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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...

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. 

Everyone's earlobes are slightly asymmetric, that is, they don't perfectly “match” so the ears are marked with a special skin marker in order to achieve the best possible visual symmetry. 

Before we start the procedure, we will ask you to sign an informed consent form that reviews some the risks listed below.

 

Infection: Though the risk of infection from ear lobe piercing is very low, it does occur on occasion. We try to eliminate this risk altogether by...

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. 

Re-piercing ears is a somewhat common scenario. We are able to safely re-pierce the ear(s) by steering clear of any scar tissue as it does not contain adequate blood flow to enable proper healing. During these appointments considerable time is spent to achieve not only...

Numbing cream is an option, however, almost all babies will cry for a minute or so after the piercing is completed. It is often compared to the reaction of getting a vaccination. Babies must weigh at least 11 lbs to use the numbing cream. 

  • You are guaranteed the service of a Registered Nurse who has extensive experience in ear piercing. Proper placement is crucial therefore you will get as much time as you need to be satisfied with the markings prior to piercing. 

  • The Blomdahl Med...

For babies, the ideal age to pierce is between 2 and 8 months but we will do the piercings up to the age of 12 months in the office (and up to 15 months for a house call).  After that, we recommend piercing at around the age of 5 when the child is able to sit still dur...

We perform ear piercing for babies, children and adults. We pierce babies aged 2-12 months and then start again at the age of 6. We do not pierce toddlers and very young children because we feel that a child must be able to sit still during the piercing process and als...

For adults we highly recommend that you do NOT consider additional

piercings if you've had any past issues with scarring/keloiding. There is

no guarantee that you will not develop a keloid as a result of ear piercing. 

Keloids can become a very serious issue and in some c...

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