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

♥ ♥ Due May 13 (boy); 1 child; Florida 23034 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" http://www.homiegfunk.com/gunssuck.htm What is BME's position on guns? "A piercing gun, traditionally ... [snip!] ... resulting in swelling, rejection, infection, and many other problems. Any "piercer" using a piercing gun should be avoided.""


Good to know! Thank you! I'll definitely be taking her to an actual body piercer when she wants her ears pierced!

Not here to please you 3 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 2214 posts
29th Oct '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 your going want to wait. But If you decide go to tattoo parlor big city tattoos on wells rd in orange park. Is good and very clean.

JessicaMatlock:) Due May 7 (boy); 1 child; Modesto, California 1337 posts
29th Oct '12

i had kaylee's pierced.. she ended up being allergic to titanium (long story and it ended up stuck in her ear and swollen and almost had to go to an er) she was 5 when we got them done .. so were gopnna wait till shes a lil older maybe 8

EK91 1 child; Fort Worth, TX, United States 696 posts
29th Oct '12

Piercing Pagoda!! claire's is horrible. i got my money back cause they did mine all off looking from the dot. their cleaning solution makes your ears get infected because of the ingredients. at the pagoda they can double gun pierce her ears and are wonderful and well trained! plus they have hypo allergenic studs and a few selections.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting EK91:" Piercing Pagoda!! claire's is horrible. i got my money back cause they did mine all off looking from ... [snip!] ... can double gun pierce her ears and are wonderful and well trained! plus they have hypo allergenic studs and a few selections."


They get infected because the guns aren't sterile. You should do your research before you suggest people go there. And they are not well trained.

Krysta. ilu Teagan 17 kids; Camrose, Alberta 716 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" They get infected because the guns aren't sterile. You should do your research before you suggest people go there. And they are not well trained."

:!::!::!:
I know very very few people who have ever been happy with their piercings expirience via gun. I have a ton of piercings, and wouldn't go anywhere but to a tattoo/piercing parlor. They are much more professional (ie. everything is sterile).

Mommy loves Sofia. 1 child; Spain 486 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting ♥cuppycake♥:" so my four year old asked to get her ears pierced,and i think she is old enough now so i think i will do it for one of her chanukkah presents this year.any suggestions on were to go to get them done?"


I got mine done at a farmacy and i got my daughters done at a farmacy too.

♥cuppycake♥ 4 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 446 posts
29th Oct '12

hmm well i guess i will have to do some research and see what to do, i never heard of the gun being bad to use then again i never heard of using needles to do it lol.

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting ♥cuppycake♥:" so my four year old asked to get her ears pierced,and i think she is old enough now so i think i will do it for one of her chanukkah presents this year.any suggestions on were to go to get them done?"


All my girls was done at Wal-mart, they use disposable guns and they drew dots where the holes would go first to be sure they was even.:wink:
I never had a problem with infection with my girls and they barely felt it.
However,I had needle for my second hole as an adult. It was super painful, the earrings was not even on both sides, and to add insult to injury, it got infected and now I have small titties on the backs of my ears.:(

♥cuppycake♥ 4 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 446 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:" All my girls was done at Wal-mart, they use disposable guns and they drew dots where the holes would ... [snip!] ... not even on both sides, and to add insult to injury, it got infected and now I have small titties on the backs of my ears.:("


i will look into that thanks :) i had mine done with a gun when i was little ,i never had a problem and i don't think she would go for the needles lol.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting ♥cuppycake♥:" hmm well i guess i will have to do some research and see what to do, i never heard of the gun being bad to use then again i never heard of using needles to do it lol."


Go back and look at the link I posted that's reason why guns are bad,.

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
29th Oct '12

There is no better answer to this...You just need to follow your heart and do what you think is best for your family...
People can go on an on about which is better because we have all had different experiences.

♥cuppycake♥ 4 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 446 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:" There is no better answer to this...You just need to follow your heart and do what you think is best ... [snip!] ... think is best for your family... People can go on an on about which is better because we have all had different experiences. "


that is true,i might end up doing the gun instead of the needles.