How We Do It
The owner of Gold 'n Pearl has been piercing ears for over 19 years. She has extensive experience with ear-piercing,
having pierced thousands of ears!
She has been trained by a dermatologist, has a dermatological certification, and can deal with many types of earring problems including impacted earrings
and earring infections.
- Infants should not have their ears pierced until they've had their first vaccinations against tetanus.
- Should there be a birth-mark on the ear-lobe, one should first consult a dermatologist to see if piercing through the birth-mark is OK.
- A lot of people have a small 'lump' in the ear-lobe. Piercing can be done through this lump.
- Ear piercing should not be done if there is any infection in or around the ear-lobe.
- We only use certified hypo-allergic studs for piercing (usually gold or
stainless-steel). To see a selection of our piercing studs, click
- The ear-lobe is cleaned with alcohol or antiseptic solution.
- A surgical marker is used to mark the position of the hole. (Such a marker won't leave a 'tattoo' if some of the ink enters the
- The customer is asked if she is happy with the location of the
- A sterile gun (with disposable earring grips) is used to pierce
the ear-lobe and to insert the ring. This takes less than a second and is mostly painless.
- Turn the earring twice a day.
- Do not remove the earring for at least 6 weeks.
- Apply some ear-piercing gel / alcohol (or antibiotic cream) daily.
- Do not insert a different earring for at least 2 months.