Piercing Tips and FAQs | Miss Demeanour Beauty and Body
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Piercing Tips and FAQs

Age

  • You must to be at least 16 years old to receive an ear or standard body piercing.  You must provide acceptable photo ID/proof of age. If you do not have acceptable photo ID OR you are not yet 16, then you must have your parent or guardian present with you for the piercing and they must provide their photo ID and medicare card (with your name and their name on it).
  • You must be at least 18 years old to receive a Skin Diver, Dermal Anchor/Microdermal, Nipple or Genital piercing.

ID and Proof of Age

  • We require you to present proof of age/ID showing your name, DOB and photo for all piercings.
  • If you are accompanying your child or ward, then you must provide photo ID for yourself as well as your medicare card with your name AND the child’s name on it (proof of parent/guardianship).
  • We will not accept photocopies or laminated or badly damaged cards.
  • Your parent cannot provide consent over the phone or in a letter, they must come with you to the salon.
  • If we believe your ID is false, fake or insufficient, we will refuse to pierce you.  We will not accept laminated ID cards or photocopies of ID.

 Intoxication/Under the Influence of Drugs

  • If we believe that you are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs we reserve the right to refuse to pierce you.

Risks

  • The potential for serious infection occurs during any body piercing procedure and also can occur if the piercing isn’t cared for properly afterwards.  If infections aren’t treated early they can lead to serious complications such as blood poisoning.
  • New piercings are likely to become swollen and are at risk of infection during the healing process. The following symptoms may indicate infection: increased pain, increased redness,  an increase in the amount and thickness of the discharge around the site of the piercing.  Infected discharge is usually thick and yellow, green or grey and may have an unusual odour.  If this occurs, or you are having any other problems, return to Miss Demeanour Beauty + Body or visit your doctor.  Do not remove the jewellery until you have sought advice as removing the jewellery can allow the piercing to close over the infection and create an even worse problem.
  • It is important to note that a piercing should not be attempted if there is not enough tissue to support the piercing.  Piercings made in flat areas (eyebrows, wrists, dermals etc) often migrate or reject (grow out). The best areas to have pierced are where the piercing will be perpendicular to the tissue, such as an earlobe piercing.
  • Bridge Piercings: we do not perform Bridge Piercings (also known as “Earl” or “Erl”) – area on face, above nose, between the eyes- as we believe the risks of damaging a vein or nerve in this area are too high.

Piercing After Care

With all forms of body piercing, the following are recommended practices for aftercare:

  • Piercings should be kept dry, as much as possible.
  • Always wash your hands before touching the piercing.
  • Do not use your fingernails to move the jewellery.
  • Do not share jewellery with friends.
  • Do not touch or turn the jewellery unnecessarily during the healing process. If you do need to touch it always make sure your hands are clean.
  • Do not remove the scab as this protects the piercing from infection.
  • Avoid swimming for 48 hours or until the piercing has healed as water can pose a risk of infection.

General Body Piercings:

  • You will need to spray the area with Antispectic Body piercing spray twice a day for two weeks only.
  • Do not spray more as it will not allow the piercing to heal up, it still needs to be dried out.
  • Do not touch the pierced area
  • Do not use tea tree oil or other antiseptics on the piercing area as these may cause irritation.

Oral Piercings Aftercare

  • Spray with Protat Oral Antiseptic spray twice a day for two weeks
  • Do not smoke for at least 48 hours; if you can hold off for two weeks your piercing will heal better.
  • No drinking cola (i.e. Coke, Pepsi) or beer for at least two weeks as this make it swell more.
  • Avoid eating spicy foods, such as chilli and curry.  Cold drinks such as slurpee will make the area feel nicer and take away swelling (remember not cola flavoured).
  • You will receive a free change over bar today (down size) which can be changed once the swelling has all gone done (normally this takes 1 or 2 weeks). You can either change it yourself (with clean hands) or come in and one of our piercers can change it for you (make sure you book in).

If you have any problems or concerns please come in or call us on 9735 2260. Otherwise, please see your local doctor.

Piercing Jewellery

Miss Demeanour stocks a wide range of ear and body piercing jewellery in different materials including gold (9, 18 and 24ct), titanium, surgical steel and bioplast.