Preparing for a New Piercing
What to do Before Going to the Piercing Shop?
We always talk about what you need to do after getting a piercing and tons of information is available on the web about aftercare tips. But, do you know how to prepare for getting your skin pierced? Mantra Tattoo & Body Piercing professionals give you some good advice for a successful body piercing experience.
Selecting a Piercing Artist
One of the best ways to select a trusted piercing artist is by talking with your friends who already have piercings, or look up body piercing shop reviews on the internet. Criteria to select a piercer should be the cleanliness of the shop, their knowledge, and previous work. Then, talk with the person who will be piercing you about the risks associated with the procedure, healing time, and any potential complications.
The Night Before
Basically, you may want your body to be fully prepared for your new body art. This means that it is highly recommended to get hydrated and sleep well. Most importantly, do not ingest alcoholic drinks the night before as it can make your blood thinner and nutrient deficient, which makes the piercing take longer to heal.
Set an Appointment with an Expert Body Piercer
Usually, a reputable body piercing shop requires appointments, in that way both you and the piercer will know exactly what time to be at the location and you are guaranteed to get the piercer you want.
The Day of Getting Pierced
Don’t forget to bring an acceptable form of identification that includes a photo and your date of birth. An ID card or a state-issued driver’s license is the most common forms of identification accepted by reputable body piercing shops.
You can rely on experienced piercers at Mantra Tattoo to get your next piercing in Colorado. Schedule an appointment with Claire or Lil Chris here.
Mantra Tattoo & Piercing shop age requirements are:
Eighteen and up on your own with state-issued photo ID or equivalent; 16 or 17 years of age with a legal guardian and both individuals are required to have a state-issued photo ID or equivalent with matching last names.