Bella Piercing
(614)-414-6077

159 N High St, Gahanna Ohio 43230

Female Owned & Operated

FAQ's

FAQ

Before contacting our support team, we have put together a number of frequently asked questions for you to try and assist you with any queries you might have. If you need further support, please email us at BellaPiercinginfo@gmail.com

General Piercing Questions

Do Piercings Hurt?

The piercing itself is brief and pain is relative to each individual. Often times overthinking your piercing will increase your anxiety and fear about the process.

Talking through any fears or concerns that you may have with your piercer can help relieve some anxiety leading up to your piercing.

For the initial piercing we are required to use our sterilized jewelry. After 4 – 8 weeks once your piercing has had some time to heal we can change your jewelry for a service charge of $10! Jewelry changes are always free with the purchase of jewelry at Bella Piercing.

We pierce with Surgical Stainless Steel, and Titanium jewelry. While gold is one of the most popular jewelry materials, it’s not the best choice for initial piercings. Our implant jewelry is made of 316L Surgical Stainless Steel which is virtually nickel-free and works great for the majority of piercings.

Titanium is the preferred metal for initial piercings. Being an elemental metal it does not contain nickel. Titanium does not corrode, react to sunlight, salt-water, or any body chemistry, and is totally NON-allergenic, a perfect solution for a sensitive body!

Piercing Guns are not used at Bella Piercing. Using a needle for the piercing process is much safer and less painful than using a piercing gun. A piercing needle slices through the skin safely pushing the tissue aside to make room for the jewelry to be inserted while a piercing gun forces the jewelry through your skin causing damage. Piercings that have been done by a needle will heal quicker than those done by a gun and is also more sanitary. The only piercing that should be done with a piercing gun is the ear lobes.

Bleeding is very dependent on the person getting pierced. Sometimes a piercing will have no blood and other times the piercing will bleed excessively. Being pierced on an empty stomach or with alcohol in your system can cause more bleeding, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is common for a brand new piercing to have a little blood the first few days/week. If your piercing is bleeding excessively or you are finding large amounts of dried blood around your piercing please contact us right away!

The most important thing is to make sure you’re ready for your piercing. The piercing itself is brief and anxiety leading up to your piercing can cause a much less enjoyable piercing experience. Try to relax and enjoy the process! Talking through any fears or concerns that you may have with our piercers can help relieve some anxiety leading up to your piercing.

Make sure to eat a full meal before your piercing. If you have not eaten all day your blood sugar will be low and may cause you to feel more dizzy or in some cases faint.

Do NOT drink alcohol before your piercing! Similarly to having an empty stomach, drinking alcohol before your piercing can cause lightheadedness. Alcohol is a blood thinner that can cause excessive bleeding from your fresh piercing.

Piercing Issues & Aftercare Questions

Piercing Bumps

Piercing bumps are very common and happen often with piercings when they experience irritation and is your body’s way of trying to heal itself. Try to identify irritants like sleeping on the jewelry, snagging, or improper aftercare that could be causing the bump.

The best thing we can tell you to do is to keep it clean 1-3 times daily with a 100% sterile saline solution and drying it thoroughly with a clean paper towel or cotton swab. If you suspect an infection, we suggest going to a dermatologist for an assessment. Only a medical professional can diagnose infection.

We do not suggest taking the piercing out unless advised by a medical professional, as it can trap potential infections. We now carry No-pull piercing disks that are very helpful with piercing bumps. You could also try changing the jewelry to a flatback style if the bump is small enough to change jewelry.

For more information on No-pull piercing disks please visit – https://www.nopullpiercing.com/about-us

We recommend waiting for your piercing to fully heal before changing out your jewelry. When your piercing looks healthy, typically around 4-8 weeks, we suggest having it professionally changed out. When you change your jewelry you are likely to irritate your new piercing no matter how careful you are. Changing the jewelry before your piercing has completely healed could re-open the piercing wound causing a longer healing process and continued aftercare to prevent irritation and any possible infection. If you cannot wait to change your jewelry, for whatever reason, we advise you to wait until your piercing is no longer tender to the touch (with clean hands) or can sleep on your piercing without irritation.

We recommend waiting at least 1-2 weeks before swimming with a new piercing. Waiting as long as you can will leave your piercing better off. Chlorine dries out piercings and pools / lakes contain organisms that can lead to infection.

Infection is always possible, yet very rare if the piercing was done properly and the aftercare instructions are followed. Typically when a piercing becomes infected it is due to not following proper aftercare instructions. Piercings can also become infected due to unsterilized piercing tools and contaminated work areas, though is very uncommon. Bella Piercing is a fully disposable studio meaning every needle, tool, and piece of initial jewelry has been pre-sterilized with no chance of possible infection.

Often times people will mistake piercing bumps and piercing rejections as infection. Please be advised, if you suspect an infection we suggest going to a dermatologist for an assessment. Only a medical professional can diagnose infection.

Rejection with piercings occurs when your body succeeds in forcing the foreign object (your jewelry) from the skin. Though this is very uncommon it can happen and is different from person to person.

Bella Piercing Studio Questions

Do you need an appointment?

No. We do allow walk-ins but highly recommend booking an appointment to guarantee your time. Walk-ins are always welcomed until 7:30pm. Wait time can not be guaranteed.

The best thing you can do is be honest about any questions or health concerns you have. It is our responsibility to help make you feel comfortable and confident with your new piercing! No question is a stupid question. Be honest with your piercer if you do not like the placement of your piercing. Take the time to make sure it is exactly where you want it.

Keep calm, try to relax. Take a deep breath and slowly let it out as the piercing takes place. Tensing up can cause some piercing difficulties and flinching can cause misplacement. Being pierced on an empty stomach or with alcohol in your system can cause excessive bleeding, lightheadedness, and fainting. Remember to eat a full meal before your appointment!

Piercing Insurance now available at Bella Piercing – $25 per piercing. Why get piercing insurance? Although we guarantee you leave happy with your new piercing, we cannot guarantee the longevity of the piercing. It is up to you to follow the aftercare instructions and to take care of your piercing!

Accidents happen all the time, whether it be sleeping on your piercing and having it fall out or noticing after a long day of work that your earring decided to unscrew! Whatever the case, our piercing insurance covers any accident with the added benefit of extra discounts!

☆ Two (2) re-piercings of your said piercing
☆ FREE jewelry changes for life of said piercing
☆ 10% off additional piercings
☆ 20% off all piercing jewelry

We only uses pre-sterilized straight needles and catheter needles for our piercings! Using a needle for the piercing process is much safer and less painful than using a piercing gun. A piercing needle slices through the skin safely pushing the tissue aside to make room for the jewelry to be inserted while a piercing gun forces the jewelry through your skin causing damage. Piercings that have been done by a needle will heal quicker than those done by a gun and is also more sanitary.