** To keep us all safe from COVID-19, we are enforcing precautions such as masks, social distancing, & sanitizing. Up to 4-people per group allowed inside at a time.
New!! Near painless, quiet, non-scary ear piercing system. Safe & extra sanitary. PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE FOR A RESERVATION !! NEXT AVAIL: AUG 18th! Wed, Fri. & Sat. only. ** (Please call us to cancel appts, as we have a Waiting List !) 310-858-3805 ~Janet
[We are also open for jewelry repairs and appraisals.]
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 gun. 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, Gal Gadot, Michelle Kwan, Johnny Hallyday, Carsyn Rose, Kuba Ka & Nicola Peltz; Kids of David Beckham & Victoria Beckham, Al Pacino, Adam Sandler, Laura Dern, Patricia Velasquez, 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. Lidocaine or OraGel can be put on the front and back of your child’s earlobes before you leave for your appt.
Kids should be pretty responsible and listen well to their parents. Have your child pinch her earlobes with her fingernails (or yours), to feel what it's like first. (Scroll down to see photos... and ask your question down below.)
We now have an amazing new ear piercing system!! Cute piercing studs have thinner posts, so it's less painful & a quieter sound. Great for babies, anxious kids & everyone else.
We charge only $49 which includes double piercings & some earrings. New! 24K Gold on Superior Medical Grade Surgical Steel Studs. (+ $9 to $15). Also New! Some 14K & 18K Solid Gold choices (+$20 to $40), & Diamonds by special request 1 week in advance (+ $32 to $130).
I always clean the ears with alcohol, apply Neosporin/Pain Relief Cream so that the hole is safe, & offer ice paks. I mark the ear with a non-toxic pen. Remember: No two earlobes are exactly alike! (And one ear can heal faster than the other!)
I load the Sterilized Encapsulated Earrings into the Ear Piercing Tool & presto!
EAR PIERCING CARE & ADVICE
Wash hands and fingertips, 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 back & forth, 1/2 turns only (to avoid wrapping hair around the posts). Then apply Neosporin or similar, or MediSept Ear Care Solution with Q-tip in back. Twist back & forth again. If alcohol is too drying, use warm salt-water /saline, & apply Aquaphor if itching. Do this Routine only once a day. Bedtime is best.
Keep phones, hairspray, fingers & dogs' tongues away from ears - they transfer undesirable bacteria. Keep earphones & ends of eyeglasses clean. Sleep on a soft pillow. Be Careful with mask straps!! Swimming pools are OK after 24 hours.
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 2 months after piercing (4 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 small tubes!) Light-weight hoops or dangles & costume jewelry are also OK after 2 months.
*** 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!
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 or call me immediately, before removing the earring. Usually just remove, clean & re-insert earring w/ Neosporin on the post. Sometimes one ear heals faster than the other. That is common.
After 6 weeks, you may remove the piercing earrings yourself, or return to our professional ear piercer, so that she can inspect, smooth down your posts, & 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.