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  • The age limit for body piercings (without parental consent) is 18 years of age. You will need a parent or legal guardian (with correct certified paperwork) to receive any form of skin penetration from us under this age.
  • The legal age for genital and nipple piercings is 18 with no exceptions.
  •  Download Piercing Release Form

All prices include Internal-thread Grade 23 titanium jewellery and are fully backed by our guarantee.

Piercing Prices
Eyebrow from $75
Lip (upper & lower) from $75
Tongue from $75
Webbing from $75
Nostril from $60
Septum from $80
Ear rim/cartilage from $65
Ear lobe from $35
Nipple (male/female) from $80
Navel from $65
Genital (male/female) from $130
Dermal Anchor from $75
Industrial from $115
surface bar from $125

  • The age limit for body piercings (without parental consent) is 18 years of age. You will need a parent or legal guardian (with correct certified paperwork) to receive any form of skin penetration from us under this age.
  • The legal age for genital and nipple piercings is 18 with no exceptions.
  •  Download Piercing Release Form

Prices include G.S.T. and are subject to change without notice.

Piercing: Wed, Thur, Sat, Sunday

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Joeltron

Our head body piercer, with over half a decade of professional experience around the Sydney and Western Sydney.

With a love for all things body modification, Joeltron brings a new direction to the professional body piercing scene with his acute OCD 2 and strive for asymmetric perfection.

From simple to strange work or projects, Give Joel a yell, he enjoys a good challenge and test of his skills.

Contact Me
Mobile: 0400133777 (SMS Only-I don't answer calls)
Email:
Facebook: http://facebook.joeltron.com
Hiptop:
Website: Joeltron dot com (www.Joeltron.com)
BMEZine: iam:joeltron (joeltron.bmezine.com)
MSN: msn@joeltron.com (don't email)


Piercing: Tue, Fri, Sun

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Kylie Garth



Kylie is our kiwi (don't hold that against her) resident piercer at First Blood! She has a truly soft spoken bedside manner, professional nature and has over 6 years experience in the industry.

She specializes in female genital piercings, however is more than happy to tackle the most intricate project down to a simple nostril piercing with a big grin and cheerful attitude.

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Body Piercing FAQ

Please note that this is still a work in progress, there are most likely a number of typos on this page - please contact us if you find one!

▲TopBody Piercings

▲TopDo piercings hurt?

This is our most commonly asked question and its not quite as easy to answer as you would think.

Some piercings do hurt more than others, but a piercing done by an experienced professional should be relatively easy and made as painless as possible.

▲TopAre piercings some new trend or fad?

Hells no! Piercings have been around over 4,000 years as a sign of personal expression and continue to let people express their individuality and look bad ass.

▲TopDo piercings grow out?

Some piercings have a chance of rejection, but only if they are pierced through the surface of the skin (like eyebrow, navel,and surface piercings). Your body can push the jewellery out over an extended period of time. Correct aftercare and placement along with regular check ups is the best way to successfully heal a piercing which has a risk of migration or rejection.

▲TopShould I spin or turn my piercing while healing?

No! This is an old myth and a bad one at that. Turning or rotating your jewellery will most definitely cause aggravation as the delicate fistula growing on the inside will be torn up by crusties and dead skin cells.

▲TopDo piercings scar?

It really all depends on your body, how long you have it for, how well you heal and where on your body it is.

Most commonly a well healed piercing, once removed, will leave a scar less noticeable than a common acne or chicken pox scar.

▲TopWhy is my piercing red?

Piercings will appear red and swollen during your bodies natural healing cycle. This is because your body is smart and rushes extra blood supply to the area to make it heal quicker and is totally normal.

If you have a healed piercing that is all of the sudden red or swollen, it is most commonly from a recent bump or knock and will usually resolve it self with normal aftercare.

Feel free to drop into the studio for a free consult if you are worried about your piercing.

▲TopIs it normal for my piercing to puss?

