LUXURY PIERCING FAQS
Q: What is the gauge size of the earrings?
A: The gauge size of our earrings is 1.2mm, ensuring comfort and safety for your new piercings. Our lab diamond stud earrings are designed to fit this standard gauge size.
Q: What is the length of the post used to pierce the ear?
A: We use an 8mm post to pierce the ear, which can be adjusted free to 6mm once the ear has healed. This allows for secure and customizable fittings, ensuring your lab diamond stud earrings are just right for you.
Q: Can I use 6mm hoops for a new piercing?
A: No, we recommend using 8mm or 10mm hoops for a new piercing. 6mm hoops are suitable only for a fully healed piercing.
Q: How long does it take for cartilage to heal after piercing?
A: It takes around 9-12 months for cartilage to fully heal after piercing, and it's essential to follow proper care, especially for cartilage piercings that use hoops.
Q: How long does it take for a lobe piercing to heal?
A: It takes approximately 2 months for a lobe piercing to heal, which means you can switch to different lab diamond stud earrings or other styles once it's fully healed.
Q: When can I change my earring after piercing?
A: You can change your lobe earring after 2 months of the piercing, ensuring that you're ready to explore various options, such as our other lab diamond stud earrings with push backs or butterfly, alpha backs, or even hoops. Cartilage piercing will take longer to heal, and you can change your earring after a few months, depending on your healing period.
Q: How often should I clean my new piercing, and for how long?
A: We recommend cleaning your new piercing twice a day for at least three weeks. This routine maintenance is crucial for all our lab diamond earrings, studs, and push back lab diamond earrings to ensure a healthy healing process.
Q: Can I go swimming in a pool after getting a new piercing?
A: We advise against swimming in pools for at least 2 weeks after getting a new piercing, helping protect your delicate piercings, whether you choose pink lab diamonds, sapphire studs, or any other gemstones for your piercing jewelry.
Q: Is it possible to get a refund or exchange on piercing jewelry?
A: We do not offer refunds or exchanges on piercings unless these have not been taken out of the sterilized packaging. Your safety and hygiene are our top priority, and we guarantee the highest standards when handling our lab diamond stud earrings or any other piercings.
Q: Can I re-use an earring and get pierced again?
A: No, we only use a new and sterilized earring for a new piercing.
Q: Do you use needles or guns for piercings?
A: We use only needles for piercings, not guns. This is a better way to pierce that causes much less trauma to the ear, ensuring a more comfortable experience for our customers looking for small lab diamond earrings or larger options like our lab diamond stud hoop earrings.
Q: What is the minimum age for getting a piercing, and what documentation is required?
A: The minimum age for getting a piercing with us is 10 years old, and we require ID from both the parent and child if the child is under 18 years old. The parent must be present too. Our commitment to safety is paramount when you're choosing any of our lab diamond earrings, lab diamond studs, or custom piercings in London.
Q: Do you provide aftercare lotion for piercings?
A: Yes, we provide aftercare lotion for piercings. It's a vital part of our service to ensure the well-being of our customers, whether you've chosen lab diamond earrings with push backs, hoops, or any other piercing type.
Q: What type of material are your piercings made of?
A: Our piercings are made of 14k solid gold, and we always use created lab diamonds or gemstones, ensuring that your piercing will last forever. You can trust the longevity and quality of our lab diamond stud earrings, lab diamond hoop earrings, and all other piercing items, as we prioritize lasting elegance and style.
Q: What is a lobe piercing and what are its characteristics?
A: A lobe piercing is a classic and timeless choice located on the soft bottom part of the ear. It is known for being easy to heal and is often performed on young children or babies in some cultures. On the pain scale, it typically rates only 3 out of 10, making it one of the least painful ear piercings. This type of piercing offers a wide range of earring options, from hoops to bars. It's crucial to select a metal that suits your style and doesn't cause irritation. The quality of materials should never be compromised for appearance. Lobe piercings at Lark & Berry are complimentary with the purchase of any Lark & Berry earring, offering an affordable and stylish choice. Don't forget to follow the standard healing process, which includes cleaning the piercing twice a day with aftercare lotion, even though lobe piercings tend to heal quickly.
