FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you located?
We are near Fred Loya and 2Ten Coffee shop. Look for the big purple sign and at night a purple light.
Can I pay with card?
Yes, we accept Debit, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and good, old-fashioned cash!
How old do I need to be to get pierced?
We pierce newborn babys and up. Please note some piercings are not offer under 18 and we have restrictions on age for a couple of piercings*
Minors of 17 years of age* or younfer can get pierced BUT a parent or legal guardian must be present.
We require you to bring 3 documents;
-Minors ID (driver's license/permit, state ID, passport)
-Parent / Legal Guardian ID (driver's license/permit, state ID, passport)
-Original Birth Certificate-Legal documents for verification of legal guardian
Please note some piercings are not offer under 18, we have restrictions on types of piercings. Due to extensive healing and possible scarring some piercings are not offered to minors.*
Do you pierce baby's/children's ears?
Yes, from newborn and up.
Please read our COVID and Kid Piercing Section before making an appointment.
Toodlers must show interest in getting there ears pierced. Parent or legal guardian must be present during the piercing.
If you have more question about this service please call us at 915.224.0652
Do I need an appointment?
During the time of COVID, we are working by appointment only
We are not accepting any walk ins at this time
How much will a piercing cost?
Prices vary on several factors including the location of your piercing and type of jewelry.
We charge for the piercing service plus the cost of jewelry.
We offer several options for your piercing including types of metals and a selection of different types of gems/ jewels/ stones. We also offer custom jewelry orders and layaway jewelry orders.
How long will my piercing take to heal?
Each piercing has it's own healing time. Healing varies from person to person.
What material is safe for a fresh piercing?
Fox Labyrinth uses the following metals for initial piercings:
- Implant-grade stainless steel: 316LVM (ASTM F-138)
- Implant-grade titanium: 6AI4V ELI (ASTM F-136)
-18kt and 14kt SOLID gold.
Can you use jewelry I already have for my new piercing?
Only if it was purchased from Fox Labyrinth. In addition, the jewelry must have only been worn by you previously and it is to our standards.
Can I get pierced if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is advisable to refrain from undergoing any and all body art procedures during a pregnancy, even just an ear lobe stretch. It is best to let your body focus on the important, complex and demanding task that it is handling already.
(Sourced from www.safepiercing.org) It is best to wait until you are finished nursing/being pregnant before considering a new piercing.)
Will I be able to breastfeed with a nipple piercing?
FL recommends removing jewelry during the period you are planning to breastfeed.
Is jewelry safe in an MRI/CT/etc?
Yes, the jewelry Fox Labyrinth uses is steel, titanium, and gold which are non-magnetic and safe to use during certain medical procedures.
What is the APP?
"The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) is an international health and safety organization. It is a nonprofit voluntary alliance dedicated to the dissemination of information about body piercing. Governed by a voluntary elected Board of Directors, the APP is a united group of piercing professionals that freely shares information to help fellow members, piercers, health care professionals, legislators, health inspectors, and the general public get the best and most up-to-date information about body piercing."
(Source from www.safepiercing.org)
What does ATSM mean?
ASTM is known as American Society for Testing and Materials. ASTM is an international standards organization that improves product quality safety, facilitate market access and trade, and consumers co highest. They test and rate material provide evidence of a specific grade of meta with an ASTM or ISO code designation.
Do you use a piercing gun?
Absolutely not. Here at FL we would never use a non-sterile piece of equipment to pierce anyone. "Piercing guns" are pretty much a glorified hole puncher that is bluntly forced through the skin, thus cutting tissue off.
We use sterilized needles that create a u-shape wound.
Why is it so expensive?
We only offer hypoallergenic implant-grade body jewelry of the highest quality for your new and existing piercing.
Our jewelry is properly sized for your unique anatomy, we don't do "one size fits all" jewelry here.
We offer layaway for any of our jewelry so everyone has the chance to have the amazing jewelry that they deserve.
Does it hurt?
Technically, yes, but not the way you think. Usually people anticipate it to be more painful. Some people feel it more than others. Everyone takes pain differently. FL does it best to make sure your experience is as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
Why can't I touch my piercing in the studio?
It causes unnecessary sanitation problems for everyone inside of the studio.
Should I move my jewelry during healing?
No. All fresh piercings should not be touched/ rotated / removed during the initial healing process. It causes unwanted irritation/ scarring and ponytail infection. If you have any questions, or need the jewelry removed, please let FL know by coming into the studio or by calling.
Should I use hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, soap, etc?
These products are not recommended since they are too harsh/irritating, can cause damage and delay the healing process.
Can I go swimming?
Yes, but your piercing needs to be fully healed. Otherwise we suggest to be out of the water till your piercing is fully healed.
Do you offer genital piercings?
Due to COVID we are not offering genital piercings below the belt. We will be annoucing when we are in phase 3. Find out when Phase 3 opens
What ID's do I need?