I’m walking (rather impulsively, however a piercing’s not a lifelong commitment choose a tattoo) to acquire a helix (big round cartilage component of the ear) piercing this afternoon, and I don’t understand the tipping etiquette. Ns think the piercing itself, v jewelry, will be around $60 (they don’t guesstimate over the phone). Ns don’t think the piercer is the owner that the shop. As piercings go, this is a an extremely easy one, a cakewalk because that the piercer and also something he might probably perform in his sleep. Native walking in come walking the end will more than likely take around 15 minute or so, and 13 that that dedicated to the compulsory legal and care advice, 1 minute 30 to take my money and also make change, and also 23 secs for the yes, really piercing.

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


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

I… nothing know.

I didn’t think the it once I went and got one excellent this previous summer. Mine it to be the owner that did that though, and being close come the university they probably don’t intend it (poor students) however now ns wonder.


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

I’m walking (rather impulsively, however a piercing’s not a lifelong commitment favor a tattoo) to obtain a helix (big round cartilage part of the ear) piercing this afternoon, and I don’t understand the tipping etiquette. Ns think the piercing itself, with jewelry, will be roughly $60 (they don’t guesstimate over the phone). I don’t think the piercer is the owner of the shop. As piercings go, this is a very easy one, a cakewalk because that the piercer and something he could probably do in his sleep. From walking in to walking the end will most likely take about 15 minutes or so, and also 13 the that committed to the compulsory legal and also care advice, 1 minute 30 to take it my money and make change, and also 23 seconds for the really piercing.

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

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

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

I tipped $5 for both of mine, yet it was a shop that let you bring your own jewelry in (they sterilized it because that you prior to they walk the piercing) so the only expense $20 each time.


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

60$ + 15 minute of occupational a tip.

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


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

I’m reminded of exactly how folks used to tip the imperial executioner prior to being beheaded. If he didn’t gain his tiny bag the gold, he can just get sloppy. That’s when it takes two strokes that the axe to obtain it done. :eek:


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

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

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Thanks! That’s around what i was reasoning as well.


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AskNott:

I"m reminded of how folks provided to tip the imperial executioner before being beheaded. If the didn"t obtain his small bag that gold, he could just acquire sloppy. That"s when it takes 2 strokes of the axe to gain it done.

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Lizard, ns pretty certain the set-up is favor a barber or a strip club, whereby he has to pay the shop because that the privilege of functioning there. Between that and also the truth that the jewelry and also autoclave price him something, I thought this can be in the realm of tippable individual service. I don’t think the a usual enough market to have actually unwritten or composed standards approximately tipping, however I’d prefer to be nice to the guy putting a hole in my head.

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

Off come the shop!


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

I nothing think the one I visited is like that.

It’s specifically a piercing studio (though they also make jewelry, do tattoo removal and scarification) and owned by the man who does many of it, particularly anything no so straightforward (like mine hood). He opened it a couple of years ago, yet has been doing this for 14 year now.

Good luck with your piercing!


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

I tipped my piercer, and she own the shop. It just seemed prefer the best thing come do.

And when my piercing to be still relatively new, I can go ago and she would readjust out my jewelry because that me (I no comfortable through doing the myself at first).


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

Tip a piercer? every little thing for?Heck, mid-summer i bought a 14K gold nipple ring, and they claimed if I wanted to cave around, your piercer would readjust it for me, because it was larger than what I currently had in there. No expectation of a guideline on either side.


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

Yay! I gained the cutest widdle biddy ball, and a huge ol’ to like on my piercer, Zack. (Who, in situation she’s reading this, very suavely dropped a point out of his girlfriend right into the conversation and also had excellent professional boundaries. le sigh) that was really good, it hardly hurt at all (and i’m the one who passed the end from gaining my 2nd lobe piercing done around 10 years ago!). He certainly didn’t seem to mean a tip, however he likewise didn’t it seems to be ~ embarrassed or awkward, either. I simply handed him $70 and also said, “Here’s $60 because that the shop and also $10 because that you.” and also he smiled and also said thanks. He said if anything worked loose or I want to change jewelry ~ it healed to offer him a call and also he’d aid me out.

Tattoo manufacturing facility in Uptown. Ns don’t know exactly how their tattoos are, however I very recommend Zack for piercings.


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

Lizard, ns pretty certain the set-up is like a hairdresser or a strip club, wherein he needs to pay the shop for the privilege of working there.