Puss is actually a mixture of lymphatic fluid and dead white blood cells during the healing cycle and is totally normal.

▲TopDo I have to have bigger jewellery to start?

Most piercings will swell during the first two weeks, especially oral (tongues, lips, etc) and require a bit of extra wearing surface to accommodate the swelling. We will assist you in the downsizing of your new piercing when it's ready and when done at the right time it will increase comfort and healing.

Many piercings (such as nostrils and eyebrows) often do not need immediate downsizing, but may require an adjustment once fully healed. Please come into the studio for a free consultation.

▲TopWhat are the risks of a piercing getting infected?

If a professional piercer does it for you, almost impossible. A good studio will show you all of the sterilize jewellery and tools before the procedure and will explain correct aftercare. There is always a risk that once you leave the shop, but just follow the clear after care guide given to you and you will have no problems.

▲TopCan I be allergic to body jewellery?

It all depends on the material and grade used, we only use Grade 23 TITANIUM-TI 6AL-4VELI internal thread jewellery. It is a hypoallergenic metal which is commonly used for medical purposes like hip replacements and skull plates.

Many people find that they have reactions to sterling silver and cheaper gold pieces, although rare, you can also be allergic to the nickel content found in steel. For this reason, we do not use surgical steel for any fresh piercing.

Grade23 Titanium is not only safer and cleaner for your body, but it also is half the weight and twice as strong as steel!

▲TopWhy is internal thread jewellery better?

Internal threaded jewellery gives you no scratching or aggravation during insertion and change overs, gives you more end choices and is generally much higher quality.

Stay away from external threaded jewellery. It's poo.

▲TopHow do I know if I have a piercing infection?

Although incredibility rare, sometimes piercings (as well as any cut or lesion) can get infected. If you are worried about anything, please drop into the studio for a free check-up.

▲TopCan I swim while healing a piercing?

It is not advised to swim while healing any piercing, as you can increase your chance of infection and aggravation. Swimming in fresh salt-water pools or the ocean is usually fine, but it is always advised to rinse the area with clean water or saline solution afterwards.

▲TopDo piercings bleed?

It is quite normal for any fresh wound to bleed a small amount, if you experience excessive bleeding after a couple days - you may need to come into the studio for some assistance. Depending on the area on your body, sometimes a thicker bar will 'cork' the bleeding or special aftercare can also help it stop.

▲TopHow long before I can stretch my piercing?

Depending on your body and the placement of the piercing, you usually should wait until it is fully healed. This can be anywhere from 6 weeks to 9 months, so you are best to come into the studio for a free consult.

▲TopWhat can I do and not do while healing a piercing?

For the most part, you should continue life as normal and its important that you keep to your normal routines.

That is, except following your straightforward Body Piercing Aftercare.

It's not advised to:

  • take baths (showering is much cleaner)
  • swimming in chlorine pools or fresh water (private fresh salt water pools are your best bet)
  • drinking alcohol for the first 48hrs (as it will increase swelling)
  • taking illicit drugs (as it will slow your healing and increase your heart rate)

▲TopFor how long can I keep out my jewellery?

Most piercings can be safely removed for up to an hour or so after a year. If you need to hide or remove the jewllery for a certain period of time, you may be best to wear a plastic or glass retainer which can be fitted in our studio for you.

▲TopHow Do I know if my piercing is migrating?

You will usually be able to visually see more of the jewellery 'hanging out'. You should always wear correctly fitted jewellery so it doesn't get caught and migrate further.

▲TopHow do I clean my piercing?

You should read through our Body Piercing Aftercare and [[contact]into the studio if you have any questions.

▲TopWhat do I do if I have a bump next to my piercing?

A bump can be from a few things, two common causes can be a build up of plasma or fluid commonly found on cheeks and soft tissue and another can be hypertrophic scar tissue which is commonly found on cartilage piercings.

There are a number of things you can do to help including warm saline or chamomile tea soaks to reduce hypertropic scars and even using a small piece of Aspro Clear on oral piercings with white lumps.

