Frequently Asked Branding Questions
1. Does getting a Branding hurt?
Branding sounds extreme but it actually feels very similar to getting a tattoo.
2. How much do Tattoos , Piercings and Brandings cost?
Please call or come in for pricing, there are so many options available that it's impossible to list them all here.
3. Does having body art mean you're a bad person?
Of course not ! It means you have the healthy confidence to express yourself in non harmful ways. This should be every parents desire for their children but unfortunately many people are caught up in ignorance and prejudice. I'm not only a piercer I'm also a Certified Hypnotherapist, Spiritual Counselor, Certified Practitioner of Metaphysics and member of the International Association of Counselors and Therapists and I know human nature pretty well. In all my experience I have never seen any indication that the media's representation of people with piercings/tattoos is true. A common misconception is that body art wearers are drug addicts. Drug addicts spend their money on drugs not piercings or tattoos. Body art is a harmless form of free speech.
4. I'm really nervous... can I have few drinks before I come in?
Sorry but NO. Alcohol thins your blood causing bleeding, it can impair your judgment, it can make it difficult to sit still etc. Instead be well informed on the procedure you want to receive, know what to expect, find a body artist you're confident in and comfortable with and you'll be fine.
5. Can I get a tattoo, branding or piercing while I'm pregnant?
NO! You must wait until after you've had your baby. It is possible to cause a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage).
6. How old do you have to be to get a branding?
You must be 18 or older in Massachusetts, without exception.
7. Why can't I just use regular soaps to clean my piercing, tattoo, implant, or brand?
Bar soap should never be used as it collects germs sitting in the open air, and non- antibacterial soaps will not kill germs. The soap must be liquid antibacterial. We recommend Satin or Provon which is a liquid antibacterial, anti microbial, anti-fungal. Awesome soap and it's gentle and non-drying too!
8. What is a brand?
Branding is burning, the scar left is your brand. There is no color. They are done in basic and fairly simple shapes and designs.
9. Do Piercings, Brandings or Tattoos have Spiritual meaning or significance?
That depends on the person wearing them. Many people get them for aesthetic beauty, to others they're a form of speech, making a statement about their beliefs, and oftentimes they are spiritual and have a lot of meaning to the wearer. They often represent a specific event in the wearers life. Many people get them as a statement of strength or reclaiming their bodies after a divorce, drug or alcohol problem or after being the victim of a crime. It's a way of saying "This is my body and I'll choose what happens to it". For many others it's simply a fad with no meaning at all.
*** On a personal note - mine do have spiritual meaning. They represent my love for God, the power God has in my life and the strength God has given me. I have been blessed with a wonderful life and a wonderful family so I choose to give thanks by "decorating my walls with Spiritual pictures." ***
10. Can receiving Tattoos, Brandings or Piercings be a Spiritual experience?
It can and for many people it is, but for many others it has no significance at all. Sometimes people get pierced to reclaim themselves (refer to question #9) in these cases the piercing experience itself can be very spiritually significant. It lets the light in and allows the darkness, pain, fear, anger etc. out. This for some people can be very healing. Some people receiving body art go into a meditative state which can be very cleansing to ones soul.