Mother/Daughter Ear Piercings, and Why We Went to a Tattoo Shop!

Why I Went to a Tattoo Shop to Get My Daughter’s Ears Pierced

I recently came across this great article spreading over Social Media on why a woman took her daughter to a Tattoo Shop to have her daughter’s ears pierced, rather than taking her to the Mall or a Salon to have it done with a Piercing Gun. Not too long ago I took Fireese and did just that, getting mine done as well!

One of our Instructors, Karen from Hamilton, also works as a body piercer and explained that having them done in a Tattoo Shop with the proper equipment (a sterile hollow needle and jewellery) was a lot safer than having it done with a Piercing Gun which can’t actually be sterilized – who knew! Not only is it safer this way, but also less painful. This was definitely the route that we’d be taking!

While Tattoo Shops can seem imitating to some, finding the right one can make the experience a comfortable one. Karen explained the entire procedure as she went along, and opened all the sterile equipment right in front of us to see. Fireese was so brave and barely flinched. She was so happy with her newly pierced ears!

At the tattoo shop getting my daughter’s ears pierced

A collage of a Mother and daughter getting ears pierced at a tattoo salon

Piercing done at by Karen Awesom who you can find at Eighth Empire Tattoos in Burlington, ON.

Getting your child’s ears pierced at a tattoo shop is a matter of personal preference, but there are a few reasons why some people may choose to do so. Here are some potential advantages:

Professionalism and expertise

Tattoo shops often have experienced piercers who specialize in body modifications, including ear piercings. These professionals have knowledge of proper sterilization techniques, use high-quality piercing equipment, and follow strict safety protocols. They can offer a higher level of expertise compared to some other establishments that offer ear piercing services.

Sterile and safe environment

Tattoo shops typically prioritize hygiene and maintain a sterile environment to prevent infections. They use single-use, sterile needles and follow strict protocols for cleaning and sanitizing their equipment. This focus on cleanliness can help reduce the risk of complications and ensure a safer piercing experience for your child.

Variety of jewelry options

Tattoo shops often offer a wide range of high-quality jewelry options for ear piercings. They may have a selection of earrings made from hypoallergenic materials, such as surgical-grade stainless steel or titanium, which can minimize the risk of allergic reactions or skin irritations. The availability of different styles and sizes can also provide more options for your child to choose from.

Knowledgeable aftercare guidance

Professional piercers at tattoo shops are typically well-versed in aftercare practices for ear piercings. They can provide detailed instructions on how to clean and care for the piercings to promote proper healing. Having access to their expertise can be beneficial, especially if it’s your child’s first piercing and you’re unsure about the best aftercare practices.

However, it’s important to note that not all tattoo shops may offer ear piercing services for children. It’s essential to research and find a reputable shop with experienced piercers who are comfortable working with children. Additionally, always ensure that your child is ready and willing to get their ears pierced and that appropriate consent is given. If you are looking to have your child’s ears pierced, I would highly recommend doing your research and going this route. Make sure to check out this article for more information on why making this choice is a good one!

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