Mall piercings are not okay, and here’s why

Mall piercings are not okay, and here’s why

A lot of parents turn to the quick and easy mall piercings option when it comes to their daughter’s piercings. Most of us had our ears pierces in the mall when we were kids, but apparently, it’s really not safe. Let’s take a look at why you need to get it done by a professional instead of a nasty old gun.


The problem with mall piercings

Most mall piercings are done with a piercing gun, which works much the same as an office stapler. A stud is placed in the gun, and the trigger is pulled to push the earring through the ear lobe using blunt force. With a piercing gun, the ear isn’t really pierced at all, but rather punctured. Which hurts. A lot.


Aside from the obvious issue with pain, a piercing gun is much less sterile than needles used in professional piercing parlours.


Couple that with the fact that most mall piercings are done by barely-trained staff and you face a bunch of hygiene risks, misplaced piercings, and a major possibility of infection.


Why it’s better to play it safe

If you’re wondering what the best way is to get your kid’s ears pierced without excessive tears and trauma, the answer is a needle. There are so many amazing piercing parlours around the country. Professional piercers follow strict hygiene rules when it comes to their tools and the space in which they do piercings. When compared to mall piercings, professional piercing parlours are much more sterile.


Professional piercing parlours also have a great understanding of the human body. They’re able to assess whether a kid’s ears are suitable for piercings. If they foresee any problems with the procedure, they’ll let parents know straight away.


When the piercings are done and dusted, they’ll give you proper aftercare instructions so that the process of healing goes as smooth as possible. If you have any questions before or after the procedure, they’ll also be more than happy to answer it. And because they’re professionals, their work comes with a guarantee.


Your kid only comes with one set of ears. Since they really need them to listen, you need to ensure you’re doing your best to keep your kid’s ears as safe as possible!

By Seldean Smith

Seldean is a full-time single mom and avid contributor to the Kiddles website. Her hobbies include discovering awesome new places and spaces for kids and writing content that resonates with the hearts of other parents.

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