Blue Banana have been piercing since 1997 and now pierce over 70,000 people a year in 13 studios across the UK. As part of the piercing process you will need to fill out a consent form which outlines the most common issues occurring with new piercings, at the same time collecting information about you to make sure you get the best treatment from us. In particular we will ask you for relevant medical history, allergies etc. It is especially important that if you believe you are pregnant you let us know as we can not pierce you. Also if you have been drinking before piercing or have been taking blood thinning medication we may refuse to pierce you at that time. Piercing Procedures.
Since our very beginnings we have always worked with local environmental health departments to try to ensure our standards of piercing and hygiene are as good as it is possible to be. All our studios have been purpose built to minimize the risk of cross contamination, our jewellery and instruments are sterilized just before piercing with top quality autoclaves, and we use only sealed, pre sterilized, single use needles. The gloves our piercers wear can be latex or latex free but all are used only once and thrown away. After care advice is also given in both written and verbal forms to make sure clients understand how best to look after their new piercing. A piercing is essentially a small wound and when you leave us it is clean and sterile, what you do with it and the level of care you take will determine how it heals and ultimately looks. You are welcome to inspect our studio, piercers credentials and registration certificates, just ask in store.

Piercing Aftercare and Advice

PLEASE NOTE Whenever you have a piercing, there are certain risks involved. Before you contemplate having a piercing, please bear in mind the following points:



General Advice

Above all, if you have any worries about your piercing, call your local Blue Banana Store. Phone numbers can be found in our High Street section by clicking on the relevant store.