What are your age restrictions for piercings? Expand

 

AGE RESTRICTION POLICY

 

  12 and under 13 14 15 16   18
EARLOBE
1st, 2nd or 3rd, etc.
Written
Parental consent
Written
Parental consent
Written
Parental consent
Written
Parental consent
Photo ID    
TOP EAR Written
Parental consent
Written
Parental consent
Written
Parental consent
Photo ID    
NOSE PIERCING Written
Parental consent
Written
Parental consent
Photo ID    
NEEDLE PIERCINGS* Written
Parental consent
Written
Parental consent
Photo ID    
NIPPLE PIERCING Photo ID    
DERMAL Photo ID    
SURFACE PTFE Photo ID    
GENITAL PIERCING   Photo ID

 

NEEDLE PIERCINGS*Tragus, Top Ear, Ear Lobe, Helix, Rook, Daith, Conche, Industrial, Lip, Bridge, Cheek, Navel, Eyebrow, Tongue, Tongue web, Smiley, Frowny, Septum, etc

AUTHORISED BY MANAGEMENT
Please do not bother staff with policy – They don’t make the rules. How much do piercings cost? Expand

Our general needle piercing price starts at $30 Monday to Saturday and $20* every Sunday. This price includes piercing and a SS316L Surgical Steel Piece of jewellery. You can upgrade your jewellery for an additional cost.

Our Ear piercings range from $12-$20 for 1 single piercing ($24pair – $40pair).  This price includes the piercing and the jewellery. We use SYSTEM 75 Ear piercing system.

AFTERCARE: you can purchase some solution from us for $6 or you can make your own salt water at home for free.

Click HERE to find our piercing price list.

*EXCLUSIONS; Cheek, Surface PTFE, Dermal, Genital and all gun piercings.

What Metal is your jewellery made of? Expand

We have a variety of  jewellery made of different materials including;

  • G23 Titanium
  • 316L Surgical Grade Steel
  • .925 Sterling Silver
  • 14kt Gold Plated Sterling Silver
  • 14kt Gold Jewellery
  • Anodised Titanium
  • PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) medical grade plastic

We endeavour to use only the best materials with the lowest possibility of skin reactions. If you have any sensitivities or concerns please let us know so we can help find the best option to suit your needs.

How do I take care of my new piercing? Expand

Piercing Aftercare can vary greatly from piercing to piercing, but there a few consistent instructions we would give with any new piercing.

  • Clean your new skin piercing twice a day with Studex cleaning solution or a basic salt water mix of  ½ cup of boiled water, cooled down, with ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • Use a cotton bud and your cleaning solution to gently wipe away any crust that have formed on the piercing.  DO NOT pick any crusts away with your fingers, they are there to protect your piercing. Only remove the crusts while cleaning your piercing and only if they come away easily.
  • DO NOT BE TOO ROUGH AND OVER CLEAN. This can be just as bad as not cleaning your piercing at all.
  • Do not intentionally move your piercing during the healing process. This includes: twisting, turning, general touching and even while cleaning. This is because skin cells are very delicate and the movement will prevent the piercing from healing quickly and increase your chances of infection.
  • It is essential to keep your piercing clean and germ free to assist with the healing process, remember that a new piercing is and open wound and should be treated as such.
  • SKIN piercings take approximately 8 to 12 weeks for the external surface to heal, CARTILAGE from 9-12 months, MOUTH from 2-6 weeks. During this time you may experience redness around the jewellery, tenderness, and some excretion of fluids. This is completely normal and part of the healing process.
  • If your piercing is feeling tender or you are nervous about potentially knocking and bumping your new piercing, please cover your piercing with a plaster (Band Aid) or bandage to keep it protected.  This is especially important if you are playing sports or have a physically active job.
  • Avoid touching your piercing with your fingers as they transfer harmful bacteria which may potentially cause an infection. If you must touch your piercing, wash your hands thoroughly first.
  • If you are experiencing increased levels of irritation and, or redness please contact us via phone, E-mail, Facebook, Instagram or visit us in-store.

QUESTION… Do you pick a scab to help it heal?

ANSWER…NO!

So don’t pick and touch your piercing!

The staff at KEEN ON PIERCING are always happy to answer and questions you may have, as well as offering free cleans and check-ups. There is always a piercer on site so please do not hesitate to make contact with us.

When can I change my piercing jewellery? Expand

In short, when your piercing is healed. When we do a piercing, the first piece of jewellery you get is generally larger than usual to account for any swelling that may occur. Once your swelling has gone down, you can then look at changing your new piercing. Swelling can take from 5 days to several months to fully recede depending on the piercing. Skin piercings are usually 6 to 8 weeks from the swelling to go down. Piercings that go through more tissue will naturally take longer for the swelling to go away, such as nipple, navel, and surface piercings which can be 3-4 months. Because everyone is different with piercing aftercare and general healing abilities, there is no exact timeframe for changing. The easiest thing to do would be to come and see us in-store so we can see your piercing and then give advice on whether you can change it or if you should leave it for longer.

What is SYSTEM 75 Ear Piercing System? Expand

Studex® is recognised as the leader in ear piercing systems and allergy-free fashion earrings for consumers of all ages. As the world’s largest manufacturer of ear piercing instruments, studs, and supplies we uphold an uncompromising commitment to quality and service that has lasted for over forty years. We make an extensive range of piercing systems and medical-grade studs to satisfy the needs of clients globally. State of the art manufacturing and packaging capabilities enable us to produce a plethora of eye-catching styles for key demographics within the ear piercing and allergy-free earring categories.

