Studzey`s Piercing Studio
and Piercings


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Ear Piercings
  1. Ear Lobe
  2. Tragus
  3. Forward Pinna
  4. Scaffold
  5. Helix
  6. Auricle
  7. Anti-Tragus
  8. Conch
  9. Diath
  10. Rook
  11. Orbital
Body Piercing
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In Studzeys piercing studio your piercing shall be undertaken in the most sterile of surroundings, we also follow strict clinical procedure to ensure that all our equipment and jewellery are sterile.
However no matter where you get pierced or in what conditions it cannot be emphasised enough that the correct after care is critical.
Clients are given verbal and written aftercare instructions and invited to return at any time for more advice.

Everyone is individual as to how they perceive pain, whether or not they are going to bleed or swell and how fast they will heal. Likewise, everyone has slightly differing skin elasticity, thickness and contours therefore each piercing will be different, the correct jewellery must be selected. We stock a wide range of body jewellery in the complete range of sizes and different colours.

As already stated all jewellery and equipment will have already undergone a thorough sterilisation procedure . The needles we use are Introcan single use needles and all swabs, gloves etc are disposable. Everything will remain unopened and packed away until required.


Piercing Procedure

With all of the piercings the site is required to be clean, do not come straight from work if you work in dirty or dusty environment ie with oil etc, have the piercing performed after a shower instead of before.
Consent Forms will be completed before continuing.

You will be advised on Jewellery suitable for you- everyone is different, you may be asked (if it has a bearing on the piercing) what you do for work, if you play sports etc inform us if there is anything you think may apply.

You will be requested for Navel /Nipple / Brooch etc piercings to stand whilst the area is bathed and marked. The others may be carried out sat down. You then agree with the placing. For most piercings you will be requested to lie down, clothing need not be removed as long as the site is visible and easily accessible.

Tongue and piercings involving the mouth will require you to remain seated it can be dangerous to lie down !! You will be offered an oral rise to bathe the mouth.

The piercing Procedure explained The site will be pinched and clamped to hold the area away from the body to allow easy and swift movement of the needle passing through without risk of puncturing else where, I am often asked if the clamp is necessary as clamping the skin itself can be uncomfortable, the main reason for its use is actually your own comfort; skin has elasticity, therefore the skin stretches, the clamp ensures quicker narrower passage through the skin, actually NOT to use a clamp would be far more uncomfortable for the needles exit.
The needle is then with drawn- That is the pain bit over VERY quickly!!
The needle will leave a shaft of plastic, it is through this that we feed the jewellery, as the jewellery passes through the plastic is removed and the end is secured with a ball or a bead is fitted.

For areas that require, a dressing will be applied, to be removed approximately two hours later. Bleeding may occur but should cease quite quickly.

Oral piercings will require that you are comfortable drinking water before you leave. Aftercare instructions will have been given verbally and in writing

