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Canberra piercing advice?

By ionameow - 28 December 2012 35

Hi! I’m after a nose piercing next week and was wondering where the best place to get it done would be? Any suggestions/experiences are appreciated!

At the moment I’m considering Redpath? Someone else told me to go to Hairhouse Warehouse but I’m not sure.

Also anyone with a nose piercing what should I expect??

Also I’m under 18, but not by very much, will that matter?

Thank you! :)

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Canberra piercing advice?
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Megstar 3:19 pm
28 Dec 12
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My daughter had her nose pierced a few weeks ago at Redpath. She seemed happy enough with it. She is 17 and there was no issues with her age and she didn’t need parental consent. Not sure what the experience was like (she didn’t really tell me much). I think it hurt a little but not too much? It seems to have healed well, is a little red still around the piercing but no longer hurts.

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TheDancingDjinn 3:41 pm
28 Dec 12
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Megstar said :

My daughter had her nose pierced a few weeks ago at Redpath. She seemed happy enough with it. She is 17 and there was no issues with her age and she didn’t need parental consent. Not sure what the experience was like (she didn’t really tell me much). I think it hurt a little but not too much? It seems to have healed well, is a little red still around the piercing but no longer hurts.

how very silly of Redpath, not to check a child’s ID or to not get parental consent. They must get a lot of angry parents in there, who have said no but the kid has done it anyways.

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Buckaroo_Banzai 3:57 pm
28 Dec 12
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Avoid anywhere that uses a gun. That probably rules out hair house warehouse. Red path should be fine.

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Megstar 4:32 pm
28 Dec 12
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TheDancingDjinn said :

Megstar said :

My daughter had her nose pierced a few weeks ago at Redpath. She seemed happy enough with it. She is 17 and there was no issues with her age and she didn’t need parental consent. Not sure what the experience was like (she didn’t really tell me much). I think it hurt a little but not too much? It seems to have healed well, is a little red still around the piercing but no longer hurts.

how very silly of Redpath, not to check a child’s ID or to not get parental consent. They must get a lot of angry parents in there, who have said no but the kid has done it anyways.

She had my permission to get it done. I was aware of it and so have no issues. I would think parental consent would depend on the type of piercing being done. I don’t see a nose piercing as being an issue for a 17yr old.

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smcphill 4:39 pm
28 Dec 12
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I’ve had various body and facial piercings at Redpath (or rather, the guy above Redpath) over the last 10 years and they’ve all worked out pretty well. They don’t use a gun for anything (afaik), certainly not for a nose.

Not sure on the age issue though. Good luck, keep it clean, and after the first couple of months everything will be fine!

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TheDancingDjinn 5:14 pm
28 Dec 12
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Megstar said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

Megstar said :

My daughter had her nose pierced a few weeks ago at Redpath. She seemed happy enough with it. She is 17 and there was no issues with her age and she didn’t need parental consent. Not sure what the experience was like (she didn’t really tell me much). I think it hurt a little but not too much? It seems to have healed well, is a little red still around the piercing but no longer hurts.

how very silly of Redpath, not to check a child’s ID or to not get parental consent. They must get a lot of angry parents in there, who have said no but the kid has done it anyways.

She had my permission to get it done. I was aware of it and so have no issues. I would think parental consent would depend on the type of piercing being done. I don’t see a nose piercing as beings an issue for a 17yr old.

I was not discussing your child, I said it was stupid of Redpath to not check that you had said yes. I have seen many parents go off their heads at a child coming home with a piercing ( my own included) none of those people would hesitate to go after the shop for puttin holes in their kid.

You are more than welcome to allow your child anything, I was discussing the shop.

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ladywriter 5:29 pm
28 Dec 12
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I’m not sure that parental consent or proof of age is required in the ACT for non-intimate piercings, happy to be corrected though.

+1 for Redpaths – my daughter who has just turned 18 has had multiple piercings done there and has never had a problem.

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xperfect_darkx 7:08 pm
28 Dec 12
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TheDancingDjinn said :

Megstar said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

Megstar said :

My daughter had her nose pierced a few weeks ago at Redpath. She seemed happy enough with it. She is 17 and there was no issues with her age and she didn’t need parental consent. Not sure what the experience was like (she didn’t really tell me much). I think it hurt a little but not too much? It seems to have healed well, is a little red still around the piercing but no longer hurts.

how very silly of Redpath, not to check a child’s ID or to not get parental consent. They must get a lot of angry parents in there, who have said no but the kid has done it anyways.

She had my permission to get it done. I was aware of it and so have no issues. I would think parental consent would depend on the type of piercing being done. I don’t see a nose piercing as beings an issue for a 17yr old.

I was not discussing your child, I said it was stupid of Redpath to not check that you had said yes. I have seen many parents go off their heads at a child coming home with a piercing ( my own included) none of those people would hesitate to go after the shop for puttin holes in their kid.

You are more than welcome to allow your child anything, I was discussing the shop.

I’ve been to Redpath multiple times and they’ve always checked my ID, they’re not known for letting underage people get away with it like some other places are. The age of consent here is 16 for anything other than genital and microdermal piercings (possibly surface piercings also?). Under 16 needs parental permission.

I had my nose done there a few years ago and had no issues. It’s not all that painful, just pressure and it makes your eyes water. One of the least painful piercings I’ve gotten and I’m up to 14.

That said I’ve started going to Freestyle now, not sure about nose but they’re cheaper for other piercings and Beau is very good.

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Antagonist 8:35 pm
28 Dec 12
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Anyone reputable will ID you, and will want your parents there to sign a permission form for their records.

