3 September 2007
This guide has been provided to educate you on your rights as a piercee. Even if you have been pierced before, this guide will help you understand your rights and things to look out for when getting a new piercing.
First and foremost, you must understand that you have the right to change your mind and stop the procedure at any point. If the situation seems uncomfortable, you're worried or you have doubts over steralisation etc, you can leave at any point!
You have the right:
To be properly informed about appropriate aftercare, both verbally and in writing, and to have continuing access to the piercer for assistance throughout the healing process.
To be pierced with a brand new, completely sterilised single-use needle that must be disposed of in a medical sharps container after use on one piercing ONLY!
To be pierced in a hygienic environment by a clean, conscientious, sober piercer wearing a fresh pair of disposable medical examination gloves.
To know that piercing guns are NEVER appropriate. They are dangerous even when used on earlobes. (SEE OUR OTHER GUIDE!)
To seek a second opinion either from another piercer within the studio or from another studio.
To be fully informed of all risks and possible complications involved with your piercing choice before making any decisions and to a have an experienced piercer evaluate and discuss appropriate piercings and jewellery for your individual lifestyle. You have the right to this information before you pay!