Is your child asking to have her ears pierced? If you aren’t sure what to expect or want to help prepare your child, here are some tips for finding the perfect ear place.
See what questions your child might have
Ear piercing is a big milestone. With older children, it’s important to discuss any questions they have about the process and whether they understand the responsibility that comes with ensuring a new piercing heals safely. Are they prepared to follow the aftercare instructions and protect their new piercing?
Find nearby locations and visit them
Visiting ear piercing locations in advance can provide you and your child peace of mind about the ear piercing process and help you find the location that best fits your needs. If possible, see if you can watch a piercing take place so that you and your child will know what to expect. Ask the store associate to show you the ear piercing equipment and walk you through the ear piercing steps so that you can all feel prepared for the event. Inverness is used by retail stores, pharmacies, beauty salons, medical offices, and jewelry stores throughout the US and over 40 countries worldwide. Use our store locator to find the closest locations near you.
Set a date
After you’ve found the right location, it’s time to set a date. Look at your schedules to factor in school commitments, time of year, sports, and other extracurricular activities. It’s important to choose a date that works for everyone and ensures your child can properly protect and care for their new piercing.
Celebrate this milestone
Ear piercing – especially the first one – is an important rite of passage in a child’s life and one they will remember the rest of their life. When their day finally comes, it’s time to celebrate! Be sure to take lots of photos so you can share the occasion with family and friends. You might even consider having a special meal or treat afterwards to celebrate.
For more information about safe and gentle ear piercing, visit www.invernesscorp.com