I’m walking (rather impulsively, yet a piercing’s not a lifelong commitment prefer a tattoo) to acquire a helix (big round cartilage component of the ear) piercing this afternoon, and also I don’t know the tipping etiquette. I think the piercing itself, through jewelry, will be about $60 (they nothing guesstimate end the phone). I don’t think the piercer is the owner the the shop. As piercings go, this is a really easy one, a cakewalk for the piercer and something he might probably execute in his sleep. Native walking in to walking out will more than likely take around 15 minutes or so, and 13 of that specialized to the compulsory legal and care advice, 1 minute 30 to take my money and make change, and also 23 secs for the yes, really piercing.

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I pointer for tattoos, not certain what to carry out for piercings. And yes, they use a real piercing needle and not a gun.


Flutterby October 6, 2007, 5:23pm #2

I… don’t know.

I no think that it when I went and got one done this past summer. Mine it was the owner who did that though, and also being close to the college they probably don’t suppose it (poor students) however now i wonder.


11811 October 6, 2007, 6:10pm #3
WhyNot:

I’m walking (rather impulsively, but a piercing’s no a lifelong commitment like a tattoo) to get a helix (big round cartilage component of the ear) piercing this afternoon, and also I don’t know the tipping etiquette. I think the piercing itself, with jewelry, will be about $60 (they don’t guesstimate end the phone). Ns don’t think the piercer is the owner that the shop. Together piercings go, this is a very easy one, a cakewalk because that the piercer and something he could probably carry out in his sleep. From walking in come walking out will more than likely take about 15 minutes or so, and 13 of that dedicated to the compulsory legal and care advice, 1 minute 30 to take it my money and make change, and 23 seconds for the really piercing.

I guideline for tattoos, not sure what to execute for piercings. And yes, they use a genuine piercing needle and not a gun.

I usually guideline $10 because that anything under $100 – piercing and stretching. Ns think ns may have actually tipped $20 because that a branding and also for a scarification. Those were a year apart. Ns not entirely insane.

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pprgrl October 6, 2007, 6:46pm #4

I tipped $5 because that both the mine, however it to be a shop the let you lug your very own jewelry in (they sterilized it because that you before they walk the piercing) so the only price $20 every time.


Lizard October 6, 2007, 6:56pm #5

60$ + 15 minutes of job-related a tip.

Why does everyone acquire a pointer these days just for doing your job? Tips room for someone who doesn’t make a living wage without them, favor a waiter or shipment driver. What next? Tips because that the mailman, the plumber, and also my dry-cleaner’s desk-worker?


AskNott October 6, 2007, 8:31pm #6

I’m reminded of just how folks supplied to tip the royal executioner prior to being beheaded. If that didn’t get his tiny bag that gold, he might just acquire sloppy. That’s once it takes 2 strokes the the axe to obtain it done. :eek:


WhyNot October 6, 2007, 8:39pm #7
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11811:

I usually reminder $10 for anything under $100 – piercing and also stretching. Ns think i may have tipped $20 because that a branding and also for a scarification. Those to be a year apart. I’m not completely insane.

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Thanks! That’s about what ns was thinking as well.


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AskNott:

I"m reminded of how folks offered to reminder the royal executioner prior to being beheaded. If that didn"t acquire his tiny bag of gold, he might just get sloppy. That"s as soon as it takes 2 strokes that the axe to gain it done.

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Lizard, i’m pretty certain the set-up is choose a barber or a piece club, wherein he has to pay the shop because that the privilege of functioning there. In between that and the truth that the jewelry and also autoclave price him something, I thought this could be in the kingdom of tippable separation, personal, instance service. Ns don’t think it’s a typical enough sector to have actually unwritten or written standards roughly tipping, but I’d prefer to be nice come the guy putting a feet in mine head.

"Sides, I already feel a tiny too suburban mother like come be completely comfortable going to a ar where world get things poked into their privates…I’d prefer to gain the etiquette right.

Off to the shop!


Flutterby October 6, 2007, 9:06pm #8

I nothing think the one I saw is choose that.

It’s specifically a piercing studio (though they likewise make jewelry, execute tattoo removal and scarification) and also owned by the man who does most of it, especially anything no so straightforward (like mine hood). He opened up it a few years ago, however has been doing this for 14 years now.

Good luck v your piercing!


Moirai October 7, 2007, 12:19am #9

I tipped mine piercer, and also she own the shop. It just seemed like the ideal thing to do.

And as soon as my piercing was still reasonably new, I might go earlier and she would adjust out mine jewelry because that me (I no comfortable v doing it myself in ~ first).


barbarian October 7, 2007, 1:23am #10

Tip a piercer? whatever for?Heck, mid-summer i bought a 14K yellow nipple ring, and they claimed if I want to cave around, their piercer would adjust it for me, because it was larger than what I right now had in there. No expectation that a tip on one of two people side.


WhyNot October 7, 2007, 2:26am #11

Yay! I obtained the cutest widdle biddy ball, and a large ol’ crush on my piercer, Zack. (Who, in case she’s analysis this, an extremely suavely dropped a cite of his girlfriend right into the conversation and had excellent professional boundaries. le sigh) he was really good, that hardly pains at all (and i’m the one who passed the end from gaining my 2nd lobe piercing done about 10 year ago!). He definitely didn’t seem to mean a tip, but he likewise didn’t seem embarrassed or awkward, either. I simply handed him $70 and said, “Here’s $60 for the shop and also $10 because that you.” and he smiled and also said thanks. He stated if anything worked loosened or I want to change jewelry ~ it healed to provide him a call and also he’d help me out.

