Carlo King (Instagram: @happy_stabber) has been working in his field since 2013 performing ALL types of body piercings. He has a passion for body modifications and spends his days studying, learning and researching all facets of skin penetration. With a high emphasis on educating all clients on the health, hygiene and aftercare procedures; Carlo has a great future in this industry and we are glad to have him in our team. The prices below are the minimum cost inclusive of basic jewellery, but we also carry many types of custom pieces and can order in anything you would like from our suppliers.
We also offer free anodising as a part of our service which changes the colour of any piercing by applying a certain voltage to the metal through an electrochemical process. Carlo also hand makes a variety of custom jewellery which can be seen on our Instagram page: @backinktime.artistcollective
Carlo recommends using high quality genuine implant grade titanium (ASTM F-136), internally threaded body jewellery. The typical cheaper jewellery is externally threaded and made from low quality metals which may allow for a much slower healing process as well as inviting the risk of allergies and irritations.
|Ear Piercings||Facial/Oral Piercings||Surface and other Body Piercings||Male Genital Piercings||Female Genital Piercings|
|Helix $55||Nostril $55||Navel $70||Prince Albert $75||Clitoral hood $75|
|Flat $55||Septum $60||Nipple $60 or $110 pair||Apradravya/Ampallang $75||Inner/Outer Labia $70|
|Tragus $55||Bridge $65||Single surface anchor $70||Frenum/lorum $75||Triangle $80|
|Forward Helix $60||Vertical Bridge $90||Surface bar type $80||Scrotum/Hafada $75||Forchette $80|
|Rook $55||Lip – Monroe – Philtrum -Labret – Vertical Lip -Inverse Lip – $55||Dyode $80|
|Conch $60||Cheeks $110 pair||Guiche $80|
|Daith $60||Tongue $65|
|Industrial $75||Smilie/Frownie $65|
|Large gauge punches flat or conch (2mm-8mm) $75 each or $130 pair||Nostril Punches $130|
|Lobe Scalpelling $130 pair||Lip Scalpel $100|
As we are a new studio, if you could look us up on Google and on our Facebook page and leave us a review it would be greatly appreciated! We hope you enjoy your piercing experience with us and as a part of our service we offer ongoing support. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Carlo directly through his Instagram: @happy_stabber or call the studio on 08 72251731
Body Piercing Aftercare: Sea Salt Soaks
Bathing wounds in a sea salt bath is by far the most gentle and effective method of cleaning and
draining out excess fluid, we recommend doing them 4 times per week 10 days after the initial piercing.
- What you will need:
– Distilled Water
– Non-iodised Sea Salt
– A glass cup or ceramic bowl
- Add one heaped teaspoon of sea salt per litre of distilled water to an empty bottle and shake
Vigorously then allow the mixture to dissolve overnight.
- Pour enough of this solution into your glass or bowl to submerge your pierced body part in
- Microwave for approximately 15 seconds. This should bring it slightly above internal body temperature. Otherwise, microwave for longer and allow to cool.
- Submerge the piercing in the solution for 5-7 minutes then allow to air dry, or gently dab dry with a sterile tissue/gauze or use a hair dryer on the cool setting.
More information about the healing of your new piercing:
A piercing behaves much like any other wound; the body will begin healing immediately.
Your piercing should look and feel good as soon as the initial soreness and swelling subsides.
Extreme pain, redness, continued swelling, a sensation of heat or discoloured discharge are not normal and are a sign something is not quite right.
If you feel something is not quite right please don’t hesitate to contact Carlo via his Instagram page (@happy_stabber)
For many years, the accepted routine of piercing aftercare was like waging a small scale chemical warfare on healing wounds. Most doctors recommend to follow a dry care regimen and we find it works best on piercings too.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
- NO TOUCHY TOUCHY! Don’t twist it, don’t turn it, don’t touch it with your hands, don’t touch it with your towel, do not rub all over it with cotton buds, don’t sleep on it, don’t wear tight clothes on it, do not rub it into kitty cats. I’M SERIOUS! Anything that causes movement pressure or friction on your piercing will not help it.
- AVOID BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION. Again, NO TOUCHY TOUCHY! Dirty hands are the #1 source of healing problems. Keep other people’s bodily fluids away from it. Unclean water is not nice either (lakes, rivers, pools, hot tubs.) Keep your area hygienic and change your sheets 😉
AVOID CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION. There is a gargantuan list of chemicals, solutions and materials that will irritate your piercing. However, there is a simple way to remember. I call it “the eye test” when unsure simply ask yourself “hmm…. Would I put this in my eyeball?” If the answer is no, it becomes quite clear that it is not for internal use. I do not care what your auntie jean says, tea tree oil is no good, rubbing alcohol is no good, iodine is no good PEROXIDE IS NO GOOD. On the same note, try to avoid more mild things like soap, makeup and shampoo also.
DO NOT REMOVE YOUR JEWELLERY. In the early stages of healing the skin can begin to fuse in seconds!
Phase One: (typically 7-14 days):
– I understand, it’s natural to want to investigate but please resist the urge.
– The new piercing will weep lymphatic fluid. It is a clear, yellowish discharge that would come out of any wound. THIS IS NOT A SIGN OF INFECTION AND IS NOT PUS. In actuality, it’s a good sign, it shows your body is doing what it should and fighting the good fight. It generally will form a scab like cover on the piercing which will keep out foreign bodies and bacteria so it’s a good idea to leave it intact. However, if it is stuck to the jewellery or if you have an unusually large amount of build-up it is recommended you remove it by the sea salt soak method as written on the previous page.
– Allow it to breathe as much as permitted.
– Limit exposure to tap water.
– Even in a monogamous relationship, avoid unprotected sexual or oral contact.
– If it’s wet, dry it by dabbing it with a sterile disposable tissue/gauze or by using a hair dryer on the cool setting.
– If it’s dirty, gently wash around the piercing with a mild anti-bacterial soap and rinse with distilled water or saline.
Phase Two: (typically within 30 days):
– If you’ve been caring for your piercing properly, you’ll notice shedding of your “crusties” this is normal.
– This is usually the point where it is safe to change the jewellery to a smaller size. However, it is easy to damage it by doing so. We have the tools and expertise to do this for you safely and will not charge for changing jewellery purchased through our studio.
– Keep up with the same care regimen until no more matter is secreted by the jewellery.
Phase Three: (Typically 30-90 days):
– By now you should have a nice, new tunnel of flesh we like to call a fistula. CONGRATULATIONS you’re almost in the clear. However, it is still delicate so ease back into your regular activities.