Before The Piercing
The day of your Piercing
Before getting piercing, it is important that you feel well, and in balance with yourself. It is therefore a good idea to be well rested and to get enough sleep the night before, and have plenty of food and stay hydrated on the day. That way you reduce the chances of being unwell. It is important not to drink alcohol the day before your session, nor on the day. Alcohol has the capacity to thin the blood. Since it can bleed during or after the piercing, other blood thinning products or medicine should not be used. If you are on any regular medications, you need to consult with your doctor. Don’t drink a bunch of caffeine or energy drinks before coming in! It will not only thin your blood, it will make it harder to sit still.
If you’re getting an ear piercing and have long hair, it’s always a good idea to bring an extra hair tie and some bobby pins to help keep your hair out of the way.
The area around your new piercing will need to be cleaned before being pierced. If you’re wearing any makeup, (foundation in particular) you should be prepared for it to be scrubbed off during the cleaning. (Please don’t ever reapply makeup on or near a fresh piercing!)
If you spray tan, be aware that you will have a large spot scrubbed clean around the piercing area. If you plan on spray tanning while you’re piercing is still healing, you’ll need to make sure it’s sufficiently covered.
The area around your new piercing might be difficult to shave for a while after it’s been pierced. It might be helpful to ensure its clean shaven beforehand.
Not just with a fresh piercing, but also during the time it’s healing it’s usually best to wear comfortable clothes that aren’t going to rub or otherwise constrict the piercing. Some piercing areas can be hard to get to, make sure the clothes you’re wearing to get pierced in don’t make it even more difficult to get to. (If getting a piercing below the belt, it’s best to wear a comfortable pair of underwear you don’t mind getting stained.)
It might seem to go without saying, but please make sure you shower or bathe beforehand, particularly if you’re doing any piercings below the belt. Also, if you’re getting an oral piercing don’t forget to brush your teeth too please.
You may need a doctor’s note if you have medical conditions like a bleeding disorder, a heart condition, or if you have to take antibiotics like before going to the dentist. The consent form you’ll have to sign has a detailed list of these conditions. Please be honest, saying you have one of these conditions doesn’t usually mean we can’t pierce you; it may only mean you’ll be asked to come back with a doctor’s permission. We want you to be safe when getting pierced, so please understand that we do this for your well-being.
Make sure to set aside plenty of time for getting your new piercing. We get busy sometimes, but still like to take our time giving each client the attention they deserve. If you’re on a limited timeframe (like with a lunch break), then please book a time for getting a piercing or be understanding of the wait or try planning on coming back later when you’ll have more time.
For intimate / genital piercing if you have any questions or anything that you are not sure about you can always come in for consultation with our piercers. We have male and female piercers so you can choose which ever will make you feel more comfortable and relaxed.
All piercing must be performed by experienced professional as all people are different so the best placement of piercing and best jewelry should be chosen for every individuals anatomy as well as personal preferences and lifestyle of each individual can affect healing time time and good end result.
Elektrisk Tatovering uses only high quality material body jewelry. For initial piercing only implant grade titanium, glass or niobium is used. For healed piercings we have some surgical steel and PTFE jewelry available.
For scarification, beading or other body modification procedures consultation is necessary to make sure what is the best for you. None of these procedures will be done on walk in bases.
Before your piercing you have to sign a consent form in the shop, to ensure that all conditions are met. You can also download it here, so you have more time to read it, sign it and bring it to the shop.