Whether you’re a parent contemplating your child’s first ear piercing or an adult thinking about your first or next piercing; read up and educate yourself. Ask yourself the following questions so you can fully enjoy this exciting event.
When Should I Get Pierced?
This is a question we face either for ourselves or our child who is hoping to be pierced. Health and safety are the most important factors to consider before choosing a piercing location for ourselves and our children. Are you willing to take on the aftercare that new piercings require? Do you have any activities or planned vacations that will affect your ability to take care of a new piercing? These are the two most important questions to ask before deciding to be pierced.
Where Should I Get My Piercing?
Safe ear piercing is offered in a wide variety of locations: department stores, mall accessory stores, doctors’ offices, and salons. Whether you prefer the convenience of a department or accessory store or the privacy of a doctor’s office or salon, be sure that the location you choose uses a sterile ear piercing system like Inverness. The Inverness System is designed for ease of use in all types of settings and pierces ears safely and gently in three easy steps.
How Do I Choose the Best Piercing Earrings?
Piercing earrings come in a wide range of fun styles, but the first factor to consider when choosing your piercing earrings is metal choice. The most common options are: 14KT gold, 24KT gold plate, medical grade stainless steel, and medical grade titanium. Be sure that the piercing earrings you choose meet global standards for nickel content. For people with known nickel allergies, we recommend medical grade titanium which is 100% nickel-free.
Nickel is a common metal allergen and is used to strengthen many metal alloys. ALL Inverness piercing earrings meet the most stringent global standards for nickel release requirements (European Union Nickel Release Directive 2004/96/EC, No. 1907/2006, REACH Annex XVII)
Plus, all Inverness piercing earrings come with the unique patented Inverness Safety Back™ which 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.
Ear piercing is a great way to express your individual style. We hope this information helps you make a more informed choice when choosing the right place for your ear piercing.