14k or 18k gold (available with needle piercings for ages 5 & up)
For ages 2 months & up choose from pure medical-grade materials the FDA has approved for use INSIDE the body, making them the safest choice for those with allergy concerns.
Medical-grade titanium is an implant grade metal safe for use inside the body.
Medical-grade plastic earrings have 0% latex, nickel or BPA, are super light weight, and great for anyone who wants to avoid the use of metal for the initial piercing.
Metals that are NOT used under any circumstances or recommended for new piercings: gold plated, gold filled, gold vermeil, sterling silver or stainless steel.
Babies are pierced with the Blomdahl medical ear piercing system that is only available through medical practitioners.
Proper placement is key to not only a beautiful piercing, but one that stands the test of time. This is where experience matters. After piercing thousands of ears, Rachel Smith has honed her skill set striving for aesthetic perfection in balance while providing a highly personalized service.
Sterile and disposable
Babies: The piercing is performed using a medical ear piercing system used exclusively by medical practitioners. Earrings are manufactured in Sweden and prepackaged in sterile cassettes. Anything that comes into direct contact with your skin is one-time use and disposed of after every client, therefore there is no chance of cross-contamination. We pierce babies with the Blomdahl medical ear piercing system.
Jewelry used with the Blomdahl system:
Children, teens & adults: Ages 5 & up can opt for a needle piercing instead of the Blomdahl piercing instrument.
Jewelry used with needle piercings:
There are ONLY 2 methods of piercing that exist:
1) Sterile hollow needle method where the needle pierces the ear.
2) Piercing gun or hand clamp where the jewelry itself is the mode of piercing. For safety reasons, Rachel Smith has chosen to use the Blomdahl system which she has successfully used for nearly a decade.
How to get the best results
Rachel Smith, RN will review your aftercare instructions in detail during your appointment.
Piercing studs are worn for 6-8 weeks for ear lobe piercings (minimum 3 months for cartilage), cleaned with saline spray, soap and water, and are not rotated. As a result of this "no touch" approach, we see extremely low infection rates.