The cost for piercing depends on the body part you're getting pierced and the jewelry you select:
No, the piercing fee is separate from the jewelry cost. Jewelry prices vary significantly depending on the type, style, and metal you choose.
No, you can't bring your own jewelry to a piercing shop. Reputable shops will not use jewelry brought in by a client because they can't verify it meets ASTM or ISO qualifications for implant-grade materials.
Licensed piercers are required by law to maintain records of the manufacturer and metal certification for every piece of jewelry used in a piercing. This ensures every piece of jewerly in the shop is safe to use for piercing and won't harm your health.
Yes, piercing shops can change jewelry. Most professional piercers will change your jewelry for a small fee, usually around $5.
Yes, you should tip a piercing artist 20% to 25% of the total cost of the piercing and jewelry if you had a great experience, or 10% to 15% if the experience was less than stellar.
If you had a good experience, post a positive review online. Consider sharing photos on social media and tagging the piercing shop and the piercer.
Reputable piercing shops will only provide piercing for minors if a parent or guardian is present and both the parent/guardian and the minor have government-issued photo idea. The parent/guardian must also present an original birth certificate, adoption papers, or guardianship papers showing their name and the minor's name.
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