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.
Method of Choice
Gone are the days of the old-school, re-usable plastic guns, we use state-of-the art equipment that is cleaner and less scary! The strictly one-use system is more hygienic & individually packed in sterile boxes.
Still prefer needles? Skinkandy offer that too. Simply ask one of our piercers about your options and make the choice that’s right for you.
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 Piercings 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 SK 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 preferred 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 hypoallergenic 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?
We have ditched the guns for a safer, cleaner and less scary system. Needle piercing is still an option if you prefer. Have a chat to our piercers about your options and make the choice that’s right for you
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.
“My 9 year old and 4 year old girls got their ears pierced for the first time today and the staff were amazing. Explained everything to them. What they were doing, what was going to happen, joked with them and made them comfortable. Gave them a certificate and lolly pop too. Staff wore masks and gloves. The place was very clean. Reasonably priced. Staff were on time for our appointment. I can’t really complain about anything!” – Rebecca, Fountain Gate, June 2020