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Earring Earring

Getting your ears pierced at Claire’s is safe, sterile and easy. Our highly trained specialists provide a touch-free piercing experience that uses single-use sterile cartridges and requires no needles. Our equipment is sanitized before and after every customer.

Our Piercing Specialists will walk you through the entire process, from helping you select your earrings, to positioning your piercing, to coaching you on piercing aftercare.

We use an industry-leading, high-quality system designed to provide a sterile experience. The benefits of our system include:

  • Fully disposable, single-use, sterilised cartridges for a hygienic piercing
  • A touch-free piercing instrument that avoids direct contact with your ear
  • Use of hand pressure for greater control and precision during piercing
  • Automatic and secure placement of piercing back on the earring post for ultimate comfort after piercing

Each associate is required to complete an extensive Ear Piercing training program before becoming a Certified Piercing Specialist. Training includes a breadth of procedures, local policy comprehension, hygiene protocol, and demonstration of core piercing competencies. Piercing Specialists have annual refresher training

Walk-ins are welcome during stores hours. Just drop by and see our Piercing Specialists for a consultation.* We also offer online booking in select markets. See our store locator to find your nearest Claire’s.

*Please note that we follow local guidelines closely, so some stores may operate an 'appointment only' service based on local authority requirements.

For your safety, all piercings are subject to age restrictions. Minors will need a parent or legal guardians present to sign the Claire's Piercing Registration Form. Age of consent may differ by country, region or type of piercing.

In some cases, we may need to see identification to confirm your age. We accept the following forms of identification:

  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Proof of Age ID Card

Legal guardians may need to present proof of guardianship. Additionally, infants will require evidence of their final immunization

For more information on age restrictions, please contact your local store local store.

Ear Piercing is free with the purchase of an Ear Piercing Kit. For specific pricing, please visit our Ear Piercing Kit page.

We offer a wide range of jewelers-quality metals. To learn more please visit our Piercing Metals section.

Nose piercing is available in select stores in the UK, European Union and Quebec. Check back for updates on this offering.

Always try to keep your new ear piercing free from soap, perfumes and hair products, and take care when brushing your hair, exercising, playing sports, talking on your phone, sleeping or wearing headphones. 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 After Care Lotion.

A new piercing is exciting and we know you will want to try new styles soon. However, it is important to give your ears time to heal before changing your ear piercing.

Lobe Piercing: If you are using Standard After Care Lotion, it is usually necessary to wait 6 weeks before changing your earrings. With RapidAfter Care Cleanser you can usually change your earrings after 3 weeks.

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

Nose Piercing (select stores in the UK, EU & Quebec): Your new nose stud can be changed in as little as 6 weeks with Rapid After Care Lotion or 8 weeks with Standard After Care Lotion.

After piercing, it is normal for the area to feel hot and maybe a little sore. If you have any swelling, redness or find the piercing painful after 24 hours, please seek medical advice immediately without removing your ear piercing.

When it comes to ear piercing, we know you have questions. We get asked these questions frequently, so much so we decided to put them all in one easy to find spot. Now, no matter what your question about piercing is, from "does it hurt?" to "how do I treat my piercing after?", we've got you covered. One last question, did you know Claire's also offers diamond ear piercing? You didn't? Now you do!

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