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ℓiℓ j. 3 kids; Ukraine 1459 posts
Oct 29th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" You're a body piercer that suggested she get her daughter's ears pierced at Claire's? Wow."</blockquote>



That was just off the top of my head.. Doesn't mean she has to go there

♥cuppycake♥ 4 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 446 posts
Oct 29th '12
Quoting m o m ♥:" I found it a lot less painful getting it done at a tattoo/piercing place with a needle rather than the gun"


less pain would be good but she freaks out over needles :/ did they do one ear at a time?

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
Oct 29th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥cuppycake♥:</b>" i heard to have two guns at the same time is good,i have seen a few places that offer piercings but i just need a good one since i want this to be a good experiance for her."</blockquote>




I'd be worried about them not being even if they used two guns at the same time... that's just me though.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
Oct 29th '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" annnd your credibility goes out the window."


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Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 31001 posts
Oct 29th '12
Quoting ℓiℓ j.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" You're a body piercer that suggested she get ... [snip!] ... ears pierced at Claire's? Wow."</blockquote> That was just off the top of my head.. Doesn't mean she has to go there"


That isn't the point. :?

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
Oct 29th '12

I would get it done by a person who does piercings for a living. I almost worked at claires, and had some training. They hardly teach you the appropriate way to pierce an ear, it's more like "here's how you use the gun." so it may turn out uneven or something.

♥ ♥ Due May 13 (boy); 1 child; Florida 23034 posts
Oct 29th '12
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" No, no, no! Those guns are horrible, and operated by people with little to no training. I would suggest a piercing parlor that uses needles."


Oh really? Why are they bad?! My 3 and a half year old still doesn't have hers pierced yet so I need info!

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
Oct 29th '12
Quoting ♥cuppycake♥:" less pain would be good but she freaks out over needles :/ did they do one ear at a time?"

Then you might need to wait until she is a bit older...

Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
Oct 29th '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" annnd your credibility goes out the window."


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Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 31001 posts
Oct 29th '12
Quoting ♥cuppycake♥:" less pain would be good but she freaks out over needles :/ did they do one ear at a time?"


Doing both sides at the same time is going to result in uneven holes. Unless they're able to both do it at the exact same moment, you can pretty much guarantee that your daughter is going to jump a bit before the second is able to go through.. kwim?

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
Oct 29th '12
Quoting ♥Sandy Cay♥:" Oh really? Why are they bad?! My 3 and a half year old still doesn't have hers pierced yet so I need info!"


http://www.homiegfunk.com/gunssuck.htm



What is BME's position on guns?


"A piercing gun, traditionally used by mall-stores for piercing ears, is typically inappropriate for piercing of any kind, especially body piercing. Almost all medical professionals agree that piercing guns can not be adequately sterilized (an alcohol wipe is NOT sterilization); which means that in theory they are capable of passing hepatitis and other diseases.

In addition, experience has taught the industry that:


user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
Oct 29th '12
Quoting ℓiℓ j.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Why? It's by far better than getting them ... [snip!] ... gun."</blockquote> I just don't think it does and I am aware of that I am a body piercer. It's just my personal oppinion"


You're a piercer, advocating for not getting a piercing by a professional?! seems likely and logical........

Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
Oct 29th '12
Quoting ♥cuppycake♥:" less pain would be good but she freaks out over needles :/ did they do one ear at a time?"



If needles freak her out, you might want to wait until she's a bit older.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
Oct 29th '12

I've never heard of just a piercing shop but as for tattoo shops. In all the ones I know of in several state do not allow young children or anyone under 18 into the shop. So if you decide to go that route call to make sure

Mommy Meyer Due December 11; Spokane, Washington 201 posts
Oct 29th '12

The needle sounds like it might be better at a professional place. I had my ears pierced at Walmart with a gun when I was 9-10 years old. I almost didn't want to do the second one not because it hurt I was just scared after the first ear. I hardly wear ear rings through the years and my ears have never closed. I twisted and cleaned them the way that I was supposed to so no infection. I did loosen my ear rings after cause they were a little tight probably from swelling. Not saying it works out great for everyone to go with the gun at a cheaper place but it was fine for me. My sister has allergies to anything that isn't gold so be aware of that with your daughter.