I’m going (rather impulsively, yet a piercing’s no a lifelong commitment choose a tattoo) to get a helix (big ring cartilage component of the ear) piercing this afternoon, and I don’t know the tipping etiquette. I think the piercing itself, through jewelry, will certainly be around $60 (they nothing guesstimate end the phone). I don’t think the piercer is the owner of the shop. Together piercings go, this is a an extremely easy one, a cakewalk for the piercer and also something he might probably do in his sleep. Native walking in to walking out will probably take about 15 minutes or so, and also 13 of that devoted to the compulsory legal and care advice, 1 minute 30 to take my money and make change, and also 23 secs for the really piercing.

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I reminder for tattoos, not certain what to execute for piercings. And also yes, they use a real piercing needle and not a gun.


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

I… don’t know.

I didn’t think of it as soon as I went and got one excellent this previous summer. Mine it to be the owner that did the though, and also being close come the college they probably don’t expect it (poor students) but now ns wonder.


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

I’m walking (rather impulsively, but a piercing’s no a lifelong commitment prefer a tattoo) to get a helix (big round cartilage part of the ear) piercing this afternoon, and also I don’t understand the tipping etiquette. I think the piercing itself, with jewelry, will certainly be roughly $60 (they nothing guesstimate end the phone). Ns don’t think the piercer is the owner the the shop. As piercings go, this is a an extremely easy one, a cakewalk because that the piercer and something he could probably execute in his sleep. From walking in come walking the end will probably take around 15 minutes or so, and also 13 that that devoted to the compulsory legal and care advice, 1 minute 30 to take it my money and also make change, and also 23 secs for the really piercing.

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

I usually reminder $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 totally insane.

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

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


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

60$ + 15 minute of occupational a tip.

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


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

I’m reminded of how folks used to tip the royal executioner before being beheaded. If the didn’t acquire his little bag that gold, he could just gain sloppy. That’s when it takes two strokes that the axe to gain it done. :eek:


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

I usually pointer $10 because that anything under $100 – piercing and also stretching. I think i may have actually tipped $20 because that a branding and also for a scarification. Those were a year apart. I’m 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 just how folks supplied to pointer the imperial executioner prior to being beheaded. If he didn"t get his small bag of gold, he can just obtain sloppy. That"s as soon as it takes 2 strokes that the axe to get it done.

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Lizard, ns pretty certain the set-up is like a hairdresser or a piece club, wherein he has to pay the shop for the privilege of working there. Between that and also the fact that the jewelry and also autoclave expense him something, I thought this might be in the realm of tippable separation, personal, instance service. I don’t think the a usual enough sector to have unwritten or written standards around tipping, but I’d favor to it is in nice to the male putting a hole in mine head.

"Sides, I currently feel a tiny too suburban mommy like to be totally comfortable going to a ar where human being get points poked into their privates…I’d like to get the etiquette right.

Off come the shop!


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

I don’t think the one I saw is favor that.

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

Good luck v your piercing!


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

I tipped my piercer, and she own the shop. It simply seemed like the appropriate thing to do.

And once my piercing to be still relatively new, I might go back and she would change out mine jewelry for me (I no comfortable through doing the myself in ~ first).


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

Tip a piercer? everything for?Heck, mid-summer ns bought a 14K gold nipple ring, and also they said if I wanted to cave around, your piercer would change it for me, due to the fact that it was larger than what I right now had in there. No expectation of a tip on either side.


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

Yay! I obtained the cutest widdle biddy ball, and a huge ol’ like on mine piercer, Zack. (Who, in instance she’s analysis this, an extremely suavely to reduce a cite of his girlfriend right into the conversation and also had excellent experienced boundaries. le sigh) that was really good, the hardly ache at every (and i’m the one that passed the end from gaining my 2nd lobe piercing done about 10 years ago!). He certainly didn’t it seems ~ to expect a tip, yet he also didn’t it seems to be ~ embarrassed or awkward, either. I simply handed him $70 and said, “Here’s $60 for the shop and $10 because that you.” and also he smiled and said thanks. He claimed if something worked loose or I wanted to adjust jewelry ~ it healed to offer him a call and he’d aid me out.

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


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

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

I’ve never ever heard that a stripper payment the house. I seriously doubt that happens, except maybe in some location like las vegas or Bangkok, where sex occupational is a monolithic industry that draws in many people, and supply outstrips demand. The ads because that strippers I’ve viewed offer little hourly rate, such together $10, plus tips. So it was more like gift a waiter, though through much far better money increase front. The main earnings is up to the employee either way, though.


