Today I went to get a new lip piercing (silver) from a piercing shop which was advertising $25 piercings from their new trainee. I was assured that she had done 120+ piercings so far and that they had all turned out well. When I got to the shop I noticed that they did both gun piercings and needle piercings (with a separate price list for each), which made me shudder, but since I’d driven all the way there and they seemed hygienic, I decided to go through with it.
What’s awful: Apparently it didn’t occur to her that she would need to line the new piercing up with my old one (black) on the inside of my lip too. The new one pointed downwards as opposed to being straight because of how high the back was.
How it can be fixed: I managed to take it out (not sure if I should have but I couldn’t stand having it in my face). I will be going back to my usual piercer in future.
This doesn’t sit right with me- she drove to a shop based on a $25 discount piercing from a trainee (not great, but not quite a red flag), and when she arrived, she saw that the shop used piercing guns in addition to needles- at which point she should’ve just left. And the other complaint is that the piercing isn’t correctly aligned with her existing piercing. Uh, okay. Did you have no opportunities to speak to your piercer and tell her you wanted them aligned? Did she not show you where she had marked before she pierced you? Obviously it was badly done work and all, but it could’ve been avoided really easily.