DD7 really wants her ear done, understands it hurts and she need to take care of them. Plus I won't let her wear anything but studs. The last two weeks she has been in alot of pain because she put her neck out. She's also had a tough time trying to get it back in place. She been so brave that I promised I would look in to having her ears done when she's better. The neck back in place but still sore so will wait till the end of term (wednesday) but where do you go. I had mine done twice in my teens a house of fraser but I know they don't do it now. Plus looking for some where they will do both ear at the same time.
most hairdressers do it and despite what people think they are trained and qualified! my friend is a hairdresser. to work unsupervised in a salon you have to have passed level 3 and you get trained to do ear piercing in level 3!
phone around your local hairdressers. while training in college you get provided with a piercing gun/scissors etc so most salons will have more than one gun as each member of staff should have their own from when they trained! my dd got both of hers done at the same time in a salon
tattooist are meant to be better as they do it with a needle not a gun which is meant to leave less scarring should she decide to take them out! but most tattoo places around here wont even let under 18s in the shop let alone do any piercings on them.
Might not be the most popular reply, but would you consider taking her to a piercer? It will be done with a needle and will be so much less painful (and more accurate) than piercing with a gun, which is really quite barbaric.
Was hoping to take her to a piercing place's near by olny found two. One uses a gun and wouldn't go their(friend been their and walked out without a piercing). The other place don't use a gun but very simular way of piercing.
Just some info - to be trained in ear piercing you only have to do a 2 day course (and pay around £40). I work in a college and most of the 16/17 beauty students are now "qualified" (not that I'd let them near me!)
I had my 2nd ear piercing done at claires about 8 years ago, i still have trouble with them now. My 3rd was done at a local tattoist about 6 years ago, was only £5 with gold plated studs, i haven't had any problems this time round. If i ever decide that i want a forth set of holes i'll go straight back to the tattoist.
I go to Elan Medical Skin Clinic in Rayleigh. The piercing is done using sterile 9ct gold earrings and the Clinic room is spotless.
Thanks for this posting, it's good to have a local recommendation. It's reassuring to know that it's regulated, and led by an experienced nurse. Ear piercing is a relatively simple procedure, but when it comes to our kids we always want the best!