90 MILLION EARS & COUNTING...
That's how many ears we've pierced over the past 30 years at more than 3,000 Claires around the world
Everything You Need to Know
Claire’s has pierced more than 85 Million ears worldwide - that’s more piercings than anyone on the planet!
Ear Piercing is FREE every day at Claire’s with the purchase of a Starter Kit. This includes your choice of piercing earrings, Claire’s Ear Care Solution and special offer for your next visit.
All About The Piercing Earring
At Claire’s, ears are our specialty! Our piercing equipment and Piercing Earrings are designed to only pierce Ear Lobes and Outer Ear Cartilage (select locations only).
Every piercing earring we carry meets or exceeds US FDA and EC European Standards & Regulations – which are the highest standards & regulations world-wide.
Our Piercing Earrings are especially designed with ultra-fine points and thin posts to pierce gently and promote quick healing. They are also individually packaged in a disposable, sterilized single-use cartridge.
We offer the best selection of Piercing Earrings in tons of styles and at a price for any budget. Our 14kt Yellow Gold and White Gold styles are genuine gold and we offer Medical Grade Stainless Steel, Titanium and 24kt Gold Plated Stainless Steel.
To become an Ear Piercing Specialist our associates complete an intensive Ear Piercing Training & Certification Program. During the training, our associates learn everything they need to know to ensure safe piercing practices as well as comply with any government guidelines.
Every Ear is Different
Like a fingerprint, your ear shape is unique too! Your Ear Piercing Specialist will examine your ear before piercing. For some Ears a longer post maybe necessary to ensure the most successful healing period and the Ear Piercing Specialist may recommend the use of a “Long Post” earring.
During this process, the Ear Piercing Specialist will also check for any scar tissue, keloids or cysts that could prevent a successful piercing and healing period. If a keloid or cyst is found, the Ear Piercing Specialist may not be able to successfully complete your piercing during your visit.
Once you have picked the perfect earring for your new piercing and filled out the appropriate form we can get started with your new piercing!
Your Ear Piercing Specialist will wear single-use latex-free gloves and makes certain all of our equipment is cleaned and sanitized before and after each use.
After the Ear Piercing Specialist has examined your ears, they will clean and mark your ear lobe with a surgical marking pen for placement and give you a chance to check it out. Once you agree that it’s at the perfect spot the piercing itself begins.
We’ll also coach you on the method for cleaning and caring for your new piercing using Claire’s Ear Care Solution - which is crucial to a successful outcome with your new Claire’s Piercing.
Almost All Ages
At Claire’s we specialize in ears of all ages. Infants will need to have a DPT, which typically takes place at 8 weeks old. Minors will need a parent or legal guardian present to sign the Claire’s Ear Piercing Registry and to show a government issued ID before getting started.
We want your child to have a wonderful piercing experience. If your child appears distressed, we may be unable to complete a successful piercing. At that time, our Ear Piercing Specialist will recommend waiting until a time your child is able to comfortably continue the piercing procedure.
You may also want to have both ears pierced at the same time by two Ear Piercing Specialists. Please contact your local store to determine the perfect time for this service to take place.
Read Through The Forms
All customers must provide written consent to get their ears pierced, and a parent or guardian must consent in-person for customers who are minors (under the age of 18).
Before your Claire's specialist will pierce your ears, they will ask you to read and sign the Claire's Ear Piercing Registry Form. You may download an example of this form here. Please note that all forms and signatures must be completed at the store. A parent or legal guardian must accompany a minor to the store at the time of an ear piercing.
Come Into Claire's
No need to make an appointment...really! You can find the Claire's nearest you by clicking here.(Not all locations pierce cartilage, so check store for details.)
Claire's Ear Piercing Specialists have all received required training to pierce your ears. Once you've completed the Registry, the Specialist will wear single-use, disposable gloves and first clean the surface of your ears with a disinfectant solution swab. They will then pierce your ear with a Professional Piercing System. This system consists of an instrument that creates minimal discomfort and ensures the right amount of pressure is carefully applied to effectively pierce the ear and insert the ear-piercing earring. The Specialist will clean the ear-piercing instrument before and after each use.
Ear Piercing Care
To make sure your piercing heals perfectly, use our Ear Care guide
Perfectly Cared For
For detailed ear care instructions, please check out Claire's Aftercare Video
Our Starter Kit includes your Piercing Earrings and a bottle of Claire’s Ear Care Solution. Claire’s Ear Care Solution is specially formulated so it won’t sting or burn newly pierced ears.
Most of the problems that can arise post-piercing are a result from poor care of a new piercing. Make sure to ALWAYS follow these simple guidelines:
- Always wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap before touching your ears or earrings. Avoid touching your new piercing except during cleaning.
- Clean the front and back of your piercing 3 times a day by applying a generous amount of Claire’s Ear Care Solution with a cotton ball or cotton swab.
- Check the clutch back position and make sure the earring clutch is pushed back into the safety notch on the post. The tip of the post should be covered and the clutch should never be pushed flush against the ear.
- Gently slide the Ear Piercing Earring back and forth, and then rotate the earring a few turns forward and backward. This allows for the Ear Care Solution to work its way into the piercing.
- Protect your new piercing from soap, cosmetics, perfume and hair products. Be extra careful brushing your hair, exercising, talking on the phone, swimming, sleeping or wearing headphones.
Ear Lobe Piercings - Leave your piercing earrings in for 6 weeks before you remove them or insert any other earring. Post earrings must be worn at all times for 6 months to make sure your piercing stays the perfect size.
Outer Ear Cartilage – Piercing must be left in for 8-12 weeks before removal and post style earrings must be worn for 12 months after that. Cartilage piercing is not available at all locations; please ask an Associate for details.
Note: Pain, redness or swelling that last longer than 24 hours after piercings is NOT normal. If redness or swelling occurs, consult your physician.
Every Ear has a Story
We chatted with Kennedi, age 10, and asked her about her experience getting her ears pierced at Claire's.
So, Kennedi, how long have you been pierced?
A little over a month.
And where did you get your ears pierced at?At the Claire's in the St. Louis Galleria Mall. My Dad, sister, Aunt and two cousins were all with me.
What style did you choose?
I chose the aquamarine stone because I liked the color but I also really liked the crystal daisies and the yellow one (topaz).
Can you describe your experience - what happened first?
I went in and told the lady at the counter I wanted my ears pieced. She brought me over to sit in the chair and took time to explain everything to me so that I didn’t have any questions. Then I got to pick out my pair.
What was the person who pierced you like?
She was nice and explained everything to me really well.
Did it hurt?
No it was just a pinch and very fast.
How is cleaning your earrings going?
She smiles and sheepishly admits, “ Sometimes I forget but I now am trying really hard to do it once a day.”