Body Piercing  * Permanent make up  * Tooth gems

Serving the Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco areas for 20+ years.

With 20+ plus years in industry experience,  Dee would only want to give you the look that is unique to you with exceptional style, with suitable stunning jewelry to match it.  Dee will make sure you have an enjoyable experience with minimal discomfort. her work ethic and integrity have been ingrained here, she loves getting the chance to pass on her knowledge through the service experience to her customers.

Due to Covid - 19 :

services requiring removal of face coverings are prohibited 

(All Nostril & oral piercings)

We cannot provide these services until further notice. 

PLEASE UNDERSTAND AND NOTE that if you proceed to make an appointment for services that are prohibited, your appointment will not be confirmed, and you will forfeit and lose your deposit. 

There will be no refunds or exchanges or transfers of any kind once a deposit is paid.  

 

As stated in the updated Alameda County Health Order,:

Activities that involve the removal of clients’ face coverings are much higher risk for COVID-19 transmission and personal care service providers are prohibited from offering services that require removal of clients’ face covering.

 

Depending on the degree of community spread of COVID-19, such services that require the removal of clients’ face covering may be allowed at a future time.

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FAQ

In this area you can get most of your questions answered. If you still have more questions,

please always free to contact us .

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?


Due to Covid-19: Services that require the removal of a face mask/covering is prohibited until further notice. This includes ALL nostril and ALL oral piercings. Price DOES NOT include the price of jewelry. Ear lobe (1)$20 Ear lobe (2) $35 Tragus $35 Anti Tragus $35 Rear Helix $20 Forward Helix $35 Snug $35 Rook $35 Matrix $35 Conch $30 Industrial $60 Orbital $50
Tongue $30 Scoop $45 Monroe $30 Medusa $35 Labret $30 Inv. Lip $35 Vert. Lip $35 Smiley $35 Web $35
Navel $30 Nipple (1) $30 Nostril $30 High Nostril $45 Septum $30 Eyebrow $30 Surface Piercing $50 Dermal Anchors $50 Genital area $60 Taper/Stretch $10 & up Insertion/Change $10 & up Removals $10 & up




What are the care instructions for a New Piercing? ( Nostril , Nipple , Navel , etc)


What To Do: *Wash your hands prior to contact on, or near the area of your healing piercing. *Leave the piercing alone, except for when you are cleaning it. *Leave the starter jewelry in during the entire minimum initial healing time. *You may change only the beads on your jewelry at any time. This includes beads on the ends of barbells (circular, curved or straight), captive bead rings, as well as any threadless ends. *Keep your jewelry in. – Even old, well-healed piercings can shrink in minutes after having been there for years! This varies from person to person, and even if your ear lobe piercings stay open without jewelry your body piercing may not! If you remove your jewelry and are unable to re-insert it yourself , please bring your jewelry in to the studio in a plastic baggy or small plastic cup, for sanitary reasons. (Un-bagged jewelry is a risk for cross-contamination!) and we will see if we are able to reinsert it for you. *If your piercing must be temporarily removed (such as for a medical procedure), we can insert a retainer, made of either glass or plastic material that is ISO 10993-6/10 or 10993-11compliant. Materials such as PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) or Tygon® Medical Surgical Tubing are the only appropriate piercing retainers, aside from glass that are body safe. Please note that these materials are meant for temporary wear only, and must be replaced *with properly sized, quality jewelry as soon as possible. *Make sure your bedding is clean and changed frequently while you are healing. *Wear clean, comfortable, breathable fabric clothing in the area of a body piercing. *Get enough sleep, eat a nutritious diet, avoid undue stress, recreational drugs, and alcohol consumption. The healthier your lifestyle, the easier it will be for your piercing to heal! What NOT To Do:

