CHILDREN'S EAR PIERCINGS
Safe Piercings for Your Little Ones
Saying that we love piercings kid’s ears sounds kind of weird. But it’s actually really cool. The little gals and guys who come in with their parents are super special to us. The SkinKandy Squad are specialist Piercers, proud of every piercing we do, and that means ensuring that every customer, both big and teeny-tiny, have a great experience.
In an industry that sometimes comes across as a bit, well… scary… we provide a safe and family-friendly environment using industry-leading equipment and maintaining strict hygiene practices.
This is where two of our professional piercers perform the piercing together at the same time. This helps ensure the process is nice and quick for your child.
Gone are the days of the old-school, re-usable plastic guns! We use a device that is individually packaged, single-use and sterile, ensuring a safer, more hygienic procedure. It is also more gentle and quiet than the old school piercing guns, making for a nicer experience for your child.
At SkinKandy, from 13 years old onwards we offer needles as a method of choice. Simply ask one of our piercers about your options and make the choice that’s right for you.
Not only do we stock a large range of initial piercing jewellery (including titanium and solid 14kt gold), we also have a range of high-quality studs and sleepers in all kinds of fun designs to change to when the piercings are healed.
Children’s Ear Piercings FAQs
Having two operators means that both ears can be pierced at the same time. The piercing is over and done with before they know it and there is no risk of your child not wanting to do the second ear!
Some of our SkinKandy Squad are parents as well, so we know firsthand that as a parent you want to make sure your child is in good hands. Rest assured, we operate in an extremely clean and sterile environment, maintaining industry-leading hygiene practices.
The piercing itself takes only a second! However, it is best to allow an overall 10-15 minutes to choose the jewellery, get comfortable in the clinic and choose the correct placement.
We recommend cleaning the piercings for a minimum of 6-8 weeks with an alcohol-free aftercare solution which is available in all stores. It is important not to touch the piercings, including twisting the jewellery. For cleaning directions, follow the instructions on your aftercare card provided by your piercer.
We suggest making a booking for the double operator service so that we can ensure two piercers are available at your preferred time. Weekends and holidays are some of our busiest times, so it’s a good idea to call ahead on the day to make sure we have a free space for you.
Titanium jewellery is great for initial piercings. It is a premium quality metal that is up to 60% lighter than other metals, putting less weight on little lobes. Titanium is also hypoallergenic with no nickel or alloys, promoting faster healing. We have a large variety in store and our SkinKandy Squad can talk you through the different options to suit your child.
We can pierce children’s ear lobes from 6 months, pending an in-house anatomy consultation. If their lobes are too small, it can cause the jewellery to be uncomfortable and cause problems with healing. It can also cause the piercings to migrate as they grow. For these reasons, if we deem earlobes to be too small, we will not pierce them.
Absolutely! The SkinKandy Squad are all highly trained and have experience piercing children’s ears.
We will never force your child if they are showing signs of not wanting to get pierced. We won’t open the jewellery from the sterile package until the procedure is ready to go and will communicate with your child to make sure they are still happy to go ahead. If they’ve changed their mind before the earrings have been opened, no worries!
Our standard piercings using stainless steel jewellery start from $40 - other more advanced piercings range from $50 and up. We highly
recommend upgrading to titanium to promote better healing. A titanium upgrade starts at just $10, or $15 for premium implant grade internally threaded titanium. We have an awesome range of beautiful tops to add on to the internally threaded titanium option, starting from only $20! You can check out our full price menu here:
Each SkinKandy Squad member must obtain a nationally accredited infection control certificate before they can pierce independently. In most states this certificate is not
required, but we like to set our standards high across the board! Once they hold this certificate and have a thorough understanding of our standards and values, they are put through our extensive in-house piercing training program where they are supervised by a senior piercer to perfect their technique in stages. Newbies are encouraged to increase their skillset at a pace that is suited to them to ensure they are competent and confident before being allowed to pierce unsupervised.
Make sure you’ve eaten something substantial within 4 hours before your appointment to help make sure you don’t feel dizzy afterwards and consider bringing a sugary drink and a salty snack with you…just in case 😉 Remember to bring appropriate ID (photo ID is required in most cases), and all clients are required to complete a consent form and address any pre-existing conditions or medications that may affect your ability to get pierced. It can help to arrive 10 minutes early to your appointment to give you plenty of time to fill out these details.
Never remove or rotate the jewellery when cleaning a fresh piercing, and don’t pick at them with your fingers! Try letting the water from a warm shower run over your piercing to gently loosen and wash away any build up. Use your aftercare spray directly onto the site twice a day, and carefully dry the area surrounding your piercing with a clean cotton tip or make up pad - without touching the piercing site itself or the jewellery. Make sure the aftercare you have is alcohol-free
and in date. If you don’t have one already, come and grab one from us!