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.