What to know about Children's Ear Piercings

At this point in time and space I would like to think we all have a mild understanding of the risks involved with disposable piercing “guns.” They create extreme trauma to the tissue being piercing, are never able to be properly sterilized, and are ALWAYS operated by someone who has not been trained to pierce properly. Any 16 year old can get a job at mall kiosk offering ear piercings after practicing on ear shaped cardboard and if that doesn’t scare you I don’t know what will. For more information about risks associated with ear piercing guns, The Association of Professional Piercers has some great information, just click here

Understand your child deserves a safe piercing procedure in addition to proper jewelry.
What do I mean? I mean that jewelry needs to be biocompatible and safe for longterm wear. Properly styled jewelry is going to consist of smooth, polished components including disks or beads on the backside of the ear. This comfortable backing is a game changer in earrings and piercings alike.

Having this backing that was built with longterm wear in mind ensures the jewelry isn’t going to cause discomfort or damage tissue while sleeping or just living through what life throws at us. Aside from comfortability if you are visiting a reputable piercer you are getting Implant Grade Jewelry. The same stuff you would get if you had any kind of medical implant like a hip replacement, pin etc. Properly made body jewelry Manufacturer’s provide Mill Certifications showing that the materials they are producing are in fact implant grade titanium.”Surgical” and “stainless” Steel are fake news. If you ask your piercer for a Mill Certification and they don’t know what you are talking about, re-evaluate your options and seek a professional Piercer. SAFEPIERCING.ORG has an online database where you can see a member of the Association of Professional Piercers in your area. The APP Also has tons of information on what types of jewelry are suitable for initial piercings, for more Education on this click here