Piercings at Adrenaline Studios in Vancouver and Toronto are done by walk-in only, no appointments necessary. You must be 16 years old for most piercings, with government issued photo ID. However, we do accept clients aged 14 and 15 with (and only with) parental consent and when a parent is present, on limited piercings. More extreme piercings will require you to be 18.
Beyond age requirements, we ask and strongly advise you eat and remain well hydrated prior to getting a piercing. With plenty of places to eat around our Vancouver and Toronto shops that won’t be a problem!
AVERAGE COST – PIERCING AND BODY JEWELRY
Pricing varies based on body part and jewelry choice. Post-piercing check ups are always free and encouraged.
Does it hurt?
Pain is relative, as everyone has a different tolerance. People would not be returning for piercing after piercing if it was that bad. The benefits of the beautiful piercing that you get will far outweigh the procedure.
How long does it take to heal?
It really depends on the body part that is getting pierced. A tongue may heal in three weeks, where a nipple may heal in 12 months. Healing times vary significantly, but make sure you follow all aftercare instructions.
What body jewelry material should I start with and why?
Titanium, surgical steel, and gold are the best options to start with as they are the materials found to have the least reactions in healing piercings.
Can I still breastfeed after piercing my nipples?
Yes. Your nipple is like a sponge and the jewelry will not block breast milk from exiting. Be sure to remove the jewelry before attempting to breastfeed, however.
Are piercings safe?
Yes. Piercings are perfectly safe assuming that you are seeing a reputable piercer in a shop that is following all health regulations, and assuming you are following the recommended aftercare given to you during the piercing.
How much does it cost?
Piercing cost depends on many variables such as body placement, style of jewel and material of jewelry. You can come in anytime to have one of our sales staff run you through all the options for the piercing that you are wanting.
How many sizes can I jump when stretching, and how often?
Just one size at a time to prevent damage. You’ll need to wait approximately two months between stretches.
Why can I only stretch with certain materials?
When stretching, the skin in the earlobes micro-tears to accommodate the larger size. Titanium, surgical steel and pyrex are the materials found to have the least reactions in healing tissue. Organic options should never be stretched with as they are porous and can stick to the healing tissue.