Piercings- Here are mentioned the piercings we do

Ear Lobe
ear lobe
location
The fleshy soft lower part of the ear.
The procedure
Most commonly carried out using a specialist ear lobe piercing gun, which "fires" the stud through and fixes the back on in a second. We use the Caflon Gun Piercing System
It can be pierced with a needle where a ring is desired before the six weeks healing time is up or where the ear is quite thick and fleshy and a traditional stud would not be big enough
It is common to have multiple piercings in each ear lobe. The distance should be sufficient that jewellery cannot migrate from one hole into another and to prevent the butterflies at the back overlapping.
Types of Jewellery used
Stud and butterfly if gun pierced. Labrett, BCR, Barbell, micro banana bar, Segment Ring or Tear Drop Ring if needle procedure.
Possible Complications
The back of the stud the "butterfly" should be kept clean (particularly of shampoo) as it cannot be seen by the wearer it is commonly neglected.
It should also be checked that it is not fitting too tight suffocating the piercing, it may be possible that a labrett or ring needs to be worn. The earrings should otherwise not be changed too soon nor cheap fashion earrings be worn until the ears are fully healed. If you follow the aftercare instructions faithfully you will have a nice smooth hole in later years and not a slit.
Aftercare Instruction for Ear Lobe Click Here
Tragus
tragus
Location
The firm piece of cartilage located at the entrance to the ear canal. Not everyone has enough cartilage here to pierce.
Procedure
Needle piercing
Jewellery
Advised jewellery to allow for swelling would be a barbell or micro banana bar, though a BCR, Labrett even a nose stud may be worn.
Possible Complications
A few people experience some swelling and bruising. The jewellery should be long enough to accommodate possible swelling. It is not uncommon to have a tight feeling jaw.
Forward Pinna
forward pinna
Loctaion
Located at the front rim of the ear close to the head
(pictured worn with a BCR on the right of the picture)
Procedure
Needle piercing
Jewellery
May wear a BCR, a Micro Banana bar a straight or circular barbell.
Possible Complications Possible to experience some swelling and bruising. The jewellery should be long enough to accomodate possible swelling.
Scaffold
scaffold
Location
Pierced through from the top rim and coming out on the side rim
Procedure
can be pierced as two separate piercings and then a long barbell fitted when healed , though more successful and comfortable when pierced straight through initially , the barbell then fitting comfortably as guaranteed to line up exactly This can be multiple pierced with barbells sitting parallel to each other, or designed to sit diagonally forming a cross as well as even being placed vertically from Helix to the lobe. These are only possible where the main cartilage shape of the ear does not protrude preventing a straight passage for the jewellery to sit comfortably.
Procedure
Needle piercing
Complications
As there are two piercings and each has the potential to swell a barbell at least 4mm larger than the ear is required to allow for swelling
Helix, Auricle
spike helix
Location
Cartilage piercings,the Helix is located along the uppermost flat outer rim of the ear The Auricle is located in the flat cartilage in the middle of the ear near the rim.
Procedure
Provided that the ear cartilage is flat, it may be pierced using a specialist gun, however there are less complications arising from swelling and infection when pierced with a needle.
Types of Jewellery
Stud, BCR,Tear Drop Ring , Segment Ring and Barbell
Possible Complications
The most common complication arising from neglect of the back of the piercing and the clogging in the piercing of shampoo and other hair products . This requires on going aftercare to ensure that the back always remains clean and dry. Commonly problems arising 9-10 months after the piercing when neglected.
Anti-Tragus
anti tragus
Location
The ridge of cartilage located near the Tragus and just above the lobe at the entrance to the ear canal. It needs to be noted not everyone has sufficient cartilage to pierce.
Procedure
Needle piercing
Suitable Jewellery
BCRs and Barbells are most popular for this location
Possible Complications
Swelling
Conch
conch
Location
Placed through the inside shell of the ear. Placing is crucial that it sits comfortably at the back, with clearance form the head.
Procedure
Needle piercing
Suitable jewellery
Commonly a Labret stud, though a barbell micro banana bar or large BCR can be worn
Possible Complications
The most common complication arising from neglect of the back of the piercing and the clogging in the piercing of shampoo and other hair products . This requires on going aftercare to ensure that the back always remains clean and dry.
Rook,Diath
rook
Location
Rook- an inner ear cartilage piercing located in the upper auricle fold of the ear.
Diath- an inner ear piercing located in the cartilage fold just above the opening to the ear canal and immediately below the Rook piercing. There needs to be sufficient cartilage to pierce
Procedure
Needle piercing
Types of Jewellery
The jewellery is commonly a BCR though a Barbell or micro banana bar can be used
Possible Complications
Swelling
Orbital
Awaiting
Image
Location
Pierced through the upper part of the ear on the ridge of cartilage below the rim near the Rook
Procedure
Needle piercing
Types of Jewellery
BCR, micro banana bar, circular barbell.
Eyebrow
eyebrow
Description and Location
On either left or right eyebrow (there is no wrong or right side; it doesn`t mean anything) at a slight angle above the outer corner of the eye.
Piercing the eyebrow towards the centre is NOT advised, as there are facial supra-orbital nerves, which could be damaged. Piercing these nerves could cause partial muscle paralysis of the face! We therefore will not pierce where we deem unsafe.
Procedure
Needle Piercing
Types of Jewellery
Micro Banana Bar, Barbell or BCR.
Possible Complications
Some swelling and bruising may occur. It may well bleed. Eyebrow piercings have the highest potential to migrate. It is essential that make up not clogg up the piercing site.
Lip and Labret labret spike
Location
The lip can be pierced any where along the lower lip, the Labrett piercing is placed lower than the Lip at an angle straight in so that the Flat back of the Labrett will not rub the enamel of the teeth and usually in the middle in line with the filtrum, the Lip piercing however being more on a rounded up angle for the placing of a BCR
