kara
32-34 Southgate St
Gloucester
Tel:
01452 526940

Body Piercing

Hairdressing

"Experience Counts" - Piercing for over 49 years
Registered & Licenced with the Local Authority



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Frequently asked questions:

 
         
  How much do you charge for a piercing?

Details of all our charges are available on our Price List page of our website, or call 01452 526940

 
 

What age do you pierce?

Depending on the type of piercing:

  • Daith Piercing - Aged 12 and over
    • Aged 12 or 13 you'll have to have a parent with you
    • Aged 14 or 15 we'll need to talk to a parent
    • Aged 16 or older - you can consent for yourself
  • Smiley Piercing - Aged 14 and over
    • Aged 14 - 15 we'll need to talk to a parent
    • Aged 16 or older - you can consent for yourself
  • Ear Piercing (lobe)- Aged 3 and over
    • Aged 3 - 11 you'll have to have a parent with you
    • Aged 12 - 15 we'll need to talk to a parent
    • Aged 16 or older - you can consent for yourself
  • Ear Piercing (cartilage areas of the ear)
    Aged 12 and over
    • Aged 12 or 13 you'll have to have a parent with you
    • Aged 14 or 15 we'll need to talk to a parent
    • Aged 16 or older - you can consent for yourself
  • Nose Piercing (pierced with needle or gun - you choose)
    Aged 12 and over
    • Aged 12 or 13 you'll need to have a parent with you
    • Aged 14 or 15 we'll need to talk to a parent which can be done on the phone.
    • Aged 16 or older- you can consent for yourself
  • Navel Piercing - Aged 12 and over
    • Aged 12 or 13 you'll need to have a parent with you
    • Aged 14 or 15 we'll need to talk to a parent which can be done on the phone.
    • Aged 16 or older - you can consent for yourself, we may ask for photo ID (especially if you don't 16 or older) if you can't provide ID we may insist on talking to a parent.
  • Tongue Piercing (vertical) - Aged 14 and over
    • Aged 14 or 15 you'll need to have a parent with you
    • Aged 16 or older- you can consent for yourself, we may ask for photo ID (especially if you don't look 16 or older) if you can't provide ID we may insist on talking to a parent.
  • Tongue Piercing (horizontal)
    • Not currently available
  • Eyebrow Piercing - Aged 14 and over
    • Aged 14 or 15 you'll need to have a parent with you
    • Aged 16 or older- you can consent for yourself, we may ask for photo ID (especially if you don't look 16 or older) if you can't provide ID we may insist on talking to a parent.
  • Septum Piercing)
    • Aged 14 or 15 you'll need to have a parent with you
    • Aged 16 or older- you can consent for yourself, we may ask for photo ID (especially if you don't look 16 or older) if you can't provide ID we may insist on talking to a parent.
  • Lip Piercing - Aged 14 and over
    • Aged 14 or 15 you'll need to have a parent with you
    • Aged 16 or older- you can consent for yourself, we may ask for photo ID (especially if you don't look 16 or older) if you can't provide ID we may insist on talking to a parent.
  • Nipple Piercing - Females
    • Not available to under 16's
    • Aged 16 or older- you can consent for yourself, we may ask for photo ID (especially if you don't look 16 or older) if you can't provide ID we may insist on talking to a parent
  • Nipple Piercing - Males
    • Not available to under 16's
    • Aged 16 or older- you can consent for yourself, we may ask for photo ID (especially if you don't look 16 or older) if you can't provide ID we may insist on talking to a parent.

 
  Can you do my child's ears at the same time, do you have two piercers? This is possible if two piercers are available. For this service it is best to book an appointment or ring and check there are two piercers in.  
 

Do you do the type of piercing I want?

Details of all our piercing are available on our Piercing page of our website, or call 01452 526940

 
 

Will it hurt?

A lot of our clients say it doesn't hurt at all. Some say it feels like a small pinch. Everyone feels pain differently so it can vary from person to person. We do have anesthetic (numbing spray) available at £3, so there is nothing to worry about.

 
  Can you pierce the ear lobes with 9ct Gold? Yes we can use solid 9ct Gold studs, however the clasp part is gold plated due to gold being a fairly soft metal and not strong enough to make a clasp. The stud and the stem that goes through the lobe/cartilage is solid 9ct gold.  
 

Will it become infected?

All our jewllery is fully sterilized using an ultrazonic and an autoclave to ensure each item is completely sterile. A new sterile needle is used for each client; this is opened in front of you from it's sealed sterile packet. By following our aftercare advice and keeping the piercing clean, you shouldn't encounter any problems.

Pierced cartillage is more difficult to heal so extra care should be taken.

 
 

Will it grow out?

Occasionally surface piercings are difficult to heal, because, as the body rejects the body jewelry as a foreign object, the jewelry is pushed to the surface, causing the piercing to grow out (also called rejection). Proper placement and jewelry selection by an experienced body piercer can help alleviate this problem. A well done surface piercing can last anywhere between 3 months and several years. This differs from person to person.

A Tongue piercing can also change position as the tongue is a muscle. So over time you may find the piercing moves.

 
 

Do I need to make an appointment or can I just call in?

We have several piercers that we keep available for walk-ins. You are welcome to make an appointment if you wish, or just call-in and we can usually get you in fairly quickly if not straight away.

 
 

Are your premises safe and registered?

We are very experienced in body piercing, and have been piercing for over 49 years. We are fully registered and licenced by the local authority who carry out regular checks on our staff and premises.

 
 

Do you do inductrial piercing?

Yes, also known as scaffold piercing.

 
  Do you use numb/freeze spray? Yes available if you require it for a small charge.  
  If after a piercing you have any concerns please call in to see us as soon as you can, or call 01452 526940. If you have any questions not covered here, please e-mail (we will get back to you as soon as we can, this maybe 48 - 72 hours, so if it's urgent call us on the number above.
piercing@kara.uk.com
 

 

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