Ear Piercing

There's always a reason to dress up your ears! We're all ears!
FREE Piercing in-store today with purchase of a starter kit.
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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.

Piercings We Offer

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 Lotion

SAFE. CLEAN. GENTLE.
  • Change your Ear Piercing In Only 3 Weeks!*
  • Gentle lotion is formulated by specialists. It is dermatologist and paediatrician tested for the effective care of your Claire's ear piercing.
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*Cartilage piercings require 8 weeks of use

High Quality Metal Earring Options

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

Medical Grade Stainless Steel Earrings

For the look of silver at a great value.

Titanium Earrings

For maximum strength and purity.

24ct Gold Plated Earrings

An affordable alternative with the brilliance of gold.

*all piercing earring backs are stainless steel

9ct Gold Earrings

A classic look with the brilliance of gold.

*all piercing earring backs are stainless steel

18ct Gold Earrings

Your affordable option with the quality you love.

*all piercing earring backs are stainless steel

Earring Kits

Each ear piercing kit listed below contains a choice of 1 pair of earrings + 1 bottle of After Care Lotion.

Your Safety Is Important to Us!

Claire's safety protocols For each piercing include:

  • Fully sanitising the ear piercing station and chairs.
  • Hands and instruments sanitized using medical grade supplies.
  • Associate to wear a visor, mask, apron and single-use medical grade disposable gloves.
  • Use specially designed piercing earrings which are safely packaged in pre-sterilised, single use cartridges. The pre-sterilised cartridge is loaded directly into the instrument without ever being touched by an associate.
  • Talking you through our aftercare options and demonstrating how to care for your new piercing in the most effective and hygienic way.
We request that customers continue to wear a mask for piercing appointment, unless exempt as per government guidelines.
Due to COVID-19 appointments are necessary in some stores.
Please call your local store to confirm.

Aftercare

Wash Your 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 After Care Lotion 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.

Keep Dry

Your piercing should be cleansed and kept dry especially after swimming or exercise.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it hurt to have your ears pierced?

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

What is Claire's Ear Piercing Age Policy?

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

In the UK anyone under the age of 16 years old will need their parent or legal guardian present for the piercing. 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
  • Passport
  • Proof of age ID card

Legal guardians may need to present proof of guardianship

Do I have to book an appointment?

No appointment necessary!!

All stores operate piercing services all day* during opening hours meaning you can visit us anytime! Just drop by and see one of our Piercing specialists for a consultation.

Of course, should you prefer to plan your visit our team will happily book you in, give your local store a call to find out more.

* It is important to note that we follow local guidelines closely, some stores may operate an appointment only service based on local authority requirements

How much does a piercing cost?

Ear or Nose Piercing is FREE with the purchase of a starter kit*. With a choice of aftercare and wide range of studs from Diamonds to medical grade stainless steel, there is a starter kit available to suit everyone. Visit your local store and your piercing specialist for a consultation.

*Ear cartilage piercing is subject to an additional charge

What types of piercing do you do?

We have lots of options available to help you create your own look. As well as single, pair and multiple lobe piercings, we also offer the following services:

Cartilage Piercing* - This is located at the top of your ear, the flat section near the natural curve of your ear. Our ear piercing specialist will talk you through the perfect placement. Age restrictions apply. Contact your local store for details.

Nose Piercing* - Age restrictions apply. Contact your local store for details

It’s my first piercing, I am a little nervous – how can I prepare?

It is totally normal to be a little nervous, especially when it’s your first piercing, but you are in safe hands! With over 100 million ears pierced we will guide you through every step.

Dual lobe piercing is also a great option for young children or anyone feeling a little nervous. This is when two Piercing Specialists pierce both ear lobes simultaneously. We recommend booking this service with your chosen store in advance.

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:

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

Should I avoid anything after my piercing?

Always try to keep your new ear piercing free from soap, perfume and hair products. Rinsing your ears with clear water after shampooing, then cleanse with After Care Lotion to keep ears clean and earrings sparkly.

The piercing should be cleansed with Claire’s After Care Lotion and kept dry, especially after bathing, swimming or exercise.

Take care when brushing your hair, exercising, wearing headphones or anything that might cause discomfort to your new piercing.

Avoid pushing the back on too tight, the tip of the post should be covered and secured in the safety notch.

Face masks

Both disposable and reusable masks with fabric or elastic looping around the ear can become dirty quickly and could affect the healing environment for your piercing.

Take extra care when putting on and removing your mask to avoid catching the piercing. Always wash your hands and cleanse the piercing site after removing a mask or face covering.

Our Piercing Specialist will talk you through all the precautions you can take to make caring for your new piercing super easy

When can I swap my earrings?

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 After Care Lotion it is usually necessary to wait 6 weeks before changing your earrings. With Rapid After Care 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 After Care Lotion you can usually change your cartilage piercing after 8 weeks.

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

How do you train Piercing Specialists?

To be a Claire's Piercing specialist takes more than just theory!

All piercing associates are trained in local piercing policy and practice basic procedures in order to deliver clean, hygienic and safe piercing environments. Each will work towards their practical sign off, where they will demonstrate great piercing techniques before our Piercing Trainer validates the training.

Our training programme is certified by our partners at Studex and our modular training ensures our associates not only understand the policy but can practically implement it as well.

The key is consistency. All associates have annual refresher training, giving you the extra reassurance that your Ear Piercing Specialist has the most recent knowledge.

My piercing is sore, what should I do?

Minor pain or redness may occur immediately; this is normal. This will settle within 48 hours provided proper aftercare is carried out. If undue pain, swelling, or redness occurs at any time- seek medical advice before removing the ear piercing stud.

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 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 in birthstone options 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 After Care 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™ After Care 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 After Care 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-sterilised tools. Afterward, we'll go over care for your new piercing including guidelines and ear After Care Lotion. 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!