Infants will need to have a current DTaP shot, which typically takes place at 8 weeks old. Minors (under the age of 18 in the US and under the age of 16 in Canada) will need a parent or legal guardian present to sign the Claire’s Ear Piercing Registry and show a government issued ID before getting started.
Also to know is, what do I need to get my daughters ears pierced at Claire’s?
Do You Need Permission To Get A Child’s Ears Pierced? If your under the age of 16 you will have to take a parent or legal guardian with you to get your ears pierced at Claires.
One may also ask, should piercing babies ears be banned?
Whether you want to pierce your daughter’s ears or not, it isn’t currently illegal. As such, it is your choice and you know the decision that you think is right for you and your child. Just make sure that you choose a reputable piercer in a clean, sterile environment and look after your child’s ears with care.
Why is Claire’s ear piercing bad?
“Piercing guns can not be sterilized because they are made of plastic. … One woman claimed that she had her ears pierced a whopping three times at Claire’s, only to be forced to remove them every time amid severe pain, oozing pus, and crustiness.
It turns out, piercing guns are unsanitary and apply too much force to the ear. Every Claire’s I’ve ever gone to uses one. You want to use a sterile needle which has been put through intense heat for cleaning purposes. If you were to put a piercing gun through such heat, it would melt.
Yes, you can get your ears pierced at Claire’s and have no issue, but it’s still a bad idea. There are far, far more horror stories about ear piercings from Claire’s than from actual, professionally trained piercers. Take her to a professional and get it done with a needle, guns are awful.
We’ve been piercing since 1978 and with over 100 Million Ears Pierced Worldwide; you can trust that you are in safe hands. … Getting your ears pierced at Claire’s is easy and safe. There’s no need to make an appointment, just visit your local Claire’s Store and one of our Ear Piercing Specialists will assist you.
If you try and take your own earrings into a Claire’s, they will not let you use them. The starter earrings are very sharp at the ends and come in special containers meant to go into the piercing gun. If you go to a studio, you can take in some earrings that are implant grade, titanium, stainless steel, etc.
You can consult with your pediatrician on whether to pierce your baby’s ears, but many recommend that your baby is at least three months old. Some people pierce their kids’ ears during infancy while others will wait until the child is mature enough to take care of the piercing site.
Take it from this pediatrician who was twenty-three (in medical school, after a really difficult neuroanatomy exam) when she had her ears pierced. It is fine to pre-medicate with ibuprofen (brand names Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Many pediatricians offer pediatric ear piercing as a regular service. Your insurance won’t cover ear piercing, but the fee is usually minimal and will include the earrings and the piercing itself.
When a newborn, or infant gets their ears pierced at a very young age, they will not remember it any way. They will not know anything is wrong as they will grow up with earrings and think that is just the way it is. They not only do not remember the actual piercing but they don’t remember not having earrings.
Medically speaking, there’s no ideal age to pierce a child’s ears. The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees there’s no risk in doing it as a newborn, although it recommends holding off until the child can take care of the piercing on his or her own.
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ website says ear piercing is safe for cosmetic reasons at any age. Though, when it comes to avoiding earlobe infection, they caution parents as a general guideline to “postpone the piercing until your child is mature enough to take care of the pierced site herself.”