Getting your ears pierced is SO easy and safe! Stop by your local Claire's store and our trained and experienced specialists will be ready to take care of you!
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.
- 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.
DUE TO COVID-19 APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY IN SOME STORES, PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL STORE TO CONFIRM
with purchase of a starter kit*
Each kit listed below contains a choice of 1 pair of earrings + 1 bottle of standard 16oz. solution. For an extra $12, you can upgrade to our exclusive Rapid®️ After Care Cleanser. Wear your next earrings in as fast as 3 weeks! Claire's exclusively uses Studex ear piercing products made in the USA.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I get my ears pierced at Claire's?
We are the World's Leading Ear Piercing Specialists. We've been piercing since 1978 and with over 100 Million Ears Pierced Worldwide; you can trust that you are in safe hands.
All of our Ear Piercing Specialists are fully trained to ensure that they meet all safety regulations and requirements.
Our ear piercing earrings are individually packaged and pre-sterilized at a state of the art facility. We use only piercing earrings with sharp posts. For increased comfort, the piercing instrument we use is both smooth and quick.
We also offer exclusive Rapid®️ Aftercare Solution, which enables you to change your lobe earrings in just 3 weeks! (8 weeks for cartilage piercing.)
Getting your ears pierced at Claire's is easy and safe. There's no need to make an appointment, just visit your local Claire's Store and one of our Ear Piercing Specialists will assist you.
What are my piercing options?
As well as single, pair and multiple lobe piercings, we also offer the following services:
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. We recommend booking this service with your chosen store in advance.
Cartilage*Cartilage piercing is available in selected stores only so we recommend calling your chosen store in advance.
*- 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.
How much does it cost?
Ear Piercing is FREE with the purchase of a starter kit. Starter kits are priced from $18.99 and include the piercing earrings or stud, and standard aftercare solution. Ear cartilage piercing is subject to an additional charge.
Can I get my nose pierced at Claire's?
Nose piercing is available in select Quebec, CA stores.Call or visit your local Quebec store for more information.
Our 'touch-free' piercing instrument
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, sterilized cartridges for hygienic and effective piercing
- Pre-sterilized 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-sterilized, preloaded cartridge.
- The piercing back is automatically installed onto the piercing with no need to adjust after piercing - for your ultimate comfort and safety
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 is the Ear Piercing process?
Our piercings are safe, simple and gentle. Claire's ear piercing system requires no needles and are held to the highest hygiene standards. Our equipment is sanitized before and after every use and the instrument itself does not come into contact with the ear at any time. Instead, it is our pre-sterilized specialized piercing studs with ultra fine, sharp posts that pierce the ear.
Our piercing specialist cleans and marks your ears with a surgical marking pen. You and the ear piercing specialist will agree on the perfect spot, and the piercing itself is over in an instant! Afterward, your piercing specialist will coach you on how to care for your new sparkle.
What is the quality of the studs?
Our 14KT gold earrings are hypoallergenic, and are great for sensitive ears! We offer White Gold and Yellow Gold, both of which are jeweler's quality. These fabulous options have the durability and natural beauty of all gold jewelry.
How long has Claire's been piercing ears? Do we have details on training status for each technician?
We have been piercing ears for 40 amazing years, and have pierced over 100 million ears...and counting! All associates are required to complete an extensive Ear Piercing Training Program before being considered a certified piercing specialist.
What sort of restrictions are there? Do parents need to be there for minors?
Infants will need to have a current DTaP shot, which typically takes place at 8 weeks old. Minors (under the age of 18 in the US and under the age of 16 in Canada) will need a parent or legal guardian present to sign the Claire's Ear Piercing Registry and show a government issued ID before getting started.
Can I get my birthstone as my piercing?
Absolutely! We offer a full range of beautiful birthstones in 14KT White Gold.
Caring for your new piercing
Caring for your piercing is incredibly important in order to maintain the perfect piercing.
Most of the problems that occur post-piercing are due to poor aftercare. To avoid any issues, please follow our aftercare guidelines.
Included in your Claire's Ear Piercing Starter Kit, you will receive a large bottle of Claire's Ear Care Solution. This gentle solution has been specially formulated to help soothe your newly pierced ears without stinging, burning or irritating.
You may choose to upgrade your starter solution and purchase Rapid®️ Aftercare Solution. This EXCLUSIVE Rapid®️ 3 Week Aftercare Solution has a skin neutral pH to look after your skin, keeping it healthy.
With Rapid®️ Aftercare Solution, you can expect to change your lobe earrings in just 3 weeks! (8 weeks for cartilage piercing.)
The Do's and Don'ts
Following the simple after care steps below is one of the most important parts of your Ear Piercing experience. A copy of the Aftercare Guide will be given to you when you complete your piercing. Here are a few simple steps to follow.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your newly pierced ears and earrings
- Clean the front and back of your piercing at least three times per day
- Use a generous amount of the solution on a cotton wool pad; make sure you get in between the earring and ear lobe
- The twist! Holding the front of the earring, make sure that you turn your earrings half turns each way, two to three times per day. This will help with healing and avoid potential problems. This should be only done when cleaning the ears
- Remove the butterfly or earring back during cleaning
- Push the butterfly back on too far. The tip of the post should be covered and secured in the safety notch
What should I avoid?
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 Solution after swimming.
Be sure to take care when brushing your hair, exercising or sports, talking on your phone, sleeping or wearing headphones.
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 solution it is usually necessary to wait 6-8 weeks before changing your earrings. With Rapid®️ Solution 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®️ Solution you can usually change your cartilage piercing after 8 weeks.
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.
Get Pierced Be Happy
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 color 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!