I’ve never heard of a stripper payment the house. Ns seriously doubt the happens, other than maybe in some place like las vegas or Bangkok, where sex work-related is a monolithic sector that color etc in numerous people, and also supply outstrips demand. The ads for strippers I’ve seen offer small hourly rate, such as $10, add to tips. So that was much more like gift a waiter, though with much far better money up front. The main earnings is approximately the employee either way, though.


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

I’ve never ever heard the a stripper paying the house. I seriously doubt the happens, except maybe in some ar like vegas or Bangkok, wherein sex work-related is a monolithic sector that color etc in many people, and supply outstrips demand. The ads because that strippers I’ve watched offer small hourly rate, such as $10, add to tips. So that was an ext like gift a waiter, though through much much better money up front. The main earnings is as much as the employee either way, though.

Check the fine print. The hourly wage may be $10 an hour, however then they frequently have to salary “stage fees” the $50 or much more a night, and also something because that the DJ, something because that the bartenders and something because that the man that go her out to her automobile after close.

My college roommate was a dancer. Quiet is, in several clubs in 3 states, and also that’s nice standard, from what she speak me.


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

When i pierced, I never expected a tip, yet they were certainly welcome. The a bit much more than the 15 minutes you watch them, of course: ns cut and also polished my own needles with a Dremel, sterilized them and the jewelry, preserved the piercing area spotless and cleaned completely between every job, disposed that biohazard properly, made certain we had plenty the supplies and inventory, etc. It no rocket surgical procedure or back-breaking labor, yet it could be stressful and took a tiny hustle. I never thought a non-tipper was a cheapskate, but a couple of bucks extra because that a project well done was always 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 gained my an initial tattoo a pair of main ago, and also reading this thread has actually suddenly do me feel really guilty around not tipping the artist. I had actually no idea, and also the assumed didn’t even occur to me. I’m talking to the friend ns went with about this right now, and she stated she didn’t know either.

:smack:


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

This is a tiny gold sphere in the cartilage component of your ear … and you paid $70? ns can’t recall where you live, (if that has actually anything to execute with it), but I had actually this done about 10 years back and it expense me only the price 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 obtain a reminder these days just for doing their job? Tips space for someone who doesn’t do a living wage without them, choose a waiter or distribution driver. What next? Tips for the mailman, the plumber, and also my dry-cleaner’s desk-worker?

I hope you nothing think the piercer provides $60 a shot for piercing. Once I pay that $60 because that a piercing it has the jewelry, which is no cheap. And also generally I acquire the piercing excellent competently, within a sterile field, in a means that watch aesthetically pleasing, and that takes benefit of my distinctive anatomy. The sterile ar alone is worth a tip.


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

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

I’m in Chicago. I might have had actually it done for totally free at a kiosk in the shopping center (I think - their website states “Free Ear Piercing with acquisition of Jewelry” and also somewhere else it mentions they execute cartilage, but I don’t know if that’s part of the “free” market or not.) however then I’d be acquiring my cartilage pierced at a kiosk in the mall. V a piercing gun, novice piercer and also the lack of sterility that entails, and also probably an exterior threaded article (ow!).

As I stated in an additional thread recently, ns passed the end cold the last time someone offered a pistol on my ear, and also that was down in the lobe. No method I’m ever letting that occur again.

Nope, I want a ar as sterile (more, probably) together my doctor’s office v a male who’s excellent a gazillion of these and has a dozen the his own, using a nice spicy needle. V a surgical steel post and ball, therefore there’s precise no maintenance compelled other than to save my grubby hands turn off it and also rinse it with warmth water once a day - skin and also body parts don’t adhere to surgical steel choose they do other metals, for this reason there’s no one of this alcohol/soap/triple antibiotic ointment wiggle the point thrice day-to-day and delay the healing procedure nonsense that I faced for my lobe piercings. He also, choose **11811 **says, recommended placement and also discussed what form of jewelry I ultimately want come ensure it will certainly look an excellent and sit appropriate in that location with my anatomy.

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The truth that it hurt for about 30 seconds, and now 3 days later on I’m currently *sleeping *on the side v no discomfort and also no lymphatic drainage, bleeding or redness speak me he excellent good. I don’t feeling ripped turn off in the slightest, also if ns probably could have saved a few bucks driving the end to the "burbs.