To ensure your safety, all procedures are performed solely through sterile, and aseptic techniques. Everything used, including the gloves, tools, clamps, needles, receiving tubes, etc., are sterile and disposable, and discarded after each use.
At True Expression we use jewelry surpassing those suggested by the standards of the Association of Professional Piercers becoming the highest jewelry available in the market. We use jewelry such as- but not limited to: ASTM F-138 / ISO 5832-1 compliant Steel, ASTM F-136 compliant Titanium, Solid 18 & 14 karat (or higher) nickel-free white or yellow Gold, Fused quartz Glass, lead-free borosilicate or lead-free soda-lime Glass Polymers.
Every room is equipped with top quality equipment including Statim Autoclave, steam cleaner, ultrasonic cleaner, and a sink. You witness all sterilization as it is performed in front of you, and you will also observe the handwashing of the piercer because "frequent and thorough handwashing is one of the most important actions a piercer can take".
Sterilization Indicator Strips, which are ran through the autocalve along with all equipment being used for the procedure, indicate that everything placed in the autocalve has reached full sterilization. Our autoclaves are spore tested weekly with mail away test packs from Mesa Labs which ensure the autoclaves are working as designated.
Safety is our top priority. We will walk you through the piercing process, and will answer all of your questions. Our goal is to make sure you are well informed, and assure that you leave with both a clean and healthy piercing including detailed written information of the jewelry applied and aftercare instructions.
"I got my helix pierced here by Paul today and the whole process went very smoothly. Everyone there was really nice and friendly and was very educated on everything involving piercings. I originally wanted a lower helix but they told me that my ear shape wasn't too suitable for it which made sense, and they recommended a higher helix piercing which actually looks much better...."
- Nora S.
"Did a walk-in and Paul was very accommodating.I originally wanted a helix, but after a consultation, Paul recommended the conch. I ended up getting a conch piercing on the left side and I was very impressed by how sterile the procedure was. I've have a previous piercing experience that left me worried because they were not as clean or thorough as Paul."
- Annika G.
"Got my piercing done here over a month ago, the staff is excellent & Paul is sincerely amazing, he explains everything to you and makes sure you understand beforehand to avoid any confusion or issues later. Everything is sterilized and shown to you, 10/10 recommend. Haven't had any issues so far, the piercing itself wasn't expensive it depends on the jewelry that you end up choosing."
- Nicole V.
- 91-22 59th Street Ave
Elmhurst NY 11373
Monday - Thursday
12pm - 8pm
Friday - Saturday
12pm - 9pm
1pm - 6pm
(by appointment only)