EAR PIERCING FOR CHILDREN
At Elemental Body Adornment, we love helping create a calm, fun, and positive first piercing experience, especially with our younger clients!
We pierce ears of anyone over the age of 5 who can express to us that this is what they want to do and can understand our process. For anyone under the age of 12, we have a required first consultation before a time is chosen. This is for us to gain your child's trust, and ensure we, and most importantly they, feel comfortable with us doing this service for them.
When you come in for your consult, we will give you a tour of the studio, our jewellery selection and explain the process and tools we use for the piercings. We always book the piercing appointments with the piercer who performed your consult, as well as a secondary piercer to offer a tandem service at no extra cost to you! Our favourite part of the consultation is selecting jewellery with your child to obtain a full range of prices, as well with our basic minimum to personalize the experience for your needs and the child's wants.
We pride ourselves on respecting their right to choose what they want done to their bodies, and never force or pressure them into any decision. Sometimes it's days, weeks or even years before they decide they are ready after the consult and that is okay! Our piercers are happy to perform multiple consults with your child if they are still unsure.
We always start with labret post style jewellery for children's lobe piercings. This has a flat disk on the back for comfort, and the ends typically are snap fit for security. We prefer this style of jewellery as it is less likely to be caught or moved like ring style jewellery. All of the jewellery we pierce with is implant grade Titanium, with either Titanium ends or solid 14k gold.
Some additional important information before getting you child's ears pierced:
- We do not recommend swimming for at least two months after having your ears pierced due to the amount of bacteria and potential for infection in bodies of water.
- Downsizing (shortening) the backings is recommended after 3 months. This makes the earrings more snug and comfy for continued wear once the swelling has gone down. This is simply the cost of the backings, we will happily insert them free of charge!
- The initial consult is $10 to pay for our COVID-19 PPE surcharge. We will take a $50 piercing fee deposit after the consult when we book the piercing appointment.
- We do not recommend using numbing cream before piercings as it makes it harder to achieve a straight piercing.