia wide since 1997. We have regular health inspections, friendly qualified staff, autoclave sterilization 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.

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.

Not recommended initially. You may cover the area with a waterproof dressing if you must enter the water.

A professional piercer would never use an ear piercing gun for body piercing on any other part of the body other than the ear lobe.

This can take up to a year and is not recommended if you want to keep your piercing as it will begin to shrink as soon as you remove the jewellery. How long it takes to shrink so that you cannot reinsert the jewellery varies. Never force jewellery into a piercing.

If you’re pierced at Essential Beauty and follow our aftercare instructions, the chances of an infection are virtually non-existent.

Note times in the table and that jewellery you are pierced with should not be removed during the healing time.

We have numbing spray that can help and is available for an extra cost. Please check with your salon first.

Nearly all people say that a piercing hurts significantly less than they expected. We are constantly refining our techniques to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

We welcome “walk-ins”. Appointments can be arranged so you won’t have a long wait. Eating beforehand helps.

Sometimes, what you imagine would look best will not work best. Your preferences in look aside, the size of the jewellery needs to be tailored to your body’s individual structure.

The tenderness present with new piercings usually diminishes rapidly during the healing period.

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. You must avoid silver, gold plated, brass, bronze and copper. Size is a matter of individual fit, some piercings have “standard” sizes which work for most people. The look is only part of what makes a piercing work. Jewellery, which is not the right fit, can cause healing problems.

An expert body pierce undertaken by a professional body piercer in a clean environment with appropriate home care instructions and solution supplied. We will be available on the phone throughout the healing period to answer any questions you may have. We welcome your calls.

For most people, a piercing increases sensation – that is why people get pierced. The number of people who have reported a loss of sensation is very small.

Four piercings in one appointment is not uncommon. But note that one can be stressful and will increase healing time.

We never use a needle on more than one person.

For almost every single type of piercing, you can initially put in a clear or invisible stud to begin with. This is called Bioplast/ Bioflex (a biologically inert material which won’t react with your body).

However, a majority of the Bioplast/Bioflex jewellery comes with jewelled ends/attachments like Swarovski crystals or coloured balls. Only some come with clear attachments so the range is limited.

If this is what you are seeking, please call your local Essential Beauty salon first to check they have this product in stock, for the area you want pierced.

Alternatively, you could get pierced in your holidays and put in a clear retainer after 4 to 6 weeks. Again, call your local salon for more details