Looking to get your ears pierced (or your kids’ ears, for that matter)? For a delicate procedure like ear piercing, you definitely want to find a professional and safe place – the last thing anyone needs (child or adult) is an ear infection! The first step is to check out if your paediatrician provides the service; if they don’t, we scouted around and here are some places to consider.
Doctors, paediatricians, beauticians and plenty of satisfied customers recommend this store. B*dazzle offers ear-piercing services for everyone from infants to senior adults with every purchase of ear-piercing earrings. The store is known for its high hygiene standards and uses a disposable ear-piercing cartridge system and piercing care solution. There are over 50 types of hypoallergenic earrings to choose from and you’re entitled to a free check-up six weeks after your piercing.
Four locations across Singapore
#2 Stellar Silver Ear Piercing
Stellar specialises in professional ear piercing for all ages and is a popular choice for babies and children. The staff are reassuring and great with little ones, who even receive a special certificate after the piercing! The store also offers genuine silver jewellery, and its range of US-imported sensitive earrings is popular amongst customers with sensitive ears.
Three outlets across Singapore
#3 Healthsprings Medical Clinic
Ear piercings at Healthsprings may be a little on the pricier side, but it’s completely worth it for the expertise. For $68, you’re assured a fast and safe piercing for kids.
#02-01/02 Greenridge Shopping Centre, 524A Jelapang Road
Popular jewellery chain Goldheart provides ear-piercing services for $35 (inclusive of earrings) for adults, kids and infants. After the piercing, you can pick out a set of genuine silver and gold earrings from the store’s wide selecting. Note: Since not all the staff are trained in piercing, the service is only available at selected outlets; give them a call before you go to check.
#5 Ho Bee Goldsmith & Jewellery
Ear piercing at this jewellery store is done using the Inverness system, which promotes safe and sterile piercings. A disposable cartridge is used for each ear to prevent contamination and infection. You can choose from 30 styles of trendy studs made from hypoallergenic metals, and piercings are free; you’ll pay between $20 to $110 depending on which earrings you choose.
Three locations across Singapore
Located in various malls around Singapore, Lovisa offers ear-piercing services at each of its outlets. No need to book appointments, simply walk in – and you can get it for free with any purchase of Studex Piercing Studs, as well as free aftercare! Children under three will also be given a free Lovisa teddy bear and certificate to make the experience extra special. As well as offering earlobe and cartilage piercings, Lovisa’s studs are nickel-free and hypoallergenic, and there are surgical-grade stainless-steel earrings available in the System 75 range.
Twenty location across Singapore
Piercings at Tattoo Parlours
If you’re looking for more than just a starter stud for kids or a “regular” adult piercing, there are tattoo parlours in Singapore that offer great industrial piercing skills. They may not have the same kind of atmosphere as a jewellery shop, but they’re known for strict hygiene and cleanliness standards, which crosses over to any piercings they do. Tattoo parlours use hand-held single-use needles, which ensure the safest, and in the long run, the most hygienic piercing you can get. (A gun or punch, on the other hand, can sometimes cause damage to the skin on the ear.) Here are some to keep an eye out for.
Primitive Art Piercing & Tattoo
Despite its dark looking interior, Primitive has a massive array of jewellery to choose from, including industrial steel, silver and hypoallergenic. The staff is experienced in body piercing as well as ear piercing, and can provide you with the best kind of jewellery you’ll need for your ears. They also use one-time use piercing needles to ensure a clean, safe procedure.
Far East Plaza #04-101/102, 14 Scotts Road
If you’re a parent of an older child who wants an ear piercing that isn’t necessarily just the lobe, or even just a single second piercing, then Piercing Clinic is the place. Whilst it runs on the pricier side, and currently appointments must be booked in advance via WhatsApp, the practice is firmly rooted in being able to provide the best piercings possible. With hypoallergenic studs available, single-use needles and piercers trained in CPR and first aid, it’s got everything you need for
#B1-06 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard
WhatsApp 8883 6188
Ink by Finch Tattoo
Much like Piercing Clinic, Ink by Finch is another place to go to if you’re looking for an ear piercing that isn’t just a traditional earlobe. A tattoo parlour as well, this spot is well known for its experienced piercers and up-to-date techniques, as well as being able to provide hypoallergenic earrings and one-use needles. Be aware that Sunday is for booked appointments only.
#02-03 Peninsula Shopping Centre, 3 Coleman Street
WhatsApp 9623 4477
Caring for your newly pierced ears
We hear from Desmond from PiercingClinic about what you need to take note of:
- Clean the front and back of your ears twice daily without removing the studs. Ensure that you dry the area well after washing.
- Ensure that the back of the earring is not too tight during the healing period; if it’s too tight, it may cause inflammation.
- Keep hair spray, soap and shampoo away from your ears.
- Leave the studs in your ears for six consecutive weeks; after six weeks, you can remove the stud and replace it with other earrings.
- For the first six months after piercing, it’s recommended to wear earrings made of surgical stainless steel or other hypo-allergenic materials.
- During the first year, avoid going longer than 24 hours without wearing earrings; this will prevent the piercing from closing.
By Jayme Chong, Katie Roberts and Lindsay Yap