Artistic Ink Piercing

We do not make appointments for body piercings. You can come in whenever you choose. There are risks associated with any and all body art procedures.

Please read our Mandatory Posting as well as our Body Art Disclosure Statement. You will also want to read over the Waiver, Release and Consent to Pierce and the Piercing Aftercase Instructions BEFORE you come in for a piercing.

The Marshall County Health Department requires us to furnish the following information to you when you receive an ORAL PIERCING. (Information from the American Dental Association)

Oral piercings, which involve the tongue, lips, cheeks, uvula, or a combination of sites, have been implicated in a number of adverse oral and bodily conditions. The piercing of oral structures presents unique risks due to the nature of the environment, the rich blood supply of the tissues, the presence of vast amounts of bacteria and other organisms, and the important functional roles the mouth plays in the complex processes of digestion, respiration, sensory perception, and speech.

Common symptoms following oral piercing include pain, swelling, bleeding, and increased salivary flow. Documented health risks include infection chipping or fracturing of teeth, gum stripping and recession, rapid development of bone loss of the lower front teeth, broken fillings or crowns, difficulty with eating and speech, and the swallowing or aspiration of jewelry.

Serious and life-threatening complications of infections have rarely been documented following oral piercings. These include development of infection which spreads to the heart requiring hospitalization; and a compromised respiratory airway causing respiratory difficulty.

Any complications or signs of infection should be reported immediately.

Oral Piercing After Care:

The Marshall County Health Department requires us to furnish the following information to you when you receive an ORAL PIERCING. (Information from the American Dental Association)

Oral piercings, which involve the tongue, lips, cheeks, uvula, or a combination of sites, have been implicated in a number of adverse oral and bodily conditions. The piercing of oral structures presents unique risks due to the nature of the environment, the rich blood supply of the tissues, the presence of vast amounts of bacteria and other organisms, and the important functional roles the mouth plays in the complex processes of digestion, respiration, sensory perception, and speech.

Common symptoms following oral piercing include pain, swelling, bleeding, and increased salivary flow. Documented health risks include infection chipping or fracturing of teeth, gum stripping and recession, rapid development of bone loss of the lower front teeth, broken fillings or crowns, difficulty with eating and speech, and the swallowing or aspiration of jewelry.

Serious and life-threatening complications of infections have rarely been documented following oral piercings. These include development of infection which spreads to the heart requiring hospitalization; and a compromised respiratory airway causing respiratory difficulty.

Any complications or signs of infection should be reported immediately.

Piercing AfterCare:

  1. Always wash your hands prior to touching the jewelry.
  2. Clean piercing at least twice a day with antibacterial . . . ( Click Here for More )

Healing time for piercing and tattoos varies from person to person. The rate of infection is minimal if the aftercare is followed appropriately. It is very important to remember not to touch the pierced or tattooed area without first washing your hands. Normal body reactions to piercing and/or tattooing may include:redness, swelling, and/or minor discomfort at the site. If after 48 hours more severe complications occur (increased redness, swelling or hardness at the site, pus-like drainage, onset of fever, and/or prolonged pain at the site or respiratory difficulty following tongue piercing), contact your personal physician or dentist (following an oral piercing).