Metalworx - 0141 889 6655
42 High Street, PA1 2DQ
Some quick and useful information.
Q: Do I need an appointment?
A: Yes. Due to Covid-19 we had to close for some time. Now that lockdown restrictions are being eased and we're allowed to open again, we decided it would be best to control the flow of clients in and out of the studio to preserve everyone's safety. You can purchase our jewellery online for collection or delivery. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to browse in-store with the help of a specialist!
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Everyone has different pain tolerance so some may find certain piercings worse than others. One thing we can assure you of is that you will be made to feel relaxed and comfortable in the studio. We use the best equipment, jewellery and banter to make your experience as painless as possible.
Q: How old do I need to be?
A: You must be at least 16 to book an appointment. If you are under 16 please have a parent or legally appointed guardian book for you and be sure to bring them along when you come to the studio. We'll need to see a valid form of photo ID before we can carry out a piercing. E.g. Passport, Young Scot card, Driving Licence.
[5+ Ear lobes] [12-13 Helix, Tragus] [14-15 All Ear, Facial and Oral piercings with parental consent] [16-17 All Ear, Facial and Oral piercings] [18+ Take your pick] *All of these restrictions are studio imposed guidelines created to preserve health and safety. We at Metalworx reserve the right to refuse a piercing should we feel the circumstances are unsuitable or unsafe. E.g. Intoxicated client, adverse medical conditions.
Q: Do I need ID?
A: Yes. If you are 16 or over you must provide valid photo ID before we can pierce you. If you are under 16 you must bring a parent or legal guardian and THEY must have a valid photo ID as well as proof of guardianship where applicable. We can accept a passport, young scot card or driving licence.
Q: Is jewellery included with the piercing?
A: Absolutely. You will be pierced with internally threaded, implant grade titanium. Most piercings include a small selection of colours and styles. If requested we can also pierce you with jewellery from our designer collections for an added premium. *For health and safety, we can’t accept jewellery purchased elsewhere.
Q: Do you use a gun?
A: In short, no. Most professional piercers nowadays will opt for needles designed for body piercing as recommended by the APP. They are more hygienic, safe and, less painful overall. Using this method also allows us to equip jewellery often more appropriate for your new piercing.
Q: How do I take care of my piercing?
A: First things first, there’s never a good reason to touch your piercing, especially with unwashed hands! Keeping your new piercing out of harm's way is one of the best things for it. Simple right? To clean it we recommend the tried and tested “saline soak”. We sell aftercare in the studio and offer an aftercare sheet (found on our website) to every client post-piercing.
You may choose from our selection of titanium (ASTM-F136) jewellery for initial and healed piercings. We have swarovski gems, opals, semi-precious stone and much more. 18ct gold and niobium may also be available.
The quality you'll find here is second to none as we stock only the worlds most renowned brands like IS & Anatometal.
Our collection is updated in tandem with rising trends and popular demand.
*Please ask for advice on size and suitability of jewellery prior to purchase as due to health and safety reasons we cannot offer a refund or exchange.