Why bloodflower? I don't follow piercing threads on here. But they were incredibly hygienic with new gloves, new aprons, washed in hot water in front of me, wiped the seat first with anti bac wipes, used new sealed equipment, wiped her ears carefully first etc. I don't understand?
I had mine done in a professional jewellers in Henley on Thames once an adult and their care wasn't any better.
What am I missing? Because I wouldn't want to recommend Clare's to a friend if you know something I don't
I've not been to Claire's. I took my DD to a proper piercing studio and they still used a piercing gun. I think some people (including many mumsnetters) are extremely evangelical about using needles only for piercing. While I do see the research behind it, thousands of people get their ears pierced with guns all the time without any problems at all. Some people prefer the piercing to be very quick and painless as possible. I think the gun provides that.