You want a new body piercing, and it would be amazing to get it done on one of your favorite holidays of the year: Halloween. But is it really a good idea to get a piercing on one of the busiest days of the year?
Well, the short answer is, yes. If you’d really like to have your piercing done on Halloween, there’s no real reason not to go ahead and do it. Because this day of the year is one of the busiest for most piercing parlors though, there are a few things you can do to ensure your new piercing goes off without a hitch.
1. Make an Appointment
To make sure that you can get what you want, the best solution is to make an appointment for your piercing. This can be tough, especially if the piercer you usually go to can’t fit you in, but it’s the only way make sure you get what you really want during a busy time. If you do have to go to a different piercer, be sure to choose one that has the experience you need, and whose work you may have seen before. And remember, it’s fine to ask a new perspective piercer as many questions as you need to before making a decision.
2. Be Prepared
On a busy piercing day, the parlor you go to may be out of the jewelry that you’d like. If you have your heart set on a specific color gem tip or particular size of something, it’s never a bad idea to reserve a piece in advance or bring your own. Some piercers won’t allow the use of outside jewelry or parts when they do a piercing and others will, but it’s always best to have a back-up plan.
3. Be Willing to Wait
To ensure that your piercing is done exactly how you want and the placement is just right, if you run into a busy streak, wait. People may be walking in without appointments to get piercings or tattooing done, and this can cause delays whether or not the parlor agrees to accommodate them. The best thing you can do is be patient. A stressed out piercer who’s trying to do three things at once might have a hard time giving you the attention you’re looking for, and if you’ve made an appointment you won’t have to wait long.
The connection of piercing practices to the celebration of Halloween-like holidays is hundreds of years old, and if you make the commitment and go under the needle on October 31st, you’ll be able to call yourself a member of a very exclusive group who have taken the All Hallow’s Eve Plunge. Happy Piercing.