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post #1 of 16
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Hey guys, I've got a question for you all? I had my ears pierced when I was about 13, but on one ear the lady had to re-shoot it, and it was crooked....so I've spent the last three years getting it to grow back up again. I'm now ready to have them re-pierced....who does the best job/has the best selection of "new-piercing" earrings?
post #2 of 16
Since it is an ear piercing you may want to check with some of the boutiques in the mall. We used to have a place called Afterthoughts here. I got my ears pierced there and so did my Mom and sister. We never had any trouble there. I am not sure if they are still around. But any of those places would probably have a nice selection of earrings for first time piercings.

I actually had my ears pierced with a second hole when I was in high school and had it done at Walmart. I personally had no problem with them either. They marked the spot with a marker and at my approval used the gun to pierce it.
post #3 of 16
I went to Piercing Pagoda when I got my ears pierced. They have some really cute earrings. Be carful when going to a place like Afterthoughts and Claires, make sure you get sterling silver (in the case) not the earings on the wall. They can trun your ears green I'm sure the employees can help you find a pair of earings right for you... good luck!!
post #4 of 16
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Yeah, I had my first set done at Walmart, and my second set done at another Walmart...the second set was fine, just the first set wasn't...
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by KittenKrazy
Hey guys, I've got a question for you all? I had my ears pierced when I was about 13, but on one ear the lady had to re-shoot it, and it was crooked....so I've spent the last three years getting it to grow back up again. I'm now ready to have them re-pierced....who does the best job/has the best selection of "new-piercing" earrings?
I find tattoo places tend to do the best piercing jobs of pretty much anyway, but ears are pretty easy so I'd say go to the mall. Make sure you get good earring though if you go to Claires (sterling silver, stainless steel, or 14 K gold (not plated))
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by KittenKrazy
Hey guys, I've got a question for you all? I had my ears pierced when I was about 13, but on one ear the lady had to re-shoot it, and it was crooked....so I've spent the last three years getting it to grow back up again. I'm now ready to have them re-pierced....who does the best job/has the best selection of "new-piercing" earrings?

My Suggestion.. find a reputable tattoo parlor in your area. You can select a variety of hoop earrings and they're always a lot cleaner, I find than a regular ear gun.

*Also, they use real titanium alloy, which is the best for piercings, due to the low allergen risks.
post #7 of 16
yeah the hollow needle is a bunch safer than the gun.
post #8 of 16
Is everybody sitting down????????? (of course you are you are at a computer)
At age 47 yrs 9 months I have never had my ears pierced (nor does my twin sister).
I hardly ever wear clip earrings either.
So what do you think of that!! (my husband thinks I have enough holes in my head)
Afterall Oprah just got her ears pierced this year!
So I am no help as to your question as I have no plans to get my ears pierced either.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by GailC
Is everybody sitting down????????? (of course you are you are at a computer)
At age 47 yrs 9 months I have never had my ears pierced (nor does my twin sister).
I hardly ever wear clip earrings either.
So what do you think of that!! (my husband thinks I have enough holes in my head)
Afterall Oprah just got her ears pierced this year!
So I am no help as to your question as I have no plans to get my ears pierced either.
I think that's great Gail! Neither of my two best friends have theirs pierced either!
post #10 of 16
Id reccomend you to go a professional piercing place, where they usually do tattoos too.
My first set was done by my aunty at 9 months old, she did it with out telling my parents.

My second set was done at 3 years old but they got infected,

My 3rd set was done at 5 years old but i had to take them out because my school didnt allow them in london.

My 4th set was done in italy by a jewler and i was really happy and kept them, then i got my 2nd hole was done when my cat died and my mother tried to cheer me up

my 3rd hole my mother didnt even realise for 3 years because i went out one day and got it done, and for school we were only allowed one piercing in so my mother never realised

then for my 16th birthday i got my nose done, had that for over a year and then i took it out, and while i was 16 i got my belly button pierced at this bong place in Melbourne (called smokey dreams) and my piercer was soo good and soo nice

After i came back from my holiday in australia at 16 (i went by my self)
I showed my mum, my dad laughed and my mother was appaled hahaha
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
My Suggestion.. find a reputable tattoo parlor in your area. You can select a variety of hoop earrings and they're always a lot cleaner, I find than a regular ear gun.

*Also, they use real titanium alloy, which is the best for piercings, due to the low allergen risks.
That's what I would recommend as well Sooz.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
That's what I would recommend as well Sooz.
Just wanted to add that for anything other than ears I would absolutely recommend a reputable tattoo parlor. But the ears just seem so easy and I never had any trouble with the gun.
post #13 of 16
i agree. I'd go to a tattoo place... A good clean one! I've had all 11 of my ear pierceings done at the mall and they're mostly all crooked. i wear hoops a lot because then you can't tell...
post #14 of 16
I had both sets in my ears done at the mall with the gun, and didn't have any problems. BUT...my little brother is currently in training to become a piercer, and he has some horror stories about infections. He strongly recommends going to a good, clean, tatoo place with trained piercers. He says it's less uncomfortable, too, because they use hollow needles instead of a gun.
post #15 of 16
Guns are hotbeds for infection. They cannot be sterilized, and when they force a blunt piece of questionably sterile metal through your ear, there is microscopic spray of tissue and blood, which stays on the gun and decays. The jewelry is often of poor quality and can cause contact dermatitis. The holes are seldom straight on both sides.
If you go to a good, trained piercer, they will use a sterile needle and usually medical grade stainless steel or titanium for the initial piercing. I was a piercer for several years, and have seen some really bad stuff done with piercing guns.
post #16 of 16
i had my ears peirced at a cheap market stall, my belly button pierced in a tatooist and i have had a 'madison bar' done at a proper piercing shop and i have found the tatooist and the piercing shop are loads better than the cheap market stall....but then thats what you pay for.
i would say that it doesnt really matter where you go as long as they look clean and dont go for the cheapest option...pay a little bit more for a better job

i wanted to post a pic of my madison piercing but i dont know how to put it in oh well
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