Shop Etiquette and Polices

Piercing Polices

  • Jewelry is priced separately from the cost of the piercing.
  • We will not provide service to anyone who is pregnant, sick, drunk, stoned or has poor hygiene. Please let us know if you are currently taking any medications, some can affect the healing process.
  • 16 is the minimum age for piercings without parental consent (18+ for oral, nipple, genital or surface/dermal piercings). Anyone under the age must have a parent/legal guardian present with valid government photo ID.
  • Two pieces of valid government photo ID is required for ALL procedures. NO EXCEPTIONS. Student ID’s are not valid.
  • Do not touch fresh or healed piercings in the studio as they can cause cross-contamination in the studio.
  • We do not use jewelry form outside the studio to pierce with or even to changes healed piercings.
  • Jewelry changes and M.R.I changes are $5 for 1 to 2 changes $10 for 3 to 5 $15 for 6 to 10.
  • Post downsizes (needing a smaller post) is not included in the piercing price is is price separately per piece needed.
  • Visitors are only allowed in the piercing room at the discretion of the piercer. One visitor per client; IF permitted. Please ask before going into any room.
  • Please do not bring your children to your piercing appointment. Eighth Empire Staff are not responsible for the supervision of your children.
  • If you book an appointment, please call us if you are no longer able to make your appointment.
  • We do not replace lost Jewelry! So please regularly check that your piercing is tight.
  • Jewelry is strictly non-refundable!
  • Please respect the Piercer! If she is not comfortable piercing something please respect her decision.
  • We have the right to ask anyone being rude/angry/drunk/ and threatening in anyway to any of the staff or other clients of the studio to leave immediately!!!

Tattoo Polices

  • We will not provide service to anyone who is pregnant, sick, drunk, stoned or has poor hygiene. Please let us know if you are currently taking any medications, some can affect the healing process.
  • Please do not touch your fresh tattoo in the studio as this can cause cross contamination in the studio.
  • Two pieces of valid government photo ID is required for ALL procedures. NO EXCEPTIONS. Student ID’s are not valid.
  • You must be 18 or older to get tattooed. We do not tattoo minors period!
  • $100 minimum on all tattoos. Tattoos are priced by the piece, or hourly for large and ongoing pieces. Our hourly rate is $140/hour. 
  • Deposits are required for all tattoo appointments. We will not book you an appointment without a deposit! Your deposit will come off the final price of the tattoo.
  • A minimum of 48 HOURS NOTICE IS REQUIRED in order to change or cancel your appointment. Failure to do so will result in the loss of your deposit. More notice is always appreciated.
  • No artwork leaves the studio. Period. This includes cell phone pictures
  • Visitors are only allowed in the tattoo rooms at the discretion of the artist. One visitor per client; IF permitted. Please ask before going into any room.
  • Please do not bring your children to your tattoo appointment. Eighth Empire Staff are not responsible for the supervision of your children.
  • Please Respect the Artist! If they are not comfortable tattooing something or a specific area please respect their decision.
  • We have the right to ask anyone being rude/angry/drunk/ and threatening in anyway to any of the staff or other clients of the studio to leave immediately!!!