Is it OK to pierce my cartilage with a gun?

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.

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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.

Then, does Claire’s use a piercing gun? Claire’s started offering ear piercing services in 1978, several years after both Inverness and Studex introduced their own versions of the piercing gun. Affordable ear piercing services? Sounds great!

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