GENERAL PIERCING INFORMATION

  1. You will need an official government or state ID to get anything pierced(Unfortunately we can not accept Military Id's due to health department regulations stating that we must make a copy of your ID, and government regulations restricting us from copying a military ID).
  2. If you are 16 or 17 and want a piercing you must have an ID, your birth certificate and your parent or legal guardian must come with you and remain in the studio while your piercing is being done. We will need an ID on the parent as well. If your last name is not the same as your parent or guardian we will need to see documentation as to why they are different. A marriage license or court documentation showing a name change or guardianship will work. No, your friend can not sign for you. Or your sister, or your brother, or any other person you know, unless they have LEGAL custody of you. We need 100% solid proof that the person signing for you has the legal right to do so. If you attempt to have someone other than your legal guardian sign for you this is forgery and they can be prosecuted and we will ask you to please leave the studio.
  3. We do not pierce nipples or genitalia on minors.
  4. It is illegal to pierce anyone under the age of 16.
  5. Children are not allowed in the studio at all, including the lobby.
  6. All of our body jewelry is internally threaded.
  7. We only use digital autoclaves for piercing and we do weekly autoclave sterilization testing thru an outside company.
  8. We do not use piercing guns because they can’t be sterilized, they are traumatic to the tissue and the jewelry used with guns does not meet ASTM guidelines. It is illegal in the state of Arkansas for a business to pierce any part of the body other than the ear lobe with a piercing gun. WE DO NOT USE GUNS!!! THEY ARE BAD AND SHOULD BE OUTLAWED!!
  9. If we even suspect you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we may decline to pierce you.
  10. If you are pregnant we will not pierce you. You will end up with a better piercing if you let your body focus on one thing at a time.
  11. If you have any medical conditions that  may cause healing issues with your piercing, please inform your piercer BEFORE you go back to get pierced.

Here's a list of some things you should know before your next visit to Hanging City Body Modification:

  1. Tips are appreciated!  Most people don't realize that they should tip their piercer, but piercing is a service industry.  PIERCERS NEED TIPS TOO!!! Any place where you are waited on by someone should be deserving of a tip. 
  2. DO NOT SHOW UP FOR A PIERCING INTOXICATED! Show us some respect! If you show up drunk or even smelling of alcohol we will NOT touch you. You will be asked to leave and to return at a later date when you don't reak of booze.
  3. DO NOT TRY TO BARGAIN FOR A CHEAPER PRICE! We are doing our best to keep prices affordable, and with the current economical situation in this country, we feel that we offer a superior service at a very affordable price.  Just remember, typically you get what you pay for.
  4. WE DON'T CARE HOW MANY TIMES YOU'VE PIERCED YOUR FRIENDS AT HOME OR HOW CHEAP YOU CAN GET PIERCED DOWN THE STREET.  We know what our service is worth, and trying to get it for cheaper is only going to irritate your piercer.
  5. TAKE A SHOWER OR A BATH BEFORE COMING IN FOR A PIERCING! It seems kinda strange that we have to say this, but you have to think about how much work goes into keeping our studio clean and smelling fresh. Would you want to work on someone that had been working out in the sun all day sweating?
  6. TELL YOUR PIERCER IF YOU ARE "FEELING STRANGE" OR "NOT RIGHT." Ask questions before-hand and let your piercer know of any known medical conditions so they can properly prepare for you.
  7. WE ONLY ALLOW ONE PERSON TO COME IN THE PIERCING ROOM WITH YOU WHILE THE PROCEDURE IS TAKING PLACE!! This is for sanitation purposes. DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO THE STUDIO, BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INSIDE AT ALL, NO EXCEPTIONS. THIS INCLUDES CHILDREN, KIDS, BABIES, INFANTS, TODDLERS OR ANY OTHER TERM YOU MAY USE TO DESCRIBE YOUR OFFSPRING. IF THEY AREN'T OLD ENOUGH TO GET SOMETHING DONE, THEN THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR VEHICLE UNATTENDED! IT IS ILLEGAL TO DO THIS AND WE ARE TOTALLY AGAINST IT AS WELL. YOUR CHILD IS NOT AN ACCESSORY, SO PLEASE DON'T TREAT THEM AS ONE. THIS IS STRICTLY FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY AND WELL-BEING.
  8. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER YOUR CELL PHONE WHILE YOU ARE IN THE PIERCING ROOM! IT IS ACTUALLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU SILENCE YOUR PHONE WHILE YOU ARE IN THE STUDIO SO AS NOT TO DISTRACT ANY ARTIST THAT MAY BE WORKING AT THAT TIME. WE ALSO DON'T ALLOW VIDEO OF PIERCING PROCEDURES. THIS INCLUDES CELL PHONE VIDEOS. WE DON'T WANT TO PROMOTE SELF PIERCING SO WE DON'T NEED TO EXPOSE OUR PIERCING PROCEDURES TO THE WORLD VIA YOUTUBE. ANY OF OUR PIERCERS ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH YOU ONCE THE PIERCING IS DONE, SO PLEASE, JUST ASK.

APPROXIMATE HEALING TIMES FOR VARIOUS PIERCINGS:

Ampallang 6-9 months                                                                                                                                     

Anti-brow (teardrop) 3-4 months                                                                                                                                

Apadravya 6-9 months                                                                                                                                            

Bridge / Vertical Bridge 4-6 months                                                                                                               

Christina 6-9 months                                                                                                                                             

Clitoral Hood (HCH) / Vertical Clitoral Hood (VCH) 2 months                                                                         

Clitoris 4-8 weeks                                                                                                                                                      

Dydoe 3-4 months                                                                                                                                                         

Ear Cartilage (ALL) 3-9 months                                                                                                                                  

Ear Lobe 4-8 weeks                                                                                                                                             

Eyebrow 6-8 weeks                                                                                                                                              

Foreskin 2-3 months                                                                                                                                             

Frenum 3-4 months                                                                                                                                                

Guiche 3-4 months                                                                                                                                                   

Labia, Inner 4-8 weeks                                                                                                                                            

Labia, Outer 3-4 months                                                                                                                                         

Labret 6-8 weeks                                                                                                                                                           

Lip, Side 6-8 weeks                                                                                                                                                       

Lip, Upper 2-3 months                                                                                                                                            

Lorum 3-4 months                                                                                                                                                     

Navel 6-9 months                                                                                                                                                    

Nipple, Female 6-9 months                                                                                                                                   

Nipple, Male 3-4 months                                                                                                                                         

Nostril 3-4 months                                                                                                                                                    

Prince Albert 4-8 weeks                                                                                                                                     

Princess Diana 4-8 weeks                                                                                                                                     

Pubic 3-4 months                                                                                                                                                 

Reverse Prince Albert 4-6 months                                                                                                                 

Scrotum 3-4 months                                                                                                                                            

Septum 4-8 weeks                                                                                                                                               

Surface 6-9 months                                                                                                                                              

Tongue / tongue tip 4-8 weeks                                                                                                                          

Triangle 3-4 months

These times are minimum/approximate  needed for a piercing to be healed.