  1. DO NOT clean your piercing more than twice a day, as this can irritate your piercing, and prolong your healing.
2. DO NOT dry your piercing with material that isn’t meant for single use (such as a face cloth) as these can harbor bacteria. 3. DO NOT use materials with fibers that can get caught or stuck on the piercing site, such as q-tips, cotton balls, tissues and the like. 4.DO NOT rotate your jewelry. This is outdated aftercare and is not necessary due to irritation, bleeding, scratching and tearing of the piercing. 5.DO NOT use soaps that contain Triclosan as the active ingredient, such as Dial. 6.DO NOT use moisturizers, makeup, emollients or the like, on or around your new piercing may cause irritation. Common Sources of Irritation Are:· *Sleeping on your new piercing – this may cause nasty “irritation bumps” – Often referred to as “keloids” – (This is a misnomer, and incorrect: keloids are a more serious skin condition which need to be diagnosed by a physician.) Sleeping on your new piercing may cause more serious issues such as: migration and rejection. *Please ensure you do not sleep on your piercing.Irritation bumps are not neccesarily keloids, nor are they typically infected. Please visit us if you are having any sort of lump or bump form on either side of your piercing.
 *Dirty hands, or saliva touching your piercing before it is healed. DO NOT USE antibacterial soap alcohol peroxide Ointments These cleaning agents can damage your piercing,
* Improper aftercare routine such as stopping your aftercare routine before you are finished healing. · Wearing makeup, moisturizers, or emollients on or around your healing piercing may cause irritation. · “Playing” with jewelry before the piercing is healed.

DO NOT USE antibacterial soap,alcohol, peroxide Ointments *These cleaning agents can damage your piercing,

Keep it simple.
Use: 1) Non Scented, Dye Free Cleaning products to wash your piercing. No more than (2x) twice a day 2) You can soak your piercing as many times as you like, for however long and when you like with warm water only. We recommend to NOTuse sea salt or saline solution .Due to overusage, it can cause drying and iritation. *We are more than happy to inspect, and give you advice on how to get rid of it!




Do I need to make an appointment?


We are by appointment only. We will not be taking walk ins until further notice. You can check the Piercing Technician's schedule and/or book an appointment directly from this website. Please Note: All appointments require a deposit fee. Your appointment will not be confirmed without a Paid deposit. Your deposit will apply to the total cost of the service. Deposits cannot be refunded. It can be transferred to another time/date within a 24hr period. So please contact us within 24 hours of your appointment for any changes and/or cancellations. If you are late/do not show to the appointment, you forfeit your deposit and will have to Pay another Deposit and Fee to the Artist. DUE TO COVID 19 Health Order: - Services requiring the removal of face masks ARE prohibited, - Only you (accompanied w/ a parent if a minor) are allowed to come to your appointment. - You can fill out release paperwork from your phone upon arrival. Please have ID ready. You must be 18yrs or older. Minors must have ID, birth certificate and parent present w/ their ID. - Please understand that there are no pictures/video/check ins allowed. Please ask technician for more information. -




How to Care for an Oral Piercing?