Q: What is a conch piercing and why shall I get it?
A: Conch piercing is considered one of the not so spontaneous piercings. People usually will have a think before going ahead with it and will ask more questions on the day of the consultation. It is the ideal choice for a bold and cool statement on your ear. It's a cartilage piercing and it can make the customer a bit worried also because of the location - inside the ear shell. There is nothing to be worried about when you are in the hands of a well-trained piercing professional. The healing period for conch is 6-9 months, and you might experience a bit of discomfort during the first few days if you choose to sleep on that side. Following the proper aftercare is the key to a fast and carefree healing.
Q: What is a tragus piercing, and what should I know about it?
A: A tragus piercing is often misunderstood as painful due to the fact that it is a thick cartilage, but it's relatively painless. The sensation during the piercing is more like pressure than actual pain, as there are no nerve endings in the tragus. Some mild swelling and soreness might occur, but these typically subside within a few days. For this type of piercing, it's advisable to start with a delicate, petite earring, and later switch to a larger one. You can also consider a 1.2mm gauge hoop with a diameter between 6mm to 8mm for a healed piercing, depending on your tragus size. Additionally, larger crescents, bars, or unique earrings with dangling chains and pendants can be considered for a statement look. The cost of tragus piercings is complimentary with any Lark & Berry piercing purchase. Avoid using earphones during the healing process to prevent irritation and infection, and be aware that tragus piercings might sometimes be rejected by the ear due to the small size of the area.
Q: What should I know about a helix piercing, and how is it different from other piercings?
A: The helix piercing is situated on the upper and outer ear cartilage, offering a contemporary style. Healing times vary from 6 to 9 months and can extend to 12 months for complete cartilage healing. Avoid changing the earring or downsizing the bar prematurely, as the cartilage may still be healing on the inside. The pain level for a helix piercing is similar to an upper lobe piercing, usually rating 5 out of 10. Opting for a stud over a hoop can prevent pulling during sleep and potentially speed up the healing process. Trust your professional piercer's advice regarding earring choice. Helix piercings are complementary with the purchase of Lark & Berry earrings, and it's essential never to leave the piercing without an earring to prevent closure. These piercings are a great way to enhance your ear stack and express your style, offering various earring options.
Q: How painful is ear piercing, and what can I expect during the procedure?
A: Ear piercings are generally described as minimally painful, with clients often rating the pain at 5 out of 10 or less. The sensation is fleeting and sharp, lasting only a few seconds. Taking a deep breath and exhaling during the procedure can help ease any discomfort. The experience is typically more manageable than expected.
Q: What preparations should I make before getting my ears pierced?
A: If you're unsure about the earring design or piercing type, consider booking a consultation before your appointment to discuss your preferences and address any concerns. Communication with your piercer is essential, especially if you're feeling nervous. It's essential to create a positive and exciting experience when getting a piercing.
Q: What aftercare steps should I follow after getting an ear piercing?
A: Follow your piercer's aftercare instructions diligently, and don't neglect the cleaning process. Start using aftercare lotion on the same day as your appointment and continue applying it twice daily (morning and evening) for at least four weeks. While lobe piercings tend to heal faster, it's essential to avoid excessive touching or cleaning with unwashed hands, which can lead to problems. Avoid swimming pools for two weeks, although sea water is generally acceptable. These steps are crucial for a successful healing process.
Q: Are there any tips to make the ear piercing experience more comfortable on the day of the procedure?
A: Taking pain relief can help reduce discomfort, but be cautious, as some painkillers like Aspirin may thin the blood and cause bleeding during the piercing. Ensure you provide accurate information about medications or health conditions on the consent form before the piercing. Avoid getting pierced on an empty stomach or after consuming alcohol, and complete the consent form thoughtfully. To prevent infections or irritations, avoid getting pierced before embarking on a long journey by train or plane. It's essential to be in good health during the piercing process, so refrain from getting pierced if you're pregnant, breastfeeding, or have recently undergone other procedures like surgery or tattooing.