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Frequently Asked Questions

Appointments, Online Shopping, and More

BOOKING APPOINTMENTS
Q: What are your hours of operation?
 

We are available in studio Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm PST by appointment only.

Appointments are scheduled online with a deposit required for any piercing services.

Book Online Here.

 
Q: What should I know before scheduling?
 
 
Q: Do I need photo ID for a piercing?
 
 
Q: What if I forget my ID?
 
 
Q: What if I need to cancel my appointment?
 
 
Q: What are the age requirements for kids to get pierced?
 
 
Q: How do I know my kid is ready for a piercing?
 
 
Q: How much should I tip my piercer?
 
 
Q: How soon can I schedule a piercing appointment?
 
 
Q: Which piercings are the most painful?
 
 
Q: Can I bring my kids to my appointment?
 
 
DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
Q: Can I bring my own jewelry for piercing?
 

That's a hard no.

 

Oregon law requires all piercing jewelry to be handled with concern and care for your wellbeing.

 

Due to quality control, sterilization laws, sizing, and liability concerns, we are unable to use any used jewelry for initial piercings.

 

Thankfully, we maintain a highly curated and extensive collection of quality, ethically sourced jewelry that accommodates many price ranges.

 
Q: Can I be pierced with ring style jewelry right away?
 
 
Q: Can I bring a friend with me?
 
 
Q: Can I schedule a group piercing event?
 
 
Q: How many piercings can I get in one sitting?
 
 
PIERCING AFTERCARE
Q: How long will my piercing take to heal?
 

These are general estimates, as each will depend on your particular body type and healing time frames. Children will also heal at a slower rate, as they have a harder time keeping their piercings clean/undisturbed.

 

Please do not change your jewelry without receiving an "all clear" from your piercer. Downsizing your posts is also important once the piercing is healed.

 

It is also tempting to ask your friends or to Google cleaning and healing advice. Please do not do this. Trust the guidance from your piercer and if you have concerns, call the studio.

 

Cheek: Up to 2 years (please schedule a consultation before the piercing appointment)

Ear Cartilage: 8-12 months

Earlobe: 2-3 months

Bridge: 5-6 months

Eyebrow: 4-6 months

High Nostril: 12 months

Inverse Lip: 2-4 months

Genital: Depends on piercing itself

Lip/Labret/Monroe/Philtrum: 2-4 months

Navel: 6-9 months

Nipples: 8-10 months

Nostril: 2-4 months*

        We recommend waiting at least six months before installing a hoop style piece of jewelry

Septum: 2-4 months

Single Point Piercing/Microdermal: 2-4 months

Tongue: 3-4 weeks

 
Q: What is normal during the healing process?
 
 
Q: How can I ensure my piercing will heal properly?
 
 
Q: What do I need to watch out for?
 
 
Q: Is there anything I should avoid?
 
 
Q: Is it possible to over clean my new piercing?
 
 
Q: Tongue/lip piercing specifics?
 
 
Q: Nipple/genital piercing specifics?
 
 
Q: What if I'm not happy with the outcome?
 
 
ONLINE ORDERING
Q: What should I know before ordering?
 

All sales are final. Oregon law prohibits studios from accepting jewelry returns once the item has left our studio. Please carefully read all jewelry descriptions before purchasing.

 

If you are unsure of the sizing needed, please contact our studio for assistance prior to purchasing. Almost ALL of our jewelry does not come with the post required for installation, which needs to be included in your purchase for a nominal fee.

 

Thanks to our high standards in partnership with jewelry manufacturers, all jewelry sold by Agave in Bloom comes with a manufacturer's lifetime warranty that covers defects. All repairs will be handled directly with the manufacturer (not through Agave in Bloom).

 
Q: Do you offer layaway?
 
 
Q: Can I place a special order?
 
 
Q: How quickly will I receive my order?
 
 
Q: Do you offer custom jewelry design?
 
 
Q: What about international shipping?