Frequently Asked Questions

You NEVER need an appointment for jewelry changes, checkups, cleanings, browsing - anything that’s not considered a new piercing. For new piercings, Tuesday -Thursday we do accept walk-ins but Friday-Sunday we are appointment only for all new piercings.
We will do ear piercings for minors who are old enough to ask for them, want them, and understand the responsibility that goes into having earrings. For ages under 8 years, we will only do them in certain times. Option #1 is an 11am private morning appointment (before store hours), we do charge a $25 staffing fee for this option. Option #2 you can book any 7:30pm appointment on Friday, Saturday or Sunday (the last appointment of the day). Please read our appointments page to see what documents are needed.
Most of the time If you still see the dimple of where the piercings was then we are able to reopen it. Reopening are free of charge - we only charge for the cost of jewelry but if you have your own jewelry than we can use it for the reopening since it is not a new piercing.
We guarantee all of our piercings, because of this we will not use jewelry outside of the studio unless it was purchased from another APP studio and is implant grade titanium.
Body piercing is very individual. There is no set standard size for body jewelry because the jewelry is typically measured to fit the person wearing it. If you are unsure of what size you'd need, visit a local reputable piercer to have them confirm your measurements before purchasing anything online since we cannot accept returns. Nothings worse than investing in a nice piece of jewelry that doesn't fit!
Threadless jewelry (also known as push-pin jewelry) is a secure alternative to threaded barbells. It is a two part locking system, the barbell shaft itself is hollow while the ends that pair with this style have a small straight pin on the back of them that when bent, fit and lock inside the opening of the barbell. They simply push together to close, and pull apart to remove. All jewelry with pins come pre-bent from us to ensure a tight lock.
You can walk-in for anything Tuesday-Thursday. Friday-Sunday all new piercings are appointment only but everything is you can walk-in for those days. Please keep in mind we are a small staff of two, sometimes the wait time can get long so please come prepared if you are going to do a walk-in
All of our prices are listed here - https://amatopiercing.com/galleryprices/
For irritated piercings we recommend doing warm compresses. Get a stack of gauze (2-4), soak them in sterile saline wound wash, put them on a clean plate and microwave it for around 10-15 seconds (make sure it’s hotter than you but not hot enough to burn you). After that grab one gauze at a time and press against your piercings (do not squeeze) and it should soothe, alleviate and drain anything that might be stuck inside. Doing this once a day, consistently for around 2 weeks should make any irritation go away, if it does not than we recommend you come back to the studio to have a professional look at it and asses the situation.
Threadless jewelry (also known as push-pin jewelry) is a secure alternative to threaded barbells. It is a two part locking system, the barbell shaft itself is hollow while the ends that pair with this style have a small straight pin on the back of them that when bent, fit and lock inside the opening of the barbell. They simply push together to close, and pull apart to remove. All jewelry with pins come pre-bent from us to ensure a tight lock.
I ordered the wrong size jewelry/I don’t like what I ordered, can I return it? – We are unable to accept any returns or exchanges on jewelry. Body jewelry, once worn, cannot be resold and we can never guarantee the package wasn’t open so we can’t guarantee that the jewelry hasn’t been worn so we will not accept it for a return or exchange. All of our jewelry is guaranteed so if something arrives damaged, please contact us so we can issue a replacement or a refund for the item. All shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer except in the case of damaged or defective items. ALL BODY JEWELRY IS FINAL SALE.
No- all our threaded and threadless fronts are sold individually. If you require a post or backing you must order one with it.