Piercings Care and FAQ

At Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities, we believe that the human body can and should serve as a canvas.

We also believe piercings are the perfect way to send a message about who you are. We carry a wide variety of body jewelry, from the basics, to the fancy, to the custom BVLA, Anatometal, LeRoi, Junpiurr, Invictus & Neometal pieces.

And when you come to us, you’ll benefit from our experienced staff and our focus on your health and safety. Remember, when it comes to body piercings, it’s all about you. So let us help you get the look you want. Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment!

Basic Piercing Aftercare

Guidelines for Piercings until Fully Healed ~6-12weeks

Only touch with clean hands, and only for cleaning purposes
Don’t submerge in any body of water -NO bath, pool, lake, ocean
Don’t remove, change, or stop cleaning
Don’t lay/sleep on or apply pressure

1x/day: Use a mild soap (Dove, Ivory, Dr. Bronner’s – Don’t use antibacterial or scented). Gently wash with lathered fingertips, rinse thoroughly with warm water. If showering, do this last. Pat dry with a clean paper towel.

2-3x/day: Use Sterile Wound Care/Wash Saline Spray (NeilMed here or can buy in any first aid aisle – Don’t mix your own or use more than 3x/day). Spray small amount on all piercing surfaces, let it sit/soak for 30sec-1min to soften any crusty matter. Use Clean Cotton Swabs to gently wipe away any foreign material from entry and exit points. Spray again and gently move jewelry back and forth until slippery to ensure the saline enters the piercing canal. Pat dry with clean paper towel/swab or air dry. DO NOT leave the piercing site wet.

Piercing FAQs

Do you accept Credit/Debit Card payments?

Yes, we accept Credit & Debit Card payments on the Square Platform.

There is a 3% Processing Fee for all Credit/Debit Transactions.

If you bring sufficient cash, we can all avoid this fee 😉

This is my first piercing. What should I do/not do before I come to have work done?

PLEASE DO:
Be sure to have your state or federally issued photo ID. Wear comfy clothes that offer easy access to the area you would like pierced. Bathe/shower/brush your teeth. You are potentially going to be in close proximity with your piercer for a little while, good personal hygiene is greatly appreciated. Have a good meal. Be well hydrated.

PLEASE DON’T:
Consume drugs or alcohol, or have consumed alcohol any time in the past 12 hours.
Take any painkillers, no aspirin or aspirin derivatives, they will thin your blood.

Can I get a piercing if I am under 18 years of age? If so what are my options, and what do I need to bring with me?

Yes you can! You will need to bring the following things with you:
– A state or federally issued photo ID (your school ID is fine if you don’t have a learners permit, drivers license, military ID etc).
– A parent or legal guardian to accompany you.
– The state or federal issued ID for that parent or legal guardian.
– Your birth certificate or copies of guardianship papers that link the two of you together.

Do you do piercings with the gun?

No. The gun forces blunt jewelry through your body causing unnecessary damage to the tissue. We use a sharp, single-use, hollow needle that quickly removes enough tissue to make room for your new jewelry. The jewelry we use is frequently one size smaller than the needle we use to allow for airflow around the jewelry and faster, more comfortable healing. It is less traumatic and painful.

Does it hurt?

Everyone has a different threshold for pain and certain areas of the body are more sensitive than others. You shouldn’t let that stop you from getting what you want, where you want. Most piercings are a slight pinch for a second or two, then it is over.

I want to get my infant's ears pierced. Will you do that?

No. Once your child is old enough to ask for the piercing him/herself then we will be happy to help you. We believe in getting the child’s consent as well as the guardian’s.

How much does it cost? Is it customary to tip my piercer?

Piercing Pricing is calculated by adding Service Cost PLUS whatever Jewelry you choose.

We review your total with you once jewelry has been selected, before piercing begins.

The service cost per single hole poked is $50, not including jewelry.

If you get more than 1 piercing on the same body at the same time, you save $10/hole, such that the service costs $80/double, $120/triple, $160/quadruple piercing.

Single piercings cost $65.90 ($111.80/2), including Basic (No-Gem) Titanium jewelry and taxes, and the price can go up from there.

Single Nostril/Navel piercings cost $71.20 with a CZ, $76.50 with an Opal/Stone.

NeoMetal Titanium jewelry (with many colored CZs, Opal, and Stone options) and taxes is included in a price of $92.40 ($164.80/2).

We also have many fancier options, including Gold and Diamonds, which cost extra. Tipping is not required but appreciated for exceptional service.

I have sensitivities/metal allergies. What kind of jewelry do you use?

The standard jewelry that we use is Implant Grade Titanium 6Al-4V-Eli ASTM F-136 and Nickel-Free 14K and 18K Gold from Neometal, Invictus, Junipurr, LeRoi, Anatometal, and BVLA and can place a custom order if we don’t have the appropriate piece on hand.

We do still have some 316LVM Implant Grade Surgical Stainless Steel for those without metal-sensitivities.

Can I bring my own jewelry?

You can bring in jewelry if you’d like, but it is up to the piercer’s discretion whether or not it is safe for initial piercing (we will *NOT* pierce with ‘butterfly’ backings).

You will only pay for the service cost ($50/1, $80/2, $120/3, $160/4) if we accept what you bring in.

Do you do nipple & genital piercings?

Yes we do. You must be over 18 years of age for genital or nipple piercings.

