Our Piercing Specialists have pierced over 100 million ears! Try our Rapid lotion to swap your earrings in 3 weeks.
*with the purchase of a starter kit
Your Safety Is Important to Us
To ensure the safety of our customers and team members, we have introduced additional hygiene protocols for ear piercing.

Our Piercing Options

Ear lobe, cartilage* and nose* piercings available.
*May vary per location

Traditional Lobe Piercing

Pair & multiple lobe piercings

Cartilage Piercing

A piercing that is located at the top flat section near the natural curve of your ear

Single Lobe Piercing

Single lobe piercings are a great way to curate your look your way!

Dual Lobe Piercing

Two ear piercing specialists pierce both ears simultaneously. This is a great option for young children or anyone feeling a little nervous.

**Subject to Ear piercing specialists availability, call your local store to avoid disappointment

Nose Piercing

A piercing on the side of the nostril.

Available in select countries.
Did You Know?
Diamond Piercing is also available.

Rapid After Care Cleanser

  • Change your Ear Piercing In Only 3 Weeks!*
  • Gentle cleanser specially formulated to help soothe your new piercing without any pain!
*Cartilage pierings require 8 weeks of use

High Quality Metal Options

These metals are chosen because of their quality & durability. Great for sensitive ears too!

14K Gold

For strength, durability and quality.

Medical Grade Stainless Steel

For the look of silver at a great value.


For maximum strength and purity.

Gold Plated

An affordable alternative with the brilliance of gold.

*Earring backs maybe made of other metals

Earring Kits

Each kit listed below contains a choice of 1 pair of earrings + 1 bottle of solution.


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Your Safety Is Important to Us!

For each piercing we:

  • Fully sanitize the ear piercing station and chairs.
  • Sanitize hands and instrument using medical grade supplies.
  • Wear a mask and single use medical grade disposable gloves.
  • Wear a face shield during the piercing procedure.
  • Our specialized piercing earrings are part of a pre-sterilized cartridge that is loaded directly into the piercing instrument without ever being touched by the store associate.
Select stores request customers to wear a mask for piercing.
Due to COVID-19 appointments are neccessary in some stores.
Please call your local store to confirm.


Clean Hands

Keep your hands clean before touching a new piercing.

Front + Back

Clean front and back of your ear 3 times a day with your aftercare solution on a cotton wool pad.

Twist it

Hold the front of the earring and make half turns each way, two to three times per day.

Avoid Scents

Keep your new piercing free from soap, perfume, hair & cosmetic products.

Butterfly Back

Never remove the butterfly or earring back during cleaning or push it in too tight.

Avoid The Pool

Avoid swimming for 24 hours after getting your new piercing.

Please refer to your registry for full & complete outline of aftercare process

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of piercing instrument do you use?

At Claire's we pride ourselves on providing a sterile and hygienic piercing service. All our ear piercings use a high quality Studex System 75 instrument. This means you can benefit from a system which offers:

Fully disposable, single use, sterilised cartridges for hygienic and effective piercing
Pre-sterilised earring cartridges which require no human contact - resulting in the highest hygiene standards
The piercing instrument does not come into contact with the ear at any time, only the pre-sterilised, preloaded cartridge
The piercing back is automatically installed onto the piercing with no need to adjust after piercing - for your ultimate comfort and safety

The system uses steady pressure to pierce and are specially designed for piercing with sharp posts to pierce gently and smoothly.

For nose piercings we use only a Medisept Nose Piercing System, which too uses a single use cartridge meaning the instrument does not come into contact with your skin at any point.

What are the age restrictions?

All piercings are subject to age restrictions. For details, please contact your local store.

In some cases we may need to see identification to confirm your age. In this instance we will accept the following forms of identification:

Drivers' license
Proof of age ID card
Legal guardians may need to present proof of guardianship.

Will it hurt?

All Claire's piercing earring posts have ultra-fine points that pierce gently and minimize discomfort. The ear piercing is fast, gentle and few people feel any discomfort.

What does it cost?

Ear or Nose Piercing is FREE with the purchase of a starter kit. Starter kits are priced from €19.99 and include the piercing earrings or stud, and standard aftercare lotion. Ear cartilage piercing is subject to an additional charge.

