With over 25+ years in the piercing industry John will explain and guide you through your piercing travels. Don't leave your body and piercings to so called "experienced" novices who have no credentials to back up there claims. Our studio is operated in full compliance with all standing Provincial and Federal Health Canada Guidelines for body piercing services and our autoclave is spore tested every month and the results are posted in the shop for inspection by the public.
So from the traditional piercings to surface and dermal single point piercings we do them all and you will be in the hands of a true professional in the field of body piercing, not someone who just does it for a job. If you need a piercing see a body piercer, a real specialist.
Our Studio Policies
We will pierce children’s ears starting at age 7 with parental consent. We will not piercing babies ears, under Canadian law we require the consent of the individual getting the piercing to grant consent, babies can not grant consent and therefore this service is not available to them.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time.
What materials do we use for Body Jewellery
Although many larger-gauge items are made of 316L Stainless Steel, We use Grade 2 (British Composition D) Implantation steel for all jewellery that is most commonly used for fresh piercings (18, 16, and 14 gauge Ball Closure Rings and barbells). This grade of steel has lower levels of Carbon, Nickel, and Molybdenum than 316L steel. In the studio, we have found that using Grade 2 Implantation Steel jewellery for fresh piercings significantly reduces the incidents of redness of the skin immediately after a piercing. This is extremely important for facial piercings.
In addition, our jewellery goes through a process called Electropolishing. This process slowly erodes a thin surface layer from the jewellery - high spots or protrusions are removed preferentially, and the resultant surface is extremely smooth and crevice-free. This reduces the possibility of bacteria forming in microscopic crevices, and also reduces the risk of rejection.
Unlike surgical steel and other implantation alloys, Niobium is a pure element, which can not be subdivided into further components. It is hypoallergenic (unlikely to cause an allergic response), and as a reactive metal, can be "colored" through the process of anodization which produces a thin surface oxide layer. By reflection and refraction, this transparent oxide layer gives the illusion of colour. No dyes are used, and the oxide layer is completely safe.
As with steel, there are many different titanium alloy combinations, and not all are safe or suitable for body piercing application. All our titanium jewellery is Grade 23 (Ti 6AL 4V ELI) - one of only three titanium alloys recognized by the American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM). An "F" prefix granted by the ASTM (F-136) indicates FDA consent for use in medical devices - NO HIGHER QUALIFICATION CURRENTLY EXISTS.
The oxide film on Grade 23 titanium is almost three times thicker than that of Grade 1 titanium. This film acts as a barrier to prevent the release of alloying elements, and makes the jewellery resistant to corrosion. A chemical etch is applied to all G23Ti items which enhances and extends the life of anodized colours. This formula is the oxide of titanium and is safe for body implantation. Because titanium has a high affinity for oxygen, the surface oxide film heals itself instantly if it is damaged.