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Cairns Body & Ear Piercing

The concept of body piercing

Body piercing dates back to over 5,000 years ago as the earliest mummified remains ever discovered had pierced ears. This practice has been evident throughout ancient cultures in some form or other for thousands of years and the earliest nose piercings were dated back to around 1,500 years ago. Tribal cultures have used piercings for many reasons; in some cultures young men have hung themselves from hooks pierced through their skin in rites of passage, others to show affluence and to separate the classes. Genital and nipple piercing has been evident in ancient Roman and Indian cultures and is still used today for the added stimulation of erogenous zones. It would seem the practice of piercing in western culture has risen dramatically in recent years as the global influences of other customs become more apparent in our society. Body piercing has not only become more accepted, but a mainstream part of our fashion and culture, no longer the domain of the strange, denigrated or culturally misaligned.

The health benefits and issues of body piercing



Generally body piercing has been accepted to have similar effects to acupuncture methods used in Asian cultures since around 100 BC. The main differences are that the effects from piercing can be permanent and piercing practices are not based upon the Qi and meridians accepted by acupuncture practitioners. Today the placement of dermal punctures or surface piercing can be almost anywhere on the body. However there have been some studies into the effects of piercings and how they can enhance our spirituality. Areas on the ears and nose have been reported to be uplifting and cleansing. There is also the Daith piercing that has been very helpful to sufferers of migraines and major headaches.

There are however some important things to remember for your own safety when having piercings done. Your body is a closed system and opening it up can allow bacteria to cause major infections. If your piercer is inexperienced or uses unhygienic practices they may pierce through arteries, nerves or any other important and sensitive areas in your body or give you a very nasty bacterial infection all of which can cause permanent damage and even death.

Karma House has been a successful government approved Cairns piercing studio since 1999. Our fully qualified and experienced professional body piercers perform around 5,000 piercings a year and we have a great many repeat customers. We only use surgical-grade 316L stainless steel or grade 23 titanium jewellery for your initial piercings (please click here to learn more about this...) and our piercing room is fully certified and strictly adheres to government regulations and sanitation requirements. It is completely sanitised after every piercing to ensure your health and safety. We also have an extensive after care program included with all our piercings so you will have peace of mind that your piercing will heal quickly and without any issues. If something does come up we will be there with you to ensure you receive the best advice and care to minimise any complications. We will not perform any piercings we consider to be unsafe and will explain the dangers to you and the reasons why we don't do them. We also offer certified piercing training courses in conjunction with TAFE learning. You can be sure to have the best possible experience with us and we will even sign you up for our loyalty programme, giving you every 5th piercing FREE!

Don't forget to check out our affordable pricing at the bottom of this page.

