You probably can. Same with any service, there’s always gonna be deals for a fiver – but is that really the best option?
We’ve all seen hair & nail fails online where someone’s price shopped and got poor-quality service for a bargain price. But what happens next? You go through a right faff paying more money to get them fixed.
That’s all well and good, nails can be removed and hair grows back. Tattoos and piercings however… That’s for life!
Improperly placed piercings and incorrect piercing procedures can cause permanent damage that may require medical treatment!
One thing we like to remind people is that you get what you pay for.
“Their shop was clean though..” “S/He’s a professional in a studio though…”
Unfortunately, a license to pierce just ISN’T enough sometimes. If someone’s out to make a quick buck, they aren’t going to care if your piercing heals well or be there to help if something goes wrong. License, experience and reputation don’t always equate to QUALITY. This is why we always stress the importance of RESEARCH. Look at portfolios, have a gander on social media – are those photos piercings they’ve actually done, or are they stock photos? (or better yet, stolen from another piercer…)
Salons & high street stores often undercut professional studios to lure clients in with their fabulous deals and cheap prices, but then what happens? A few weeks down the line, they have some problems/need some advice… Has this piercer spent time researching and bettering themselves in the industry to be able to provide you with their knowledge and help you throughout your piercing journey? Many times the answer is NO.
If a piercer can offer piercings at dirt-cheap prices, how are they cutting costs on their part to be able to offer these prices to the client? Are they skipping important steps such as sterilisation, quality jewellery or proper hygiene? Supplies for any service costs money, that’s just a fact of life, so the cost of the service reflects that… Plus the piercer’s time!
Wouldn’t you want to know that the service you’re getting is the best that it can be?
Wouldn’t you hope that your piercer will be there to help you throughout your piercing journey?
Wouldn’t you hope that your piercer loves the job they do and spends personal time and effort bettering themselves and researching to give YOU the quality you deserve?
Just some food for thought. We hate ranting and raving about this stuff, but far too often, we’re told “I can get it cheaper elsewhere” (fair dos) and then are asked to fix these screw-ups. We’re happy to help with any piercing problem, from any piercings, from any studios in any town/city/country – we just want to try and educate so that you can make the right piercing choices FIRST TIME. ❤
Thanks for coming to the Taattoo Body Piercers TED talk.