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Old 02-17-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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Meh, my daughter's life and her ears are pretty important to me. If you don't choose to research before making decisions that may impact your child's life, that is your prerogative.
The risk is fairly small assuming the teenager using the gun at Claire's is following all precautions but I am not sure I trust a teenager who might at worst lose their job as opposed to an adult who could lose their license and chosen profession.

Also, I am inherently biased as my cousin had the cartilage of her ear pierced at Claire's and got an infection.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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At the tattoo parlor where I got my tattoo, node piercing and navel piercing. They will give you a tour, whether you want it or not, of their cleaning procedures, the autoclave... They give you good aftercare advice that includes no after care solution that the mall and other places will sell you. The after care solutions were tested and found to contain bacteria they were intended to prevent. DOH! Clean water and antimicrobial soap. No spinning! Leave it mostly alone. Wash it twice a day.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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I had my daughters pierced at Piercing Pagonda at the mall. Her pedi said they dont pierce ears. But as for the whole symetry (sp?) problems. They dot the spots where they are going to pierce with a marker and I checked to make sure they matched, at first they didnt so they remarked and then they wanted to do one at a time and I said no do them both at the same time so another worker assisted and one click and bam she made a gasp noise but didnt cry so I am convinced it did not hurt her at all. She was smiling 3 minutes later. I clean and twist them daily so Im very happy with the results.

I never thought of a tattoo parlor. Seems like a good idea but im still happy with the results I was given or rather Trinitee was given lol.

My mom has one of those piercing guns and she used it with her ex when they were married and his ears got infected. Dont know if he cleaned the correctly afterwards though.

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:53 AM
 
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At the tattoo parlor where I got my tattoo, node piercing and navel piercing. They will give you a tour, whether you want it or not, of their cleaning procedures, the autoclave... They give you good aftercare advice that includes no after care solution that the mall and other places will sell you. The after care solutions were tested and found to contain bacteria they were intended to prevent. DOH! Clean water and antimicrobial soap. No spinning! Leave it mostly alone. Wash it twice a day.

Why no spinning?
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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I have 5 ear piercings and all were done at a jewelry store at the mall in the 1980's. If my mom had had to take me to a piercer at a tattoo parlor, I'm sure I wouldn't have had my ears pierced as a teen. Being a little more open minded, I'd probably take my kids to a piercer. I have one pierce that is giving me problems, and have contemplated going to a piercer myself to get it fixed.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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Why no spinning?
A piercing is an injury. Poking and prodding injuries is not a great idea. The goo that comes out will wash away in the warm shower with soap.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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A piercing is an injury. Poking and prodding injuries is not a great idea. The goo that comes out will wash away in the warm shower with soap.

I thought, and I believe I was told but dont quote me that the spinning is to be sure that while the skin is healing it doesnt attach to the ear ring.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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I thought, and I believe I was told but dont quote me that the spinning is to be sure that while the skin is healing it doesnt attach to the ear ring.
Skin does not attach to metal. Anyway two failed mall piercings, and two successful piercings from a piercer. Anecdotal. But good enough for me. I will follow the piercer's advice.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Meh, my daughter's life and her ears are pretty important to me. If you don't choose to research before making decisions that may impact your child's life, that is your prerogative.
Nice try, but I don't fall for the "I care about my kids and you don't" bait.

There's a difference between research and overkill.

I suppose I could take my car to get the oil changed at the factory, but there's no need to do that since there are plenty of other places with trained people who have the right equipment to do the job.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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Apparently spinning or twisting results in more scar tissue (that little bump some people have).

Current opinion is to use sea-salt (not table salt because of the iodine) to clean twice a day. No alcohol, and no twisting.
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