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EAR PIERCING FAQs

Everything you need to know about PRIV's in-home ear piercing service, from our range of hypoallergenic jewelry to our fleet of fully trained ear piercing professionals.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRIV'S IN-HOME EAR PIERCING SERVICE

If you are under the age of 18 years old, you will need a parent or legal guardian present to provide consent. Make sure you bring a form of identification with you to verify your age, such as a driver’s license, school identification, birth certificate or passport.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HAVE MY EARS PIERCED?

Prices range from $65 - $125, and include the cost of the jewelry, service and aftercare solution.

ARE THE EARRINGS USED HYPOALLERGENIC?

All Studex earrings are nickel-free, hypoallergenic, and allergy free.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?

Everyone is different but a minimum of 6-8 weeks for earlobe piercings and 12 weeks for ear cartilage piercings.

WHEN CAN I STOP CLEANING MY EAR PIERCING?

You must follow the aftercare guidelines for the entire duration of the healing process. Even if your new piercings feel like they have healed, please continue the aftercare process provided by our team.

WHEN CAN I START TO WEAR OTHER JEWELRY IN MY NEW PIERCINGS?

You can change your earrings out once your new piercings have fully healed as per our healing guidelines. 6-8 weeks for ear lobes and 12 weeks for cartilage piercings. We recommend always wearing premium jewelry in your ears when sleeping such as stainless steel, sterling silver or gold plated jewelry.

WHY DO YOU USE THE WORD “INSTRUMENT”; ISN’T IT A PIERCING GUN?

No. Our Studex System 75 ear piercing system is gentle, quiet and uses hand pressure to pierce the ear quickly and accurately in one smooth, quiet motion. Piercing guns are spring-loaded, loud and use increased amounts of power to “shoot” the jewelry through the earlobe or cartilage.

IS IT OKAY TO CHANGE MY EARRINGS OR TAKE THEM OUT DURING THE HEALING PROCESS?

Removing or replacing the piercing earrings can cause irritation, so we suggest waiting the recommended amount of time. Your new piercings need the entire recommended time to heal properly.

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES FOR INFECTION?

If the aftercare instructions are followed, it is unlikely that you will develop an infection.

MY NEWLY PIERCED EARS ARE IRRITATED…WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If your ears are painful and red, please seek medical attention immediately.

CAN I GET MY EARS PIERCED IF I’M PREGNANT?

We recommend you consult your primary care physician first and have them provide consent prior to booking an ear piercing appointment.

WHAT TRAINING DO PRIV PROS UNDERGO?

Our in-home ear piercing service professionals undergo thorough piercing training that contains several E-Learning modules, Global Piercing processes, How to Create a Clean & Safe Piercing Environment followed by in depth training with our Piercing Trainers. We do not pass any Priv Professional in the Piercing training unless we are 100% confident that they are ready to pierce our clients.

WHAT TO DO IF I AM CONCERNED ABOUT MY PIERCING?

If you have any questions please contact our Customer Care Team via email [email protected] and a member of our team will be in contact with you. If you are seeking medical advice or are experiencing pain or redness, please see your doctor straight away.