Our sterilization process consists of several steps to ensure complete decontamination of all equipment and jewelry.
First, all tools are hand scrubbed to remove any debris, and then they are ran through an Ultrasonic to remove microscopic debris. Once the tools have finished in the Ultrasonic, they are placed in a steam autoclave with an indicator strip for 30 minutes. During this time, the equipment is under immense pressure and heat, killing off all remaining contaminates. Once this cycle is finished, the tools are stored until needed.
All of our jewelry is brand new and has never been worn. Once our client chooses their jewelry, it is placed in a Statim vacuum steam autoclave, along with any clean tools, indicator strips, and new needles that are to be used for the procedure. This is a critical step, as a traditional steam autoclave works for objects that are not hollow, however, it CAN'T penetrate hollow pieces, such as the entire length of the inside of the needle, or receiving tube. Our Statim vacuum steam autoclave removes all the air, allowing the steam to penetrate through 100% of all hollow objects, witch guarantees total sterilization.
It is also worth mentioning that our needles are some of the highest quality, and sharpest available, but most importantly, they are single use. Each and every needle is used once, and only once, then immediately disposed of.
All of our tattoo artists use 100% single use, disposable setups that come pre-sterilized.
An indicator strip is what we use to determine that an autoclave cycle was successful. Integrator strips are placed inside the autoclave with items that are being sterilized, and give a readout to let us know if the internal conditions did, in fact, get the load sterilized.
The short answer is: Yes, our jewelry is safe.
All of our jewelry meets the industry standard for safe body jewelry set by the Association of Professional Piercers. We carry ASTM F136 Implant grade Titanium, as well as 14 and 18 karat, nickel-free Gold, and pure Niobium. All jewelry is polished to a mirror finish, and threaded jewelry is internally threaded.
For more information, give us a call, or check out www.safepiercing.org
Piercing prices vary depending on your jewelry selection, and we have a ton of options. Piercing rates are on the Piercing Policy page, stop on in to check out your options and get an accurate quote.
Our Tattoo Minimum is $65. That being said, pricing for every tattoo will vary depending on size, placement, detail, etc. and the only way to get an accurate quote would be to stop in and talk to one of our talented tattoo professionals.
The minimum age to be pierced at our studio is 14. Any minor wanting to be pierced must have a valid, state issued I.D., along with their birth certificate and parent.
Anyone 18+ only needs a valid, state issued I.D.
We tattoo 18+ only. Sorry, no minors.
Each artist has their own preference from some of the top names in tattoo ink. Eternal, and Fusion are the two most common brands seen in our studio.
We are at 4739 Monroe, Suite A, Toledo, Ohio 43623. We are right next to Tim Hortons and Cirillas, across the street from Applebees.
Appointments for all services are preferred, but we will service walk-in clientele when there are openings.
We take walk-ins for Tattoos also, however depending on the scope of your project, an appointment may be needed.
Walk ins for consultations are always free and available.
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