We appreciate that many new clients may have some questions before they decide to visit us. Please have a read through our FAQ and feel free to email us at info@inkhaus.co.uk if you have any other questions.

  • How much for a piercing?

We have a huge range of jewellery suitable to be used in a fresh piercing, including 18 karat gold, opals and genuine Swarovski gems. These are all priced depending on the jewellery that you choose. Because we offer such a bespoke service, it’s difficult to give a price list, but if you would like some price ranges for a particular piercing or you would like the price for a piercing with particular piece of jewellery, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

  • How old do you have to be?

For most piercings, we ask that you are 16 years + with photo ID, but nipples, surface anchors (micro-dermals) and surface piercings are 18+ with photo ID. However, we do offer children’s ear lobe piercings from 10 years+. For more information about this service, click here.

  • What ID do you accept?

We accept photo ID, including: passport, driving licence, provisional licence or anything with a holographic ‘PASS’ logo such as a Citizen Card. We don’t accept birth certificates (except in the case of children’s ear piercing alongside a parent’s photo ID), college cards, bus passes, or parental signatures as ID.

  • Do you pierce children’s ears?

Yes! We now offer children’s ear lobe piercings from 10 years+. For more information, click here.

  • Do you offer genital piercings?

We don’t offer genital piercings currently, but please feel free to get in touch if you would like us to refer you to another piercer locally.

  • What jewellery do you use?

Our basic range of jewellery of body jewellery is implant grade titanium (ASTM F-136). We do also offer gold body jewellery as well (18 karat or 14 karat). For most piercings we have a huge range of jewellery options including solid gold threaded ends, genuine Swarovski gems and synthetic opals.

  • What is a jewellery downsize?

Some piercings swell a little bit after they’re initially pierced, so we put in a longer bar to allow for that swelling. In this situation, your piercer will recommend that you come back in when the swelling has gone down (usually about 2-3 months after you were pierced) to have a shorter bar put in.

  • How long will my piercing take to heal?

Healing times vary greatly depending on the piercing that you have done. Your piercer will advise when she talks you through the aftercare.

  • Can I book an appointment?

We offer both appointments and walk-ins for piercings. To book, simply call us on 01642 781266 or email us at info@inkhaus.co.uk.

  • Can I bring my children with me?

Due to our studio’s health and safety policy, we do not allow children or babies anywhere in the studio. The only exception to this rule is if your child is booked for an ear piercing and this service is appointment only. 

  • Can I bring a friend with me?

Absolutely! We don’t allow anyone but the client being pierced into the piercing room, but you are more than welcome to bring somebody along to help you pick out some jewellery and offer some moral support. They are more than welcome to wait in the waiting area while you are being pierced.

  • How long will my piercing take?

The actual piercing itself will take seconds, but we do spend approximately 30 minutes with each client. This time includes picking out jewellery, filling in consent forms, marking the piercing up and checking markings, the piercing itself and a talk about how to care for your fresh piercing. If you are having more than one piercing, the time we spend may be a little bit longer.

  • I’m worried about how my piercing is healing, what should I do?

If you have any concerns at all, you are always very welcome to get in touch. It’s often difficult to troubleshoot problems from a photo or a description over the phone, so we will usually recommend that you come and see us in person so that we can have a good look and assess the problem.  Please be 100% honest when we ask you questions about how you have been looking after your piercing. We’re not here to judge, but it’s impossible to give suitable advice if you don’t tell us the whole story!

  • I’m worried about a piercing I had elsewhere, can you help me?

Yes! We understand that you’re not always in a position to go back to the place that pierced you. For a piercing that wasn’t done at Inkhaus, verbal advice will always be free, but if we have to glove up to touch the piercing or change any jewellery, there may be a small charge. Please tell us everything about how you have been looking after the piercing and any information that you know about the jewellery. Different studios recommend different things, so we need as much information as possible to be able to assess what the problem might be. We will never judge, only do the best we can to help you to the best of our ability.

  • Do daith piercings cure migraines?

Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence to say that daith piercings provide a cure for migraines. The only thing we can guarantee is a beautiful piercing with beautiful jewellery!

  • I want to order some jewellery that you don’t have in stock, can you help?

Absolutely! We are always more than happy to put in custom orders for clients with a wide range of premium jewellery companies. Feel free to get in touch via email at info@inkhaus.co.uk or pop in for a chat.

  • My friend said…

Although friends and family mean well, their advice when it comes to piercings has the potential to be outdated or maybe even just based on something they’ve heard themselves. Please take your piercer’s advice first and foremost because the things that we suggest are based on many years of working in the industry and seeing what works for a wide range of clients. We would hate to think that you put yourself or your piercing at risk by accepting advice that hadn’t been tried and tested.