Where to Go to Get Your Child’s Ears Pierced
- Pediatrician’s office: Not every pediatrician pierces ears, but if yours does, having your child’s ears pierced at the doctor’s office can be ideal. …
- Jewelry store: Many jewelry stores offer ear piercing, either for a fee or for free if you purchase a pair of earrings.
Additionally, when can I get my daughters ears pierced?
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.
Beside above, is Claire’s a safe place for ear piercing?
Our piercings are safe, simple and gentle. Claire’s ear piercing system requires no needles and are held to the highest hygiene standards. Our equipment is sanitized before and after every use and the instrument itself does not come into contact with the ear at any time.
What’s the best age to get ears pierced?
“Any time you puncture the skin, you open up the opportunity for infection, and because infants still have developing immune systems, I encourage parents to wait until their child is at least 6 months old to get her ears pierced,” says Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D., a Parents advisor and a pediatrician at Seattle Children’s …
Having your piercing artist using a piercing needle is classed as safer for your skin as the piercing gun is classed as blunt force trauma. This can damage the soft tissues in your earlobes. Overall, the piercing needle is usually the better option for most people.
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).
He noted that 12 is a popular age, but for parents who prefer to do it when their kids are younger, he recommends 4 months, since most babies have had a few tetanus shots by then. Kelly said 12 or 13, the age she got her second piercings, is the ideal age.
NumbSkin eliminates pain from piercing! It contains 5% lidocaine that is the strongest OTC anesthetic available. NumbSkin topical anesthetic cream is perfect for quick and localized processes causing pain and discomfort. Just apply it an hour before piercing and you’ll be amazed if there’s any needle in your skin.
There’s no reason to rotate your piercing. You could damage the delicate, healing skin by rotating the jewelry. In the past, rotating the jewelry was recommended, but it has been found to cause damage that can lead to infection and scarring. For happy healing, NEVER rotate your body jewelry.
The answer is complicated. You need to have your professional piercer examine the place where you want to be repierced. Sometimes the hole may not be completely healed in the inside- if the outsides of the hole are just closed it may be easy for your piercer to repierce you in the same place with little complication.
It’s normal to have some redness, swelling or pain for a couple of days after getting your ears pierced. But your ears should look and feel better each day. If you find that your ears do great and then suddenly start to become red, inflamed or crusty a week or two later, that’s usually a sign of infection.
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.
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.
never never never NEVER EVER get anything pierced at a claires or hair salon or anywhere that is not a professional tatoo or piercing parlor and that will use a piercing gun. They are not hygienic place and they use un hygienic equipment.