Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of piercings does Black Hole offer?
Black Hole is a professional piercing studio that offers all types of body piercings; from simple earlobes to advanced piercings like surface work and genitals. All of our piercers are well-trained, knowledgeable and guarantee their work. To be sure your piercing is top-notch we only pierce with the highest quality body jewelry.
Do I need an appt or do you take walk-ins?
We are by appointment only! This is for all services, including just taking a look at our jewelry selection. You can book an appointment here or by clicking the book now button above! If you have questions or need help with the type of booking, you can give us a call at (775) 329-6010 and we’ll be happy to help!
Can I bring my family and friends with me to my appointment?
You can bring one guest along with you! We are a small studio so unfortunately, we cannot accommodate large groups; extra folks in your party will have to wait outside during your appointment.
How much does a piercing cost?
Our piercing fees vary depending on skill and time required; $40-$50 for most piercings. All of our piercings come with a can of Sterile Saline and free follow up care. Multiple piercings and genitals have additional fees. Jewelry is not included in the piercing fee and is purchased separately. The average piercing with our most simple jewelry styles is $90-$110. The final cost really all depends on the jewelry you chose. We stock a large selection of implant grade body jewelry to fit all styles and budgets.
Can I bring my own jewelry to get pierced with?
If the jewelry is from us or another studio with an APP member, most likely yes! Drop off your jewelry at least two hours before your appointment so we can make sure it is the correct size and style for your brand new piercing and verify which vendor it is from. We charge a small fee to clean and sterilize it so it is safe to use.
If your jewelry is not from us or another studio with an APP member, unfortunately, we will not be able to use it - but we have an extensive jewelry selection for you to choose from for your brand new piercing!
When and why should I come in for a check-up?
We suggest all of our clients come in for a free check-up 6 weeks after getting a brand new piercing. This allows a piercer to take a look at your piercing and make sure everything is healing as expected and go over any questions you may have. We also can downsize a piercing in which the post has become too long, this helps to avoid irritation and angling during the healing process. When applicable, downsizing is a very important part of the healing process!
How old do you have to be to get a piercing?
For earlobes, you have to be at least 5 years of age or older! For anything else, you must be at least 14 years of age or older! We do need some documents in order to pierce minors.
We can waive the need for a birth certificate if the minor has a state ID with their last name and address matching the parent’s state ID last name and address.
Please note, we will not perform genital, nipple, or surface work on a minor
Can I talk to a piercer about my piercing troubles?
Yes, schedule a free consultation and talk to a piercer one-on-one about current or future piercings. We will help you troubleshoot.
Disclaimer: The information we give is based on a combination of vast professional experience, common sense, research, and extensive clinical practice. This is not to be considered a substitute for medical advice from a doctor. If you think you have an infection, visit a doctor. However, keep in mind that many doctors have not received specific training on piercings so we are happy to work with your medical provider to give you the best care for your piercing.
Can I talk to a piercer about my piercing goals? Does Black Hole offer curations?
Yes! If you’d like one-on-one time to style a complete look, book a Curation Appointment. These appointments are specifically for creating a unique look based on goals you have in mind. During your appointment with a professional piercer or jewelry specialist, we will guide you through planning for the future whether it be for new piercings or updating existing piercings. We stock a large selection of implant grade body jewelry to fit all styles and budgets.
What is the APP + what does it mean?
The APP is the Association of Professional Piercers, and all of our piercers are proud members of it! It is a united group of piercing professionals that freely shares information to help fellow members, piercers, health care professionals, legislators, health inspectors, and the general public get the best and most up-to-date information about body piercing.
What is the APP?
What does it mean to me, the client?
The Association of Professional Piercers (APP)(https://www.safepiercing.org/) is an international health and safety non-profit, voluntary organization. It’s governed by a voluntary elected Board of Directors (https://www.safepiercing.org/board_members.php) that freely shares information to help members, piercers, health care professionals, legislators, health inspectors, and the general public receive the best and most up-to-date information on body piercing.
To be a member of the APP, a studio and the piercers themselves must meet and/or exceed strict APP Member Requirements (https://www.safepiercing.org/membership_requirements.php), such as stocking a specific quality of jewelry, staying up-to-date on CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens training, running spore tests on all sterilization equipment, and more!
Needless to say, if you see a studio employing members of the APP, you know you’re in good hands and being taken care of staff members who care. Every single employee of Black Hole Body Piercing are either Associate or Business members that adhere to the APP guidelines and keep their education on body piercing up to date!