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2946 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR | Directions 9723245.526393 -122.634834
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Kerns
Go to a piercer that CARES! – I went to Black Hole because I'd heard they'd been around the longest and I was getting a simple nose piercing for the 2nd time. I wouldn't say the woman at the front counter was particularly friendly but that isn't what my review's about. The piercing itself was virtually painless although I questioned the placement a few days later and got attitude. Weeks later I developed the "bump" which can be fairly common from what I've discovered. However, after a month it was getting bigger so I called them about treatments. Over the phone I was told to add a capful of peroxide to my salt solution for 1 week and then 2 the following week if no improvement. Not only did it not improve, it got BIGGER and turned WHITE! So I went in and the same woman who works up front from a distance of 4' asked how long I'd had it and told me to get another peroxide product to use at night. I didn't buy it because it didn't resonate with me. My piercer was standing next to her and took over the phone call she had instead of looking to see what was going on. Fortunately I finally went to an AWESOME piercer who actually sat me down in a chair with a bright light to see what was going on. She went over what my treatments had been and various other questions. Turns out, my piercer bent the stem too short and the inside of my nose was compressed and freaking out from being in defense mode. She gave me additional treatments and even said she'd research an herbal alternative to hydrocortizone if we needed to go that route after 2 weeks of salt and chamomile treatments. AND she didn't charge me!!! She actually fixed the stem, explained what was happening, best and worse case scenarios, etc. I will be adding a review on her site as well. I'm happy to say after 1 week my nose is completely healed!!
Best piercing shop for any age – I brought my little girl in to get her ears pierced and the staff was amazing! The girl at the counter was so friendly and explained everything including my little girl's inquires about the gem in her face. Even though they were really busy she was able to make us feel incredibly comfortable. The piercer was so fun and thorough and I would definitely recommend Blackhole to anyone!
Didn't make it past the snotty 20 year old at the front desk... – I had heard great things about Black Hole, so stopped by to ask what I thought were a couple simple questions about existing piercings before deciding on a shop. The piercer was in back talking to a client, and unfortunately I didn't even make it past the snotty front desk girl. She responded to all of my questions as if I was stupid, and left to answer the phone in the middle of my sentence without so much as an "excuse me". I was the only one in the shop, so I'm assuming it wasn't because she was busy! I walked out the first chance I got and would never go back. Customer service was horrible, although i've heard the piercers are good. Still, I work way too hard for my money to give it to someone who treats me like that.
totally amazing – i had a really cool guy that pierced my tongue for me i was totally nervous and he calmed me down and did it quick and easy!! i've never been so satisfied with a piercing before i'm planning on taking and recommending all my friends there
First-time piercee totally impressed – I've never had anything pierced except my ears when I was 9, so I was a little nervous about the process. I went in the day before to ask some questions and the ladies were friendly and helpful. They answered all my questions thouroughly and made me feel totally at ease. I came back a few days later and David pierced my tragus. He was completely professional and clean and he talked me through the whole thing. The best part was IT DID NOT HURT AT ALL!!! He told me when to breathe, and the next thing I knew, it was done. Quick AND painless- you can't ask for much better than that!
josh is amazing – best piercing experience ever! josh pierced my nipples a few days ago and i couldn't have been more pleased with the results. they have a very clean shop and are incredibly mellow and helpful. made my girlfriend and i feel comfortable and relaxed the whole time. i would highly recommend black hole to anyone and will definitely be back.
Editorial Review by Mary Morley – Since 1996, shop exclusively offers body piercing services; all staff are highly trained and state licensed and use autoclave-sterilized equipment.
Best Piercing – My wife had a piercing done here. Really nice job. Staff was great, made you feel like a close friend. Walked us though the "Hole" thing. Very clean. Great Place!
Fantastic – I just got my cartilage pierced, and it was a really great experience. The piercer, David, helped to calm my nerves, and he did a really good job. The place was clean and tidy, but also comfortable. There was a lot of jewelry to choose from, and everyone working there was willing to help, including explaining necessary cleaning techniques. I highly recommend Black Hole.
Friendliest piercing place ever – I went in to get my lip re-pierced and I couldn't have been more pleased. The front desk guy was super friendly and helpful. David, the piercer, was WONDERFUL. He managed to just stretch the piercing, saving me $25. He also helped me out with an infected piercing without me asking and offered helpful advice. These people obviously care about the customers, not just making money. I will go here for any other piercing needs. I cannot recommend them enough - and I've been to my share of piercing parlors.
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