Tattoo factory in Uptown. Ns don’t know just how their tattoos are, however I highly recommend Zack for piercings.


Lizard October 8, 2007, 4:46pm #12
WhyNot:

Lizard, i’m pretty certain the set-up is favor a hairdresser or a strip club, wherein he has to pay the shop for the privilege of working there.

I’ve never heard of a stripper payment the house. Ns seriously doubt that happens, other than maybe in some place like vegas or Bangkok, wherein sex work is a monolithic sector that paint, etc in countless people, and supply outstrips demand. The ads because that strippers I’ve watched offer little hourly rate, such together $10, add to tips. So that was much more like gift a waiter, though v much much better money increase front. The main revenue is as much as the employee either way, though.


WhyNot October 8, 2007, 4:49pm #13
Lizard:

I’ve never ever heard that a stripper paying the house. I seriously doubt that happens, other than maybe in some place like las vegas or Bangkok, whereby sex work is a monolithic sector that color etc in plenty of people, and also supply outstrips demand. The ads for strippers I’ve checked out offer little hourly rate, such as $10, to add tips. So that was much more like being a waiter, though through much better money increase front. The main revenue is approximately the employee one of two people way, though.

Check the good print. The hourly wage might be $10 an hour, yet then they often have to pay “stage fees” the $50 or an ext a night, as well as something for the DJ, something because that the bartenders and something because that the man that to walk her the end to her auto after close.

My college roommate to be a dancer. Tho is, in numerous clubs in three states, and also that’s quite standard, from what she speak me.


pravnik October 8, 2007, 5:20pm #14

When i pierced, I never ever expected a tip, yet they were certainly welcome. It’s a bit an ext than the 15 minutes you check out them, that course: i cut and also polished my own needles with a Dremel, sterilized them and also the jewelry, kept the piercing area spotless and cleaned totally between each job, disposed the biohazard properly, made certain we had plenty of supplies and also inventory, etc. It no rocket surgery or back-breaking labor, yet it can be stressful and took a small hustle. I never ever thought a non-tipper was a cheapskate, however a few bucks extra because that a task well done was constantly nice.


vetbridge October 8, 2007, 5:24pm #15

I constantly tip because that tattoos and also piercings.


Asimovian October 8, 2007, 6:58pm #16

I just got my an initial tattoo a pair of mainly ago, and reading this thread has suddenly made me feel really guilty around not tipping the artist. I had no idea, and also the thought didn’t also occur come me. I’m talking to the friend i went with around this ideal now, and she said she didn’t know either.

:smack:


Ellen_Cherry October 8, 2007, 8:37pm #17

This is a little gold round in the cartilage part of her ear … and also you paid $70? ns can’t recall wherein you live, (if that has actually anything to execute with it), but I had actually this done around 10 years earlier and it cost me just the expense of the earring. Prefer $10! have actually prices unable to do up this much?


11811 October 8, 2007, 9:36pm #18
Lizard:

60$ + 15 minute of job-related a tip.

Why walk everyone acquire a guideline these days just for doing your job? Tips space for someone who doesn’t make a living wage without them, favor a waiter or shipment driver. What next? Tips because that the mailman, the plumber, and also my dry-cleaner’s desk-worker?

I expect you nothing think the piercer renders $60 a shot because that piercing. Once I pay the $60 for a piercing it has the jewelry, which is no cheap. And also generally I gain the piercing done competently, within a sterile field, in a method that looks aesthetically pleasing, and that takes advantage of my distinctive anatomy. The sterile field alone is precious a tip.


WhyNot October 8, 2007, 10:09pm #19
Ellen Cherry:

This is a small gold sphere in the cartilage component of your ear … and also you paid $70? i can’t recall wherein you live, (if that has actually anything to carry out with it), however I had this done around 10 years back and it expense me just the expense of the earring. Like $10! have prices unable to do up this much?

I’m in Chicago. I can have had it done for free at a kiosk in the shopping center (I think - their website says “Free Ear Piercing with purchase of Jewelry” and somewhere else it mentions they execute cartilage, however I don’t recognize if that’s part of the “free” market or not.) however then I’d be gaining my cartilage pierced at a kiosk in the mall. With a piercing gun, novice piercer and the absence of sterility the entails, and also probably an exterior threaded write-up (ow!).

As I discussed in an additional thread recently, ns passed out cold the last time someone supplied a total on mine ear, and also that was down in the lobe. No method I’m ever letting that occur again.

Nope, I want a location as sterile (more, probably) as my doctor’s office with a male who’s done a gazillion the these and has a dozen that his own, utilizing a nice sharp needle. With a surgical steel post and also ball, so there’s precise no maintenance compelled other 보다 to store my grubby hands turn off it and rinse that with warmth water once a work - skin and body parts don’t adhere to surgical steel choose they do other metals, for this reason there’s nobody of this alcohol/soap/triple antibiotic ointment wiggle the point thrice everyday and hold-up the healing procedure nonsense the I faced for mine lobe piercings. He also, prefer **11811 **says, recommended placement and discussed what form of jewelry I ultimately want come ensure it will certainly look an excellent and sit ideal in that ar with my anatomy.

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The fact that that hurt for around 30 seconds, and also now 3 days later I’m already *sleeping *on that side with no discomfort and also no lymphatic drainage, bleeding or redness speak me he excellent good. I don’t feel ripped off in the slightest, also if ns probably might have conserved a couple of bucks driving the end to the "burbs.