Because these earrings are hypoallergenic, they are safe to use for piercing and everyday use.

Studex® ear piercing systems have been designed to pierce the ear lobe and outer cartilage safely, and as such they should not be used to pierce other parts of the body.

See the ‘SYSTEM 75‘ Page for more information.

Is needle piercing better than gun piercing? Expand

Everyone has their own ideas, preferences and experiences as to what the believe to be better.  We offer both needle and gun piercings for only Earlobe, Top Ear (Helix), and Nose piercings.

As a leading piercing provider we do not believe one to be superior to the other (when dealing with normal/thin earlobes/helix). In our experience, it’s what happens to your piercing during the healing process and with your aftercare that matters most.

When you get a piercing with the SYSTEM 75 gun, the studs are clearly visible inside the sealed pre-sterilised ear piercing cartridge.  The point of the stud is clearly visible for pin point accuracy when piercing.  The patented design provides the piercing hole is made and the jewellery is inserted in one smooth motion.

While a needle* piercing will make an incision to allow for the jewellery to be put into place. With a needle piercing we can offer a wider variety of jewellery options or you are able to bring your own, providing suitability of jewellery style, size and metal.

NOTE: If you have thicker earlobes or top ear, then this may be the better option for you. Our friendly staff will recommend the safest option for you with your consultation.

*Please note that we do have an age restriction policy on needle piercings.

Both are safe and effective methods of piercing and both take just as long as each other for healing.

If you are unsure on which method is best for you, come and talk further with our friendly staff for professional advice and recommendations.

 

Is this bump a Keloid or Hypertrophic Scarring? Expand

Keloids tend to be larger scars than the wound edges themselves and are often described as having edges that spill over. On the other hand, hypertrophic scars do not have edges that spill over, but do raise upwards. These scars can occur due to minor injury or due to an invasive wound, such as piercing. An overactive scar tissue response is usually what creates these unsightly scars, with younger people and those with darker skin tones more susceptible to this type of scarring.

What do I do if I get ‘The Bump’? Expand

If you experience this, don’t worry, there are ways to remedy the situation.

We recommend that you purchase a bottle of LIQUID BETADINE from a pharmacy. Clean your piercing with Betadine once a day at night, applying liberally with a cotton bud and pressing firmly on the bump. Leave the Betadine to dry. This will temporarily stain your skin orange. When your skin is orange, the active ingredient in the Betadine is working. (Once the bump starts to bleed, let it form a scab, generally once the scab falls off the bump will go too). You will also need to avoid touching and sleeping on your piercing as much as possible. In the morning clean away the excess Betadine with your regular Studex solution or Salt Water and a cotton bud. We suggest that you only use the Betadine for 4 nights, then rest for 4 nights and repeat until the bump has gone. (if you use the Betadine for too long, your body will actively counter act the betadine and stop it from doing its job properly).

You should start to notice an improvement over a week or so.

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What if I’m not happy with my purchase? Expand

All New Zealand orders come with a 14-day questionless right of return. If you receive your order and are not happy for whatever reason, simply send it back with the supplied returns form (on the back of the packing slip) and we’ll get it sorted ASAP. You can return for a size exchange, store credit or a refund to your credit card/bank account – you have the option to specify on the returns form.

Please note that return shipping and any subsequent damage will be your responsibility. Item(s) must arrive back to us within 14 days (the date is printed on the returns form) and have a completed & signed returns form.

Any returned items must be in the original unopened heat sealed bag – so before you break the heat seal please check that the style/size is what you expected. Once the heat seal is broken we can not accept an item back for a return/exchange.

Where are your stores located? Expand

We have two stores in New Zealand currently,

One in Hamilton central at 6 garden place, on the northern side of the square, PH (07) 839 9100.

And one in Henderson, Auckland, at 360 great north road, outside the Westfield mall near the Burger King exit, PH (09) 838 2625

Is my information safe? Expand Yes! Any private information we collect is for the sole purpose of sending out your order. We will never give or sell your information to any third party.
If you give us your email address then we will use that solely for the reasons you have specified (order updates, opt in newsletters etc.).

Providing us with your email address is 100% optional and in no way required to place your order. If you do give us your email address we’ll only use it to send you your order confirmation, dispatch details (including tracking number – if relevant).

You can at any point, request that any and all private information be removed from our online servers.

Keen On Piercing will never give/sell your private details to any third party under any circumstances.

How do I know what size my jewellery is? Expand

There a few different ways to measure body jewellery, depending on the style you are measuring. You will need to know what gauge and length, or diameter of the jewellery you are after. If you are unsure you can come and see us in-store so we can measure your jewellery for you. Alternatively, if you cannot come in there are a few easy ways to measure your jewellery. If you are trying to measure the length of a barbell, you will need to measure from ball to ball along the inside of the bar, the gauge of the barbell is measured by the thickness of the jewellery, most barbells are 14g (1.6mm) with some being 16g (1.2mm). If you are measuring a BCR or Seamless Ring you will need to measure the internal diameter to find the size of the ring, however if you are trying to measure the diameter of a nose ring, you will need to measure the external diameter of the ring to get an accurate size.

Below you will find an easy to read chart on how to correctly measure body jewellery.

Below you will find an easy to read chart on how to correctly measure body jewellery.

Jewellery Measuring Chart Expand