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Body Piercing FAQ

Or body piercing FAQ will help you to get the best out of your piercing. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Frequently asked questions about body piercing and dermal implants

Piercings are done on a walk-in basis. If you are 16 or over we can pierce you, but you will need photographic ID. If you are 14/15 we can pierce you but you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Does it hurt?

With any process that breaks the skin you will feel some sensation, some people cope with this better than others. Your body will cope better if you are more relaxed (try not to think about it too much). Make sure you have eaten before you come in. You need energy to cope with the adrenaline that your body will produce. Hangovers and comedowns are not the best physical states to be in when getting pierced, nor is being stoned. If you are drunk we will not pierce you as alcohol thins the blood and inhibits clotting.

Is it safe?

As long as piercings are carried out in hygienic conditions by people who know what they are doing and using appropriate jewellery, then yes. There are some places on the body we will not pierce as they could be very problematic, such as the web of skin between the thumb and fingers, or the clitoris (we only pierce the hood of skin over the clitoris).

Are you registered?

We are licensed with the City of Edinburgh environmental health department, and are subject to yearly inspections.

How do I look after a new piercing?

We will give you written aftercare instructions after each piercing, we recommend using a ready made saline solution or warm salt water which you can mix yourself (small tea spoon of salt to one cup of water) or dilute tea tree oil (one part oil to seven parts water).

Do not use antiseptics unless there is an infection as this slows down the healing process. There are other branded healing agents on the market, but as some of these are new we cannot be certain how effective they are. Any feedback from you about those you may have tried would be appreciated, e-mail tribalbodyart96@gmail.com.

Will it get infected?

We do everything possible to avoid cross contamination. When you leave the shop with your new piercing it is up to you to follow the aftercare instructions and keep the piercing clean.