Stainless Studios Body Piercing Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How old do you have to be to get a body piercing at your studio?
A. As long as you are 18 years old, you just need to have your picture ID. If not, the answer is a long one.
In the state of Texas you can get a body piercing under the age of 18 if you have all of the following. (NOTE: We will only perform Body Piercings on Children above the age of 16. This is piercers choice, not Texas Law.)
1. Parental consent
2. The Parent and Minor must both present government issued photo IDs (drivers license or passport, for example). Sorry, we cannot accept school IDs.
3.The Parent must provide us with the Minor’s birth certificate. If the parent has changed their name since then we also must have proof of name change ( for example, a marriage certificate, or other legal documents). Names on all this documentation must match the IDs.
4. The Minor must be the one to actually want the piercing. We do not pierce toddlers or babies. If the child cannot ask us for the piercing we will not do it.
5. No genital or nipple piercings under 18.
6. The parent must be physically present and view the entire body piercing procedure.
Q. What times is the body piercer available?
A. Our body piercer, Justin, is available from 4pm to 9pm on Tuesday through Sunday. He is off on Mondays, so no piercings on that day.
Q. Does body piercing hurt?
A. Yes. The pain varies from person to person. The location of the piercing also affects pain.
Q. Can I drink alcohol or take pain killers before I get a body piercing?
A. Do not drink alcohol or take drugs for pain relief purposes prior to your piercing session. Both aspirin and alcohol thin blood and promote excessive bleeding. Aspirin also decreases the clotting of blood, which will slow down healing.
Q. How much does _________ piercing cost?
A. Our piercings start at $40.00. The majority of our piercings are that price. All our piercings include jewelry. Typically when you get both ear lobes pierced or both nipples we reduce the pricing to $60.00, which includes both of the piercings. Genital piercings start at $80.00.
Q. How should I prepare myself before my body piercing?
A. Please be well rested. Get a good night’s sleep. Make sure you eat at least 1 hour before your appointment. Please take your hygiene into account. Take a shower and wash yourself before you come in. Your piercer should not have to deal with a stinky body while doing the piercing.
Q. How can I make an appointment with one of the body piercers at Stainless?
A. Come into the studio. We take walk in piercings everyday 2pm to 8pm. We don’t bite.
Q. How do I take care of my body piercing?
A. Never take advice from your friends. We will properly educate you on how to take care of your piercing when you come in to our studio. If you have questions after you leave, send us an email so we can help you. Asking your friends will never end well, and no one wants you to get an infection or develop extra scars.
Q. Do you do Microdermal Piercings?
A. Yes we do!
Q. How much are Microdermal Piercings?
A. $60.00 for one. $100.00 for two. We do lower pricing accordingly for more then two if you are looking to do a whole project.
Q. What kind of Jewelry do you use?
A. All of our jewelry is made from either 316lvm, niobium, or titanium. We do not use any other jewelry. We also will not use jewelry that you bring into our studio for the initial body piercing procedure (You wouldn’t bring in our own eggs to get breakfast in a restaurant would you?). Noses cannot be pierced with “Nose Bones.” – They are not proper jewelry for a initial nostril Piercing. We will not perform any initial piercings using “Retainers.”