This place is awful. I hate the staff. They are extremely rude and judgmental.
I had recently gotten a cartilage piercing and the earrings I was buying were not staying in my ear I also need hypoallergenic/nickel free earrings. I tried to explain my plight to one of the sales associates and I had a price limit. She was extremely rude when answering all of my questions. Another associate stepped in and treated me the same way. Mostly like I was an idiot for all of my questions.
I then tried to ask about the piercings and tattoos and I was given the same rude attitude as before. After, I got checked out and stopped to look at a shirt before I left, I heard her greet another woman who had many piercings and tattoos with enthusiasm and begin to help her in a friendly and polite way.
It is good to know that they judge people by how many tattoos and piercings they have in this store. I tell everyone I know to never come here because the service was so awful.
My Girlfriend and I have stopped into this store a couple times now. She needed a pair of new plugs and I wanted to check out the selection that they had since I'm new to the stretching scene. Right now, I'm back to a 6g. I went in yesterday to get some new jewelry to stretch with. I got my ears pierced at a 6g so I was just going up to the 4g club.
I don't even think the girl who was helping us had any type of name tag but she was pretty helpful; misleading and quite possibly misinformed, but helpful.
I started out by asking what I should stretch with and what would be safe to use/best methods, etc (again, I'm new to the stretching scene and haven't done much research on what not to use and what to use prior to coming in).
So $20 later, I end up leaving the store with a pair of 4g SILICONE Spirals (many of you will probably face palm right there). She explained what materials I shouldn't use in terms of stretching due to the porous nature of some items but silicone was never mentioned and she even said that the silicone (even the spirals) would be ok to stretch with.
I get home, lube em up and pop 'em in. No pain, no trouble, no nothing. The only thing I think I noticed was that they didn't seem like they were properly trimmed on the inside and outside edges from where the molds meet so I just shaved it off with my nail. There's a little tenderness in my ear but it's not enough where I notice it unless I touch my ear or remember that I just stretched my ears.
Being the hip, young, cool cat that I am, I take to Instagram to show off my new bling off to my homies in all the area codes. About 12 hours later someone posted on my picture not to use silicone to stretch. Being a curious George (without the monkey part) I took to the all mighty Google to see what this person was on about. After about an hour of reading many, many, many, many, many, different blogs/forums/websites, I have come to find that stretching with silicone (let alone Spirals) is a HORRIBLE idea. I only saw one person have a good experience with it otherwise it was all shit.
So I took them out a little bit ago and put my 6g glass babies back in til I get paid.
I understand the whole no return policy with them but at the same time, I definitely just wasted $20 (and that was the cheapest pair they had) on jewelry I will probably never use again (I'm going to be stretching to bigger sizes). Plus the fact that A LOT of their jewelry is VERY expensive is kind of a deterrent from me wanting to come back here.
I've been to plenty of other places that seem way more knowledgeable about what they sell. Me just being excited to get my stretch on didn't really think about researching it first.
Thanks for the wake up call on that one though.
Really nice place. A bit pricey, but they're willing to take the time o make sure you're comfortable and ready before they do anything, which is nice. I came here to get my septum repierced and the man was really understanding of my fear of needles, which was really nice. He even let me go back into the piercing room to lay down after I had left and came back because I felt a little woozy.
Everything was sanitized and taken care of, the piercing was virtually painless, and the whole experience was really nice.
I chose this store to have my ears pierced as opposed to Claire's or Piercing Pagoda in the mall because they use surgical grade stainless steel and I have had allergic reactions to earrings in the past. I just wanted to have my ears, which had been pierced when I was younger, re-pierced. I was rather nervous, because I was unsure about how badly it would hurt having my ears pierced with a needle, as opposed to a gun. However, the guy who pierced my ears did a great job. He had me take deep breaths, and it barely hurt at all. His demeanor was very calming, and he took time to answer all of my questions and explain the process prior to me deciding to pierce my ears there. I really appreciate the time he took with me. I would highly recommend this guy to anyone who is a little nervous or unsure about having their ears pierced. I did not get his name, which is unfortunate, because his service is the reason for this high rating.Review Source:
I make it a point that every time I go to the mall I stop in to see what kind of plugs they have. Nice selections, a bit overpriced, but if you're in a rush to get something, then it's the next best thing.
People working there are pretty chill too. Always a good thing when I'm just perusing through. :)
This place was okay. I went there to get my carteledge pierced. The guy who did it was really nice and the place I sat to do it was very clean. My only problem was the girl who was working behind the counter. I wanted to pay upfront for my piercing because I knew I would be really lightheaded after I get it pierced. I told the girl that and she was like "No". Even the other girl who was working behind the counter said "Can't she just pay before she gets it pierced?" And the girl still said "No". And then the girl that kept saying "no" said (right before I went into the room to get pierced) "Um he has a tip jar in there, he will expect you to give him a tip." She had a attitude when she said this. Then it turned out after I got pierced I was really lightheaded and the guy had to go up to the register to pay for me. And he seemed a little embarassed when I told him what the girl said about the tip jar. Â When I was lightheaded he let me lie down and gave me a cup of water without me having to ask for one.
So it was an okay experience, and I would shop there again.
I walked into this place not knowing what to expect. I actually was really impressed. There was just case after case after case full of accessories, whether they were for piercing, stretching, cigarette cases, etc. They had all different colored and sized and shaped pieces. The sales staff weren't quite organized but they did know their merchandise. Their prices were very reasonable. I was happy to find that they also test their pieces before selling them to you. They check a 2nd time to make sure that the threading is OK. I noticed, also, that there were all kinds of tap out and ed hardy items along the walls. I know that there were a few girls there who were planning on getting pierced, reasonable prices. I was ready to make my purchase but what do you know. . . there was a crazy power outage because of the winds outside. So, their sales system shut down and they weren't able to carry on with business as usual. I left my cell number so they could call me so I could complete my transaction. They said that they would call me back but I didn't hear from them. I was so disappointed. Anyway, I still really liked the store. I had a chance to visit a few other locations too. Cool beans. I really loved my time in Washington.Review Source: