We pierce more ears than anyone on the planet
With over 87 million ear piercings done worldwide, you can count on Claire’s
Everything you need to know
The Ear Piercing service is totally FREE at Claire’s when you purchase a Starter Kit (Piercing, Earrings and Claire’s Ear Care Solution are also sold separately.) This includes your choice of piercing earrings, Claire’s Ear Care Solution and an exclusive offer for your next visit! Read more below...
SO MANY STYLES
Our piercing earrings are made, packaged and sterilised at a state of the art facility. Choose 9 carat gold, 18 carat gold, or 24 carat gold plated studs for quality and the luxe look, medical grade stainless steel for the look of silver at a great price, or titanium, which is super strong and resists corrosion for the edgy look.
If you're a little worried about getting your ears pierced we can do it super quick, call ahead and check whether we can do a dual piercing, meaning half the nerves and half the time with 100% satisfaction.
PAIR LOBE PIERCING - This is a single piercing on both ears.
DUAL PIERCING - Is exclusive to Claire’s. It involves piercing both ears simultaneously and is a great option for young children, just ask us for details. Booking is advised for dual piercings as they involve two ear piercing Associates.
SINGLE LOBE PIERCING - This is a single piercing on one ear.
SECOND LOBE PIERCING - If you’d like more than one piercing per ear.
CARTILAGE PIERCING - Is also available in some stores, so, please ask us for details.
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Come into Claire's
Find a store near you using our whizzy store finder and check if they pierce cartilage by giving them a call. Once you're ready to come in, you don't have to book, just simply come in! All of our Claire's Ear Piercing Specialists are fully trained to pierce your ears. Once you've completed your Registration form, the Specialist will wear single-use, disposable gloves and first clean the surface of your ears with an antiseptic swab. They will then pierce your ear with a Professional Piercing System. We take care to ensure that everything is thoroughly cleaned in front of you and the piercing only takes a couple of minutes.
Ear Piercing care
To make sure your piercing heals perfectly, use our Ear Care guide
Keep it clean
1. DITCH THE DIRT
Always wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap before touching your ears or earrings.
2. SQUEAKY CLEAN
Clean the front and back of your piercing 3 times a day by applying a generous amount of Claire’s Ear Care Solution with a cotton ball or cotton swab.
3. TURN AROUND
Make sure the earring clutch back is pushed back into the safety notch on the post. The tip of the post should be covered and the clutch should NEVER be pushed flush against the ear. Then, gently slide the piercing back and forth so the solution drips inside the piercing. Finally, rotate the earring by turning it forwards and backwards.
4. WAITING GAME
For earlobe piercings, leave your piercing earrings in for 6 weeks before you remove them or insert any other earrings. Post earrings must be worn at all times for 6 months to make sure your piercing stays the perfect size. Upper flat cartilage piercings must be left in for 12 weeks before removal and post style earrings must be worn for 12 months after that. Cartilage piercing is not available at all locations; please ask an Associate for details.
Almost all ages
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE?
Infants will need to be at least 6 months of age, with parents or Legal Guardians demonstrating that they have finished their course of immunisation’s. Minors,under 16 years of age, will need to be accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian throughout who will need to sign the Claire’s Ear Piercing Form. You’ll need to be at least 14 to have your cartilage pierced.
AM I IN SAFE HANDS?
All Claire’s associates complete an intensive Ear Piercing Training Programme before they can become certified Ear Piercing Specialists. Our piercing earrings are individually packaged and sterilised at a state of the art facility. We wear only single use gloves and all our equipment is cleaned after each use.
WILL IT HURT?
All Claire’s piercing earring posts have ultra-fine points that pierce gently and promote fast healing. The ear piercing is fast, gentle and few people feel any discomfort.
WHAT’S IT LIKE?
Once all the appropriate forms have been signed and reviewed, all you have to do is relax! While you are seated, our Piercing Specialist will clean and mark your earlobe and give you the chance to check it out. Once you agree that it’s at the perfect spot, the piercing itself is over in an instant. Afterwards, the Ear Piercing Specialist will coach you on how to care for your new sparkle.
Protect your new piercing from soap, cosmetics,perfume and hair products. Be extra careful when you brush your hair, exercise, talk on the phone, swim, sleep or wear headphones.
Pain, redness or swelling that lasts longer than 24 hours after piercing is NOT normal. If redness or swelling occurs, consult your doctor.