Best bet is to drop into the studio and let us check it out before you do anything different from your normal aftercare.

▲TopWhy is a needle piercing better than a gun?

A 'piercing' gun is a dirty instrument that is made to literally shoot a blunt stud through the tissue, tearing and damaging the area.

A needle piercing (when done by a trained professional) is a much safer, less painful, cleaner and easier procedure that will ensure your piercing can have a good chance to heal and remain happy.

▲TopHow long will my piercing take to heal?

This really depends on your body, your health, the location of the piercing, the type of piercing and the material used in it.

Generally we say:

  • Navel: 6-18 Weeks
  • Nipple: 6-18 Weeks
  • Lips: 6-12 Week
  • Vertical Lips: 6-8 weeks
  • Tongue: 4-12 Weeks
  • Cheeks: 4-9 Months
  • Male genital: 4weeks - 4months
  • Female genital: 4weeks - 4months
  • Septum: 4-8 weeks
  • Rooks: 8-12 weeks
  • Nostril: 6-9 weeks
  • Nasalang: 10-12 weeks
  • Eyebrow: 6-8 weeks
  • Ear Lobes: 6-8 weeks
  • Daith: 8-10 weeks
  • Conch: 10-12 weeks
  • Bridge: 8-10 weeks
  • Anchors: 3-5 weeks

▲TopHow old do I have to be to get pierced?

The children and young persons (care and protection) amendment (body piercing and tattooing) bill of 2008 states that it an offence for any body piercing practitioner to carry out intimate body piercing of children under the age of 18. The bill requires that any body piercing for children under the age of 16 needs parental consent.

NSW legislation (www.parliament.nsw.gov.au)

Although 'intimate' piercings are not defined in the NSW legislation, we reference the WA legislation (www.dcp.wa.gov.au) which states:

  • Genitals (male and female)
  • Nipples (male and female)
  • Anal area or perineum (male and female)

As a respected establishment in the community, we ask that all people be over the age of 18 for any piercing.

You are welcome to bring in a parental signed skin penetration release form to our studio with a parent (and identification).

▲TopHow can I learn to pierce?

The best way to learn the extensive art of body piercing is to do an apprenticeship at a respected studio under the supervision of somebody who has been doing it for an extended period of time.

Your best bet is to go into studios with a resume, your First Aid training certificate and preferably a Bloodborne pathogens certificate and inquire about their process of apprenticeships.

▲TopDermal Anchors

▲TopDo dermal anchors hurt?

Although dermal anchors look like they hurt more than a normal piercing, they in fact hurt considerably less. They do however take a little bit longer to do and require different aftercare.

▲TopDo dermal anchors grow out?

Any piercing can grow out, however Dermal Anchors have a considerably higher success rate than a surface piercing. They can be easily aggravated, the same as any other piercing, from bumps and knocks but usually stay put.

Normally you feel more of a pressure sensation than pain and once the jewellery is in, most people say that they feel nothing more than a mild ache.

▲TopHow are dermal anchors done?

At First Blood, we use a variety of different methods depending on the area. Often a very small biopsy punch is used to open the tissue and then the anchor base is inserted into the hole created.

▲TopHow do you remove dermal anchors?

Contrary to urban myth, dermal anchors can be easily removed by a trained professional without the need of a scalpel.

If the correct tools are used in the right way, you are able to manipulate the base out of the original hole - leaving a very minimal and usually unnoticeable scar.

▲TopCan I change my dermal anchors?

Of course you can, but you are best to let us do it for you. Tools are usually used to ensure a tight fit and you can risk loosing the top.

We recommend you wait one month before changing the tops, even in a studio.

▲TopHow long do dermal anchors take to heal?

Anchors have an L shaped base with a head (top), they heal so well because they are quite small and are held inside the body through tissue growing in between small holes hence the name Anchors.

Usually they take 3 weeks to fully heal and 4 weeks until you can safely change the heads.

