Body Piercing Shops – Sacred Raven Tattoo & Piercing
Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Enrique began piercing professionally in 2005 for a tattoo chain in Hollywood and Miami Florida. He is currently the full-time piercer and greeter at Sacred Raven Tattoo & Piercing and provides blog resources for the piercing community online (tips to consider when choosing a piercer, do piercings hurt, what you need to know about septum piercing). Visit one of the best piercing places in Fayetteville, where Enrique loves doing unique body piercings and using original jewelry. “Piercing people is always an experience, everybody is different, every BODY is different, maybe what they want doesn’t work for their anatomy, but let’s try getting the same look a different way with different jewelry or a different method, I love solving that puzzle”. Enrique and our team look forward to serving you at our tattoo and piercing parlor in Fayetteville!
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Piercing Places Near Me FAQs | Sacred Raven Tattoo & Piercing Shop
What is a Double Nose Piercing?
Just like it sounds, double nose piercing is any combination of two piercings in your nose. The nose piercings can be symmetrical on the left and right nostril or asymmetrical done on the same side or area of the nose; and finally, many choose to get a nostril and septum piercing. Any combination of two piercings on the nose is considered a “double nose piercing” and you can have them done at the same time or space them out over days or months to encourage healing.
Does Your Piercing Shop provide baby or toddler ear piercing?
Yes! Sacred Raven Tattoo is one of the top family-friendly tattoo and piercing places in Fayetteville, NC, and has a piercing specialist for toddler as long as the child is old enough to give verbal consent and can understand what is happening. Most of our ink and piercing artists have children of their own, and we’re specialists in entertaining and distracting your little ones as they get pierced.
What do I need to bring in order for my toddler to get their ears pierced?
You will need their BIRTH CERTIFICATE and Parent ID, matching the names on the birth certificate. Minimum age is about 4, as long as your child can understand what is happening and give verbal consent, we are more than happy to accommodate them.
Can minors get piercings other than ears?
YES! 16 is the minimum age we require for piercings other than ears. A BIRTH CERTIFICATE is required as well as the PARENTS ID.
Is Infant Ear Piercing Safe?
Yes. Believe it or not baby ear piercing is one of the oldest traditions of body modification historically. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics says ear piercing is safe for cosmetic reasons at any age. At Sacred Raven Tattoo we suggest being careful about your infants age, as the older your baby gets, the more they will remember the pain of the experience. Whatever age you choose, we’ll make sure to equip you for best practices for baby ear piercing aftercare, including being diligent about a “full heal” which can take 4 to 12 months, especially caring for your baby’s ears after bath time by gently drying the earlobes around the earrings to avoid ear infection. We also recommend wiping your baby’s earlobe with alcohol twice a day, and making sure to gently turn the earrings once a day for the first six weeks.
Is self piercing safe?
No. Doing a self-piercing without the guidance of a professional piercer is dangerous. We’re in agreement with this article that says it well, “Do-it-yourself piercings are not sterile and if you accidentally pierce the wrong place, you could cause severe bleeding or permanent nerve damage.” In case you’re wondering our tattoo artists will say the same thing and caution you against the dangers of diy tattoos.
What is a conch ear piercing, does it hurt, how long does it take to heal and what aftercare is necessary?
A conch piercing (spoken “konk”) is an ear piercing on the cartilage of the middle section of the ear. Called conch because of this part of the ear’s resemblance to the spiral shaped sea shell of the same name, these piercings are on the inner middle portion of your ear or outer rim of your ear. The higher middle ear piercings favor stud jewelry, while the lower rim ear piercings favor hoop and dangling jewelry.
Compared to a more traditional lobe ear piercing, the conch piercing is more painful. In some cases, if piercing where there is less cartilage, this style of piercing can cause extreme discomfort–especially during the initial pinch. For those who’ve experienced a helix or tragus piercing, the pain is comparable. That said, everyone’s piercing pain personality type is different, so be familiar with your type and you’ll be alright.
In general, a conch ear piercing requires a longer period of time to heal, with gentle care required for between six and nine months to heal fully. It’s also a good idea to keep close observation of your skin in the weeks following your conch piercing. Though redness, minor swelling and clear fluids are indications the bodies adjusting acceptance while your piercing is still fresh, be careful to respond quickly to more severe symptoms of infection like intense pain, lumps, bleeding, major swelling, and fever, as these are indications your body is rejecting the piercing. In these rare cases, schedule a doctor’s visit immediately.
Aftercare for a conch ear piercing starts with keeping your piercing clean with gentle non-scented soap or salt water two to three times per day. Also, while you’re going through your day, avoid touching the conch of your ear because this introduces bacteria to the area of the piercing and is very prone to infection.
How long does an eyebrow piercing last?
Because of the anatomy of the skin around the brows, eyebrow piercings are less permanent than other piercings. When you pierce through flat skin—like eyebrow piercings do—over time the piercing moves towards the surface of the skin. In some people, the brow piercing can last for years, but you’ll need to be careful to maintain your eyebrow piercing as well as protect the piercing from unnecessary contact, irritation, or accidental removal. Bottom line: eyebrow piercings can last for a few months up to many years, and requires ongoing care. For a semi-permanent option of styling your eyebrows, there’s also microblading.