Ear Piercing Specialist

Village Pediatric Group

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine located in Tuckahoe, NY

There are plenty of reasons to get your child's ears pierced. For some, it's because their child requests it. For others, it's a part of their religion or culture. Either way, it's important you choose a piercing establishment that's clean and sterile, and where the practitioners have certification. The providers at Village Pediatric Group in Tuckahoe, New York, offer ear piercing services so parents can be sure that their child is in the best of hands. Call the practice today or book through this website.

Ear Piercing Q & A

What happens during ear piercing?

The provider responsible for the piercing marks a small dot on the earlobe as a guide and then uses a needle or piercing gun to pierce a hole before immediately inserting an earring. Ice may be held against the lobe to numb it first.

Does ear piercing hurt?

Ear piercing does hurt a little, but any discomfort is tolerable. It stings immediately afterward and may throb or feel hot to touch for a day or two. You may also experience some slight bleeding.

How old do you have to be to have an ear piercing?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there are no age limitations on when children can first have their ears pierced. However, they also suggest that a parent wait until their child is old enough to care for it themselves. If you’re interested in having your child’s ears pierced, call Village Pediatric Group to discuss your individual circumstances.

Who shouldn’t have their ears pierced?

Piercing is typically a safe procedure, but people with some underlying health conditions or who take certain medicines should first consult with the medical team. These include people who: 

  • Have an autoimmune disorder
  • Have a heart condition
  • Have hemophilia
  • Have diabetes
  • Have a condition that prevents or slows healing
  • Take blood-thinning medication

 If you have any concerns about whether your child is suitable for ear piercing, speak with Village Pediatric Group beforehand.

How do I care for ear piercings?

You must keep your ear piercing clear from dirt, or else it could become infected. Clean around the piercing twice a day with antiseptic or warm, soapy water. When dry, apply an antibiotic treatment to prevent infection. Although it may be a challenge with younger children, try to make sure they avoid touching the piercing.

You should also avoid removing the earrings for six weeks as this gives the piercing time to heal. If you take them out sooner, you may find it difficult to put the earrings back in, and the holes will close up.

An earlobe typically takes around six weeks to heal. If you have any ear cartilage pierced, healing can take up to a year.

Village Pediatric Group offers ear piercing for children in their comfortable, hygienic clinic. Call the practice today to find out more or inquire through the online booking portal.