Yuri is our newest team member and body piercer all the way from Portugal. We have never met someone with such a passion for piercing. Yuri has over 10 years experience in the industry and many qualifications in piercing and medical-related fields. He has worked in his home country as well as the UK and various shops throughout Europe, he also loves to travel to all the international conventions to further his career. With his extensive knowledge and passion for piercing/advanced piercing and body modification we are excited to have him as part of the Blue Dragon team!
Our experienced, knowledgeable and trained piercer stays abreast of the latest information concerning cross-contamination and piercing/healing techniques and is always happy to explain everything you may want to know about the piercing process.
We suggest that you stop by during our business hours instead of calling as it is easier to identify most concerns in person. We are not physicians, so any suggestions we make are based on personal experience and that of others in the industry. Equipped with the most up-to-date selection of jewelry and top-of-the-line piercing instruments, you will be in safe hands at Blue Dragon.
Body Piercing Price List
All the below prices include high quality jewelry.
Lobes – CI$27 (2 for CI$37)
Forward Helix – CI$45
Daith – CI$55
Conch – CI$55
Rook – CI$55
Tragus – CI$55
Helix – CI$45
Vertical Labret – CI$55
Lip – CI$55
Tongue – CI$75
Smiley – CI$55
Eyebrow – CI$55
Nostril – CI$55
Septum – CI$75
Nipple – CI$65 (2 for CI$100)
Navel – CI$CI$65
Dermal – CI$80 (2 for CI$140)
IT IS UP TO YOU TO TAKE PROPER CARE OF YOUR PIERCING DURING THE CRUCIAL HEALING PERIOD.
HOW YOUR PIERCING HEALS IS UP TO YOU AND YOUR BODY.
Your piercing is expected to take 16-36 weeks or longer to heal.
What is Normal?
- Initially, some bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness or bruising.
- During healing: Some discoloration, itching, secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form crust on the jewelry. The tissue may tighten around the jewelry as it heals.
- Once healed: The jewelry may not move freely in the piercing; DO NOT force it. If you fail to include cleaning your piercing as part of your daily hygiene route, normal but smelly bodily secretions may accumulate.
- A piercing may seem healed before healing is complete. This is because piercings heal from the outside in, and although it feels healed the tissue remains fragile on the inside. BE PATIENT and keep cleaning throughout the entire healing period.
What to Do
- Wash your hands prior to touching the piercing; leave it alone except when cleaning. It is not necessary to rotate the jewelry while healing except possibly during cleaning.
- Make sure that your jewelry and skin are free from any discharge before you attempt to move the jewelry. Irritation can occur when crusty matter is accidentally forced into the piercing.
- Stay healthy! Eat a nutritious diet. The healthier your lifestyle, the easier it will be for your piercing to heal. Exercise during healing is fine, just “listen” to your body.
- Make sure your bedding is kept clean and changed regularly. Wear clean, comfortable, breathable clothing that protects your piercing while sleeping.
- Showering is safer than taking a bath, because bathtubs tend to harbour bacteria. If you would like to take a bath, clean the tub well before each use.
Use either one or both of the following solutions for cleaning body piercings:
- Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label!) or non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better! Saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing.
- Liquid anti-microbial or germicidal soap.
Cleaning Instructions for Body Piercings
- WASH your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching on or near your piercing.
- SALINE soak at least two to three times daily. Simply invert a cup of warm saline solution over the area to form a vacuum for a few minutes. The longer you soak, the better. For certain placements it may be easier to apply using fresh gauze of a cotton ball saturated in saline solution. A brief rinse will remove any residue.
- SOAP no more than once or twice a day. While showering, lather up a pearl size drop of the soap to clean the jewelry and the piercing. Leave the cleanser on the piercing no more than thirty seconds, then rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of the soap from the piercing.
- DRY with disposable paper products such as gauze or tissues, because cloth towels can harbour bacteria and catch on new piercings causing injury. Pat gently to avoid trauma.
What to Avoid
- Avoid undue trauma such as friction from clothing, excessive motion of the area, playing with the jewelry and vigorous cleaning. These activities can cause the formation of unsightly and uncomfortable scar tissue, migration, prolonged healing and other complications.
- Avoid the use of alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Betadine, Hibiclens or ointment.
- Avoid over cleaning. This can delay your healing and irritate your piercing.
- Avoid oral contact, rough play, and contact with others bodily fluids on or near your piercing during healing.
- Avoid stress and recreational drug use including excessive caffeine, nicotine and alcohol.
- Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, pools, Jacuzzis, etc. Or protect your piercing using a special water-proof bandage such as Tegaderm, which is available in drug stores.
- Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, sprays, etc.
- Don’t hang charms or any other object from your jewelry until the piercing is fully healed.