1 General Studio Info
1.1 What are the age requirements for piercings at Lotus?
- Basic Lobes: 6-17 years old with proper ID's and Birth Certificate, 18+ with valid photo ID
- Cartilage & other basic piercings: 14-17 years old with photo ID's and Birth Certificate, 18+ with valid photo ID
- Nipples or Surface anchors: Must be 18 or older with valid ID, no exceptions.
** Under the age of 14 we can ONLY offer basic lobe piercings
** Cartilage, tongue or multiple piercings will be done on minors 14-17 at the discretion of our piercer and dependent on the clients past history with piercings.
1.2 Do I have to schedule an appointment?
Yes, at this time we require an appointment for any of the services we offer. A simple inquiry about jewelry, pricing or even a quick jewelry change can often end up taking more time than expected, so just walking in will take away time from our clients with scheduled appointments and sets us back the rest of the day.
We are typically booked back to back, which means we unfortunately will not have a staff member available to open display cases, go over all jewelry options, pricing or help you properly fit/change your jewelry. Please schedule accordingly!
1.3 Do you take walk-ins?
Unfortunately not at this time but our current availability is visible online and scheduling with us is very simple. If you go to schedule for a service and the day/time you are hoping for is not showing up, then this means it is booked and we would be busy helping someone else.
1.4 Why are deposits required in order to schedule an appointment?
Your deposit helps the piercer know your level of commitment to show up for your scheduled appointment. Many clients don't tend to realize that this is a full time job for our piercers and staff, this is their only source of income to provide for themselves and their families. When a client does not commit to their scheduled appointment or fails to notify us within a reasonable amount of time, the piercer loses out on that income, as well as lost time, wasted supplies and often doesn't give us enough notice to be able to fill your missed appointment. If multiple clients cancel or no show in a single day, this leaves them with zero income for the day.
Deposits are NOT an additional fee and it will always go towards the overall cost of your service, deposits are only forfeited if you fail to show up to your appointment, are more than 10 minutes late or you fail to cancel within the 24 hours.
1.5 What if I'm not seeing the day/time that I wanted available?
Then that means it's either days that we are closed (Sunday & Monday's, Holidays, etc) or it's a day that is already fully booked, our online schedule is always showing our current availability. You can always call or text us to be added to our cancellation list. 435-262-9915
1.6 What if I was trying to schedule an appointment but it didn't go through and now the time is gone?
It doesn't happen often but it can happen! This unfortunately means that you and another person may have been scheduling for the same time slot at the exact same time and whoever completes the booking first will get the appointment. If this happens, then you simply need to go back and select a different time/day. Creating on online account is recommended so that it saves you time on filling out the form!
2 COVID19 FAQS
2.1 Is the staff at Lotus fully vaccinated?
2.2 Are masks required?
Updated July 2021:
Yes! Due to the nature and close proximity that our staff has with clients, we are still requiring masks be properly worn in the studio, please show up to your appointment with an appropriate mask/face covering.
Clear face shields/chin shields, see through or bedazzled masks are not acceptable and you will be asked to put a proper face covering on. We will provide one to you if you don't have one.
If a health condition or other factor restricts you from wearing a mask, then we kindly as that you refrain from scheduling until we lift our mask requirements.
2.3 What if I don't have a mask or face covering?
If you schedule an appointment with us for a service you will receive numerous email reminders about your appointment and that you need to bring/wear an appropriate mask. If you do not have one at the time of your appointment we will provide you one but we ask that you please try to come prepared.
2.4 If I cannot wear a mask due to a serious health condition, what are my options?
Unfortunately due to the services we provide, our staff is always in close proximity to our clients. Therefore, at this time we cannot honor any medical exemptions and would require that you hold off on scheduling until we have lifted our mask requirements. Please contact us to be put on a wait list and we will contact you once these health guidelines are lifted. 435-262-9915
3 Piercing Questions
3.1 Can I use my own jewelry for a fresh piercing?
No. Due to regulations put in place by our health department, we cannot use any worn jewelry or jewelry that was not purchased here at our studio.
If you are wanting to use jewelry that was purchased from us, you can bring it by the studio so we can properly sterilize the jewelry, make sure it is not scratched, bent or otherwise tarnished and make sure it will work for the piercing you are wanting to have done.
3.2 How much do piercings cost?
Our pricing structure consists of the tray set up fee plus the jewelry selected, most piercings with our most basic implant grade titanium jewelry option will start around $65-$75 and will go up from there if you decide to upgrade. We have multiple gem colors, natural stones, opals and gold design tops to choose from, therefore pricing will always be dependent on the piece of jewelry you select at the time of your appointment.
3.3 What is the piercing tray fee?
Piercing Tray Fee + Price of Jewelry Selected = Total Cost of Service
This is the base fee for the piercing procedure itself, which will cover the cost of the piercing tools & supplies used, sterilization process of jewelry and the piercers time for the service.
This includes the following supplies such as; drop cloths, qtips, gloves, sterilization pouches, distilled water, sterile markers, antiseptic skin cleanser, disinfectant wipes, mouthwash, cups, single use saline & alcohol wipes.
4 Children's Piercings
4.1 What's the youngest you'll pierce children's earlobes?
6 years old is the age we have decided is the youngest we are comfortable piercing, this is due to personal piercing experience, training and a ton of research. We want them to be old enough to ask for the piercing themselves, able to ask any questions/concerns, follow basic instructions during the piercing service and during the healing process when it comes to aftercare. Read below for more info..
4.2 What are the dangers of piercing infants and younger children?
We chose 6 years old because this is when the first main growth spurt of the ears is complete. Most of our current adult clients who had their ears pierced under the age of 6 commonly end up having them re-pierced once they are older because their ears were not finished growing and so their piercings end up uneven. Also, the health risks that come with piercing infants/toddlers is much higher since their immune system isn't fully developed, so they are more prone to infections and other complications. They also tend to touch the fresh piercings or pull out their jewelry, causing more irritation and prolonging the healing period. We feel that around the age of 6 they are mature enough to know how the process works and can ask for the piercings themselves, they can also understand and follow basic aftercare instructions. We personally feel it's not worth putting infants/toddlers at risk just to have piercings, therefore we do not offer them.
Click the link below for an educational article from a professional piercers point of view.