**CALL AHEAD FOR A RESERVATION !! Wed. Fri. & Sat. **NEXT AVAIL. APPTS: FEB 22, FEB 27, MAR 1, MAR 2** (Please call to cancel, as we have a Waiting List !) 310-858-3805 ~Janet :)
I have over 20 YEARS of Ear Piercing Experience. I am certified by Studex, the best ear piercing studs manufacturer in the USA. No need for you to go to a Tattoo Parlor or the noisy mall. No teenaged trainees, no needles, no infections due to bad earrings. Our ear piercing is safe and sanitary. I've pierced ears of Doctors, Nurses, & a Rabbi. I've discreetly pierced Jane Fonda, Sharon Stone, Kristin Davis, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Johnny Hallyday, Kuba Ka, & Nicola Peltz; Kids of the Beckhams, Al Pacino, Adam Sandler, Laura Dern, Greg Kinnear, Lena Dunham, Geena Davis, Lolita Davidovich, Fred Savage, David Yorkin, Conan O'Brien & Martin Landau/Barbara Bain; Ballerina Theresa Farrell, Tia Riebling, Dena Dietrich, & Roxanne Pulitzers' ears. (We do NOT announce when they're here.)
I pierce and re-pierce ears of people usually from age 7 to 99. For babies 3 months & up and young children, please bring a helper.
Kids should be pretty responsible and listen well to their parents. Have your child pinch her earlobes with her fingernails to feel what it's like first, or snap her thumb with a rubber band! (Scroll down to see photos... and ask your question down below.)
We charge only $49 which includes many earrings: 24K Gold on Medical Grade Surgical Steel Studs. We now have a wonderful new ear piercing system!! Cute studs have thinner posts, so it's less painful & quieter sound. Great for babies, anxious kids & everyone else. (Cost is $5 to $10 extra). Also New! 14K Gold choices (+$22 - $30), & now you can request sm. diamonds with 1 week advance call (+ $32 to $100).
I always clean the ears with alcohol, apply Neosporin/Pain Relief Cream so that the hole is safe. I mark the ear with a non-toxic pen, & offer ice paks. Remember: No two earlobes are exactly alike! (And one ear can heal faster than the other!)
I load the earrings into the sterilized Ear Piercing Tool & presto!
EAR PIERCING CARE & ADVICE
Wash hands and fingertips thoroughly, or use hand sanitizer before touching earrings or ears.
Dip a Q-tip in Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and apply between the earring and your ear in front and in back. Twist studs 2x, back & forth, 1/2 turns only (to avoid wrapping hair around the posts). Then apply Neosporin or Polysporin Cream or MediSept Ear Care Solution. Twist back & forth. Do this only once a day. Bedtime is best. (You can stop Neosporin after 5 weeks if you want.)
If alcohol is too drying, use warm salt-water /saline, or apply Aquaphor if itching.
Keep phones, hairspray, fingers & pets' tongues away from ears - they transfer undesirable bacteria. Keep earphones & ends of eyeglasses clean. Sleep on a soft pillow. Swimming pools after 24 hours is OK.
Keep these studs in ears for 6 weeks continuously. (12 weeks for cartilage) After 6 (or 12) weeks the piercing studs can be removed, and other post-type earrings may be worn continuously. **Remember to sterilize any new or used earrings with alcohol before inserting them.**
Use only post style earrings for the first 3 months after piercing (6 months for cartilage). The post should be 14K or 18K solid gold, surgical steel or other hypo-allergenic material. Sterling silver (stamped 925) is OK after 2 months, but some made in China can bother the ears. Backings should be good quality too. (No hard plastic tubes!) Light-weight hoops or dangles & costume jewelry are also OK after 3 months.
Minor pain/redness may occur immediately - this is normal. This should settle within 24 to 48 hours provided proper after-care procedure is carried out. If pain/swelling/redness occurs at any time, seek medical advice immediately, before removing the earring. Usually just remove, clean & re-insert earring w/ Neosporin on the tip.
*** After the 6 weeks, re-apply alcohol and/or Neosporin every month, and whenever you feel sensitivity in your ear lobes. Check behind your ears to make sure the backing is not too tight! You should be able to twist the earring. Sometimes kidney wires, fish-hooks or leverbacks leave more "room to breathe."
Best to remove and clean your earrings every month or so, but keep some earrings in all the time for at least a year, so they don't close up!! **Sleep with earrings in!** No empty holes!
After 6 weeks, you may remove the training earrings yourself, or return to our professional ear piercer, so that she can inspect & switch to your new earrings!
FAQ and Comments: (You can ask me questions by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I personally answer every one.)
Hi Alexis, I believe that 30-40 minutes will be ok after 3 weeks. My customer changed her cartilage earring after a month. She began doing the cleaning/twisting routine twice a day (instead of once) in preparation. Bring Neosporin creme to your race to help put the earring back in (put it on the earring tip). Good luck! ~Janet
Comment by Janet Rothstein on 12:00 PM September 09.