Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! In early 2017 we started offering piercing services.  We have piercers on staff  every day but we find it is best to make appointments. This keeps your wait times to a minimum. In our eyes, waiting in a lobby for hours to only have 10 minutes with your piercer is bad customer service. Your time is valuable so book an appointment when its convenient for you so you can come in and get taken care of right away! 

We do try to accommodate walk-ins when we can but we can get very busy, especially on weekends.

Professional body piercing appointments can be made online or in store. Feel free to call us at 503-620-0110

Make sure you've eaten in the last few hours.

Be in good health! 

Come in when you have time to spend with us - we want to answer all your questions and create the perfect professional body piercing experience for you.

Bring your government-issued photo ID.

Check out our Aftercare page to make sure you can follow through because we want your piercings to be happy and healthy!

We are happy to pierce you if you are under 18. Per the regulations that we are required to follow in the state of Oregon: 

Parent or legal guardian must be present and have government issued photo ID. 

The minor does not need to have a photo ID, but it is helpful to establish the parental link. IDs that some people under 18 might have include: A state issued ID or driver's license, a passport, or a school ID from the most current year.

Minor Piercing Age Requirements:

We pierce earlobes on minors starting at 10 years old, but will make exceptions for very responsible minors younger than that.  If your child is wanting to get their earlobes pierced and they are younger than 10 give us a call to talk to the piercer on staff. You can book a consultation with our online booking system hereA consultation doesn't guarantee that your child will be pierced, is is at the discretion of the piercer on staff.  Please remember that we put these guidelines in place because we want you to have the most successful body piercing experience possible!

Other piercings we offer on people aged 15 and older are the following: Helix (outer ear cartilage), tragus, daith, rook, conch, nostril, lip, eyebrow, septum, navel.

We will make exceptions to this rule for awesome, responsible people starting at 13. If this sounds like you book a professional body piercing consultation and we can talk about getting you pierced. 

For any piercing not listed above we will have to ask that you wait until you are 18 years old.

Well aren't you thoughtful!

Is it required to tip? Absolutely not. 

The best way to think of it is similar to your hair stylist or nail artist. We take great pride in cultivating a professional body piercing experience, so a great way to express gratitude for great service and a well done piercing can be through a tip.

With much gratitude, thank you!

Absolutely! We can make sure your new quality body jewelry is installed securely and has a proper fit.

This is important not only so your piercing looks great, but an appropriately fitted piece of quality body jewelry lessens chances of common piercing problems like migration, piercing bumps and scars, or tooth/gum damage. 

Our goal is to provide you with a one stop solution for the best, most professional body piercing experience in the industry! 

1. Unparalleled service in a warm and inviting atmosphere!

2. Top quality professional implant grade jewelry that is made in America.

3. Experienced piercers who genuinely care about you. We will only do piercings that we can stand behind 100%. If you are ever dissatisfied with your piercing, come back and we will help!

Simply put, we believe in good old fashioned customer service. We believe in building relationships, listening to feedback, and putting your needs above ours because we could not be here without you.

That is where we hope to separate ourselves from the competition. There is never a "dumb" question, only friendly assistance at your beck and call. At Avanti, we desire to bring love, connection, passion and creativity to a world where those values are becoming harder and harder to find.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through our policies and please reach out to us with anything on your mind, we are here for you! Contact Us

Check out our aftercare

Want a new piercing? Check out our professional body piercing services!

There are many factors in play when stretching a piercing. A piercer has the training and experience to see when the skin being stretched is ready to accept the next size of jewelry. Time, tissue vascularity, and climate affect our piercings, especially those we are trying to expand.

We offer a stretching service with a pair of glass plugs from 2mm ~ 12g up to 25mm ~1".

Professional grade jewelry means: 

1. Quality body jewelry is safe to be worn inside your body. Made from bio-compatible materials such as: ASTM-F136 Implant Grade Titanium, ASTM-F138 Implant Grade Stainless Steel, Niobium, Nickel-Free 14K & 18K Solid Gold, Borosilicate Glass. For more in-depth information on why materials matter, click here.

