Frequently Asked Questions

You bet we do! We have piercers on staff all day, every day. We take walk-in clients until 30 minutes before close but are also happy to make appointments. 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 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. There is just some extra preparation that comes along with that.

Here is what we need from you and your parent / legal guardian: 

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

Minors 14 and over will also need a government issued photo ID like a driver's license/permit, passport or state ID.

If your last names and addresses match on the ID's we are all set.  Without matching last name or address, or if you just have a school ID, here is what we need to make the connection between parent and child:

A. Birth certificate; or

B. Tax form showing child as a dependent; or

C. Insurance card with both names on it.

Minors 13 and under: Same as above but photo ID not mandatory. 

We pierce earlobes on minors starting at 10 years old, but will start as young as 6 years old with a consultation. You can book a consultation with our online booking system here

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 consultation and we can talk about getting you pierced. Please remember that we put these guidelines in place because we want you to have the best experience possible!

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 your perfect 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 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 jewelry lessens chances of common piercing problems like migration, piercing bumps and scars, or tooth or gum damage. 

Our goal is to provide you with a one stop solution for the best 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 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. The 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 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 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 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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