F.A.Q | Piercing & Tattoo

Frequently Asked Questions

Before you reach out for help, view our FAQ panel for commonly asked questions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please give the shop a call 0217125088, email info@queenofsteel.co.za or drop by in person.

Piercing FQA


No appointment needed, first come, first serve.
Due to jewellery quality standards and sterilization needs, we do not pierce with jewellery that is not from Queen of Steel. The best selections from our full range will be available for piercing. You're welcome to bring in your existing Queen of Steel pieces and consult with a piercer to see if it can be used for an initial piercing.
We recommend up to four piercings per session, but this is dependent on the piercings you are thinking about and your anatomy. Our sales assistants and piercers can best consult with you during your visit.

Yes, If you are 16 years of age (with ID), you are able to get the following piercings without parental consent:
Earlobes, Helix, Flat Helix, Tragus, Conch, Rook, Snug, Daith, Industrial, Nostril, Lip, Monroe, Navel, Smiley, Web, Eyebrow, Tongue.

If you do not have ID, or you are under 16 years of age, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If the parent/legal guardian and child have different surnames, we require further identification to confirm guardianship i.e. a birth certificate.

You will have to be 18 years of age in order to get the following piercings done:
Septum, High Nostril, Surface Dermal, Surface Piercing, Bridge, Cheek, Anti-Eyebrow, Surface Tragus, Nipple, and anything below the belt.

All of our piercings are done with single use sterile needles rather than piercing guns. We do not use piercing guns as they are not very accurate and cannot be properly sterilized. A piercing needle is much better than a gun for many reasons. Needles are cleaner, more accurate, and less painful than piercing guns. Piercing guns can cause significant tissue damage. Piercing with a gun is accomplished by using excessive pressure over a the surface area in order to force metal shaft through the skin. The effect on the body is more like a crush injury that causes tissue damage.
Queen of Steel jewellery is sold as singles unless otherwise stated. Our standard ear studs, sterling silver ear sleepers and organic plugs & hangers, brass tunnels & weights are the only items we sell in pairs. These items are displayed or pictured as a pair and the product description also states that they’re sold as a pair.
No we don’t. We only pierce from 6 years and up.

Tattoos FAQ


Best Thing to do is come in and have a chat about your design or email us.

You can book a 15 min consultation with a tattoo artist (free).

The price of a tattoo will depend on the final size, placement, and detail of the design.

We cannot quote over the phone.

We can give you a rough estimate of price for your tattoo via email but the final price will be determined by the artist.

You have to be 18 years of age. No exceptions.
It’s always best to make an appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome on first come, first serve basis, when we have space. We do however recommend calling ahead and checking availability before coming in.

If it is for the same day, and we have space, YES! If not, we do not make bookings over the phone as we require a deposit to secure all appointments.

Email bookings are accepted once we have all the information needed and an EFT deposit has been received.

You can use our online booking form.

Designs remain property of Queen of Steel until the day of your booking.

We do not send out any design work prior to bookings. Tattoo designs are done once a deposit has been paid and the booking secured. Depending on your design and time needed for this, the artists sometimes chooses to design on the day of the booking to include you in the creative process.

To reschedule your booking we require at least 48h notice.

Deposits are non-refundable.

Your deposit will be valid for 6months from date of purchase to reschedule.

No-shows or cancellations without 48h notice will result in the loss of your deposit as it will go to the artist.

Yes we do. Gift Vouchers can be bought at the shop. Vouchers are valid for 3 years.
We accept cash, Mastercard, Visa, Snap Scan and EFT payments
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