How much does a piercing cost?

With us, with a few exceptions, all piercings cost CHF 65.- including standard jewelry. Lobes (ear piercings) from CHF 30.-.

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Is it normal for a piercing to bleed?

Postoperative bleeding can always occur with any piercing. How strong these are and how long they last varies from person to person, but is never something bad. Various factors can play a role. For example, if your body already has thinner blood and your blood clots worse. Or you take or have taken blood-thinning medication or intoxicants. It is also always possible that a larger blood vessel is injured during the puncture. All this can lead to heavier or longer-lasting bleeding.

Basically you can say, with a piercing you create a wound on the body, which can bleed just like any other wound. But as with normal wounds, a blood crust will form with a piercing, which should not be removed in order not to irritate the tissue again. If this crust should tear off, new bleeding can occur again.

You should cover bleeding with a clean tissue and press firmly until the bleeding stops.
In the case of more severe bleeding, it is always possible that a hematoma (a bruise or hematoma) may form. This is also harmless. You can read more about this in the question: I have a blue-green spot around my piercing, what is that?

Around my piercing I have a blue-green spot, what is it?

Quite simply explained, this is a hematoma, also known as a bruise or bruise. Such a hematoma can occur with any piercing after piercing. Usually mostly with piercings, which have bled more heavily. During the bleeding, blood gets under the skin and stays there. The hematoma can also start to move a bit and does not always stay in place or is not directly around the pierced area, because the blood is pulled down by gravity.

The hematoma then disappears by itself after some time, as is the case with an ordinary bruise.

Does a piercing hurt?

Unfortunately, you can’t answer this question with a yes or no. Only you yourself can really answer this question, because every person feels pain differently and deals with it differently. However, you can say that with every piercing a small hole is pierced through your skin and you feel this. The piercing itself lasts only a second and then everything is over. After that you already have the piercing you wanted. And you always imagine the pain of a piercing to be worse than it really is in the end.

Is it possible to anesthetize piercings before piercing?

We do not anesthetize piercings before piercing. The simple reason is that it is not necessary. With no piercing are you exposed to such strong or long-lasting pain, which would justify anesthesia and the associated risks.

Why do not we shoot piercings?

With us all piercings are pierced with a needle, so the question arises why we do not shoot piercings with a gun. The answer is very simple, because we are professional piercers and it is our job to pierce holes. Besides, we always work 100% sterile on every piercing, which is unfortunately never possible when shooting piercings. Although the jewelry may be sterile there, the guns themselves never are and so germs, bacteria and pathogens can be transmitted from person to person.

Aiming with such a gun is much more difficult than with a needle. Unfortunately, this is usually seen in the positions of shot piercings.

Piercing needles are precise and razor-sharp tools with which you can glide through the skin and tissue without any effort. Unfortunately, what you can not say about the plugs when shooting. This also affects the pain of the whole procedure, and thus with the blunter plug, the tissue is also injured much more, which leads to a delay in healing time. So always think carefully whether the cheaper price is really worth it or not when shooting.

What is the difference between sterile and disinfected?

We always talk about the fact that we pierce our piercings 100% sterile. But what is the point? It is enough to disinfect everything well, isn’t it?

Simply put, sterile means that everything is germ-free and disinfected only low-germ. This means that during disinfection, a small amount of germs and bacteria can always survive and thus can also get into your piercing, during the piercing or in the worst case be transferred from person to person.
A sterile workflow is only sterile if it is adhered to and followed through from start to finish. Just using a sterile needle, sterilized jewelry and sterilized tools is not enough. You can’t do sterile piercing without sterile-wrapped gloves either, and that’s the sticking point for most studios. They spare themselves the correct, expensive and sterile gloves and pierce with normal gloves from the 100 pack.

But if someone handles sterile jewelry for insertion with non-sterile gloves, it is logically no longer sterile. Unfortunately, our health department does not pay attention to this so important thing.

We only use sterile gloves, sterile disposable pins and sterile disposable needles for piercing!

Just imagine, someone makes an intimate piercing and directly afterwards we draw a tongue piercing with the same pen. This is not only highly unhygienic, but also simply disgusting.

Is my piercing infected?

When is a piercing inflamed at all or is it perhaps a different problem? Inflammation is very easy to determine. If your piercing is red, swollen, warm, hurts and festers, it is probably inflamed. But this is not a reason to worry, that a wound gets a little inflamed can always happen. In the first step you should make sure that you disinfect the piercing well. Best even a little more than normal, so 4-5 times a day is there a good direction in which you should work.

In the second step you should come to us as soon as possible. Then we can look at the whole thing and tell you whether the piercing is really inflamed or whether it could be something else.

Inflammation is in no way a sign that you should take the piercing out right away. Come to the studio and we will look at what the problem is and what you can do.t.

Übersetzter Text Zielsprache auswählen. Derzeit ausgewählt: Englisch (US) Glossar My piercing is festering, what should I do?

