‘Cartilage should always be pierced with a needle. A piercing gun isn’t designed for cartilage, only soft tissue and even then I wouldn’t recommend it. Piercing cartilage with a gun can create hardcore hypertrophic scarring and even blow it up.
Keeping this in consideration, is it good to get your cartilage pierced at Claire?
An experienced piercer using a piercing needle is really the safest way to do it. … Claire’s amateur piercers do pierce the cartilage on the outside of the ear but do not do other cartilage piercings like the tragus or daith. That said, I do not recommend getting pierced at Claire’s.