Grin 'n' Wear It Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio
Based in Lakenheath, Brandon near Mildenhall
in Suffolk on the border of Norfolk, East Anglia.

The Internationally Respected Tattoo and Body Piercing Team


Body Piercing

General
This page is intended to shed some light on what you the customer can expect when visiting The Tattoo Station to receive a piercing. We are happy to receive both ‘walk-in’ customers and pre-arranged bookings. On entering the shop you will be greeted by a member of staff who will be happy to forward you advice, answer your questions or address any concerns you may have regarding body piercing. GNWI has been carrying-out body piercing for nearly fifteen years and has a very mature, robust and hygienic process in place which has served both GNWI and our client's very well.
At GNWI we only use ‘Hospital Implant Grade Titanium’. This minimises any allergic reaction to our piercings.

Hygiene
All our piercing equipment is sterilized daily via our Vacuum Autoclave Sterilization unit and each item is individually sealed in it's own vacuum sealed container.

As with tattooing, the very same process is under-taken before each and every piercing. The dedicated piercing room is firstly disinfected and all necessary equipment for the following piercing unpacked from their sealed Vacuum Autoclave Sterilization containers. All of our needles are ‘single use’ and arrive in gas sterilized bubble packs, these too are readied. This set-up process is carried-out for each and every piercing. A new set of latex or latex free gloves are also used for each and every session, if you have an allergy towards latex please inform us and the appropriate gloves will be readied.


The Consultation Process
Please note that the consultation process is not regarded by any member of staff as a sign of commitment.
In most cases the client may already have in mind, not only the jewellery they wish to purchase but also the location on the body where it is to be applied. However, there are a few occasions when for various reasons we may advise that the location of the piercing be changed slightly, and further, on rare occasions he may even advise that different jewellery be used from that which was chosen on a temporary or permanent basis. We reserve the right to refuse to apply a piercing where we believe it will not be beneficial to the well being of the customer. During this consultation process you will be made aware of all the requirements regarding the aftercare of your piercing. We can only advise, the implementation of aftercare has to be left in the hands of the customer. A piercing will remain an open wound until healed, usually around six to eight weeks. During that period failure to implement good aftercare can result in an infection or even permanent scaring of the pierced area. Well implemented aftercare can greatly accelerate the healing process. Before you commit you will also be given a verbal quotation for the piercing.

The Commitment Stage
Once you have decided to commit you will be presented with an ‘Aftercare Sheet’ and taken through it step by step, extra verbal information will be forwarded regarding your individual piercing. After which you will be asked to sign a ‘Release Form’, this simple form only merely requests you read and sign a declaration confirming that you are at least 16 years of age, do not suffer from various health conditions and have fully understood all the requirements of aftercare. Following this you will be taken through and receive your piercing.

Payment terms and conditions
Payment will be made immediately after receiving your piercing. Cash in the form of the British Pound as well as the American Dollar are always welcome as are all popular cards.

General requirements of After care

  • Clean the piercing three times a day with a saline solution
    • First thing in the morning
    • Afternoon
    • Last thing at night
  • After a day or two the piercing will begin to weep, clean off any residue with a cotton bud and a saline solution. Pat dry and then leave alone.
  • Avoid anything that will aggravate, pull-on or rub the jewelry or piercing.
  • Again, leave the piercing alone and to not pull or touch the jewelry.
  • Hair contains oils and grime therefore keep hair away from the piercing.
  • Do not cover with sticky plaster, the residue will collect grime.
  • The piercing needs to breath to heal, only cover with loose clean material such a wearing a clean cotton shirt.
  • Use antiseptic mouthwash three times a day with oral piercing especially after each meal.
  • Failure to carry-out good personal hygiene can result in an infection, localised swelling and trauma to the pierced area.
Pricing
  • All earlobe and nose piercings, with a stud: £15.
  • All standard piercings, with a ring: £25.
  • All standard piercings, with a bar: £30.
  • All specialist piercings: £40.
Opening Hours
Tuesday - By Appointment Only
Wednesday to Saturday (11am - Doors shut at 6pm)

Not too far from Newmarket, Cambridge, Feltwell and Bury St Edmunds. We have had the pleasure of tattooing and piercing the American service men and women of RAF Lakenheath, Feltwell and Mildenhall for the past seventeen years. We are close to the Norfolk Suffolk border. GNWI.CO.UK