Before Your Piercing

We ask that all customers who are looking to have piercings done please book an appointment, as we can never guarantee walk-in space. Furthermore, booking an appointment means we have a suitable timeslot dedicated to you so that we can give you the time and attention you deserve. You can book via the ‘book now’ button on our homepage, or give us a call to speak to a receptionist.


  • The day before your piercing:

    Make sure you eat well the day before, and try and get a decent night’s sleep. Avoid drinking in excess as alcohol thins the blood, which can increase the risk of bleeding when the piercing is performed. Also, no one wants to be hungover when getting a piercing!


  • On the day:

    Before your piercing, please make sure you have something to eat – a full meal is ideal but even a chocolate bar or fizzy drink at the bare minimum. This will ensure your blood sugar levels are at their best, minimising any risk of fainting.


    It is important that you are feeling good in yourself before your piercing. If you wake up and are feeling unwell either physically or mentally, please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to reschedule your booking for when you are feeling better.


  • ID:

    Under 16’s MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. An older sibling is not acceptable, unless they have proof that they are your legal guardian/primary carer.

    Please note that we are unable to perform certain piercings on under 16’s, even with parental consent. Please check the age restrictions on our booking menu or give us a call to confirm.


    If you are aged 16-18, you must bring some form of identification (or a legal guardian). We accept:

    • Passport
    • Driver’s license (or provisional)
    • Citizen card (with holographic PASS logo)


    Please note that you must bring the actual document with you; a photograph will not suffice. We reserve the right to refuse any piercing if we do not see the required ID.

Bournemouth Body Piercing Clinic