My 16yo daughter had her tongue pierced at Hairhouse Warehouse a few weeks ago by a guy who looked like Rod Stewart. If you are under 18 it is unlikely that you would even know who he is anyway. I had to give my written permission for her to get the piercing which was good. Not so good was that I was not allowed to observe the piercing being performed (although I did not mind). His prices were much cheaper than others and she has had no problem with the piercing.

I prefer and recommend Tattoo Culture in Tuggeranong. They have done all of my piercings (about 20 in all), as well as belly-button and two traguses (what is plural for tragus?) for daughter discussed above.

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SupaSal 9:41 pm
28 Dec 12
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Got my nose done 6.5 years ago at Demon Body Piercing (above Redpath), Was sore for a while but kept it clean and didn’t play with it (take the stud in and out). Had about 5 piercings done there and Hubby has had a few too.

They should check ID to check that the child is over 16 – When a Child turns 16 they can give their own consent to medical treatment so I don’t see what the issue is with a hole that will close up!

All the best for the piercing – the brown mouth wash is great for keeping it clean!

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TheDancingDjinn 10:17 pm
28 Dec 12
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xperfect_darkx said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

Megstar said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

Megstar said :

My daughter had her nose pierced a few weeks ago at Redpath. She seemed happy enough with it. She is 17 and there was no issues with her age and she didn’t need parental consent. Not sure what the experience was like (she didn’t really tell me much). I think it hurt a little but not too much? It seems to have healed well, is a little red still around the piercing but no longer hurts.

how very silly of Redpath, not to check a child’s ID or to not get parental consent. They must get a lot of angry parents in there, who have said no but the kid has done it anyways.

She had my permission to get it done. I was aware of it and so have no issues. I would think parental consent would depend on the type of piercing being done. I don’t see a nose piercing as beings an issue for a 17yr old.

I was not discussing your child, I said it was stupid of Redpath to not check that you had said yes. I have seen many parents go off their heads at a child coming home with a piercing ( my own included) none of those people would hesitate to go after the shop for puttin holes in their kid.

You are more than welcome to allow your child anything, I was discussing the shop.

I’ve been to Redpath multiple times and they’ve always checked my ID, they’re not known for letting underage people get away with it like some other places are. The age of consent here is 16 for anything other than genital and microdermal piercings (possibly surface piercings also?). Under 16 needs parental permission.

I had my nose done there a few years ago and had no issues. It’s not all that painful, just pressure and it makes your eyes water. One of the least painful piercings I’ve gotten and I’m up to 14.

That said I’ve started going to Freestyle now, not sure about nose but they’re cheaper for other piercings and Beau is very good.

As someone who is a tad bit older.. the age was once 18, and i am now aware the age limit is now 16. :)

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DrKoresh 11:43 pm
28 Dec 12
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TheDancingDjinn said :

how very silly of Redpath, not to check a child’s ID or to not get parental consent. They must get a lot of angry parents in there, who have said no but the kid has done it anyways.

Others have already pointed this out, but you only need to be 16 to get facial piercings in the A.C.T. How very silly of you to assume otherwise.

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montez 10:17 am
29 Dec 12
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I’d recommend Leo at the University of Canberra (attached to the hairdresser). He’s friendly and professional and did a good job repiercing my nose through scar tissue several years ago. Definitely does not use a gun.

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TheDancingDjinn 10:27 am
29 Dec 12
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TheDancingDjinn said :

xperfect_darkx said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

Megstar said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

Megstar said :

My daughter had her nose pierced a few weeks ago at Redpath. She seemed happy enough with it. She is 17 and there was no issues with her age and she didn’t need parental consent. Not sure what the experience was like (she didn’t really tell me much). I think it hurt a little but not too much? It seems to have healed well, is a little red still around the piercing but no longer hurts.

how very silly of Redpath, not to check a child’s ID or to not get parental consent. They must get a lot of angry parents in there, who have said no but the kid has done it anyways.

She had my permission to get it done. I was aware of it and so have no issues. I would think parental consent would depend on the type of piercing being done. I don’t see a nose piercing as beings an issue for a 17yr old.

I was not discussing your child, I said it was stupid of Redpath to not check that you had said yes. I have seen many parents go off their heads at a child coming home with a piercing ( my own included) none of those people would hesitate to go after the shop for puttin holes in their kid.

You are more than welcome to allow your child anything, I was discussing the shop.

I’ve been to Redpath multiple times and they’ve always checked my ID, they’re not known for letting underage people get away with it like some other places are. The age of consent here is 16 for anything other than genital and microdermal piercings (possibly surface piercings also?). Under 16 needs parental permission.

I had my nose done there a few years ago and had no issues. It’s not all that painful, just pressure and it makes your eyes water. One of the least painful piercings I’ve gotten and I’m up to 14.

That said I’ve started going to Freestyle now, not sure about nose but they’re cheaper for other piercings and Beau is very good.

As someone who is a tad bit older.. the age was once 18, and i am now aware the age limit is now 16. :)

DrKoresh said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

how very silly of Redpath, not to check a child’s ID or to not get parental consent. They must get a lot of angry parents in there, who have said no but the kid has done it anyways.

Others have already pointed this out, but you only need to be 16 to get facial piercings in the A.C.T. How very silly of you to assume otherwise.

Awww all your trawling of riot act, and you must of have missed that I wrote, a long time ago it was once 18 as the age limit for piercings and tattoos. It was when I got mine, and because I’m now older I haven’t gotten anymore… Forgive me for not reading up on the law changes every thirty five seconds like the readers of riot act. So find your mistake elsewhere , I’m sure someone out there has spelled something incorrectly you could make fun of them for, you know what I’m talking about… They have to know how smart you are right?

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kakosi 1:28 pm
29 Dec 12
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Stupid is as stupid does :)

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