Cairns Body Piercing Loyalty Offer
    Utensils & Instrument Sterilisation
  • Warm soapy wash
  • 100°C wash
  • Sterilised in Autoclave pouch for a minimum of 15 minutes
  • Sterile indicator checked on pouch to ensure sterility
  • Pouches are batched & dated
  • Consulting Process
  • Consent forms filled out
  • Questions & answers including health issues, healing times, piercing types and safety issues
  • Jewellery selection - Initial titanium or medical grade stainless steel plus free piece of cosmetic jewellery. Note: Free offer not included with ear piercing
  • Payment
  • Piercing
  • Piercer sterilises hands & dons surgical gloves
  • Sterilization of body area & mark insertion points to ensure correct placement
  • Piercing procedure with applicable surgical instruments & single use needles
  • Medical grade stainless steel jewellery inserted into piercing
  • Piercing site cleaned with sterile wipes and dressed/covered if necessary
  • After Care
  • Full explanation of after care procedures
  • After care documentation given to client
  • Ongoing after care service and health assessment
    Ensure they are a fully qualified body piercer!
  • A clean, clear & hygienic body piercing studio
  • The appropriate required certificates
    1. Council registered and approved
    2. Authentic training certificate
    3. Health & safety certificate
  • A working Autoclave
  • Sterile surgical grade jewellery
  • Sterile instruments
  • Single use, unopened needles
  • Antibacterial hand wash & surgical gloves
  • Examination bed
  • Clinical waste bins
  • Sharps bin for used needles
  • Make sure they answer ALL your questions
There are many different types of body piercing and the places where those piercings can be done. This guide is to give you an idea of the names and places they most commonly occur.
Ear Lobe Piercing
The lobes extend right up to the base of the cartilage and is a gun piercing
Top Ear Piercing
This is a cartilage piercing in the outer upper region of the ear
Tragus Piercing
This is the small cartilage protrusion above the lobe
Conch Piercing
The shell like hollow in the middle of your ear
Helix Piercing
Situated on the rim, above the Tragus, before the the top rim of the ear
Rook Piercing
The Rook is the cartilage fold above the Daith and below the top ear
Daith Piercing
The Daith is a small section of cartilage between the Rook and the Conch. Can assist with headaches & migraines
Tongue Piercing
Generally in the centre of your tongue or the front of the tip. Can have double or triple tongue piercings
Navel Piercing
Most commonly upper or lower navel above or below the actual belly button
Nipple Piercing
Piercing at the base of the nipple and not through the areola. Must be 18yrs old. No known issues with breast feeding
Labret Piercing
A Labret piercing is generally in the centre of the lower lip, although it can be placed anywhere on the lower lip area
Beauty Spot
Also called Monroe after Marilyn Monroe's beauty spot. Generally located above the top lip on either side of the mouth
Medusa
The Meduasa is located above the top lip in the philtrum (groove above the lip) central to the septum
Nose Piercing
Through the cartilage on either nostril. Can generally have more than one
Eyebrow Piercing
Goes behind the eyebrow and is generally on the outer half of the brow on a slight angle
Surface Piercing
Can be anywhere on the body where you can pinch more than a cm of skin. Be mindful of placement due to migration, irritation & discomfort
Industrial Piercing
Generally at the top of the ear through the outer rims
Dermal Puncture
A single insertion puncture that can be placed in almost any part of the body. Once again be mindful of placement due to migration & discomfort
Septum Piercing
The septum is the cartilage between the nostrils.
All piercings include surgical grade piercing jewellery and after care. All non-lobe piercings also receive 1 piece of body jewellery FREE!
  • Lobe Piercing$15ea
  • Top Ear Piercing$35ea
  • Tragus Piercing$49ea
  • Conch Piercing$49ea
  • Helix Piercing$49ea
  • Rook Piercing$49ea
  • Daith Piercing$49ea
  • Tongue Piercing$59ea
  • Navel Piercing$59ea
  • Nipple Piercing$59ea
  • Labret Piercing$59ea
  • Beauty Spot$59ea
  • Medusa$59ea
  • Nose Piercing$45ea
  • Eyebrow Piercing$59ea
  • Surface Piercing$69ea
  • Industrial Piercing$69ea
  • Dermal Puncture$75ea
  • Septum Piercing$69ea

Why you'll love shopping with us!

Not only do we offer the convenience and comfort of a fully air-conditioned shopping centre, our friendly staff are trained to help you make the best choices from our extensive range. We will assist you to find the perfect gift or item you are searching for no matter how difficult it may seem. Come in and try our Ionic Foot Detox and bring a friend for free. We offer such great quality and value for money you won't be able to find better anywhere in Cairns. Not only that, you will discover hidden delights in every nook and cranny of our popular Stockland store.

Our professional body piercing clinic

Karma House Cairns is a professional body piercing and training centre. We set the standard in hygiene and safety protocols and have a thorough after care service included with ALL our piercings. Our professional piercers have over 40 years of experience between them and have done every safe piercing imaginable. Just in case all this isn't enough, we have a loyalty/frequent piercing card which gives you every 5th piercing free! Come in and talk to us about your next piercing or call us on (07) 4033 0900.

Our incredible jewellery choices

Our jewellery range covers many styles, types and materials. Not only do we have a massive range of piercing jewellery to suit every type and size of piercing, but a huge collection of fashionable stainless steel jewellery for men and women. If you are looking for something a little more holistic, then we have all your favorite gemstones and crystals set in stunning sterling silver settings to suit any style.

Wonderful & stylish clothing selection

We have won the Stockland fashion retailer of the year award several times and offer a unique range of tropical, local and imported fashion for every member of your family from children's ware right up to men's and women's larger sizes. There is always something frilly, lacy or just plain sexy for you to try on. If this is not your cup of tea, then we have a full range of Reggae and Rasta style or high quality tie-dye casual clothing available.

Our unique alternative giftware range

Our Cairns store offers a huge range of giftware. We have something to suit even the most sophisticated of tastes. You will discover a large range on offer from affirmation banners, to mosaics, lamps, prints and much more... Perhaps you may even unearth that something special you have always been looking for, but could never find.

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