▲TopWhere can I get dermal anchors?

Pretty much anywhere! Some places have a lower success rate than others so you are best to chat to us about a special type of placement at the studio.

▲TopGenital Piercings

Genital piercings are much more common than you would think and can offer the wearer increased stimulation as well as being aesthetically pleasing.

▲TopMale Genital Piercings

▲TopDo male genital piercings hurt?

Some piercings do hurt more than others, but a piercing done by an experienced professional should be relatively easy and made as painless as possible.

Some common low level pain male genital piercings include: - Frenums - Scrotal Ladders - Guiches - Hafadas/Scrotals - PAs (Prince Alberts)

▲TopDo male genital piercings bleed?

Most genital piercings are pierced and then stretched to the correct size jewellery to ensure minimal bleeding, however it is very common for genital piercings to bleed for a couple days after, this has got to do with the vascular tissue and is the reason why they are usually nice quick healers.

Light pressure on the area will help to stop the bleeding, so will wearing comfortable underwear or a thin female liner.

▲TopWill male genital piercings make loose sensation?

Most guys say that they actually get increased sensation and a loss of sensation is very very rare if the piercing is placed correctly.

▲TopCan I have sex with a fresh male genital piercings?

Protected sexual activities can resume once you feel its comfortable, we generally say to wait a good 4-6 weeks.

▲TopWhat male genital piercings can I get?

As everyones anatomy is very different, you are best to come into the studio for a free consultation.

Common male genital piercings include: - Ampallangs - Apadravyas - Dydoes - Foreskin Piercings - Frenums - Scrotal Ladders - Guiches - Hafadas/Scrotals - PAs (Prince Alberts) - Princes Wands - Reverse Pas

▲TopWill I pee funny with a fresh genital piercing?

Fresh transurethral piercings (that pass through the urethral canal) can cause some mild discomfort and a change in directional during urination and sitting down during onesies is recommended.

▲TopFemale Genital Piercings

▲TopDo female genital piercings hurt?

Some piercings do hurt more than others, but a piercing done by an experienced professional should be relatively easy and made as painless as possible.

Some common low level pain female genital piercings include: - Inner Labia - Vertical Hood - Fourchette

▲TopDo female genital piercings bleed?

It is quite normal for any fresh wound to bleed a small amount, if you experience excessive bleeding after a couple days - you may need to come into the studio for some assistance.

Light pressure on the area will help to stop the bleeding, so will wearing comfortable underwear or a thin liner.

▲TopWhat genital piercings can I get?

As everyones anatomy is very different, you are best to come into the studio for a free consultation.

Common female genital piercings include: - Outer Labia - Inner Labia - Vertical Hood - Horizontal Hood - Fourchette - Triangle - Christina - Clitoral - Isabella - Princess Albertina

▲TopWill female genital piercings make me loose sensation?

Most ladies say that they actually get increased sensation afterwards, especially with piercings near the clitoris (such as clitoris hood piercings).

▲TopCan I have sex with a fresh female genital piercings?

Protected sexual activities can resume once you feel its comfortable, we generally say to wait a good 4-6 weeks.

Many female piercings don't actually interact with vaginal opening so can have sex after a week, however choose a position that won't directly affect the fresh area.

It's also advised to have a shower before and after any activities to ensure the area is kept clean.

▲TopPiercing Studio & Cleanliness

▲TopHow are tools and body jewellery sterilized?

We sterilize all of our body jewellery at 134° for 15 minutes in our health inspected autoclaves.

All of our procedure's jewellery and equipment are autoclaved (sterilized) and shown to you fully sterile before the procedure takes place. If you have ANY questions about how we make sure your piercing is of the utmost sterility - we are more than happy to answer them.

▲TopHow can you tell a clean body piercing studio?

Choosing a piercer (www.safepiercing.org)

  • See their autoclave (sterlizer)
  • Piercing Set-up
  • Do they provide aftercare guidelines?
  • Is the studio well-kept and clean?
  • Portfolios
  • Age Requirements
  • Are they piercing with ear piercing guns?
  • Use your instincts
  • Use your head

▲TopIs it okay to ask my piercer how long they have been piercing?

