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No, you may not use your own earrings for piercing. Our special piercing studs are pre-packaged in sterile cassettes specifically designed to be used with the Blomdahl® Medical Ear Piercing system. You will be able to use your own earrings in 6 weeks when the piercing...

We pierce babies ages 2 months-12 months, children 6 years & up, includingteens and adults.  

If you have a toddler, we always encourage our clients to wait a few years because a toddler is too strong to properly restrain and too young to fully understand the pierc...

Our piercing studs all have a special medical-grade plastic backing that is "sealed" on and can only be removed by first toggling the backing back and forth with some force to loosen the plastic.

 If you try to just pull off the backing like a regular earring, in all li...

For the first year after your piercing we recommend 14k/18k/22k gold, platinum or medical-grade earrings.  We carry a full line of earrings in the Soho office that have been specifically chosen for the new earring wearer. All of our earrings have backings that are both...

We use 2 different methods depending on the age and/or needs of the client: 

1) For infants we use a medical ear piercing system which is exclusively carried by medical professionals. For this type of piercing, we use medical-grade titanium or medical-grade plastic earr...

At CLINICAL EAR PIERCING we pierce ear lobes and select cartilage piercings such as the helix and "flat".  We do not pierce the tragus, daith, conch, and rook.  All cartilage piercings are done using pre-packaged, sterile, disposable needles. Please note that...

Your newly pierced ears will heal faster and will be less prone to infection if they are not touched. Rotating will cause irritation or injury of the new piercings. A piercing is essentially a puncture wound that heals around a piece of jewelry. The skin inside the tun...

Use gentle liquid soap and warm water 1-2x daily while in the shower during the initial 6-8 week healing period. We recommend Dr Bronner's castile soaps diluted to less than 50%. Additionally, you should be spraying your ears with sterile saline mist 2-3x a day. We car...

By checking the box on our appointment booking page, you are agreeing to our terms of service and cancellation policy. We book by appointment in order to limit the waiting time for our clients. Once a client books an appointment with us, we have reserved this block of...

After you remove the initial piercing studs we recommend that for the first year you wear earrings made from 14/18/22k yellow gold, platinum OR medical-grade earrings to prevent development of a nickel allergy.

We carry a full line of medical-grade earrings, 14k/18k yel...

Yes, it really works! Keep in mind that pain tolerance can vary, therefore some clients will report not feeling the piercing at all, while others will tell us they felt a little pinch. 

The purpose of the house call is to bring the Registered Nurse performed ear piercing experience to you, for the utmost in privacy and convenience. At the time of the house call you will be able to choose from the exact same selection of piercing studs that we have in...

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