There are a few piercings we will not do under any circumstances due to your health and safety or viability of the piercing itself. On this list are Snake eyes (tip of the tongue), Surface anchors on hands or feet and Horizontal tongue piercings. There are others as well, but these seem to be the most common ones we see and hear of people falling victim to on a regular basis. We would be happy to discuss at length, the reasons as to why piercings such as these are terrible ideas, the dangers they pose and why professional piercers do not perfom them.
Here at Anatomic Body Arts, we are exclusively a piercing studio, not a tattoo shop that offers piercing. You are NEVER just a number!! We are always happy to spend as much time as is needed with our clients to answer any questions they may have and to ensure that you leave the best and most information possible. We understand that you may have a few questions prior to visiting the studio, so we have addressed a few of the more common ones below.
Of course we do!!!! We take all major credit and debit cards, even Amex, Discover, Applepay and others.
What kind of jewelry do you Carry?
A better question is; what is your safety and happiness worth? Sure, you can get cheap piercings, but where do they cut the corners to give you that cheap price? Are you in and out in 5 or 10 minutes like some assembly line without getting proper advice and instructions? Buying cheap jewelry from China including steel that will make your skin itch from allergic reactions. Not having state of the art sterilizers like the Statim G4, using cheap needles, skimping on cleaning supplies, having outdated aftercare. There are even studios who use what is referred to as "cold sterilization" which is a highly dangerous practice of not even processing your jewelry in an autoclave, but rather soaking it in a liquid that is NEVER meant to come in contact with bare skin, also, all FDA approved "cold sterilants" require 3-32 hours soaking time to be effective therefore if this process is being used at the time of piercing it is not only unsafe, but against Florida statutes. All these things add to the price tag.
If you think you’re only worth $20 or $30 then you’ll have no shortage of low end shops waiting to pierce you. But when you are pierced with improper jewelry or your piercing rejects and leaves you with an ugly scar you may regret that cheap pricetag. So yes, quality piercings cost more, but we think you’re worth it.
If you have fallen victim to unsafe practices including improper sterilization techniques such as "cold sterilization", low quality jewelry such as "surgical steel", acrylics or plastics or any other dangerous practices, please notify :
Florida Department of Health
in Alachua County
224 SE 24th St
Gainesville, FL 32641
Can I bring my own jewelry?
Do you take credit cards?
What piercings DON'T you do?
We have the largest selection of Safe, Quality body jewelry in the region.
We pierce with ONLY internally threaded or threadless American made ASTM-F136 Titanium, Niobium, 14k/18k Nickel-free Gold and Glass. We will never pierce you with unsafe imported jewelry, we will NEVER stock externally threaded jewelry as there is absolutely NO jewelry of this type made from safe materials and compliant with implant-grade standards. We also carry a wide range of Organics and Metals for healed piercings.
What piercings do you do?
We do virtually all piercings that are safe, or that your anatomy is suited for. The most common piercings where an assessment is needed are Navels, Tongues, Surface Anchors (dermals), Industrial, forward helix and Genitals. We will not just pierce you to get your money if your anatomy won't support the piercing. A professional piercer will always assess anatomy before providing jewelry options suited to your specific anatomy.
The short answer is NO! One of the many reasons we will not pierce with outside jewelry has to do with quality. The vast majority of jewelry that we see coming in were bought at the mall, online or even at other shops that don't carry safe jewelry. Many times it is unsafe imported 316L steel, labeled "surgical steel" to make you think it's safe or some other mystery metal and is often even externally threaded, if you are offered jewelry of this type for a new piercing, please seek out a professional piercer that will use proper jewelry. We would NEVER put anything like this in your body! We pierce exclusively with American made implant grade materials.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are your piercings so expensive?