Procedure
Needle piercing
Types of Suitable Jewellery
Strictly speaking a lip piercing wears a BCR though most people commonly want a Labrett piercing (which is positioned usually lower) and able to wear a BCR at times, if this is the case mention it, as the positioning is different.
Complications
The piercing needs to be correctly positioned with the correct jewellery to ensure that it will sit comfortably without rubbing the enamel of the teeth.
Madonna, Munroe, Medusa
madonna
Location
The Madonna is placed lower above the side of the lips, the Munroe is higher just below and to the side of the nose, the Medusa is centrally placed in the upper lip, below the nose.
Procedure
Needle piercing
Types of Jewellery
Labrett stud, I strongly recommend internal threaded jewellery allowing for the smallest possible gem stone, is ONLY suitable in healed piercings, due to high risk of the small gem head pulling into the hole, allow time for the piercing to heal before use of such jewellery.
Possible Complications
Swelling, reduced by drinking plenty of cold drinks, eating cold foods. Aggravated by too much movement, hot foods and drinks (in temperature as well as taste).
Ulcers due to the jewellery rubbing upon the gum on the inside, will settle down when accustomed to the jewellery.
Enamel being rubbed off of the teeth, avoidable by correctly fitting jewellery, even the use of acrylic or PTFE jewellery.
Nipple
nipple
Location
The positioning varying a little according to gender and nipple size but through the areola, which surrounds the nipple on Men and more through the actual nipple on Women. It is important that the nipple is erect for the marking and piercing. The Nipple can be pierced horizontally, diagonally or vertically. Nipple piercing causes increased sensation.
Procedure
Needle piercing, Ethyl Chloride (freeze spray may be used to help numb the area)
Types of Jewellery
BCR, Barbell, Micro Banana Bar, Tear Drop Ring or Circular Barbells may be used though lifestyle and occupation should be taken into account…. It suggested that a Barbell is advisable until healed it will sit more comfortably, will not be caught or migrate so easily.
Complications
There can be swelling and tenderness. Healing can take a while. It can appear to be healed and then there is a secretion encrusting the jewellery, this is usually as a result in hormone levels changing and in the case of women the rising of fluid to maintain the opening of the milk ducts.
Brooch, Pendant Cleavage
cleveage
Location
More commonly worn by women the Brooch is situated on the left or the right in the upper part of the breast (where you would wear a brooch). The Pendant is worn in the centre near the collar bone both can be pierced vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Whilst the Cleavage (as pictured) is worn vertically between the breasts
Procedure
Needle piercing. Ethyl Chloride (freeze Spray may be used to numb the area)
Types of Jewellery
For the Brooch and Pendant BCR, Micro Banana Bar, Barbell or Tear Drop Ring may be worn, the Cleavage would wear a Banana Bar or Barbell.
Oblongata
oblongata
Location
Located at the back of the neck between the shoulders and the neck, usually worn horizontally
Procedure
Needle piercing, Ethyl Chloride (freeze Spray may be used to numb the area)
Types of Jewellery
The length of the piercing can be up to 40mm, worn with a Barbell. Due to the amount of movement associated with the area, the flexible PTFE is worn with Titanium balls on the ends
Possible Complications
Can take up to a year to heal.One of the more common places to migrate- skin multiplies to expel the foreign object from the body, or moves out of alignment
Navel-
Belly Button
navel
Location
Located either in the fold of skin above the Navel, the fold of skin beneath the Navel both commonly pierced vertically, though they may be pierced vertically, diagonally or horizontally and in multiple and as side piercings.
Procedure
Needle piercing, Ethyl Chloride (freeze Spray may be used to numb the area)
Types of Suitable Jewellery
We strongly recommend that only Banana Bars be worn until the piercing site is fully healed-up to a year, as the wearing of BCRs , Spirals, Tear Drops, Circular Barbells etc in a vertical piercing can cause the piercing site to be pulled by the contact of clothing making the piercing move.
Possible Complications
Can take up to a year to fully heal if pulled or allowed to become infected. Site must remain clean and dry.Replacing the jewellery too soon can cause some scar tissue to be pulled out.
Can swell and bleed.
Nose
nose
Location
Located on either side of the nose, usually in the small crease
Procedure
Needle piercing
Types of Suitable Jewellery
Nose stud or BCR
Possible Complications
The main thing to be aware of with a nose piercing (with a stud) though specially designed, the body will try to reject and expel the foreign body, being your nose stud, (as there is no back as such) you must be aware that you will need to ensure that your stud is in place until fully healed as it will keep being pushed out and if out before fully healed will be difficult to get back in! Ensuring the inside of the nostril is also bathed as well as the outside should result in there being few problems. Despite the location next to frequently infected discharging mucus the nostril piercings have an amazingly high success rate.
Replacing the jewellery too soon can cause some scar tissue to be pulled out
Tongue
tongue
Location
The piercing passes through Tongue vertically from top to bottom, positioned just off centre avoiding the fraenum and blood vessels
Procedure
Needle piercing,Procedure involves a mouth wash, then the use of Xylocaine is possible if not an asthmatic
Types of Suitable Jewellery
Barbell or Labrett
Possible Complications
The Tongue will swell and a large initial Barbell will accommodate this. The consumption of cold foods and drinks will help to alleviate this,the consumption of hot foods and drinks, in temperature as well as taste will aggravate the swelling, it is advisable to eat meals requiring little chewing, whilst the tongue is still swollen, the tongue heals remarkably fast, the swelling should be down sufficiently in 3-14 days for a smaller bar, it is IMPORTANT and therefore included in the price, that the bar be changedtongue bar needs changing as soon as there is at least 4mm loose, the swelling will settle down still further once changed, and to neglect changing, can cause a tear, as well as hinder the healing.
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