It sure is! We are a proud bunch and are always happy to discuss with you how long we have mastering our art.

▲TopInitial Piercings

Grade23 Titanium is not only safer and cleaner for your body, but it also is half the weight and twice as strong as steel!

We only use implant grade 23 internally threaded titanium to give YOU the best.

  • Grade 23 TITANIUM-TI 6AL-4VELI
  • High quality hand-polish
  • 3-Piece design (both front and back unscrew)
  • countersunk balls and tapered bar ends for a clean healthy piercing
  • 100% guarantee on all threads and stones for life

▲TopStocked Jewellery

We also stock a large amount of specialty jewellery and fancy upgrades for your own personal customization.

▲TopSpecial Orders

We do special orders through:

  • Anatometal
  • Inudustrial Strength
  • Gorilla Glass
  • Glasswear Studios
  • and other APP (www.safepiercing.org) certified manufacturers

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▲Tophealing

  • Week 1 - Inflammatory. Swelling, redness and clear fluid are normal. Ice ice baby!

  • Week 2-4 - Healing. Yellow 'crusties' form, don't pick 'em! Begin to warm soak.

  • Week 5 - Maturation. Redness should be mostly gone. Still clean the piercing.

  • Week 6 - Downsizing. Come in because we may need to change the jewellery.

▲Toporal piercings

  • Use alcohol-free mouth rinse 2x a day (maximum!!). Oral-B is yummy.

  • Follow FACIAL aftercare for lip piercings.

  • Ice and cold drinks during healing.

  • Swelling is normal for 2 weeks.

  • Eat soft foods during initial healing.

  • Rinse with cold water after every meal.

  • Do NOT play with jewellery at all.

  • Downsize jewellery in 4-6 weeks.

  • Healing can take up to 3 months.

▲Topfacial & torso

  • Soak 2x a day with warm saline solution (contact lense cleaner is the same thing).

  • 1/2 fill and flip a shot-glass for navel/nipple, Elsewhere soak with make-up remover pads.

  • Alternatively you can also spray 4x daily with H2Ocean saline spray.

  • Be sure to rinse off excess saline in shower.

  • Do not turn/twist jewellery and DON'T pick at your damn crusties.

▲Topgenital

  • Follow TORSO aftercare.

  • Bleeding is normal for a week.

  • No unprotected sex during healing! ; )

  • Sex can resume when comfortable (4-6w)

  • Shower before/after sex during healing.

  • Jewellery downsize after 6 weeks.

  • Piercing can take up to 6 months to comfortably heal and settle in.

▲Topanchors

  • Ice for first 24-48hrs.

  • Lasonil anti-bruising cream on red areas. 2x a day for 3 days works well.
  • Don't pick crusties or blood.

  • Let dry out, don't cover.

  • Be very careful not to catch!

  • Anchor's heal in 2-3 weeks.

  • Don't change the head yourself.

▲Topsurface

  • Follow TORSO aftercare.

  • Many surface piercings can take up to 6-8 months to fully heal.

  • Be careful not to bump or catch.

▲Toptroubles

  • Gold and sterling silver are not good for the first 6 months.

  • Sleeping on or bumping your piercing will slow healing and cause lumps.

  • Hot chamomile tea bag compress soaks reduce bumps and increases blood flow.

  • Oral piercings that are constantly played with will rip and cause white bumpy scar tissue. Saline rinses, Aspro Clear and honey can help to reduce bumps.

  • Using alcohol wipes, Dettol, betadine, listerine or any harsh products will harm your piercing. Don't friggin' use em!

If in doubt, sms 04 0013 3777

77 William Street, Darlinghurst (Sydney) NSW 2010 Australia
Phone:(02) 8033 7278
Email:getsome@firstblood.com.au
SMS:04 0013 3777

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