What should I avoid after my piercing?

Always try to keep your new ear piercing free from soap, perfume and hair products. Rinsing your ears after a bath or shower will keep ears clean and earrings sparkly.

We suggest that you avoid swimming for 24 hours after your piercing and thereafter make sure you clean your ears with your Claire's Ear Care Lotion after swimming.

Be sure to take care when brushing your hair, exercising or sports, talking on your phone, sleeping or wearing headphones.

How do I care for my new Nose Piercing?

As with ear piercing it is really important to follow an aftercare regime with any new nose piercing. At the time of piercing you will receive a large bottle of Ear Care Lotion, which is perfect for use on your new nose piercing.

It is necessary to wear our nose stud for 8 weeks before removal
The piercing site should be cleaned two to three times per day with Claire's Aftercare Lotion
The jewellery should be gently rotated in half turns two to three times per day
Avoid applying cosmetic products such as creams and make up to the area and always clean thoroughly to avoid a build of product around the site
Rapid aftercare lotion is not suitable for use as Nose piercing aftercare

When can I change my piercing?

A new piercing is so exciting, and we know you will be keen to try out new styles soon. It is really important that you give your ears time to heal before changing your ear piercing.

Lobe Piercing: With standard aftercare lotion it is usually necessary to wait 6-8 weeks before changing your earrings. With Rapid Lotion you can usually change your earring after 3 weeks.

Cartilage Piercing: For cartilage you will need to leave your piercing earring in for at least 12 weeks. With the use of Rapid Lotion you can usually change your cartilage piercing after 8 weeks.

Nose Piercing: With standard aftercare lotion it is usually necessary to wait 8 weeks before changing your nose piercing. Rapid Aftercare Lotion is not suitable for use with Nose Piercings.

What do I do if I am concerned about my piercing?

Straight after piercing it is normal for the area to feel hot and maybe a little sore.

If, however, after 24 hours you have any swelling, redness or find the piercing painful, please seek medical advice immediately without removing your ear piercing.

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Piercing Specialists

There’s always a lot of excitement in our stores when we have a customer walk in, ready to get their ears pierced! A lot can go into a decision like adding a new stud, especially for your littlest ones getting their first piercing! We have been lucky enough to share a lot of “firsts” with people throughout the years, and we love sharing in your memories with you!

When you're feeling ready for a brand new ear piercing from Claire’s, make sure to take a look at our assortment of studs. If you're looking for a bit of bling or pretty metals, you might like our diamond stud earrings or our options in 14kt white and 14kt yellow gold earrings. If you like traditional earrings, glance over our 24kt gold plated stud earrings that come in more than just your average ball or cubic zirconia. Claire’s offers beautiful options in 14kt white gold birthstones to add a little colour to your subtle, new ear additions.

If you are a fan of Claire’s, we have starter kits that come with our Claire’s Exclusives! Dance like no one is watching in some of JoJo Siwa’s fa-BOW-lous earring studs. You can also spread a bit of magic with unicorn studs made out of stainless steel or some glittery stars from our Make A Wish selection. Of course, all of these starter kits can be upgraded with our Rapid Aftercare Lotion.

All of our ear piercing specialists are fully trained to ensure that they meet all safety regulations and requirements before performing the piercing. With over 100 million ears pierced since 1978, no wonder we are regarded as the piercing professionals! Did you know that we have pierced the ears of Olympians, musicians, and actors? We have even pierced their kids too!

So what is Rapid Aftercare Lotion? Yes, it’s a bit of a mouthful, but it packs a powerful magic potion that takes care of your earlobes in the best way! This product is an exclusive item for Claire’s because we care a lot about how you take care of your new ear piercing once you leave our store. Daily care is essential, and Rapid Aftercare is the best!

When you visit us at our stores, we want to make sure that we make you feel welcomed and comfortable with the procedure. We'll chat with you, have you tell us what you're looking for, and use all individually packed and pre-sterilized tools. Afterward, we'll go over care for your new piercing including guidelines and ear solution. It’s so simple and easy, you'll wonder why you didn't come in sooner! Let us take care of you! Stop into Claire’s and speak to an ear piercing specialist today!