Once everything has been prepared and you have chosen your jewellery, you will be taken into the piercing room where you will be asked to make yourself comfortable on the treatment bed. Your eyebrow will be cleaned to remove traces of dirt and make up and then your skin will be marked with 2 spots using an antiseptic called "Gentian Violet". This serves 4 purposes:
- It marks your skin so that your piercer knows where to place the piercing;
- It kills any organisms that are present on your skin;
- It cleans the piercing as the piercing is made and then;
- Keeps the piercing bacteria free for up to 2 weeks.
Once the marks are checked for accuracy your skin will be held very lightly in a pair of custom made clamps. DON'T PANIC. The clamps most people are used to, are called Duval Clamps. These are vicious, toothed clamps that are clicked down to cut off blood supply so that you feel less from the piercing. DO NOT USE DUVAL CLAMPS.