I just celebrated my 19th birthday on Monday 20th, and as a present from my parents I got a few new piercings on the Saturday prior. I’d been wanting to get some new piercings for quite a few years, but as I knew I wanted something quite dainty and delicate I wanted to make sure I was going to a good, reputable place. I especially love the constellation-style piercings that are really on-trend at the moment (I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to it!), so I knew exactly the kind of style I wanted.
After some research, my mum and I managed to find two places that seemed perfect – Maria Tash at Liberty and Metal Morphosis at Topshop on Oxford Street. We initially felt that Maria Tash was the better fit as she is known to do beautiful, delicate piercings. However, Maria Tash also requires that you purchase her jewellery to be pierced with and it’s not included in the price of piercing, which at first we thought was fair until realising that her earrings started from £90 just for the basics! We quickly decided against that and did some more research into Metal Morphosis instead, and after discovering that the price of the piercing included jewellery we knew it was the right place.
They only accept walk-ins for piercings at Metal Morphosis in Topshop, so in order to avoid any queues we decided to get there for opening at 9 a.m. Luckily there was no one there, so we were able to walk straight in and be seen right away! I’m really annoyed that I wasn’t able to get any photos of the studio itself, but everything happened so quickly that I didn’t even have a chance!
I was asked to eat something sugary like fruit first (so that I didn’t faint, makes sense) and then we got down to choosing the piercings! I initially had wanted four piercings, but I was told that the maximum was three as any more would be really difficult to heal – something I’m actually really glad about now as taking care of three piercings is more than enough! I chose to get two helix piercings and a lobe piercing (pictured above and below), and I was then taken into the actual piercing room to work out placement and get pierced!
The lady piercing me got the placement perfect the first time, and so we then moved onto the actual piercing. I was really impressed with how hygienic everything was, she changed gloves between every piercing and each needle (not gun, as it could shatter the cartilage) was kept in individual packets and then disposed of. She kept me feeling very calm and did the piercings so quickly – I was finished in about 10 minutes! I was also very surprised at how non-painful the entire experience was – it’s definitely more painful now to clean them than it was to get them pierced!
The total cost of the three piercings was £75, which I think is very reasonable as I got two quite intense piercings and the jewellery was included. My mum also treated me to a few earrings for after my piercings have healed, which I’ll probably show you guys on Instagram or maybe even do a post on once I can wear them.
Overall, I absolutely love how these have turned out, and although I’m having sleepless nights as I find sleeping on my back really uncomfortable, I think it was totally worth it. I would definitely go back to Metal Morphosis to have some more piercings done, as I was really impressed with their service. I’m already planning on getting two more lobe piercings (although not until these ones have healed so I can finally sleep on my side again!).
I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments what you think of my new piercings and whether you would ever visit Metal Morphosis! See you next time,