We have had the pleasure of piercing some really cool kids at Bloody Mary’s, all of which we are delighted to say, have had a great experience with us, but you don’t have to take our word for it, you can see our reviews from happy parents and children here
Below you will find that we have put together answers to three of the most common questions, if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, feel free to get in touch and ask as many questions as you need about our piercing procedure.

What age do children need to be to get a piercing?

Children getting their ear’s pierced is not only a big deal for them but it’s also a big deal for you as a parent too.
Finding somewhere with great reviews and credentials for working with children is incredibly important when making a decision and building trust.
We believe that getting a piercing is a personal choice and ensure children who want a piercing are of an age where they fully understand what will happen during the appointment and that the child can give their own consent to the piercing procedure. 
Although there is no legal age limit our policy is for children to be over 7 years old before they can have an ear-piercing.
Kids Ear Piercing

Do you use a gun or needle for piercing a childs ear?

Some people are shocked when we will tell them that due to safety, health and hygiene, we only use a needle when performing any piercing.
Our needles, jewellery and equipment are sterile and 100% safer than piercing guns found in high street stores.
Piercing guns can not be sterilised because they are made of plastic and can easily cause infections in your child’s ears. Gun piercings often come out wrong or ‘wonky’ due to their nature of using force rather than precision to install jewellery, therefore causing blunt force trauma.
Dr Julia Tzu of Wall Street Dermatology says “The difference is that a gun forcefully rams the earring posts through the earlobe, while a professional piercer may be more deliberate in creating the puncture, so there’s a difference in the degree of trauma sustained by the surrounding tissue.”
Children who have been to our studio often say that piercing with a needle has been less painful than their original piercing that has gone wrong with a gun.
A quick search on Google will show thousands of articles explaining why a needle is a much safer and more hygienic way of performing a piercing. 
Every child that gets their ears pierced with us, although may walk in a little nervous, leaves with a big smile on their face.
We take pride on making the process as comfortable and friendly as possible, going at the pace of the child, only ever acting when they are ready.
We’ll also take time to explain everything to them from the procedure to the aftercare.

What metals do you use when piercing a child?

The safest metals to use for any piercing are medical, implant grade titanium and solid gold.
Medical, implant grade titanium is strong, light and highly biocompatible (non-toxic and not rejected by the body).
If your child suffers from allergies, titanium is an excellent choice for anyone with sensitive skin, especially for those allergic to nickel, silver or gold.
Allergic reactions to titanium are extremely rare even in people sensitive to other metals.
We can source stunning pieces of high-quality jewellery made from medical grade titanium that look great in a new ear piercing.
All of our standard jewellery is implant/medical grade, internally threaded titanium, with many different options and sizes to go on top from crystals, to natural stones to lightning bolts.