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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...

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...

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...

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...

We pierce with hypoallergenic medical-grade titanium or medical-grade plastic which are both considered safe for those with allergies. After the initial 6-8 week healing period it will be time to change out of the piercing studs and into regular, standard size earrings...

Although it doesn't happen very often, occasionally a backing may fall off and go unnoticed long enough for the earring to then fall out. We strongly advise clients to ALWAYS have a backup earring available immediately during THE ENTIRE FIRST YEAR of the piercing to av...

For medical-grade materials such as medical-grade titanium or medical-grade plastic, we recommend that you wear your piercing studs for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 8 weeks. Since these are piercing studs with slightly thicker posts than regular earrings, they...

For adults and children we offer the choice 14k/18k gold as well as medical-grade titanium or medical-grade plastic. 

For infants we only use medical-grade titanium or medical-grade plastic materials for the posts and backings since these are the most hypoallergeni...

For those with thicker earlobes, we carry ear piercing studs with longer length posts allowing  adequate air circulation around the new piercing as it heals so that it may remain clean and dry. 

No, because the medical-grade plastic butterfly completely covers the sharp point of the post. Also, the butterfly has a sealed back so that the post cannot protrude through the butterfly. The only part that comes into contact with the skin is the sealed and smooth bac...

Our medical-grade piercing studs are designed with thicker posts (1.3mm) than a standard sized earring post (1.0mm). After the initial 6-week healing stage, the piercing studs are permanently removed. Standard sized posts can then be easily inserted into the slightly l...

1) For babies and children we use pure, homogenous, medical-grade titanium and medical-grade plastic earrings which are both considered the safest hypoallergenic earrings to use. For babies and children, you may switch into 14k/18k gold earrings after the initial 6-8 w...

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