What is an Ear Piercing Gun vs. Instrument?

At Inverness, we’re often asked why we use the word “instrument” rather than “gun” to describe our Ear Piercing System. While the ear piercing “gun” and the ear piercing “instrument” may look similar, here are the major differences:

Unlike our specially-engineered, hand-pressured instrument, piercing guns are spring-loaded and loud. Piercing guns “shoot” the piercing earring through the lobe, making for a less gentle ear piercing process. In contrast, our human-powered instrument is designed to pierce the ear quickly and accurately in one smooth, quiet, hand-pressured motion.

Our patented system pierces ears safely and quickly in 3 easy steps using our hand-pressured instrument and sterile, pre-sealed hypoallergenic piercing earrings. You may see similar systems used in the marketplace, but only Inverness has fully-enclosed earring capsules and the patented Inverness Safety Back™.

Our fully-enclosed earring capsules guarantee the safest ear piercing possible by preventing the piercing earring and Safety Back™ from being exposed to possible contaminants prior to piercing. The patented Inverness Safety Back™ is designed to shield the sharp piercing tip and prevent the earring back from being squeezed too tight. This promotes safer healing by allowing proper air flow while the piercing heals.

Our sterile, hypoallergenic piercing earrings come in a wide range of styles and metal choices. All of our earrings feature ultra-thin piercing posts with an extra-sharp piercing tip that glide easily through the earlobe for a gentle piercing experience.

So where can you find the Inverness Ear Piercing System being used? The Inverness Ear Piercing System is used in mall stores, salons, jewelry stores, department stores, body piercing shops, pharmacies and doctors’ offices in over 40 countries around the globe. Visit our store locator (link) or contact us if you need help finding the Inverness location nearest you.