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 earlobes 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 10, 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, your piercer will give you a tour of the studio, explain the process and tools we use for the piercings, and answer any questions. A fun part of the consultation is selecting jewellery with your child to obtain a full range of prices. We love personalizing the experience for your child's wants, as well as your needs, to prepare for their special day.
Our goal is to help create a special memory of them choosing to be brave and choosing to shine!
Only YES means YES!
We pride ourselves on respecting everybody's right to choose what they want done to their bodies, and we will never force or pressure any decision. Sometimes it's days, weeks or even years before they decide they are ready after the initial consult and that is okay! We are happy to perform multiple consults with your child if they are still unsure and have questions.
We will not perform piercings unless the person getting pierced gives full and enthusiastic consent!
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 are snap fit for security. We choose this style of jewellery as it is less likely to be moved and irritated like ring style jewellery. All of the jewellery we pierce with is implant grade Titanium, with either Titanium ends or solid 14k gold, with options starting at $44.98 per stud.
Some additional important information before getting you child's ears pierced:
- The initial consult fee is $10. During the appointment we will go over the tools and process of ear piercing, answer any questions, explain what consent is and look at jewellery options.
- 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 2 months. This makes the earrings more snug and comfy for continued wear once the swelling has gone down. We offer 20% off the cost of the backings, and we will happily insert them free of charge!
- We do not recommend using numbing cream before piercings as it makes it harder to achieve a straight piercing.