Professional ear piercing for infants and young children has become more and more popular over the years, and we are proud to offer these services. We understand the necessity of ensuring that your children are being cared for by friendly professionals who are genuinely concerned about their well-being. Our piercers are experienced, patient, gentle, and very knowledgeable. They will thoroughly discuss all aspects of the ear-piercing process with you during the free consultation, and they will be happy to answer all of your questions.

SD Tattoo and Body Piercing is one of the few piercing shops in the area that utilizes sterilized one-time needles instead of a piercing gun for infant and child ear piercing, which is often the preferred technique from a number of pediatric professionals. Our shop is also professionally cleaned by medical standards daily. We are committed to providing your child with the best possible experience in a compassionate and friendly environment.


Single Needle vs. Piercing Gun

For infants and children, our professional ear piercers use a surgical hollow needle rather than a piercing gun. We’ve found that piercing with a needle has proven to be less traumatic to the flesh and reduces the chance of infection. A piercing gun uses pressure to push the earring through, which may cause damage to the tissue. By contrast, a single-use needle essentially punctures right through the tissue to create the ear piercing. Also, in our experience, many customers who have had piercings with a single-use needle technique and with a piercing gun have said that the single-use method is comparatively less painful. Another major difference between a single-use needle and a piercing gun is the fact that just the appearance of a piercing gun can be very intimidating to young children. Professional handling of a single-use needle can make all the difference in a child’s perception of a needle vs. a large device that may add an extra layer of anxiety to the experience.

During your complimentary consultation, we can talk more with you about this technique and address any questions or concerns you may have.

How Is Ear Piercing Performed for Babies & Children?

“We went in for a piercing for our baby daughter, she is 6 months. I’m not going to lie, I was nervous at first, but Khalen made us all feel very comfortable with the whole experience. he was very friendly and professional, and he took his time. I definitely recommend his service to any other parents out there looking for a safe piercing experience.”

For infants, it is required that the child is a minimum of three-months-old before their first ear piercing. It is also recommended that they have had their first tetanus shot—this is usually performed during their first round of shots by their pediatrician at two-months-old.

Our skilled and experienced piercer will perform the procedure with freshly washed hands. The area being pierced will also be adequately cleaned with an anti-bacterial agent. The sterile, single-use needle will then be delicately, precisely, and quickly inserted into the tissue. This typically feels like a moderate to severe pinch, but the sensation usually does not last long. Our ear piercer will then talk with you and your child about proper care for the newly pierced ears and answer any additional questions.

Infant & Child Ear Piercing Aftercare

Adhering to aftercare instructions during the time period immediately following your child’s ear piercing and the days ahead is very important. You can learn more about how to ensure your child’s ears heal properly by viewing our Piercing Aftercare page; our shop will also provide you with a detailed guideline to take home with you. It is important to be able to recognize any signs of infection that may be present after your child’s ear piercing. Symptoms of infection may include pain, swelling and/or redness in the area surrounding the ear piercing, itching, and drainage. If these symptoms are present for several days or weeks following the ear piercing procedure, please contact us and/or your primary care physician.

SD Tattoo and Body Piercing is dedicated to following strict protocols for safety and sterilization. We also firmly believe in providing you with the educational tools necessary to decrease the possibility of any complications after the ear piercing procedure. If you have questions regarding our safety standards or what to expect during the ear piercing procedure or the healing process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.

How Much Does Infant & Child Ear Piercing Cost?

Ear piercing for children from 3 months-old to 10 years-old costs $120 for the pair, or $70 for a piercing in just one ear. This price includes surgical stainless-steel jewelry. If you are interested in gold or titanium jewelry for your child’s ear piercing, we have a variety of options available for purchase.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about ear piercing for infants and children, or to set up a free consultation!