KIDS EAR PIERCINGS


We want to make getting your little one's ears pierced a safe and fun experience. Here is a whole pile of information that we have found to be super helpful in making this happen. Please read carefully and let us know if you have any questions!


HOW DO YOU PIERCE EARS?

HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO BE?

FOODS TO AVOID BEFORE GETTING A PIERCING!

We use sterile single-use piercing needles. This is the cleanest and gentlest way to pierce ears. There are many factors that go into a successful ear piercing. Angle, depth, and accuracy are a few of the technical factors that we take into account. To ensure that the piercings are done correctly and skillfully the first time, we pierce ears one at a time.

Our minimum age is 10 years.

 At this age they generally have developed the maturity to walk confidently through the process and care for their new piercings responsibly. 

Firstly, please make sure they have a well balanced meal 4-6 hours prior to the booking such as a good breakfast or lunch.

Please avoid sugary food and drink as it can upset the stomach.



CAN I BRING MY OWN JEWELLERY?

CAN I BRING OTHER PEOPLE TO WATCH?

CONSULTS CAN HELP!

In short, the answer is no. One of the most common causes of a problematic piercing is jewelry quality. Most of the readily available jewelry options are cheaply made with low-standard materials. Plated metals, sterling silver, and lesser grade gemstones look fine initially, however degrade rapidly in a new piercing. 

The metals can corrode in your ear causing potentially major irritations and rejections, and gems can quickly dull or fall out of the setting. Piercing with implant grade, quality jewelry from the onset will greatly increase the chances of you or your child's piercing(s) healing beautifully.

While we sometimes think the support of other people will help make a child more comfortable, it can actually have the opposite effect. The more people that are present, the more distraction there is for everyone involved. The piercer needs a quiet, light environment to guide the experience for both you and your child, and this becomes increasingly difficult when more people are present. Only you and your child is ideal.​

Children are welcome in the studio but must be accompanied and supervised at all times. If you need to bring other children with, please bring a responsible secondary adult who can watch them in the lobby. This policy is for the comfort and enjoyment of all fellow clients and staff.

If your child is nervous about getting their ears pierced (most are!) we suggest coming in for a consultation a few days to a week before getting their piercing appointment.

 This FREE visit is intended to build familiarity and confidence. We will show you jewellery options, and answer any questions regarding ear piercings. We will go over all of the information you will need to make the actual piercing visit as smooth, comfortable, and positive as possible. Nervousness is totally normal and okay, but we want to do everything we can to make your experience awesome.



WHAT IF MY CHILD GETS UPSET DURING THE PIERCINGS?

IS YOUR KID READY TO GET THEIR EARS PIERCED?

ACTIVITIES, SCHOOL AND SWIMMING

This is totally okay and certainly happens sometimes. We highly encourage you to let the piercer handle the situation as they see fit. They are very skilled at working with children and are not new to this situation if it arises. They will do everything they can to help your child go through with the piercings, if possible. 

We want to make sure the piercer can communicate with your child,  so creating a relaxed and calm environment can be the greatest contribution. 

Our piercers will not force your child to do something they are not comfortable with. 

It is very important for everyone that we approach these situations with the understanding that if the child is having trouble relaxing, the piercer or piercee, may postpone the visit for a different day, potentially weeks or months down the road.

We see many clients who are having the experience of getting a piercing for the first time so we have compiled a list of physical markers that a client can exhibit which to our piercer indicates that the person is not ready to proceed with the piercing(s).

  • crying
  • placing shoulders close to neck or hands held close to the body or head - these are a defensive position
  • saying no - even one time
  • no communication with our piercer Scott - not talking or answering questions
  • parents physically holding or moving the child’s head
  • use of electronics in the room to distract the child

We allocate 20 minutes for all clients in the piercing room, if we don't end up proceeding with the piercing(s) we will refund the jewellery cost but retain the $65 piercing fee. To cover our piercers time, disposables and sterilisation.

Obviously,  being a kid can be busy with many activities happening in and around school, here are some things we recommend trying to avoid;

  • we say to avoid swimming for at least the first 4 weeks of healing.

  • You cannot remove the jewellery for the full 3 months of healing so watch out for sports that may require you to take them out.

  • Check out your schools guidelines to make sure what jewellery you chose fits with the uniform requirements (if it has one)

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