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Facial Piercings

Facial piercings have enjoyed a huge increase in popularity over recent years, and society is slowly becoming more accepting of those of us who wear them. This is a good thing given most facial piercings will not survive a work/school day without jewellery. Nostril piercings are particularly prone to closing very quickly when we take the jewellery out – even for short periods of time. Clear retainers, and discreet jewellery options may be available for times when you need to conceal your piercing, however they should not be considered a full-time jewellery option.


Nostril piercings can be worn with either a ring or a stud. At Piercing HQ we will only use stud style for initial healing, however please let us know if you’ll be changing to a ring after your piercing has healed and we’ll place your piercing in the perfect spot to suit your ring of choice. 

Taking out your jewellery even for short periods in the first 12 months could result in closure, so if you want to change your jewellery, it’s best to consult your piercer to see if it can be done. Stud guns should never be used to pierce a nose.

Fast Fact – nothing ‘happens’ differently when you get a cold, you will still be able to sneeze, sniff, and blow your nose albeit a bit more gently.


Septum piercings are one of the few facial piercings that can be invisible for those times you don’t/can’t have it be seen, simply by flipping the jewellery up into the nostrils.

It is a very popular piercing that is spanning all generations and genders. Jewellery ranges from rings and  circular barbells through to beautiful gem set septum clickers and everything in-between.

Circular barbells are a popular first jewellery choice given they can perform the double duty of a retainer and visible jewellery. Flip it up or down depending on the day. We can perform all adjustments on site that may be needed to ensure your jewellery sits snugly up your nose when you wish to hide it.

Septum piercings are not performed through the septum cartilage at Piercing HQ. The preferred septum “sweet spot” ensures a more comfortable piercing experience and rapid healing. Well placed septum piercings often respond well to stretching too if you decide you’d like thicker jewellery once the initial piercing is healed. 

Large guage septum piercings and septum “punching” is also available at Piercing HQ.



Eyebrow piercings can reject, but the chance of this happening is significantly reduced with high quality jewellery and good piercing methods.
A small barbell or a ring can be worn as initial jewellery, and it will need to be worn full time in order to heal properly.
There is some lovely jewellery available now for eyebrow piercings.

Fast Facts – There isn’t a “gay” or “straight” side now – thank the gods! And getting your eyebrow pierced does not cause ‘your face to drop’. Not once in our 30+ years of piercing have we ever seen that happen.


Bridge piercings have seen an increase in popularity over recent years however they are a piercing that is prone to rejection. It doesn’t always happen, especially IF the piercing is performed on suitable anatomy, however there is still a risk of it growing out as it’s a reasonably shallow piercing. For those who are keen to wear this piercing but don’t have the anatomy to support it, we have had success by performing this piercing as a “surface” piercing instead which has resulted in better outcomes.



Oral piercings such as the lip and the tongue tend to heal very quickly- about two weeks for most tongue piercings and lip piercings before the initial jewellery can be changed down to a smaller size for a more snug fit.

A longer piece of jewellery should always be used initially to allow for swelling, but after two weeks it should be changed to reduce the risk of damage to teeth and gums.

Correct placement and jewellery length will benefit your teeth far more than plastic balls, which can be toxic and break in your mouth. Internally threaded and threadless  jewellery are the best choices for these piercings, and is the type of jewellery used in our oral piercings.

Specific oral piercings have had MANY different names over the years. We can help you with all of the various “BITES”. Given we all have a mouth, and given these piercings are placed around or through the lips, whether they are on the top, bottom, same side, or opposite side we don’t mind.

Tongue and lip piercings can be fantastic and fun piercings to wear, and tongue piercings are also quite discreet in the workplace.


We are confident that you’ll fall in love with our jewellery range at HQ!

Whether you’re interested in our basic entry level range or something special from some of the best body jewellery artisans in the world we’ve got you covered. We proudly stock an extensive range from BVLA, Anatometal, Body Circle Designs, Intrinsic Body, NeoMetal, Body Gems, Industrial Strength, and Zadamer.

Because we insist on using only the highest quality jewellery available all materials are implant grade, internally threaded, and polished to a mirror finish. We worry about this so you don’t have to! 

For this reason we rarely accept externally sourced jewellery to be used for your piercing. There are so many “mystery metals” currently available on the internet that can generate unpredictable results at best – and more commonly downright terrible consequences. Our experience tells us it’s just not necessary to take this risk.

We look forward to looking after you with some gorgeous new piercings soon.

Additional piercings during the same visit are HALF PRICE on the piercing fee incl. most genital!