You've booked your piercing - yay! Here's what you need to do to make sure you're all ready for your appointment -

- You must arrive at least 20 minutes before your piercing appointment time to select and purchase your jewellery as well as fill out your consent form

- Bring along valid photo ID

- Please note that unfortunately we are unable to accomodate children under the age of 8 in our premises for safety reasons. At our busiest times, any guests you bring with you may be asked to wait outside of our boutique or in the lovely coffee shop next door. This is to allow space in our small waiting area for our customers.

- If you're under 16, you must bring a parent or legal guardian along with you. Your parent or legal guardian must also have valid photo ID

- Make sure you have eaten within 3 hours before your appointment time and drink plenty of water

- Avoid alcohol and blood thinners 24 hours before your appointment

- Have a think about what piercing you'd like to get

If you're unsure, don't worry. Our friendly team will be more than happy to help you on the day.

Our detailed guide below talks you through the piercing basics which may help your decision.

Our location

Our piercing parlour address is 52 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EN.

Boutique opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed

Aftercare advice

Following our aftercare advice will ensure the safe and proper healing of your new piercing.

For our full aftercare advice and information head over to our 'Aftercare' page.

Verbal and written aftercare instructions will be provided to you during and after your piercing appointment.

If you have any concerns or would like to ask any questions about your piercing please come back in to see our piercers or email us at help@laurabond.co.uk

Piercing FAQs

How much does a piercing cost?

Piercings cost £30 each plus the cost of your jewellery which is chosen and paid for on the day of your piercing appointment.

A pair of first lobe piercings count as one piercing when booking.

Which piercing placements do you offer?

We offer lobe, helix, flat helix, forward helix, tragus, daith, conch, nostril or septum piercings.

If you have any questions about which piercing placements we offer, please get in touch with us at help@laurabond.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

Do you take walk-ins?

Yes absolutely, we recommend booking to avoid disappointment but we love a spontaneous piercing ourselves so we will always try and accomodate walk-ins where we can.

How many piercings can I have done?

You can book a maximum of 3 piercings at one time, this is to allow your body to heal safely and properly.

What is the minimum age for piercings?

The minimum age for first lobe piercings is 8 and for cartilage piercings is 14 (must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with valid photo ID if under 16).

Anyone 16+ can consent for themselves but must bring valid photo ID.

Unfortunately we will not pierce anyone under the age of 8.

How do I choose and buy my piercing jewellery?

You must arrive at least 20 minutes before your appointment time on the day to select and pay for your piercing jewellery.

Piercing jewellery must be purchased in store on the day of your appointment to make sure that it is sterile, that it is the right size for you and is suitable for your anatomy.

Our friendly team of stylists and piercers are on hand to help you find the perfect piece of jewellery for you and your piercing.

Can I book a jewellery fitting?

We are offering our jewellery fitting service for healed piercings on a walk in first come first served basis in store. This service costs £10 per item.

If you're wanting to upgrade your ear stack, please pop in and visit our friendly team of stylists who will be on hand to help you make all of your Ear Party dreams come true.

I'm not sure which piercing I want?

Whether you know exactly what you want or just know you want one or more new piercings, we're always happy to help suggest the perfect placement for you.

One of our friendly stylists will take you through all of our jewellery options and will take a look at your anatomy and current piercings that you have to make suggestions for where you can get pierced.

What kind of jewellery will I be pierced with?

We have over 100 styles of stunning 14k solid yellow and white gold jewellery to choose from on the day.

Prices range from £80 - £250.

How do I look after my piercing?

We will provide verbal and written aftercare advice and instructions during and after your piercing.

We're proud to be official stockists of NeilMed, the leading natural, vegan & preservative free sterile saline piercing aftercare mist which you can purchase at your appointment.

We advise no swimming, steam rooms, saunas or hot tubs for at least the first 4 weeks after your piercing.

Can I bring someone along with me to my piercing appointment?

Unfortunately we are unable to accomodate children under the age of 8 in our premises for safety reasons.

At our busiest times, any guests you bring with you may be asked to wait outside of our boutique or in the lovely coffee shop next door. This is to allow space in our small waiting area for our customers.

Can I cancel or reschedule my appointment?

Appointments can be rescheduled or cancelled up to 48 hours before your appointment time.

Please follow the link in your confirmation booking email to reschedule your appointment to a more suitable time.

If you wish to cancel your appointment, please email us at help@laurabond.co.uk with your appointment details to arrange for the refund of your deposit.

Please note your deposit is non refundable within 48 hours of your appointment.

What happens if I am late or miss my appointment?

If you fail to attend your appointment and do not give us 48 hours notice, you will lose your deposit and will need to rebook.

If you are running late to your appointment please let us know asap at help@laurabond.co.uk and we will do our best to accomodate you but please note this is not always possible and will result in you losing your deposit.

Planning your piercings

It can be tricky to remember the names of ear piercings and where they are on the ear, especially if you're new to the "curated ear" trend.

Use our interactive diagram to learn your conch from your daith, or your tragus from your helix. To learn more about each particular piercing, simply click on the dots.

Any jewellery suggestions are for fully healed piercings and are a style guide so please check your size with a piercer before purchasing as everyone's ear anatomy is unique.

To help plan your next piercing and for more tips on how to create your dream ear party, head over to our handy guide "Where to start your ear stack".

It can be tricky to remember the names of ear piercings and where they are on the ear, especially if you're new to the "curated ear" trend.

Use our interactive diagram to learn your conch from your daith, or your tragus from your helix. To learn more about each particular piercing, simply click on the dots.

Any jewellery suggestions are for fully healed piercings and are a style guide so please check your size with a piercer before purchasing as everyone's ear anatomy is unique.

To help plan your next piercing and for more tips on how to create your dream ear party, head over to our handy guide "Where to start your ear stack".

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