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2946 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR | Directions 9723245.526393 -122.634834
Neighborhoods: Kerns, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
I just want to say that today I went and got 2 piercings and Andru was amazing Professional , and told me everything that he was doing and was very nice during the piercings.
I would tell any of my friends and family to go see him. I was calm because he was amazing. Thanks to Andru for making my life better :]
Very professional, but not good for kids – My first time at Black Hole, I took my sister in law for a naval piercing and was extremely impressed with their professionalism. After that, I took another friend for a naval piercing before getting my own nose pierced and a tattoo. Every time they have been very professional & serious about their work. Very clean, explain the procedures, showing me the serial number of every needle, answering questions, and being *very*very*very* clear about the importance of proper aftercare.
I had spoken to them about piercing my daughters ears and the piercer told me that they didn't pierce under 5 or 6 because because they want to know the child is mature enough to cooperate with appropriate aftercare, and because the piercing is more likely to stay centered as they grow. Still impressed with their knowledge and professionalism, I knew I would take her there when it was time.
She is 6 now, and we made our "big plans" for this rite of passage. But, when we got there, we were told that they generally don't pierce kids under 12 (except one piercer who might if we come back tomorrow). This was a huge disappointment to her, so I asked whether she could see their selection of jewelery so that she could at least envision that. They recommended a small hoops to start, they didn't have a simple stud (which, after I thought about it , made sense since they don't really handle children). I was worried she'd catch the hoop on something and hurt herself, and I had made a promise that we'd do it that day. So, we called my husband, who looked on citisearch and sent us to Straight to the Point based on the great reviews. We had a fantastic experience there, and I've also put a review up on their site.
I still think BH is good for adults who are looking for serious piercing professionals, but I also found that at STTP, plus accommodations for kids. I think that's important because I don't trust minimum wage teenagers in the mall with this job.
Horrible service – So I had just gotten my snake bites done somewhere else a week ago and I lost a ball one morning on my way to work. I work right by there so I went in there to get another ball. They told me I had to buy a whole new ring which is understandable because theirs would not fit mine. I got raped for $35. Was a little pissed but I needed it. I called them later to let them know the jewelry felt good in my mouth n now my crappy one didnt feel so good in my mouth. Asked if It would be ok to get one for the other side b/c I didnt want it to get infected. He said that it might swell up a lil but my other side didnt so I asked is that the only reason, cuz if it is I might get it anyway. Well he got a big attitude with me saying well I already f***** told you twice that I think it isnt a good idea but obviously your gonna do it anyway so why dont you just come in. I was like ya totally Ill come get raped for 35 more dollars since your so nice right. No thank you
Awesome and CLEAN place – I went to Black Hole to get my navel and/or tragus pierced. Kyle at the front desk advised me not to do my tragus because it was too small and likely wouldn't support a piercing. So I went with navel, and my experience was great. They are very meticulous with their bookkeeping. The serial numbers for the piercing kit/jewelry used were recorded on my waiver, and I was given very detailed care instructions. Jayson, who pierced me, was very friendly and explained the process as he went through it. It hurt, but there were no issues or complications. So far, my piercing is healing perfectly. It was only sore for about a day. The room was very sterile. My friend got an industrial piercing the same day, and between the two of us, he changed gloves, cleaned the entire counter, and put new paper over the bench/bed thing. Not only the jewelry and needle but the entire piercing kit including the forceps was in sealed, sterilized bags. Another friend who went with us bought a barbell for her eyebrow (pierced somewhere else), and before selling it to her, Kyle measured her brow to make sure it would fit. It would have been really easy for him to just sell it to her to make a buck, but instead he put her satisfaction first. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.
No thank you – I was ready to get my first piercing and had heard of Black Hole. The people are so rude! I wasted my money and had the worst expierence. The front counter person was rude and uncaring. The piercer, who I have heard was suppose to be caring and helpful worked so fast I didnt even get his name.
I would not recommend this place.
messed up industrial – When I went to black hole the staff were friendly and seemed very knowledgeable, and the place seemed really clean. However, my industrial wasn't healing as well as it should have been a month later, and when I went to a different place they said my barbell was too short. Now that I have a different barbell it feels much better! So after paying $60+tip to get my industrial, I didn't appreciate having to pay another $20 for a new barbell. Thankfully the bar didn't do any permanent damage, but it caused me a lot of discomfort, and wasted my money.
Dont go to black hole – i really wanted to get my nose pierced...so a friend of mine reccomended black hole...so i decited to take a chance and get my nose pierced there..i do not reccomend black hole to no one wanting to get pierced...the customer service is HORRIBLE..my friend that reccomended black hole to me went with me and she was showing her piercing to the woman working there and she rudely told my friend not to touch her piercing in the store...my friend and i looked at eachother and were like WHAT!...anyways...i was told to go upstairs and thats where i was going to get my nose pierced...so the guy who pierced my nose came in..he was actually pretty nice..and seemed to know what he was doing...so after my piercing was all finished...i paid and it was time to leave..anyways.months went by and it just didnt seem right in my nose..it always would fall out of place meaning the part in my nose would always slide out and stick out of my nose...so i decited that i wanted to get my ears gauged..so i was reccomend straight to the point...and i was like ok lets try this again..so before i got my ears done...the guy working looked at my percing and it was actually bend wrong in my nose...it looked more like a bent stable then a screw...so ya...i do not reccomend black hole to nobody...GO TO STRAIGHT TO THE POINT IN TROUTDALE...THEY ARE AWESOME...
Best piercing EVER!!!! – Black Hole is the best! I just got my ears pierced and I just love it! I had Nautia and she was amazing she really made me real great! Also The jewelry chooses are great!!!! If you are going to get you body pierced go to BLACK HOLE!!!
The only place i go. – I've been going to black hole for several years now and have always loved them.
brian and josh have pierced me more times then i can count and always remain professional and answer any questions i might have. they could handle some friendlier front desk staff at times...but generally speaking i haven't had a problem. this last saturday the girl that was working the desk was great!
i recommend them always...
some good, some real bad! – I went in to get my cartilage pierced a few weeks ago. Brian was the piercer that day. He was such a total f@#k to me and my friends. He did the piercing so fast I didn't even have time to breathe, and then he told me it would be healed in three weeks. He was so rude that none of my other friends wanted to get pierced by him. If he thinks he's better than anyone just because he works there, or for whatever reason, think again. He was really stupid, and I will never go back or refer this place to any friends. Stay away from Black Hole, especially Brian.
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