Safe Piercings for Your Little Ones
Saying that we love piercings kid’s ears sounds kind of weird. But it’s actually really cool. The wee little gals and guys who come in with their parents are super special to us. The SkinKandy Squad are specialist Piercers, proud of every piercing we do, and that means ensuring that every customer, both big and teeny-tiny, have a great experience.
In an industry that sometimes comes across as a bit, well… scary… we provide a safe and family-friendly environment using industry leading equipment and maintaining strict hygiene practices.
Here are some of the services we offer for our little customers:
Double Operator Piercings
Double Operator Piercings involve two of our highly-trained Piercers piercing each ear at the exact same time. This ensures the process is super quick for your little one.
Gun Free Piercings
We use state-of-the-art, gun-free equipment which is safer and less scary than the old-school piercing guns. Importantly, they’re also more hygienic, individually packed in sterilised boxes for single use.
We have a large range of initial piercing jewellery to choose from. Then, once your child’s ears are healed, we have loads of high-quality studs and sleepers in all kinds of designs.
Children’s Ear Piercing FAQs
What are the benefits of a double operator?
Having two operators means that both ears can be pierced at exactly the same time. The piercing is over and done with before they know it and there is no risk of your child not wanting to do the second ear!
Is everything clean and sterile?
Some of our SkinKandy Squad are Mothers and Fathers as well, so we know first-hand that as a parent you want to make sure your child is in good hands. Rest assured, we operate in an extremely clean and sterile environment, maintaining industry-leading hygiene procedures.
How long does the piercing take?
The piercing itself takes only a second! However, we recommend allowing 10-15 minutes to choose jewellery, get comfortable in the piercing clinic and correctly position the earrings.
How do I look after the piercings, what aftercare do I need?
We recommend investing in an aftercare spray. We have a number of high-quality aftercare options available at all SkinKandy stores. You will need to clean the piercing, following the instructions on your aftercare spray, for approximately 8 weeks. As well as doing your best to ensure your child isn’t touching, twisting or turning the piercing.
Do I have to make a booking?
We do recommend making a booking for double operators so that we can ensure two piercers are available at your prefered time.
What jewellery do you recommend?
We generally recommend titanium jewellery for initial piercings. It is a premium quality metal that is 60% lighter than other metals, which puts less weight on little lobes. Titanium is also hypoallergic with no nickels or alloys, promoting faster healing. We have a great variety in-store and our SkinKandy Squad can talk you through the different options to suit your child.
Do you use a piercing gun?
No way! We use a superior gun-free piercing method. It’s less scary as there is no loud bang, just a little click sound. Importantly, it’s also more hygienic, individually packed in sterilised boxes for single use only.
How old do children have to be before they can have their ears pierced?
We can pierce children from 6 months old if their earlobes are big enough. If the lobes are too small it can cause earring posts to push against their heads and be painful. For this reason, if we deem earlobes are too small we will not pierce them.
Does every piercer have experience doing kids lobes?
Absolutely! The SkinKandy Squad are all highly trained piercers with experience piercing children’s lobes.
“Very happy with the service we received today from Stacey & Allie, they were great with my 10 & 12 year old daughters who were excited but a bit nervous about getting their ears pierced. Also very pleased with their hygiene practices. Definitely happy to recommend SkinKandy Chermside to anyone considering piercings.” Rebecca, Chermside, July 2017