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

I’ve never heard of a stripper paying the house. I seriously doubt the happens, except maybe in some ar like las vegas or Bangkok, where sex job-related is a monolithic sector that paint, etc in numerous people, and supply outstrips demand. The ads because that strippers I’ve watched offer small hourly rate, such together $10, plus tips. So that was an ext like gift a waiter, though with much much better money increase front. The main income is as much as the employee one of two people way, though.

Check the well print. The hourly wage might be $10 an hour, however then they frequently have to salary “stage fees” that $50 or an ext a night, and something because that the DJ, something because that the bartenders and also something for the male that go her the end to her auto after close.

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


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

When i pierced, I never ever expected a tip, however they were absolutely welcome. It’s a bit much more than the 15 minutes you view them, that course: i cut and polished my very own needles v a Dremel, sterilized them and the jewelry, maintained the piercing area spotless and also cleaned fully between each job, disposed that biohazard properly, made certain we had actually plenty the supplies and inventory, etc. It wasn’t rocket surgical treatment or back-breaking labor, however it could be stressful and took a small hustle. I never thought a non-tipper was a cheapskate, however a couple of bucks extra for 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 obtained my an initial tattoo a couple of weeks ago, and reading this thread has actually suddenly made me feel an extremely guilty around not tipping the artist. I had actually no idea, and also the assumed didn’t also occur come me. I’m talking to the friend ns went with about this appropriate now, and she stated she didn’t understand either.

:smack:


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

This is a little gold sphere in the cartilage component of her ear … and also you paid $70? i can’t recall wherein you live, (if that has anything to do with it), however I had actually this done about 10 years ago and it expense me only the expense of the earring. Prefer $10! have prices unable to do up this much?


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

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

Why go everyone obtain a reminder these days simply for doing their job? Tips space for someone who doesn’t do a living fairy without them, choose a waiter or shipment driver. What next? Tips because that the mailman, the plumber, and my dry-cleaner’s desk-worker?

I expect you don’t think the piercer renders $60 a shot because that piercing. When I pay that $60 because that a piercing it contains the jewelry, i beg your pardon is no cheap. And generally I obtain the piercing excellent competently, in ~ a sterile field, in a way that watch aesthetically pleasing, and that takes advantage of my unique anatomy. The sterile field alone is worth a tip.


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

This is a tiny gold sphere in the cartilage part of your ear … and also you payment $70? ns can’t recall wherein you live, (if that has actually anything to perform with it), but I had actually this done about 10 years earlier and it price me only the price of the earring. Prefer $10! have prices gone up this much?

I’m in Chicago. I might have had it done for cost-free at a kiosk in the shopping center (I think - your website states “Free Ear Piercing with acquisition of Jewelry” and also somewhere rather it mentions they carry out cartilage, however I don’t recognize if that’s component of the “free” offer or not.) yet then I’d be gaining my cartilage pierced at a kiosk in the mall. V a piercing gun, novice piercer and also the lack of sterility that entails, and probably an exterior threaded write-up (ow!).

As I pointed out in an additional thread recently, i passed out cold the last time someone offered a total on mine ear, and that was under in the lobe. No method I’m ever letting that happen again.

Nope, I desire a ar as sterile (more, probably) together my doctor’s office through a guy who’s excellent a gazillion of these and also has a dozen the his own, utilizing a nice sharp needle. Through a surgical steel post and also ball, therefore there’s precise no maintenance forced other than to save my grubby hands turn off it and rinse the with heat water as soon as a day - skin and body parts don’t adhere to operation steel favor they do other metals, for this reason there’s nobody of this alcohol/soap/triple antibiotic ointment wiggle the thing thrice daily and delay the healing procedure nonsense the I encountered for my lobe piercings. That also, prefer **11811 **says, encourage placement and also discussed what form of jewelry I ultimately want to ensure it will certainly look good and sit right in that location with mine anatomy.

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The truth that the hurt for around 30 seconds, and also now three days later on I’m currently *sleeping *on that side v no discomfort and no lymphatic drainage, bleeding or redness tells me he done good. I don’t feeling ripped turn off in the slightest, also if i probably might have saved a couple of bucks driving out to the "burbs.