frequently asked
questions

  • CAN I BRING MY OWN TATTOO DESIGN?

    Yes, we are happy to use your design or to draw up a design for you. Just drop us an email or use the contact page to send us your ideas and designs, our talented artists can make any design or idea into a masterpiece.

  • CAN I GET PIERCED WITH MY OWN JEWELLERY?

    Unfortunately we do not do initial piercings with jewellery provided by the customer.

    We have to make sure the jewellery is sterilised properly and the material is suitable. Therefore we only use our own jewellery to pierce with.

  • CAN YOU FIT JEWELLERY FOR ME?

    We are more than happy to fit or change jewellery, we just have to make sure the piercing is completely healed.

    If the jewellery is purchased from Metal Morphosis, the fitting is free. For jewellery purchased elsewhere, a £5 fitting charge might apply.

  • DO I HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

    Piercings are a walk in service only, there is no need to book. However during busy periods, especially on weekends there might be a bit of a wait. We recommend to always book an appointment for a tattoo. We do accept walk ins when possible, but we can not guarantee that it is possible to tattoo walk in customers.

  • DO YOU PIERCE WITH A GUN OR NEEDLES?

    We never use a piercing gun. 

    All body piercings are done with sterile, single use needles. However we offer ear lobe piercings with a sterile cartridge system (Studex). This system works very similar to a gun, but with it being a single use sterile cartridge it is much cleaner than a piercing gun. This system can only be used on lobe piercings.

  • DO YOU REMOVE MICRODERMALS?

    We do. If the Microdermal was done in a Metal Morphosis studio, the removal is free.

    If the Microdermal was done in another studio, a £10 charge applies.

  • DO YOU USE ANAESTHETIC?

    No, we do not use any form of anaesthetic.

    Piercings and tattoos cause a minimum amount of discomfort or pain, so no anaesthetic is needed.

  • HOW LONG DO PIERCINGS TAKE TO HEAL?

    Some piercings (like oral frenulums) can heal within only 10 days, other piercings (like belly button) can take up to 4 months.

    Our piercers will be happy to inform you about the exact healing time of your piercing. Please do follow the aftercare instructions given to you by your piercer.

  • HOW LONG DO TATTOOS TAKE TO HEAL?

    In general, most tattoos heal in about 2-3 weeks. This is the initial healing time as this is only the outside of the tattoo. Once the scabs have fallen off, it usually takes a few more weeks for it to fully heal underneath. The placement of the tattoo can also affect the healing time (if clothing rubs against the tattoo it might not heal as quickly).

    Please do follow the aftercare instructions given to you by your tattooist.

  • I HAVE HEALTH ISSUES, CAN I STILL GET PIERCED OR TATTOOED?

    We ask all customers to fill in a medical questionnaire before any treatment, if we have any concerns, or believe that the treatment might have a negative effect on your health, we will refuse to carry out the treatment.

    If you are not sure if a tattoo or piercing might effect your health, please consult your GP before the treatment.

  • IS YOUR TATTOO AND PIERCING EQUIPMENT STERILE?

    Yes, all our instruments like clamps, tattoo grips, etc. is sterilised. We only use sterile, single use tattoo and piercing needles.

  • WHAT ARE THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR BODY PIERCING?

    Anyone aged 16 or under will not be pierced. Even with parental consent, our strict age limits apply for all body piercing.

     If you are 17 - 21 you will need to show a passport or driving license to get pierced.

     We DO NOT accept any other form of ID. If you look younger than you are, please bring a passport or driving licence to save any confusion.

  • WHAT ARE THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR EAR PIERCING?

     Children having Studex ear lobe piercing must have a parent with them and both must have a photo ID.

    We only pierce ears from 8 years and up if you are aged 8 - 16 you must bring a parent with you to co-sign the consent form. If you are 17 or older and wish to get your ear lobes pierced you must bring a valid form of identification.

    Children 16 or under are only eligible for Studex ear lobe piercing. We do not perform any other piercing on anyone under 17.

  • WHAT ARE THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR TATTOOS?

     To be tattooed you must be 18 years or older, this is a legal requirement.
     
    If you are aged 18 - 21 you will need you to show a passport or driving license. We DO NOT accept any other form of ID.
     
    Even with parental consent, all age limits apply. In all cases, it is advantageous to bring a passport or driving license to save any confusion.

  • WHAT ARE YOUR AGE RESTRICTIONS?

    If you are between 8 and 16 years of age, we can only provide an ear lobe piercing using the Studex system. All other body parts (including all other piercings on the ear) are classed as body piercing and our age limit of 17 years applies. For nipple piercings and tattoos, the age limit is 18 years. Unfortunately, even with parental consent, we can not make any exceptions. Please see our services page for more information.

  • WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY PIERCING OR TATTOO?

    Get in touch with us as soon as possible, we are happy to help and to give you the right advice on what to do.
    If you have any concerns please do let us know.

  • WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE THE TREATMENT?

    Please ensure you have eaten less than an hour before coming in for your appointment, this helps to raise your blood sugar level and will help with your treatment.

    DO NOT have ANY alcohol the day of your treatment, alcohol will make you bleed more and will cause a problem with tattoo healing.

    Piercing tends to bleed very little but if you have had even a small amount of alcohol it can make them bleed more and be harder to stop. By law, we can not pierce or tattoo you if you had alcohol on the day of your treatment.

    Please see our services page for more information on how to prepare for your treatment.

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