TATTOOS

Yes tattoos are perfectly safe assuming that you are seeing a reputable artist in a shop that is following all health regulations and assuming you are following the recommended aftercare given to you.
Pain is relative as everyone has a different tolerance to pain. People would not be returning for tattoo after tattoo if it was that bad. The benefits of the beautiful tattoo that you will have for your entire life will far outweigh the procedure.
Any sort of numbing creams are really not recommended as they change the integrity of your skin. Numbing creams usually only last about a half hour before wearing off which really isn’t long enough to get that much work done anyway.
In general tattoos take around 2 to 4 weeks to heal assuming that you are following the artist recommended aftercare.
Fresh tattoos cannot be soaked in any body of water and/or be exposed to the sun. This means no swimming, bathtubs, jacuzzis, and/or tanning. Therefore the best time of the year to receive a tattoo is any time during the year when you can keep the tattoo out of direct sun light and when you are able to not submerge your fresh tattoo under any body of water for a few weeks. Even after a tattoo is fully healed, you should always apply sun block to the tattoo whenever exposing it to the sun so the tattoo stays looking crisp longer.
At Vision, you must be 18 years of age with valid government issued photo ID to get tattooed. In some cases, at 16 years of age with parental consent, a birth certificate or passport, and a valid photo ID on both parts, certain tattoos will be considered.
Tattooing falls into the service industry, so tips are always appreciated.
It really depends on the type of scarring that you have. If you are prone to keloids or hypertrophic scars and are trying to cover up one of these scars, the tattoo will most likely make the scar much worse. It is very common to tattoo over stretch marks and skin discolorations as well as older non-keloid scars. You can feel free to come in any time to show an artist the scar you are wanting to cover to see what the possibilities are.

PIERCING

Pain is relative as everyone has a different tolerance to pain. People would not be returning for piercing after piercing if it was that bad. The benefits of the beautiful piercing that you get will far outweigh the procedure.
It really depends on the body part that is getting pierced. Refer to our piercing gallery and piercing aftercare pages for information on the piercing you are looking to get.
Surgical steel, titanium, and gold are the best options to start with as they are the materials found to have the least reactions in healing piercings.
Yes, your nipple is like a sponge the piercing will not block breast milk from exiting. Be sure to remove the jewelry before attempting to breastfeed.
Yes piercings are perfectly safe assuming that you are seeing a reputable piercing professional in a shop that is following all health regulations and assuming you are following the recommended aftercare given to you during the piercing.
Piercing cost depends on many variables such as placement, style of jewel, and material of jewelry. You can come in anytime to have one of our sales staff run you through all the options for the piercing that you are looking for.
Just one size at a time to prevent damage.
In general 6 to 8 weeks, depending on how the last stretching healed.
When stretching up a size, the skin on the earlobes receives little micro tears to accommodate for the new size jewelry. Titanium, surgical steel, and pyrex jewelry are the materials found to have the least reactions in healing tissue. Organic options should never be stretched with as they are porous and can stick to the healing tissue.
Generally metal allergies are caused by nickel content in metals. Try something that contains no nickel like titanium to start.
At Adrenaline we have a variety of piercing retainers which are clear pieces of jewelry that help camouflage your piercing. Retainers are only to be worn in fully healed piercings.
Even if you find a softer material to wear in your navel piercing during pregnancy the fact still remains that there is an object under the tissue causing pressure on already stretched skin. To prevent scarring or migration, we recommend removing the piercing.
Absolutely not, initial materials used for piercings are not porous and will not stick to your tissue. Rotating the jewelry will only draw in excess bacteria and inhibit the development of a proper fistula (the scar tissue tube that forms around a healed piercing).
Come in to let one of our piercing professionals take a look. Remember that a small amount of redness and crusting is normal with any piercing.
Rejection or migration can happen with any piercing. Basically what happens is your body recognizes the piercing as a foreign object and considers that object a threat to your health. At this point, your body actually pushes the piercing to the surface of the skin. This is most commonly found in piercings that are performed with jewelry that is not suitable for the placement of the piercing, but in some cases can happen for no known reason at all.