I decided on a whim one day to get my first piercing and went alone. The guy who pierced me was such a condescending asshole. I wanted to punch him, but I don't consider it wise to fuck with somebody who's about to shove a needle through your face.
I'm hard of hearing and they had music on so I had trouble hearing what the guy was saying to me. I told him this and he proceeded to speak to me really, really slowly in the most condescending tone possible and call me "sweetie." I'm not five. I'm sorry that "partially deaf" equals "retarded" to you, sir.
On top of all that, when he was pulling the needle out of my lip and putting in the jewelry, he stabbed me in the chin with the needle.
On the plus side, they were clean, checked ID, and getting the piercing itself didn't hurt.