2. Crafted with quality and precision to provide a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. 

Absolutely! We sell only materials that are known to be bio-compatible with all bodies, including: ASTM F-138 Implant Grade Stainless Steel, ASTM F-136 Implant Grade Titanium, Niobium, and Solid 14K or 18k Gold. We also offer borosilicate glass.

Threadless jewelry is a wonderful two-part system that enables you to have a secure, comfortable, and easy to change piece of jewelry.  It consists of an end/top and a post/shaft. All of the tops are interchangeable so you can change the look of your piercing without having to take out the post. This style of jewelry has grown to be our most popular because of its quality and ease of use.

This type of quality body jewelry is available in many styles. From flat back posts, ball back posts, curved barbells and straight barbells,  you are able to wear threadless body jewelry in a wide range of piercings such as: nostril, labret, monroe, all types of ear piercings such as ear lobe, cartilage, tragus, outer helix, conch and more. 

Any questions, send us a note!

Please do not open the heat sealed bag and contact us ASAP so we can help you get the correct size. We create a tamper-proof seal on our products so that we are able to exchange jewelry in case something is the wrong size.

We also have piercers on staff daily to help you get the best fit for your piercing whether you are taking it to go or having us install it for you. 

For your safety and ours, we only sell brand new quality body jewelry. If purchased online or taken to go, we heat seal your merchandise in a tamper-proof bag. We do this for a few reasons:

1. We only sell brand new merchandise that has never been worn. 

2. While we are not able to refund your purchase, we still want you to have the option of exchanging your properly sealed, unopened jewelry for something else or store credit. If the bag has any signs of tampering or the seal has been broken, we cannot take that jewelry back.

3. It's perfect for gift giving!

Most piercing shops do not offer any help post-purchase. We do offer 14 days after purchase to exchange jewelry and during the holidays we extend that all the way to January 15th, to make sure you have plenty of grace period for gifts!

We have been in business for over 10 years. We started out as a tiny kiosk in Eugene, Oregon back in June 2007. We moved our kiosk up to Tigard, OR and opened up in Washington Square Mall in February 2008. Little by little we expanded our tiny kiosk until we made a custom kiosk that was as big as we could possibly fit in the middle of the mall. June 20th, 2013 we opened our first storefront inside Washington Square Mall next to JCPenney and Journey's.

We are here because of you. Thank you so very much for your support and love throughout the years. Our goal is to provide you with the best piercing expierence, happy piercings with quality body jewelry and service with a smile :]

1. To become a full service piercing studio. We now have two piercing rooms and multiple piercers to help with healing challenges, jewelry changes, downsizing your posts, stretching, and piercing!

2. To serve you better with professional implant grade piercing jewelry

3. To meet the standards of the Association of Professional Piercers.

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Piercing - Rook
A.G.
New Piercing

This is the second piercing I’ve gotten and the healing has been great and it looks great. The process is very sanitary and fast. Would recommend

Bootiful

I love my stud and the way it sits perfectly on my nose. I was worried about it being too small or not noticable and looking like a pimple but it truly is the perfect fit!

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Piercing - Eyebrow
K.H.
Brow piercing

Amazing people in the shop and awesome at their job!!

Amazing service and clean environment

Erika was the most professional yet down to earth person. She made me feel so comfortable about getting my piercing. It was one of the most painless experiences and honestly didn't hurt. I've heard getting your daith pierced hurts like heck. I don't know how she did it but it never once throbbed or got infected. I was even able to sleep on it that very night. I will never go anywhere else for piercings again. Bravo Erika! Bravo!!

Purchased for our 1 year

Purchased for our 1 year old. Piercer was sweet enough to change out her jewelry for free(NOT PIERCE.) staff is always amazing. Her ears are much happier with these than the standard.