“ Professional body piercing in Brighton, Essex. „
If you fancy putting a strategic and well decorated hole in your body, then Punktured is definately the place to go. This unique body piercing studio is perfectly situated in the Brighton lanes, and is a stark contrast to the majority of similar places, which tend to be dark, forboding or downright scary places. Punktured, meanwhile, is bright and welcoming and what you see is what you get. You dont have to enter a suspicious, cavernous space to get your body decorated, meaning you can relax and enjoy the experience. This place is clean and hygienic, which of course is of the utmost importance in this business. The staff are fantastic and will not pressure you into anything, instead allowing customers to browse the glittering jewellery displays at leisure. If you do decide to partake in a piercing, you can have a free consultation with no obligation. The range of piercings available is mindblowing and this place can handle anything from eyebrows, bellybuttons etc, right down to genitalia. Personally, Ive had a couple of piercings done here, and each one was quick, relatively painless and conducted professionally by the well qualified and experienced staff. This funky little shop will capture your attention immediately and lure you inside, even if you werent considering having anything done!
A lovely piercing place.... I found all the staff extremely friendly and knowledgeable, always keen to put you at your ease and to help and advise. On my first visit I was shown around the studio and the piercing equipment. This helped me relax and gave me confidence in the health and safety aspect of the studio. (A good piercing studio should be happy to answer any questions you have; after all it's your body they're dealing with! Do some internet research and you'll know what you should expect to find in terms of hygiene, sterilising equipment etc.) The whole process was completely explained to me. The health and safety side seems to me top notch and they are very helpful and clear in explaining aftercare. The studio can get very busy, especially at weekends, but they always do their best to fit you in. I have become a repeat customer there. It's a very welcoming place; the staff are lovely and I feel safe in their hands. Highly recommended.
In response to JB's review, Punktured is a body piercing studio! If he had wanted advice on tattooing then perhaps he should've asked at a tattoo studio! Dur!
From our experience, the people who work in Punktured are not only judgmental, but condescending and rude. On asking a simple question about varieties of tattooing, we felt we were dismissed on the fact that none of our tattoos were visible and therefore the staff seemed to not consider us worthy of an adequate response. In fact, they actually sniggered at us as they perceived us to be inexperienced with the world of tattooing when in fact between us we have had a lot of work done spanning 15+ years. Considering tattoo culture is supposed to be about free expression and liberal like-minded people, we were shocked by the attitude of Punktured staff. We will continue to get our work done at the rather more friendly and professional, IN2U.
I'm one of those odd people who likes to have holes put in them, and whenever I decide I'd like a new one I usually go back to the same place. Punktured is a body piercing studio located in the North Laines in Brighton (which is in East Sussex, not Essex as the description states :oP). So far I've had my tongue, lip and tragus pierced there, and I can say nothing but good things about them. The staff are all very experienced and knowledgeable, and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Although piercing places may conjure up images of small, dank, dark rooms, Punktured is a very light an airy place, there is nothing 'dark' about it. As should be the case, the studio is kept very clean and all piercings are done hygienically. The piercing process: At Punktured, before a needle goes anywhere near you, you are told what the process entails, and asked if you smoke as this hinders the healing process. When you are fully aware of what to expect your details are taken, and you sign a disclaimer. You are then issued with an aftercare sheet and told how to look after your piercing. Typically, before an area is pierced it will be cleaned up to avoid any infection, and then the area to be pierced will be marked up. Next (depending on which region you are getting pierced), you will be clamped. Contra to what people often think, getting pierced isn't very painful as long as it is done properly, and between them the staff at Punktured have a lot of experience. Each piercing is performed with a new needle which is removed from its package in front of you, and immediately placed in a sharps bin after use. Once your body jewellery has been fitted, you may need to return to the studio once more to have it refitted. In the case of lip and tongue piercings, larger bars are initially fitted to allow for the inevitable swelling. Upon your return you will be fitted with smaller jewellery at no extra charge. Punktured is a very popular studio, and can get booked up very quickly, especially at weekends, so if you are completely set on getting something done on a specific day it is well worth calling the shop to book in advance. The shop is small but stocks a large selection of body jewellery. Their range includes jewellery for your belly, lip, eyebrow, flesh tunnels, tongue and so on. Also available is black coloured titanium jewellery, and retainers for when you need to hide your piercings. The list is endless. Although this certainly isn't the cheapest place to buy body jewellery, the staff are very helpful, and if you aren't 100% sure of what you need or want it can be worth paying the extra for the advice. That said, I do usually know what I want, so unless I need something urgently I choose to buy from ebay where I can get jewellery about 50-80% cheaper. For piercings, current prices are: Ear, any area - £18-38 (depending if you want one or both done, and whether you would like a ring or bar) Eyebrow - £18/22 Nose - £18/20 Septum - £18/20 Earl - £25 Lip - £22/25 Tongue - £22 Belly - £25-34 (varies according to your jewellery) Nipple - £25-50 Surface - £23 Genetalia - £28-32 However if you have a student card you can get a 10% discount on these. It is also worth noting that there is a small additional fee if you choose to pay by card. I believe it was 50p the last time I was there, however this may have changed. The Punktured website can be viewed at: www.punktured.co.uk All in all Punktured is an excellent studio which I would recommend. The staff are friendly and I'm sure that they would be excellent at putting those who are a bit nervous at ease. Although my first piercing wasn't done here, I think this would be a really good place to go if it is your first time. I'm sure that I could get pierced a bit cheaper elsewhere, but I like the environment at Punktured and trust them, so I'm happy to pay an extra few pounds to be safe in the knowledge than I'm being looked after well.