FAQs

Where is the Isha Studio?
Located upstairs in Dorchester Aesthetics Centre (DAC), the Isha Studio offers a private room for your discretion.  Google can help with directions in this map.

How Do I Make an Appointment?
Bookings are typically by appointment only to prevent disappointment and to guarantee a time. Please book online here.  A pre- payment is required to secure your time slot.  You can read more on what to expect from your piercing appointment here.

Is There a Waiting Area?
Clients are asked to wait outside, undercover to the left of Dorchester Aesthetics Centre (DAC).  Please make sure you have checked in at Reception or have rung the bell.  

What is your Training & Experience?
The Isha Studio is adorned with images taken from Emma's portfolio and all training certificates are displayed for viewing.  Additional images of her work can be viewed in the gallery.  For more information on her background in piercing click here.  Emma ensures of annual training in emergency first aid, mental health first aid, bloodborne pathogens and attendance at the UKAPP conference.

Can I Bring a Friend?
Unless the client is aged under 18, chaperones are not  permitted. This is to assist with social distancing and to provide 100% client focus throughout the appointment. 

Will it Hurt?
The sensation of being pierced is subjective - it depends on the client's state of mind, fatigue, health, and their level of comfort/ease with the process.  All piercings are felt - but it's never as bad as most people anticipate!

Body piercing is a quick process and Emma will strive to ensure her clients are put at ease.  This is an important part of the experience and can make the whole journey far more pleasant.  It is advisable to have eaten within the previous four hours and to avoid caffeine beforehand.

Health & Hygiene
The piercing procedure is performed using aseptic techniques.  All piercing implements used are single-use and disposed of after use. Isha Studio works as a disposable studio for your reassurance and to prevent any possible chance of cross-contamination. 

Aftercare
This is extremely important to follow to ensure a happy healing piercing and prevent irritation, allergy or worse, infection.  We only recommend NeilMed Sterile Saline Spray on skin piercings and this is available online or in a free aftercare pack for all clients booking a piercing.  Read our advice here

Size Chart


Gauge (G) / Post Thickness


Length / Internal Diameter

1mm = 18G 3.1mm = 1/8"
1.2mm = 16G 3.9mm = 5/32"
1.6mm = 14G 4.7mm =3/16"
2.0mm = 12G 5.5mm = 7/32"
2.4mm = 10G 6.4mm = 1/4"
3.2mm = 8G 7.1mm = 9/32"
4mm = 6G 7.9mm = 5/16"
5mm = 4G 8.7mm = 11/32"
6mm = 2G 9.5mm = 3/8"
8mm = 0G 11.1mm = 7/16"
10mm = 00G 12.7mm = 1/2"
12mm = 1/2" 14.2mm = 9/16"
14mm = 9/16" 15.8mm = 5/8"
16mm = 5/8" 17.4mm = 11/16"
18mm = 11/16" 19mm = 3/4"
20mm = 13/16" 20.6mm = 13/16"
22mm = 7/8" 22.2mm= 7/8"
See how and where to apply these measurements on our handy pictorial guide.