Piercings: FAQs

Piercings: FAQs

Our piercers often get asked questions when it comes to receiving a piercing. We have put together a list of the frequently asked questions for piercings at Tattoo Consortium.

Piercings: FAQs

Is There a Minimum Age Requirement for Getting a Piercing at Tattoo Consortium?

Yes, you must be 14 or older to receive a piercing at Tattoo Consortium. Picture ID and birth certificate are required for minors. Just a picture ID is required for adults.

Do I Need a Parent or Legal Guardian with Me?

Yes, if you are minor then you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Is Getting a Piercing Painful?

Body piercings can be a bit painful but the pain goes away with time. Depending on the location of the piercing, some body piercings can be more painful than others.

You might feel like somebody is pinching a hole inside your body at first. However, once the piercing is done, the pain diminishes completely. It is essential to leave the piercing site and the jewelry alone, as playing with it can cause pain and discomfort due to the stretching of the skin around your piercing.

How Long Does the Healing Process Take?

Generally, the healing process for a body piercing will depend on how you take care of your piercing. If you clean the site regularly along with the jewelry, this can definitely help to expedite your healing process.

The healing process time varies depending on the body part you choose to pierce. The average expected time to heal the body piercing for each body part is as follows:

  • Lips – 6 to 8 weeks
  • Cheeks – 2 to 3 months
  • Tongue – 4 to 6 weeks
  • Nostril – 2 to 12 months
  • Eyebrows – 6 to 8 weeks
  • Earlobes – 6 to 8 weeks
  • Cartilage – 2 to 12 months

What Happens if You Don’t Clean the Body Piercing?

Body piercings require a good cleaning regime using saline water. Not cleaning it regularly can result in bacterial buildup or a piercing bump, and even an infection. To prevent these issues, you will want to follow a proper cleaning ritual for your body piercing.

When is it Safe to Change Your Jewelry after Piercing?

To prevent infection, you need to let the piercing site heal fully before changing the jewelry. If there’s no sign of piercing bump, irritation, inflammation or discharge after a minimum of 1 month, then you should be good to replace your starter jewelry.

What is the Aftercare Routine for a Piercing?

It is important to properly follow your aftercare routine when getting a piercing to prevent infection. Check out are care tips for piercings here.


These are just a few of the many common questions we get asked about piercings at Tattoo Consortium. If you don’t see your question listed above, feel free to give us a call or contact us with the link below!

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