The U.K's only member of the Association Of Professional Piercers

Blue Lotus Piercing studio is the North East's leading body piercing specialists. With two piercers and two piercing rooms available five days a week. With an accumulated 18 years experience. We pierce exclusively with internally threaded implant grade quality titanium, the only studio in the North East to do so. Our retail jewellery range includes quality internally threaded titanium, Industrial Strength, Neometal, Gorilla Glass, handmade wooden plugs and much much more. We use a holistic method to pierce our clients ensuring that we can accommodate each individual and their needs

Association of Professional Piercers

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The APP has been around since 1994. Yet its existence is not as widely well known as it could be. Beginning as a political action group in California to address legislation concerns, it has grown to become a nonprofit  health and safety organization dedicated to the decimation of information regarding body piercing.

 

“During the first week of my apprenticeship which started in 1999 I was handed copy of the APP health and safety procedure manual. It didn’t contain much looking back, but at the time it was gold dust. A bible. I must have read that worn copy cover to cover over a dozen times.

Later I grew as a piercer and moved studios my next introduction to the APP was working in Wildcat, Belgium. I had been given the chance to attend the Amsterdam conference 2003 What an eye opener. An actual organized collection of informative talks and seminar on piercing. I was very impressed (and a little intimidated) there was nothing like it in the UK or even in Europe.

I knew back then that my future contained the APP. That I’d eventually run my own studio and be responsible for the decisions that would include APP membership”

To say we as a studio are happy to finally be a part of this educational forefront in piercing, is an understatement. But rest assured, this does not mean we will stop our strife for studio betterment. This only means the bar has been pushed higher. We will always evolve. Both as piercers and as a company

 

 

 

 

 

Closed for a day

We will be closed on Monday the 18th of May for minor refurbishments

If you need us during this time we can still answer any questions via email or on Facebook and there is still plenty time before to call in for any assistance

Were getting our lighting replaced with some lovely spotlights, the ones we have feel a bit office-like and don’t really sit so nice in the shop front

Only the front of the shop will be effected but we feel the dust could hinder our cleanliness so made the decision to tape shut the studio doors and close up for the day to keep things at our usual clean standards

New summer opening hours

We know how much nicer it is to have some extra daylight at the end of the day. open

So over summer we will now open for an extra hour on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

So call on by

Remember were a walk in studio but can take pre-paid appointments if you need one

Over 18’s Nipple policy

We are changing our age of consent for nipple piercings from 16 years to 18 years.

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Please keep in mind that these age requirements are specific to Blue Lotus Body Piercing and our years of experience have dictated these moral/ethical decisions. We are constantly trying to improve our standards and are now working in line with the standards set by the Association of Professional Piercers.

  • We were turning away so many that were not grown and developed enough (Our bodies are still physically maturing until the age of 21)
  • At a younger age there are higher chances of healing issues and complications.
  • Problems such as rejection and migration are exaggerated when we are younger.
  • The invasive and personal nature of the experience.

Any good studio is going to ask you for ID if you look under 21. Yes, it sucks, but we can get in a lot of trouble for just guessing. We only take originals, no copies, photographs of passports etc

We will not accept a parent or guardian as proof of age, you have to show your own ID.

  • UK Passport. Expired passports are fine as long as you can tell it is you or you bring in other I.D to link the information
  • CitizenCard. (available from http://www.citizencard.com)
  • ValidateUK Card. (available from http://www.validateuk.co.uk)
  • UK Driving License or Provisional.

“Regardless of any local legislation being more lenient, the following is an appropriate minimum standards policy on piercing minors:
For any piercing of a minor, a parent or legal guardian must be present to sign a consent form. Proof positive, state issued photo identification is required from the legal guardian, and a bona fide form of identification from the minor. In the event the parent has a different last name and/or address from the child, court documentation is needed to prove the relationship, i.e., divorce papers, or a remarriage certificate.
Under no circumstances is it acceptable or appropriate for a piercer to perform piercing on the nipples or genitals of an individual under 18 years of age.”