When it comes to getting your ears, nose, lip or any other body part pierced, you want to know you’re choosing the best parlor for your needs. But how do you choose the best one – what do you need to look out for?
Keep it clean
It’s a good idea to visit the parlor before you decide to get your piercing done. This gives you the chance to make an appointment but also to check out the surroundings – does it look clean? Avoid anywhere that looks dirty or untidy as they may take the same lax approach to cleanliness when it comes to piercings!
You want the person who carries out your piercing to be friendly, so make sure you choose a parlor with a reputation for good customer service. Asking friends or family for a recommendation is a great idea.
If you’re looking for a specific type of jewelry then it’s a good idea to shop around. Many parlors have a very limited range of tongue piercing jewelry and other body jewelry to choose from, which means you could be stuck wearing something you don’t like very much until your piercing heals! Choosing a larger parlor with a huge selection of jewelry means you can wear your favorite piece from the second you get pierced.
Some places will charge more than others for piercings, so shop around to make sure you’re getting the best deal. For body piercings, it’s a good idea to pick a specialist body piercing parlor rather than a shop which says they do piercings – you want a trained and qualified piercer to be carrying out your piercing.
Make sure you choose a piercing parlor and piercer you are comfortable with so that you have the best possible experience, particularly if it’s your first piercing.