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Piercing FAQs

Can I book online?

Yes, click on Book Now and follow the instructions.

How much do you charge for a piercing?

Details of all our charges are available on our Price List page of our website, or call 01452 526940

What age do you pierce?

Depending on the type of piercing:

Ear Piercing (lobe)- Aged 3 and over

  • Aged 3 – 11 you’ll have to have a parent with you
  • Aged 12 – 13 we’ll need to talk to a parent
  • Aged 14 or older – you can consent for yourself

Ear Lobe (Vertical) – Aged 12 and over

Ear Cartilage Piercing – Aged 12 and over

Daith Piercing – Aged 12 and over

Eyebrow Piercing – Aged 12 and over

Lip Piercing – Aged 13 and over

Navel Piercing – Aged 12 and over

Septum Piercing – Aged 13 and over

Smiley Piercing – Aged 13 and over

Nose Piercing (needle) – Aged 13 and over

    • Aged 13 or 15 we’ll need to talk to a parent which can be done on the phone.
    • Aged 16 or older- you can consent for yourself, we may ask for photo ID (especially if you don’t look 16 or older) if you can’t provide ID we may insist on talking to a parent.Tongue Piercing (vertical) – Aged 14 and over
      • Aged 14 or 15 we’ll need to talk to a parent which can be done on the phone.
      • Aged 16 or older- you can consent for yourself, we may ask for photo ID (especially if you don’t look 16 or older) if you can’t provide ID we may insist on talking to a parent.

Tongue Piercing – 

    • Aged 13 or 15 we’ll need to talk to a parent which can be done on the phone.
    • Aged 16 or older- you can consent for yourself, we may ask for photo ID (especially if you don’t look 16 or older) if you can’t provide ID we may insist on talking to a parent.

Nipple Piercing – Females

    • Not available to under 16’s
    • Aged 16 or older- you can consent for yourself, we may ask for photo ID (especially if you don’t look 16 or older) if you can’t provide ID we may insist on talking to a parent

Nipple Piercing – Males

    • Not available to under 16’s
    • Aged 16 or older- you can consent for yourself, we may ask for photo ID (especially if you don’t look 16 or older) if you can’t provide ID we may insist on talking to a parent.

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Do you do the Snake Eye Piercing?

We do not do the Snake Eye Piercing. It’s a piercing that can be difficult to heal and can cause clients discomfort.

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Can you do my child's ears at the same time, do you have two piercers?

This is possible if two piercers are available. For this service it is best to book an appointment or ring and check there are two piercers in.

Does your jewellery comply with the piercing regulations?

All Titanium Jewellery used at Kara Body Piercing is Medical Grade Titanium 6AI-4VEIi:F-136 (also known as Grade 23). Piercing Jewellery is covered by legislation (Regulation EC No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals REACH). Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the EU REACH regulation has been brought into UK law and is known as GB REACH. It is prohibited to pierce with jewellery unless it complies with the Nickel Directive. We ensure all our supplier’s products comply with the piercing regulations, by asking to see their certificates stating the jewellery complies In compliance with the UK / European Nickel Directive (required by law), manufacture certificate copies are available to view at Kara’s.

Do you do the type of piercing I want?

Details of all our piercing are available on our Piercing page of our website, or call 01452 526940

Will it hurt?

A lot of our clients say it doesn’t hurt at all. Some say it feels like a small pinch. Everyone feels pain differently so it can vary from person to person. We do have anesthetic (numbing spray) available at £5, so there is nothing to worry about.

Can you pierce the ear lobes with 9ct Gold?

Yes we can use solid 9ct Gold studs, however the clasp part is gold plated due to gold being a fairly soft metal and not strong enough to make a clasp. The stud and the stem that goes through the lobe/cartilage is solid 9ct gold.

Will it become infected?

All our jewellery is fully sterilized using an ultrasonic and an autoclave sterilizer to ensure each item is completely sterile. A new sterile needle is used for each client; this is opened in front of you from its sealed sterile packet. By following our aftercare advice and keeping the piercing clean, you shouldn’t encounter any problems.

Children must be aware that touching the ear lobe after the piercing could put gems onto the lobe and cause an infection. Please ensure your child understands this and does not touch their piercing.

Pierced cartilage is more difficult to heal so extra care should be taken.

Will it grow out?

Occasionally surface piercings are difficult to heal, because, as the body rejects the body jewelry as a foreign object, the jewelry is pushed to the surface, causing the piercing to grow out (also called rejection). Proper placement and jewelry selection by an experienced body piercer can help alleviate this problem. A well done surface piercing can last anywhere between 3 months and several years. This differs from person to person.

A Tongue piercing can also change position as the tongue is a muscle. So over time you may find the piercing moves.

Do I need to make an appointment or can I just call in?

We have several piercers that we keep available for walk-ins. You are welcome to make an appointment if you wish, or just call-in and we can usually get you in fairly quickly if not straight away. Book Now.

Are your premises safe and registered?

We are very experienced in body piercing, and have been piercing for over 55 years. We are fully registered and licenced by the local authority who carry out regular checks on our staff and premises.

Do you do industrial or scaffold piercing?

Yes.

Do you use numb/freeze spray?

Yes, available if you require it for a small charge.

If you have any questions, please call 01452 526940

and talk to one of our piercing specialists.