Our Piercing Options
Two ear piercing specialists pierce both ears simultaneously. This is a great option for young children or anyone feeling a little nervous.
Also, when can I get my baby’s ears pierced?
Basically, the age when you can safely pierce a baby’s ears is around 2 months, as long as moms and dads follow a few rules. Infant ear piercing at 2 months is arguably an ideal time because it coincides with the first round of vaccinations, including the tetanus vaccine.
Besides, is it bad to pierce baby ears?
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.
Why is Claire’s ear piercing bad?
Using piercing guns, like at Claire’s, causes massive trauma to the skin and flesh as instead of a hollow, sharp needle, the ear is pierced with a solid and fairly blunt earring, forced through the ear at speed. This can cause a lot of scarring, and the ear will take longer to heal.
“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.
You could get their ears pierced anytime after they have their 2 month shots. So, 2 months or later is perfectly fine! My daughter will be 3 months in 2 days and I got her ears pierced at 9 weeks old.
Any piercing, no matter who administers it, is a risk. Shopping mall kiosks are generally safe places to get your ears pierced, but it’s still a risk. You can schedule an appointment to have your ears pierced by a dermatologist or other healthcare professional.
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.
The quick answer: A piercing needle is much better than a piercing gun, for many reasons. Needles are generally cleaner, more accurate, and less painful than guns. … (Note: When it comes to the method used for the piercing—needles or piercing gun— the technique is as important as the aftercare techniques that follow.
Babies can also become fussy when sleeping as the piercings heal because of the discomfort involved after ear piercing, leading to colicky conditions. … Some doctors may recommend that you wait until the baby is at least 4 months old – especially if there are any health concerns with the baby.
Most guns force blunt-ended studs through the tissue of your ears, a painful process that can cause damage. … Piercing guns should never be used to pierce any area of the body except an earlobe. Do not use them on the harder cartilage of the ear. Ear cartilage can be shattered by guns.
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).