Mystik
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Giftshop for the weird and wonderful. We stock many items you won't find on the high street. Directions hair dye in vivid colours, T Shirts by The Mountain, Alchemy Gothic jewellery. Incence sticks by Nag Champa, Stamford and Wild Berry. Dreamcatchers, suncatchers, windchimes. Nemesis Now Ornamental fairies and dragons. Smoking requisites such as flavoured rolling papers. We also stock vaping juices, mods and CDB vape. Piercing and Tattoo Studio. It is advisible to phone and book for piercings and tattoos as it's a busy studio.
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Rachel K
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
Went to have the side of my nose pierced which is okay but very poor after care advice when I’m needing to know what I clean my nose piercing with . Also when I was having my nose done he had to adjust it as something went wrong with the piecing. I don’t think they know how to deal with customers and piercings and don’t speak very politely when you working in a customer service you need to have it up to par definitely won’t be going back .
Written June 8, 2021
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ZHunt
Retford, UK4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
I went on a Saturday to enquire about a piercing. We were stood a little while as the piercer was busy with another customer. Not another soul in the shop but eventually was asked if he could help. I explained that I wanted to speak with the piercer to get some information and see the sizing of the stood. As she was busy, she asked if he was able to show me for her, to which he rudely responded “I can’t I’m busy in the shop”. Still no other person in there. A short while later, he went to make a cuppa........still stood there! Felt sorry for the poor girl!
He seemed to be more friendly and helpful to those he knew, not so much those he didn’t.
It’s only the kind manner of the piercer that I gave an average.
Written January 2, 2018
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Andrea P
Doncaster, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
If you are someone exempt from wearing a mask or face covering then this is not the shop you want to be bothering yourself with. The staff are rude and clearly lack customer service skills......and maybe empathy.
I won't be visiting this store again.
Instead, I found a beaut shop called PIPSQUEAKS PIECES on Bridgegate Centre in Retford. Beautiful stock of crystals and incense. Plus I was welcomed without judgment nor was I told I was breaking the law (like mystik chose to wrongly advise)
Written June 10, 2021
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Brandon D
15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
I visited this shop with my mother to view the range of jewellery they had for a helix piercing. It appeared to be manger by a male and female owners, who are both very obnoxious and rude.

Not only we’re we made to feel bad for having our ears previously pierced with a gun at Claire’s a few months ago, they even even went on to say that “only stupid people do that” and said we would not find any jewellery to fit our piercings. That is completely false as you can buy literally thousands online and lots of piercing stores sell them - just type it into Google!

Please avoid this place at all costs if you are considering a new piercing. The male owner (who was EXTREMELY impertinent) even said that you catch HIV from piercing guns at Claire’s and other Department stores, which is complete mis-information. If that is the case, every young girl/boy having a piercing done at Claire’s would be exposed to HIV all over the world - they’d be a HIV pandemic amongst children, which is just simply preposterous and is pure scaremongering. It is solely the preference of those who are having the piercing done, and it is certainly not his place to make someone feel scared for not having it done his way. Not only that, but the shop is quite dark/dingy and it certainly does not look very hygienic.

My mother was considering a second piercing which were were going to enquire about, but after our experience here with the owners we will definitely be going back to Claire’s. Even if you don’t want to have a piercing done with a gun, I strongly recommend that you go elsewhere to another piercer who has a better attitude and not stuck-up. There are several more in Retford, Gainsborough and the surrounding areas which have much better customer service than this place.

If Trip advisor would allow it, I wouldn’t even give this shop a 1-star rating.
Written August 5, 2021
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J_M_T
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Both staff members, especially the man. Very rude!
Spoke to me as if I was something on the bottom of his shoe whilst I was with my mother and young daughter. I have never been treated so poorly. It completely ruined our day, we left feeling extremely uncomfortable.

I was wanting 2 new ear piercings, 2 new earrings, insense sticks and a few gemstones so in the region of spending £40 plus pound. I asked if he could help me put my new earring in, it was like I had asked the most unreasonable request he literally barked that it would be an extra £3 because he had to put his gloves on?? I was so shocked, I thought are you joking? I’m buying your jewellery? I’m wanting you to pierce my ears? I’m paying for it. I just couldn’t get one earring out due to having long nails it would have taken all of 2 seconds. He stomped off muttering under his breathe saying something along the lines of can you believe she doesn’t expect to pay for it??? Erm, no! I was buying everything from you I was just asking for a little help to get the ball back on my tragus!!!

Avoid at all costs. The way he spoke to me and in front of my family. We couldn’t believe it. No wonder the shop is always empty and there are so many negative reviews. You wouldn’t like it if I spoke to your daughter/sister etc like that so don’t speak to others like that. There was no need to be so rude.
Written July 5, 2019
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Abbie W
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
Crap shop man pierced my septum wonky and it came through the front of my nose. Womans a div. Man doesn’t know how to pierce don’t go here unless you want a messed up piercing , only put 1 star cause you can’t leave it with none.
Written November 3, 2021
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Bec
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Absolutely disgusting customer service! I can honestly say I have never been treated so poorly or spoken to so badly in a shop before.

After asking if they sold any clicker hoop earrings the lady got up and opened some storage boxes with different earrings in. She looked at them and put them to one side, rather than showing them to me, so I could barely see them to make a decision on which I liked. I could tell she was getting annoyed when I asked to look again. She then mentioned that the man there could do a piercing that I wanted while I was in there.

I had a chat with the man about the piercing, he was really informative and helpful. He talked me through the piercing and jewellery that he would use. I then asked if he could replace some jewellery for me that I already had in. He explained that he would only replace piercings that he had pierced but he would be able to remove them for me so I could put the new jewellery in.

I then went back to the earrings to decide which I would like them to be replaced with. The lady got very frustrated with me when I asked her questions about the thickness of the rings and how they opened. Talking to me as if I should know already. The man came over to help but the lady had already put away the jewellery that I was wanting to look at back in the box. When she realised she had to get it back out she swore quite obviously in front of myself and my daughter. I was completely shocked that should would do this in front of a customer and a CHILD so I quickly told her not to worry about it and left the shop.

I returned without my daughter as I wanted to tell her how unprofessional it was to swear in front of a CHILD to which she responded “well it’s nothing that she won’t have heard before.”

She told me she has arthritis and shouldn’t be stood up for “that long” however if the jewellery was out on display for everyone to see then she wouldn’t have had to show them to people in the first place. I’d have been able to look at my own leisure without her having to stand until I had made a decision.

She continued to raise her voice and swear at me. She very clearly did not want my custom and told me that she didn’t care if I gave her a bad trip advisor review because they were closing anyway because they “don’t want to talk to people like me”.

Such a shame as it’s such a lovely shop with such beautiful things and I would have happily bought new jewellery for two of my current piercings and had a new one while I was in there. Bring back the previous owners!
Written May 7, 2022
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Melissa A
Sheffield, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Friendly, knowledgeable owners and a great selection of items from home decor to body jewellery to Alchemy Gothic accessories to unique T-shirts and unique shoes. Great details on vape/e-cig setups, hair dye, and incense. There is also a tattoo artist and a piercer. Highly recommended.
Written December 23, 2016
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Sean H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
Fantastic piercers in shop, huge selection of piercing jewellery, alternative clothing , gifts and vape stuff and a tattoo studio. Great shop with knowledgeable and helpful staff 😁😁
Written September 16, 2016
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LesleyG1970
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Business
Fantastic people and place. Lovely owners, very accommodating. Ideal for my Holistic supplies. Thank you
Written July 2, 2016
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