In the United States, it’s not uncommon for parents to consider piercing their child’s ears shortly after birth. Although the practice may be somewhat controversial, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), there is little risk of complications following ear-piercing as long as it is performed properly and cared for.
If you ultimately decide that it’s time to pierce your child’s ears, there are a variety of things that you should consider, most importantly where to go. It’s true that many malls will have jewelry stores that offer piercing services, but these establishments rarely have trained professionals who will take the appropriate precautions against infection, as well as properly inform you of how best to care for the piercing site. So, where is the most appropriate place to bring your child for their first ear-piercing?
Believe it or not, there are plenty of reputable establishments that are state regulated and inspected for cleanliness and safety. However, some parents may not consider a tattoo and body-piercing parlor to be an appropriate place for their child. The concern is that this stigma may in fact be doing your child more harm than good.
In actuality, there’s nothing going on in a tattoo and body-piercing shop that may be inappropriate for your child to see or hear. The same goes for the establishment’s cleanliness. For example, WarmArt Tattoo & BodyPiercing takes every necessary precaution to ensure that our equipment and facilities are safe for anyone requesting our services. You don’t need to worry that you’re bringing your child into some box of needles or equally sharp ruffians. Our staff is knowledgeable in their field and friendly. There’s nothing scary going on here.
Deciding to pierce your child’s ears may be a big choice for you regardless of the establishment you select to have it done at. When you do decide, make sure to always do your research and to confirm that the shop you’ve chosen is right for you and your child. There are always options like the aforementioned mall jewelry shop or even a trained doctor or nurse, but the former may be unreliable and the latter may be overcomplicated and expensive. Trust the professionals to take good care of your child’s piercings and you both will soon enjoy her new ears.