What To Do: Stay Healthy! 1) Boost your immune system so it can focus on healing your lip, cheek or oral piercing by eating nutritiously, staying hydrated, getting lots of quality sleep, and generally practicing good hygiene (including lots of thorough hand washing, particularly during cold and flu season). 2) If you're a smoker, invest in an e cigarette that mixes nicotine with water vapor to avoid the drying, damaging effect of cigarette smoke on your oral piercing or the oral side of your facial piercing. Minimize your intake of during smoking the first few critical weeks of the healing process. 3)Keep Your Piercing(s) Clean. If you have a lip, cheek, oral web, or tongue piercing, the best way to clean the inside of your mouth is with a non alcohol mouthwash. Avoid alcohol-based mouthwash at all costs! It will dry out your mouth and your piercing(s) and delay the healing process. 4) Brush Your Teeth & Floss Carefully. You must be a little more careful about how you brush, particularly if you have an oral web piercing. Brush gently when in the vicinity of your piercing, and try to avoid banging your toothbrush into your piercing or snagging it with dental floss. In addition, need to avoid excessive talking and playing with your jewelry to minimize undue trauma to your healing piercing. Trauma can cause excess scar tissue to develop, make you more susceptible to infection, trigger jewelry to migrate, and cause other issues that could negatively impact your lip, cheek or oral piercing. Downsize your jewelry Your initial piercing jewelry is always a little longer due to swelling. Once the swelling has subsided, it is advised to shorten the length or diameter of the jewelry. If not, it can lead to rub against your teeth and gums . While eating, chew or bite down on your jewelry. Irritating the piercing, and at worst chip your teeth or rip out. What NOT To Do: 1) DO NOT Drink Alcohol /Take Aspirin. During the first week or so after getting pierced, you'll be more prone to occasional bleeding. Alcohol and aspirin thin the blood and make it harder for your body to clot around an open wound, so it's best to avoid both things altogether. 2)DO NOT Use Alcohol-Based Mouthwash. Alcohol-based mouthwash will dry out your piercing, delaying the healing process and potentially leaving you more susceptible to infection. Bacteria loves to take root in any dry, cracked entry point into the body it can find. 3) DO NOT Play With Your Jewelry. You might damage your teeth or gums, cause excess scar tissue to develop, trigger migration/rejection, or push bacteria into the healing fistula and put yourself at risk for an infection. 4)DO NOT Kiss Anyone/Oral Sex Avoiding other people's bacteria by skipping open-mouth/French kissing and oral sex. No exceptions! 5)DO NOT Chew on Foreign Objects. You shouldn't bite your nails or chew things like tobacco, pencil erasers, pen ends or other foreign objects, because they could introduce bacteria into your mouth and trigger an infection to develop in your new piercing. 6) DO NOT Share Food, Drinks or Utensils. Sharing food, drinks, cutlery, or plates with other people would expose you to their bacteria and make you more susceptible to infection. 7)Do NOT Change Your Jewelry Prematurely. It's really important to wait until your piercing is fully healed before considering a jewelry change. The only exception is if your jewelry becomes too tight due to swelling or triggers an allergic reaction, in which case you should see your piercer. 8) DO NOT Submerge Your Healing Piercings in Dirty Water Avoid swimming, soaking in hot tubs, etc., because of the bacteria such environments may harbor. Even a chlorinated pool is a bad idea; chlorine doesn't kill all bacteria, and it can irritate new piercings 9) DO NOT Apply Creams, Oils or Balms to Lip or Cheek Piercings. It can be tempting to apply cream or oil to help it recover from dry around the external side. Identifying & Addressing Oral Piercing Problems a)There are a number of issues that may arise during the oral piercing healing process. You should familiarize yourself with these potential problems so you can spot and address them quickly if they happen. Discharge of Lymph During the healing process, b) it's normal for the body to excrete lymph, which is a clear substance that dries to a whitish crust. Do not worry about it unless the discharge becomes thicker, yellowish and more pus-like. Saturating a cotton ball with warm water, pressing it gently against your piercing to soften the crusties, and wiping them away carefully with a clean tissue or cotton swab. 
 Swelling - Excessive swelling can cause your jewelry to press into the skin around your piercing, which left unattended may cause necrosis (tissue death) and lead to infection. Your starter jewelry should be sufficiently long enough to avoid this issue, but some people swell more than others, and if you're one who swells significantly, you have to change it immediately. But not by yourself! It’s not good idea with a fresh piercing. 

DO NOT USE antibacterial soap, alcohol, peroxide Ointments *These cleaning agents can damage your piercing,
Remember to keep it simple. Rinse your mouth with a non alcohol mouthwash everytime you eat, drink or smoke. For piercings that reach the exterior/outside of your mouth. Use Non Scented, Dye Free Cleaning products to wash your piercing. No more than (2x) twice a day You can soak your piercing as many times as you like, for however long and when you like with warm water only. We recommend to NOT use sea salt or saline solution .Due to overusage, it can cause drying and iritation.





Our Shop

Our shop is a great place for creativity, art and ideas.

Please understand

In order  for our artists to concentrate on the artwork they are putting on our clients' body,

 

we would appreciate ..

  • loud talking

  • phone/video calls

  • music/videos 

Be taken outside. 

Minors that are getting a Piercing service & Well behaved are allowed. 

No animals are allowed in the shop. 

PHOTOS

We don't mind.

BUT...

In respect ,

for our

artists & clients, their personal

spaces & beliefs;

 Please ask

 

before you take pictures and/or  videos.

FOOD & DRINKS

Food and drinks

Are not allowed in the shop.

 

If you are getting work done and taking a break  to eat, it's fine.

 

As long as you clean up after yourself.

 

Alcohol is

never

allowed in the shop.

Payment

We accept cash , debit and credit card.

 

We have an ATM located in our shop. 

Tips are never expected but greatly appreciated.