Nipples rarely require custom jewelry ordering, but genital piercings sometimes require a consult appointment for measurement and potentially custom jewelry ordering.

We recommend at least giving us a call ahead of time.

Do you do microdermal implantation?

Yes we do. You must be 18 years of age or older, and they are done by appointment.

Service Request Form

Please note that this form only starts the process of booking, it does not guarantee you a specific date/time.

Reviews

Karen Bitzel
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Excellent customer service, both in person and via email. Clean and welcoming environment. I was glad I could get my tattoo in the back room as I would have been uncomfortable in the front of the shop with an audience of waiting customers and casual visitors to the shop. Colin was courteous, professional, efficient, and precise in his work. He gave clear directions about the process as well as after care instructions. If you are interested in a tattoo, you can feel confident that you will get exactly what you want if you come to Time Bomb!
Jessica Hopkins
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Had a wonderful experience here for my piercing with Capt Gordon. He was kind and had great conversations about travel. Definitely eased my nerves. The shop itself is impeccably clean and lots of neat trinkets to browse. Reasonably priced, great customer service, great experience
Amanda Daniels
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Great experience start to finish! Customer service was on point from the initial call to make the appointment, to check in, to the actual piercing. 10/10 recommend!
Scott “Wiki” Nakoski
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I cannot recommend this place enough! Super clean, super friendly, and just such an unique place. Every staff member is passionate about tattoos and body modification. The staff here take your safety and comfort seriously, which makes the experience so much smoother. Each artist has a personal style they excel at, but they are all incredibly talented. The lobby, a.k.a. their curiosities shop, is full of neat stuff, too!
Maggie Cowan
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I have gotten multiple piercings here and each and every time they are clean, kind, and helpful. I love all of the service options and jewelry and that they will change jewelry for you is an added bonus! Their scheduling is always fast and accommodating!
Rich M
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Time bomb is the best tattoo place I have been to hands down. Everyone there is awesome and Loach is an amazing artist!
Shiro Shania Criszia
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I got my ear pierced here, super fast, super nice, helpful, and friendly 🙂
Nicole Hammonds
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Very clean and wonderful staff! Definitely going here for any more piercings!!! Christie made me feel comfortable and she did a awesome job!!
Marisol McGuigan
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Got my first tattoo this last Valentine's day at Time Bomb Tattoos. My artist was Chris, and he helped ease my nervousness by explaining everything and being gentle. I spent several months trying to find a place that would do a small tattoo (2 inches), but no place was willing to do it for me. Finally, I decided to give them a call and submit my request. I was contacted very quickly, and my request for a small tattoo was accepted. Needless to say, my tattoo came out great and is exactly what I wanted. The whole experience was a lot of fun. I thought I would just get one tattoo, this tattoo, in my whole life, and that's it. Now I'm planning my second one, and I would definitely go back to Time Bomb Tattoos to get it done there. I would highly recommend this place.
Michael Weese
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One of a kind gem of a studio. The oddities alone are reason enough for a visit, and the staff was very friendly, patient, and efficient. I've used their services a few times, and the most recent visit being tattoo work that was the first 12 hours of a shichibu style piece over 2 days and I am quite pleased with the quality, creativity, and amount of canvas covered in my chair time. All of the other work I've ever witnessed while there had really clean lines and perfectly worked saturation. Highly recommend the services. A truly rare find for the tri-state area.
Greg Carbone
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Cleanest place I've been in! Amazing atmosphere, friendly staff, and extremely talented artists. If you're looking for a place to get you done right, look no further!
Samantha Cannon
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Makoto is so down to earth. They took their time and made sure it was perfect. I am in LOVE with my tattoo and how it turned out! Thank you Time Bomb and Makoto!
Anthony Gonzales
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Colin does amazing work, pulled the picture out of my head and made it a reality! The shop is taking spectacular COVID measures and really made me feel at ease. Overall awesome experience! Will definitely be back for more
Michelle Garwood
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I got my very first tattoo today and had a wonderful experience. Colin was so patient with me and really listened to what I wanted and did a perfect job! I’m so happy with the results and can’t wait to get my next one! I’ll definitely be back!
Holly Brewer
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Got my nostril pierced two weeks ago and it was a great experience. Place was very clean and Capt. Gordon was very professional. There were so many options for jewelry and the girl at the front was super helpful and friendly. Piercing itself was quick and surprisingly not painful at all! Love it!
Ben Lewis
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Took my almost 13 year old daughter in to get her ears pierced a second time today. Terrific experience and Christie was the bomb! Super sweet and really helped my daughter relax. Cannot recommend enough! We will be back for sure!
Joanna Kuehne
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Captain Gordon took time to help me find the perfect placement for my new tattoo. He was professional and the experience was painless. I would visit Time Bomb again, there’s so many neat things to see in the shop!
Shelly Ehlert
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Loach did such awesome work on this little flower piece for me. I love it!
Patt Wood
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Absolutely love this shop! Got my first visible tattoo on my arm last week. Captain Gordon did a fantastic job. Exactly what I wanted. Price was great too. My wife will be getting her first tattoo here next week. Shop is immaculate. Staff made us feel very comfortable. Can't rate this shop high enough!
Patt Wood
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Absolutely love this shop! Got my first visible tattoo on my arm last week. Captain Gordon did a fantastic job. Exactly what I wanted. Price was great too. My wife will be getting her first tattoo here next week. Shop is immaculate. Staff made us feel very comfortable. Can't rate this shop high enough!
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