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Where do I find piercing prices for Chronic Ink?
We offer one of the most highly competitive pricing ranges for piercings in the city! The best value you can find for exceptional quality and expertise.Contact us for details!
Is it going to hurt?
Not as much as you might think! In fact, the actual piercing process is over in a split second!
How long will it take to heal?
Every individual and each area of the body has its own unique healing period and process. Speak with your piercer for the details on your specific piercing!
What can and can’t I do during my healing period?
You should always speak with your piercer in depth regarding proper aftercare for your new piercing. Treat your piercing like what it is: a wound. Treat is as gently as you can and avoid any form of trauma – at all times, at all costs. Remember to always wash your hand thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap before touching your healing piercing.
Why do I have to start with stainless steel or titanium jewelry?
These are the best materials to prevent adverse reactions to new objects in your body.
For how long can I keep out my jewelry?
This is highly dependent on the individual and each piercing has a different lifespan without jewelry. If you have to remove your jewelry, wear a retainer to prevent chances of losing your piercing.
What should I use to clean my piercing?
Your piercer should discuss in detail the right product to use for your piercing. You should AVOID using alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Bactine, Neosporin, and products similar. These products are NOT meant for internal use, and will only irritate and further complicate the healing process. For more information, contact your piercer.
How long should I wait before stretching my piercing?
It is a good idea to allow for at least 3 times as long as the healing period before attempting stretching. This is a general suggestion – some individuals can stretch sooner, others later.Make sure you speak to your piercer about proper stretching and the right tools for the job!
Will I have a problem breastfeeding if my nipples are pierce?
No. You would not have a problem with breastfeeding if your piercings are well healed. If your piercings are at the base of the nipple, jewelry can be left in. However, most moms prefer to take the jewelry out while feeding. If the piercings are not healed…TAKE THEM OUT!
HELP! HELP! I have an emergency! What should I do?
No matter how much valuable information you may find on the Internet, there is no substitute for a visual diagnosis – which can be given best by your PIERCER! If you need medical attention, your piercer will inform you to do so. Please keep in mind that some doctor may be knowledgeable about piercing, but most ARE NOT! Many complications are caused by poor recommendations from doctors. ALWAYS SPEAK WITH YOUR PIERCER FIRST!
Can’t I just get pierced with a gun at the mall?
NO! Getting pierced with a piercing-gun is very unhealthy for your body. A piercing-gun inflicts blunt force trauma to the body which increases the chance for infection and an unpleasant healing process. ALL piercings should be performed with a hollow, surgical steel, tri-bevel needle. This will alleviate the problem of "blowout” (having a build-up of flesh around the exit hole of your piercing) and decrease chances for complications. Piercing guns have the HIGHEST risk for contracting blood-borne diseases. Most guns have plastics parts which CANNOT be properly sterilized, giving rise to the possibility of spreading all kinds of bacterial and viral infections. Piercing guns were originally manufactured to tag livestock – not at all meant for piercings. The best and safest option for any piercing, including earlobes, is to seek a PROFESSIONAL PIERCER. Professional Piercers make use of proper sterile procedures, use a single-use, sharp needle which does not damage tissue, and good quality jewelry made specifically for safe and speedy healing.
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