Ear piercing our most common asked questions
The top question we get asked regarding ear piercing is “can you pierce both ears and once” and our reply will always be “no” and here is why.
Each set of earrings comes in a sterile pack with1 pair of earrings, 1 plastic disposable hook that fits on the gun, this holds the back of the earring in place and your ear sits in the middle when we align the piercing gun with your ear, and 1 plastic disposable holder that also fits into the gun that holds the front of the earring, if we pierce 2 ears at the same time we would have to open 2 packs, or use one that had been used before and we would absolutely not do this, and using 2 packs would be wasteful and more of a cost to you, plus we would have to have 2 qualified piercing therapists available at the same time, and as all our therapists are beauty trained but not all ear piercing trained this is not always possible being a very busy salon that we are.
The therapist always needs to stand in front of the client and not to the side and this would not be possible to do with 2 therapists piercing ears at the same time.
Why you should use us
- Each Therapist holds a personal ear piercing qualification as well as the salon.
- We will not compromise hygiene for speed.
- You are not rushed we allow 30 minutes for your appointment and your therapist will not leave you to deal with other customers.
- We use a designated treatment room or quiet area; we do not pierce in our salon window.
For most children getting their ears pierced is quite an exciting time and on some occasions they have often brought many family members, siblings and friends to watch but we would not recommend that this happens, 1 parent and 1 sibling or friend is enough because this then compromises the health and safety in our treatment rooms and can also be very distracting for our therapist, keeping it a small is often more relaxing for the child, and a child can often become anxious when there are many people watching.
With regards to piercing the same ear twice at the same time, we are also taught “not” to do this as it is considered bad practice and is a decision as a salon we have made, it is also not possible to come back a week later and have the other earring put in using the same set as this pack will no longer be sterile, we will however give you the unused earring, but we still charge the same price. When piercing the cartilage this can be more uncomfortable than piercing the lobe and can take longer than the lobe to heal. We also will not pierce 2 people using 1 pack of earrings as this may cross contaminate infection.
At Fluttery Salon we use Caflon Ear Piercing products, you can choose from a large selection of silver and gold plated studs, which are all hypoallergenic, there is a big variety of studs and stones to choose from.
You will be asked to fill in a registration form and a parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 16.
We also provide you with a set of after care advice instructions and a free bottle of after care solution, the after care advice is vital and must be followed to ensure you do not put yourself or a child in a position of infection.
We currently charge £18 which includes any set of earrings, an after care advice sheet and a bottle of after care solution.
Hope this answers any questions you may have, if you have any other questions I would love to hear from you.
Call Flutterby Salon
17 Lord Street