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Old 03-09-2009, 12:59 AM
 
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Does anyone know of a good, clean, safe place for ear piercing? My daughter is 4 mos old and I would like to get this done before she gets older.
Thanks

And please, I would appreciate no debates. Just some useful info. Thanks Again.

Last edited by Mars22; 03-09-2009 at 01:24 AM.. Reason: Don't want any fights.
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:02 AM
 
Location: South Side
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Have you asked your pediatrician?

I took my daughter to *gasp* WALMART off Potranco and 1604 and "Maria" did it. Maria was recommended to me by a friend of mine, she did a great job btw and was good with my daughter. Just a suggestion...
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:12 AM
 
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you can check with your pediatricians office --- some peds do it there, others do not...

for both my daughters i just took them to the piercing pagoda at ingram park mall --- neither one of the girls had any problems with infection --- they cleaned my girls lobes prior to piercing, they wore gloves, the piercing guns were sanitized, etc...

honestly, most of the responsiblty to prevent infection will be with the way you care for your daughters ears after the piercing --- you will have to clean them and turn the earrings on a very regular basis --- i would dip a q-tip in the cleaning solution and i would clean the lobe, front and back, every morning and every night --- i would also turn the earrings at every diaper change, just to make it some sort of schedule --- i know i was excessive, but like i said, we never had red lobes or infections or anything --- and when it came time that i was able to change out the earrings i never had any problems ---

now, a word of warning --- when we had the girls done, both were about 3months old --- and because we did it at the mall we did get a couple of very snide remarks from passerby's --- saying we were cruel, etc...one old lady straight up told me that if she had a gun she would pull it out and shoot me...so, if you go to the mall, or any public place, be prepared for what you may hear...

also, with both girls, i took a bottle and gave it to them right after the piercing and they both forgot about crying right away --- really, i peronsally think it is the noise the scares them than the actual piercing ...

also, if i remember correctly, my oldest daugther had 1 ear done at a time --- with my 2nd daughter there were 2 workers and they marked her ears and each of them did 1 ear at the same time, which i much preferred...so you may want to see if that is an option...

one more side note --- you may want to edit your post to ask for no debates or flames --- this is one of those topics that i have seen go very wrong on other boards and i would hate to see that happen here...

good luck on your decision...
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Glendale/Los Angeles
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WOW she said if she had a gun she would shoot you?? How horrible.. is that typical I thought SA was the friendliest city lol
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:09 AM
 
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WOW she said if she had a gun she would shoot you?? How horrible.. is that typical I thought SA was the friendliest city lol
yeah, can you believe it??? --- now i took it with a grain of salt because she was like 89 years old and probably half senile...but dh was not too happy, infact i remember him muttering something under his breath about the gun he was carrying in his back pocket...
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I would've pressed charges on the old bat.. my granddaughter just had this done (at about 4 months), but I don't know where they went to get it done.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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I second the pediatrician recommendation. I had mine done at the Piercing Pagoda when I was five or six (I have very vague memories of the piercing gun making a lot of noise, and very momentary pain, but nothing traumatic), whereas my sister had hers done as an infant at the peds office, which I think is probably a little better from a quality control and hygiene standpoint.

I also second mrstxcop on the aftercare.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Mrs--I am floored that someone said that to you! I'm glad she was an old lady because had it been me, I would have throttled her butt.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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I had my older daughter's ears pierced at the pediatrician's office. They would not do it until she was either 3 months or 4 months--I can't remember now. That was 14 years ago. She cried of course, so I fed her immediately afterward and she was fine. She never had any problems with infections.

When she was about 4 years old, her earring (just a stud, not a hoop or dangling one) got caught on something and tore a bit. Since then she has not wanted to wear earrings. The holes have grown in and since she is deathly afraid of needles, she will probably never get them re-pierced!
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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When she was about 4 years old, her earring (just a stud, not a hoop or dangling one) got caught on something and tore a bit. Since then she has not wanted to wear earrings. The holes have grown in and since she is deathly afraid of needles, she will probably never get them re-pierced!
My daughter had hers pierced when she was 13....her choice....but she almost fainted afterward. She too is afraid of needles...passes out at the doctors office. But to my surprise, when she was in the 10th grade, she pierced them again ON HER OWN....and didn't faint! I just noticed her wearing double studs the next day and all I could do was laugh! If they want it bad enough the mind can do anything! LOL!
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