How Do I Get Pierced?
While we gladly offer piercing, consultations, and jewelry installation as a walk-in service, we also offer appointments. Please feel free to book an appointment using our online scheduling service located here, and enjoy a small courtesy discount for doing so! While walk-in clients are served on a first come, first serve basis, scheduled appointments enjoy minimal wait times.
Because we stock such a wide variety of jewelry options for initial piercings, we break our pricing down into two components: a piercing service fee and the cost of jewelry. Most of our piercing service fees start as low as $40. Our jewelry pricing varies widely depending on material, size, and style. Our lowest priced jewelry options are still American made implant grade titanium that exceeds minimum standards for body jewelry as set forth by the Association of Professional Piercers. We accept all debit cards, credit cards, cash, and can split charges however you may need. We also offer Monarch Body Piercing gift cards!
ID & Age Requirements:
Any person 18 years of age or older need only present a government issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, passport, or military ID. Birth certificates will not be accepted for any person 18 years of age or older.
Minors must be accompanied by a parent / legal guardian who also bears a government issued photo ID, as well as proof of relationship (birth certificate, guardianship paperwork). The consenting adult must also remain in the building during the procedure. If a parent's name does not match the name on the birth certificate, we will need proof of that change in name. For example, if a mother brings her child for a piercing and has remarried and changed her name, we will also need to see the marraige certificate. No relative or other adult that is not the legal guardian may give consent for a minor. Minors who have been emancipated will need to bring documentation of proof and may consent for themselves . Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further clarification. We absolutely require proper identification be presented before all piercing and jewelry changing procedures, even for returning clients.
Clients 18 years of age and older can enjoy our full range of services.
Clients 16 years of age and older can enjoy our full range of services with the exception of larger gauge, surface, tongue, nipple or genital piercings. (Our piercers reserve the right to make ethical decisions with minor clients and their guardians about what's best for their growing bodies.)
Clients 14 years of age and older may receive ear lobe and basic helix (cartilage of the ear) piercings only.
Clients 5 years of age and older may receive ear lobe piercings only. We're very experienced with little ones and are always more than happy to be part of such a memorable experience. We're proud to offer a much more calm, private, and professional environment than the middle of a shopping mall. Piercing guns are potentially very dangerous. We do NOT use them in our studio and they should not be used for any piercing under any circumstances, including ear lobes.
Feel free to stop by for a free consultation any time. This can help alleviate anxiety prior to being pierced, and allow any questions or concerns to be addressed in advance. We've found this to be especially helpful for minors considering piercings.
Getting Ready For Your Visit:
We recommend eating a substantial meal a minimum of 2 hours prior to getting pierced. This dramatically reduces the chances of feeling queasy or "woozy" after getting pierced.
For the safety and comfort of all involved, we can not allow unattended minors anywhere in our studio. We encourage parents to bring an adult to watch children in the waiting area while you receive any piercing service. Ibuprofen and other blood thinning medications shouldn't be taken within 4 hours of getting pierced. If you are on a prescription medication with blood thinning effects, we'll be more than happy to discuss how it effects your procedure. Consuming alcohol or other controlled substances within 8 hours of your piercing can complicate your piercing procedure, and effects your ability to legally consent to getting pierced. We will not pierce anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
When you come in to see us, we'll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have at any point during your visit.
We're always more than happy to discuss jewelry options, and to assist with selecting the perfect piece of jewelry for your new or existing piercings. Sometimes, this requires a more in depth consultation, which might be done in the piercing room if privacy is required.
After selecting jewelry, we'll do paperwork and inform you of your total while we sterilize any and all necessary implements for your service. This will also give you time to familiarize yourself with our aftercare recommendations so that you can discuss any questions with your piercer.
Once in the piercing room, your piercer will go over the steps necessary for your piercing service, as well as any important notes for healing or long term care of your piercing. Generally, piercings are quick and easy to receive, and while we never rush, your time in the piercing room will be brief, with your actual piercing only taking a blink of an eye to perform. An average procedure only takes a few minutes: After washing our hands and donning gloves, we'll clean and mark your piercing site, allowing you to discuss any changes in placement you might wish. Then we'll perform a second cleaning of your skin with a sterile, surgical skin prep, and open your sterile jewelry and piercing implements. Your piercer will then don sterile gloves, and smoothly and efficiently pierce you and install your jewelry. Once your piercing is complete, we'll clean you up and let you take a peak at the new you!
After Your Piercing:
We provide everyone with written aftercare instructions, as well as a personalized piercing care plan, and information about your jewelry and average healing times. If you lose those instructions, feel free to email us, or you can stop by the studio to obtain another copy. After we settle your bill and you ask any questions you might have, you're good to go!
We encourage coming in for a free piercing check up around 6 weeks from the date of your piercing (2-3 weeks for oral piercings). This doesn't take much time, and allows one of our piercers to make sure your piercing is healing according to plan as well as to recommend any aftercare customization or jewelry changes needed.
Many piercings do swell, and we pierce with jewelry to accommodate for that. Once your piercing is no longer inflamed, downsizing your jewelry makes your piercing even more comfortable, and prevents potential complications from excess jewelry length.
We are always available to answer any questions, calm any concerns, or provide any advice needed about a healing piercing, or complications that may arise. We encourage you to call, email, or visit to discuss even the slightest detail of your piercing. Keep in mind, there are many websites with misinformation about piercings, and advice from friends might not always be the most up to date information. Even if you're not in the area, we can still recommend you to a colleague you can trust from our professional network.