If a piercing becomes inflamed, it is also normal for the piercing to begin to fester. Pus is a yellowish liquid that forms during an inflammation. How to deal with an inflammation you will find in the point: Is your piercing inflamed?

If your piercing is not inflamed, but a white liquid comes out of your piercing canal, it is not pus, but sebum. Sebum is not something bad, but something natural. Your body always produces sebum to lubricate your skin and make it supple. This also means in your piercing canal, where the piercing is located. And at some point, this sebum has to flow off and come out of your piercing canal. You can’t and don’t have to do anything against that. Your body regulates this for you.

What is the best way to disinfect my piercing and for how long?

Your piercing needs the right care and the right disinfectant to heal. For this we would always recommend the Stechwerk Care Spray, because we have had the best experience with it over the years.

Basically, you can say that you need a piercing disinfectant for your piercing or, in other words, a disinfectant that is made for long-term use. According to the package insert, you can use most wound disinfectants for a maximum of 10-14 days at a time. This is because a normal wound heals in this time and these disinfectants are designed for this.

A piercing can take 6 months or even longer to heal properly and during this time you have to disinfect it several times a day. Therefore, a proper disinfectant for the healing of a piercing is indispensable.

Is it good to take my piercing out for cleaning?

No in no case! Your piercing must always remain in during the entire healing period and even after that it is not necessary to remove a piercing for cleaning. It is enough to clean the piercing normally under the shower or the water tap. Taking it out and putting it back in is only an unnecessary irritation of the piercing canal and can therefore also lead to unnecessary and unwanted problems.

Do I need to rotate my piercing while it heals so it doesn't get stuck?

Nothing can grow tight on your piercing if you don’t rotate it. This rumor comes from the shot piercings. Because the jewelry is usually not too long when you shoot it, so there is not enough room for it to swell. But unfortunately, in such a case, it can then grow tight or ingrow if you regularly rotate the piercing.

Also, the less movement a wound has, the better it heals. Therefore, you should never turn your piercing while it is healing. If a piercing swells so much that the rod becomes too short, you should come to us in any case, so that we can extend it.

How long am I not allowed to bathe?

With every piercing you should always not bathe for half of the healing time. It does not matter whether you bathe in the bathtub, in the lake or in the sea. In any water in which you can bathe, there are bacteria in it, which should not get into an open wound..

The approximate healing time of your piercing can be found on your care instructions, which you received from us after the piercing.

However, you can shower normally, you have no risk. However, you should never shower too long, because the wound should not soften. Here we have the second problem of bathing, that the wound is exposed to water for too long and can soften..

How long should you not do sports?

There is no “THE” right answer to this question. Basically, you can say that the longer the piercing has rest and is not exposed to unnecessary movement, the better. However, we recommend that you avoid sports for the first 2 weeks if possible. And when doing sports during this time, cover the piercing with a plaster, because when the blood pressure rises, the wound can also start bleeding again.

When can I change my piercing?

A piercing may only be shortened after complete healing. The approximate healing time of your piercing can be found on your care instructions, which you received from us after the piercing. If the piercing is changed too early, it can happen that the piercing canal is injured again by the process of changing. This can lead to a higher risk of infection and swelling. And then the new matching jewelry, to which you have changed again too small and you would have to change again to the too large jewelry from the piercing.

Why should you shorten a piercing after healing?

With piercings it is important that after healing either the rod is shortened or a new suitable jewelry is inserted. The point here is that you have less unnecessary movement on your piercing with a shorter rod and also get stuck less quickly. Also, with some piercings there is also the danger that they become crooked with time, if they are exposed to too much pressure and are pushed to the side with the too long jewelry. The approximate healing time of your piercing can be found on your care instructions, which you received from us after the piercing. After this time you are welcome to come to our studio and we will see if your piercing can or must be shortened.

I got a bump next to my piercing, what is it?

To be able to answer this question correctly, you always have to come to our studio so that we can have a proper look at it.
It often happens with piercings that hypertrophic scars or irritation bumps form. This is not a cause for concern, but should still be treated properly.

If you come by our office, we can look at what you’re dealing with and how we can best treat it.

Why do we pierce from the age of 16?

As soon as a child is capable of judgment, he or she can exercise rights closely related to personality, such as interventions on his or her own body.

The law does not define the age at which a child has the capacity to judge. In most cases, it is said that a child has the capacity to judge from the age of 14..

At the age of 16, someone can certainly decide for themselves whether they want to have a hole pierced somewhere and insert jewelry there. Also by the fact that you can remove a piercing at any time.

At what age do we pierce children's ears?

It is important for us that a child can tell us himself that he wants to pierce ears. We do not pierce babies or children who do not want to have their ears pierced or who seem very insecure. There is no specific age for us. However, you can say roughly from 4-5 years. As long as a child can tell us explicitly, yes I want to pierce the ears and a parent is present.