Coming of Age: Getting My Ears Pierced

Getting a first ear piercing is a significant and cherished milestone in the United States and around the world. No matter when or how your child is pierced, a first ear piercing is an event to be celebrated. Here are a few ideas for making the most out of your child’s first ear piercing experience.

Have a Piercing Party

Piercing parties are becoming increasingly popular, especially for younger children who are getting their ears pierced for the first time. A piercing party can consist of just a few close friends who want to be present during the piercing process or a group of friends who choose to share this milestone together. Having friends around can help make the experience more fun for everyone involved. Inviting a friends who’ve already been pierced can also be helpful since they can help you child know what to expect. Be sure to call or visit your chosen piercing location in advance to review your plans and reserve a time for your group.

Make a Day of It

Ear piercing is an event that can be celebrated at any time of the year. Many choose to get a new piercing for the start of the new school year or to celebrate a special birthday. You can help make this milestone even more special for your child by planning to take your child out to lunch, dinner or ice cream after their piercing. It’s sure to be a day you both will remember.

Special Earrings

For safe healing, your child will need to keep their starter piercing earrings in their ears 24/7 for 6 weeks while their piercing heals (12 weeks for a cartilage piercing) and follow their aftercare instructions carefully. To reward your child for taking good care of their piercing, you might surprise your child with a new pair of earrings to wear after their piercing heals – or you can shop together.

Find the Right Location

However you choose to celebrate your child’s first ear piercing, the first step is finding a location that provides a safe and gentle ear piercing experience. If possible, visit the location in advance to review their ear piercing procedure and selection of hypoallergenic piercing earrings.

The Inverness piercing system is used in over 40 countries around the world. Use our store locator to help find Inverness ear piercing locations near you.