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We believe in quality jewellery

With an expansive knowledge of the wold of body jewellery, gemstones and materials. Our team is dedicated to helping you create your statement.


Only the finest

We believe that every piece of jewellery should meet the highest possible standards, be crafted from safe wearable materials and can adorn your body for a lifetime.

Unique projects

We approach each project individually and with care

Our dedicated team can aid you start to finish on your custom curated collection.

How we work

Quality means safety

Blue Lotus carries only the safest and highest quality body jewellery. Each piece is hand finished to a mirror polish. Keeping you safe and your piercing healthy.


Nipple piercings

Offering body piercings as a service, is a very humbling career. We all have hang-ups about some part or other on our bodies and its a wonderful thing being able to help people like themselves a little more.

With that said, unfortunately not everyone can actually have every piercing. Our individual anatomical variations have a big impact on the method, jewellery and healing care for our piercings. Especially when it comes to nipple piercings. 


The most common variations



In a resting state, your nipple is forward. It doesnt need encouragement and the edges are clearly defined. You can pinch the nipple between your fingers easily.



When encouraged this nipple is more pointy but at rest can flatten. Making the edge between nipple and areola a little less obvious.



Occasionally referred to as ‘shy’ because within the inverted variation there are different levels  to which the inversion sits. Many can be teased forwartd but not all.


The first two anatomical variations are relatively standard as far as piercing technique are concerned. There may be a slight difference from piercer to piercer but the results will be the same position, jewellery and aftercare These variations will enjoy a very easy healing experience when preformed by a skilled piercing practitioner.

Inverted nipples

This grouping of nipple form requires more specialist and experienced piercing techniques. If you suspect this may be the requirement for you we would ask you to book in for the ‘inverted nipple piercing’ selection in our menu.

Amidst the description of inverted nipple, there are different grades. An individual anatomy check will be preformed by your piercer to discuss you unique circumstances and ability to be pierced or not.

Grades of Nipple Inversion
  • Grade 1. The nipple can easily be pulled outward, and will sometimes stand out on its own with cold or stimulation. 
  • Grade 2. The nipple can be pulled outward, but it quickly goes back to its original shape. …
  • Grade 3. The condition is most severe.
Can I still be pierced?
  • Grade 1. Absolutely, you may need to call back for an extra check up and have your jewellery adjusted during the healing but yes.
  • Grade 2. More than likely, however the jewellery you are pierced with will almost certainly need altered during your healing.
  • Grade 3. Possibly, we would ask you to book in a free consultation to discuss your options and what your healing journey may look lik eif you proceed.

Typically around 6-8 months is the most common.

All piercings need infection control, nipple piercings require patting dry after any form of bathing and spray cleaning with sterile saline once daily – unless your piercer dictates otherwise. 


That’s OK

Book in for a free consultation by calling 01912313089 and we can do an anatomy check with you to learn when you can be pierced again and/or discuss any issue you have had in the past.

Absolutely, but we would advise removing the piercing long before you are due. Pregnancy can make nipples tender at the best of times and while you are feeding/pumping the piercing will need to be removed anyway.
Attempting to insert and remove the jewellery repeatedly is likely to cause problems and become and painful. You can always be pierced again in the future (3 months after cessation of feeding)

What does it all mean?

In short it means we care.
We wont simply pierce you and see what happens.
We wont treat every nipple although its the same as every other, that simply isn’t the case.
We may even turn you away for your own sake. Which is never easy to hear and we would always carefully explain why. 



the nape of the neck pierced with a surface bar with blue balls

We have streamlined the services we offer.

As our many years of combined experience have dictated, many piercings do not have a high success rate.

Combined with Nici reducing her hours due to a shoulder injury, meaning she will not be available as much as she has in the past.

The following services have been dropped from our menu.


Nicole Holmes, Lola Slider and Matt Lodder

It gives us great pleasure to announce that we are attending the annual UKAPP educational piercing conference, held in September.

This provides us a fantastic learning opportunity but unfortunately  means we will closing early, 4pm, on Saturday 16th and closed on the Monday 18th September.

We will be returning to normal on Wednesday 20th all bright eyed and bushy tailed and with heads filled with knowledge and pockets full of new shiny jewellery!


CLOSING EARLY 4pm Saturday 16th Sept

CLOSED Monday 18th Sept



a tattooed lady in a white vest putting on black gloves

While there is a price difference between the standard use examination gloves and the safer Nitrite or non-latex gloves we will be using. There is a clear difference in safety. We hear of so many lovely clients suffering from this common allergy and having to remind health care workers, partners and dentists on a regular basis to take caution.

We decided since there is such a straight forward solution, an easy alternative: we are making the permanent switch.

latex-imgIt’s understood that numerous people have an allergy to latex and many more are sensitive to it, resulting in possible skin complaints and discomforts or worse.

We discussed at the end of the last year the option of going fully latex free throughout our store. Both to prevent ourselves from developing issues and furthermore to stop and incidents regarding yourself, our client.


However the journey has not been easy, with all new equipment there can be a trial and error stage of finding suitable suppliers in strength, quality and availability as well as the many things a piercer loves: stretchiness, comfort, grip etc


But it gives us great pleasure to announce that now and forevermore all services undertaken in Blue Lotus will be made with Nitrite examination gloves or similar. Never latex

There is no cure to a latex allergy, those with it can only avoid contact with latex






As of this today, Blue Lotus are proud members of the APP – Needless to say this has been huge cause for celebration at the studio.

Whats the APP I suspect you wonder? 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.

The Association of Professional Piercers [APP] is an international health and safety organization. It is a nonprofit voluntary alliance dedicated to the dissemination of information about body piercing. Governed by a voluntary elected Board of Directors, the APP is a united group of piercing professionals that freely shares information to help fellow members, piercers, health care professionals, legislators, health inspectors, and the general public get the best and most up-to-date information about 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. 
Although 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.
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”  … Nici

The APP do not constitute as ‘the piercing police’ telling piercers how to pierce or judging their technical abilities – rather – actually ensuring that stringent environmental criteria are set, maintained and updated accordingly. Becoming an APP member does not mean a studio has better piercers. It means the environment you are being pierced meets the highest of safety standards currently required of any professional piercing body.