I have 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 Tatoo Parlor or Claire's in the noisy mall. No teenaged trainees, no needles, no infections due to costume or alloyed earrings. Our ear piercing is safe and clean. I have pierced ears of Doctors, Nurses, & a Rabbi. I even pierced Sharon Stone, Kristin Davis, Nicola Peltz, & Roxanne Pulitzers' ears.
We only charge $35 including the earrings. Call for an appointment, Wed. Fri. & Sat. only. (NEXT AVAILABLE IS JUNE 26th, 10:30 AM) (310)858-3805. ~Janet
Many people have thanked me for such a great experience in our store. I will pierce ears of people from ages 6 years & up, and for young children we prefer a parent and an extra 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! I get great results, & happy parents! Remember: No two earlobes are exactly alike! Scroll down to see the photos and FAQ below.
I always clean the ears with alcohol, and use Neosporin/Pain Relief Cream. I use only high quality, 24K Gold on Surgical Steel studs, so that the hole is clean. I mark the ear with a non-toxic pen. I load the earring into the sterlized Ear Piercing Tool & Presto! Click to view the SAFE & CLEAN EAR PIERCING STUDS and EAR PIERCING GUN.
AFTER-PIERCING CARE & ADVICE
Wash hands and fingertips thoroughly, or use hand sanitizer before touching earrings or ears.
Dip a new Q-tip in Isopropyl alcohol and apply between the earring and your ear in front and in back. Twist studs 2 - 3 times, back and forth, 1/2 turns only (to avoid wrapping hair around the posts). Then apply Neosporin Cream or MediSept Ear Care Solution. Twist back and forth. Do this once a day. (Bedtime is easier to remember.) If alcohol is too drying, use a washcloth soaked in warm salt-water or Aquaphor.
In between cleansing, keep ears dry. After shampooing, make sure to rinse your ears. Apply alcohol or Ear Care Solution and gently fan or blow-dry your ears when possible.
Keep cell phones, hairspray & fingers away from the ear - they attract undesirable dirt and bacteria. Keep eyeglasses clean. Sleep on a soft pillow. No swimming pools the first day (chlorine).
Keep 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 earrings with alcohol or Neosporin before quickly inserting them. Also clean off the earrings that you just took out.
Use only post style earrings for the first 4 months after piercing (12 months for cartilage). The post should be surgical steel or other hypo-allergenic material, such as 14K or 18K solid gold - no costume. Sterling silver (stamped 925) is OK after 4 months, but costume or base-metal earrings often annoy the ear. Light-weight hoops or dangles are OK after 4 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 undue pain/swelling/redness occurs at any time, seek medical advice immediately, before removing the ear-piercing stud. If ears feel chafed, apply Aquaphor.
*** 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 freely. Sometimes kidney wires, fish-hooks or leverbacks leave more "room to breathe."
Best to remove and clean your earrings every month or so, & keep some earrings in for at least a year, so they don't close up!!
After 6 weeks, you may choose to remove the training earrings yourself, or return to our professional ear piercer, so that she can inspect & approve you, & switch to your new earrings!
FAQ and Comments: (You can ask me questions on our MerchantCircle Blog. Scroll down to the end of those comments and add yours. 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, 2009 [Read more & ask your question on MerchantCircle.com]