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Help a Mom: Where to get child's ears pierced

Posted August 21, 2012

Here's a question from a local mom:

Our 8-year-old daughter has earned the right to get her ears pierced. I'd love a recommendation or two on where to take her to get it done.

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  • ttlwilliams Aug 23, 2012

    I would recommend a pediatric office as well. The price is not that much more and you have the peace of mind that the equipment has been sterilized. I took my daughter to stepping stone pediatrics off of durant road. It was $40 including earrings.

  • snowl Aug 22, 2012

    Hey, I agree with those who think Clare's in the mall is FINE. My daughter got her ears done their over 10 years ago and with proper care, that she did herself, she never had any problems. The doctors want you to think that they are better, that's business! Too each his own experience when it comes to medical stuff.

  • pinkuh Aug 22, 2012

    Dr's office or a tattoo/piercing parlor would be the best places to go.

    I have 11 piercings, but I have been pierced on the upwards of 27 times. I tried to get my cartilage done at the mall several times, and every time it got infected and didn't heal. Since those experiences I have gone to a piercer and have never looked back. I have also never gotten an infection from a professional piercer.

  • americaneel Aug 22, 2012

    Ok...Inquiring minds want to know, which place did she pick??? Come on Sara, don't leave us hanging.

  • Moonlight Aug 22, 2012

    Didn't know doctor offices did piercings...would def. go there.

    My original suggestion would be a fine jewelry store (not one located inside a mall) and def. not a place like Claires!

  • shall6 Aug 22, 2012

    Another vote for the mall ... from my inbox:

    Clare's in the mall did a good job...that where my 2 girls got them...I first took them to a jewley store but they seem to do that anymore!! Take care of them and use the clears to keep them healthy.


  • moppie Aug 22, 2012

    I had my ears pierced when I was 13 at the jewelry store, and never had any issues. Of course, that's back when there were a lot of good jewelry stores and not all these corporations like today :)

  • dlsnead3 Aug 22, 2012

    From my understanding the child's peditrician may be set up for ear piercing, maybe around $30 or so.

  • shall6 Aug 22, 2012

    From my inbox:

    We took our 4 yr old to Pediatric Express in Morrisville nc
    919.467.7425 for $50 a Dr. comes with a new kit and you get to pick out earrings that are included in the price.


  • NCpatriot99 Aug 22, 2012

    go to your doctors office.