Are you looking to get your child’s ears pierced? There are more options nowadays, from piercing instruments to needles. VM Facebook readers weighed in on their favourite places to go. VM tip: book an appointment with two piercers to do both ears at once to minimize discomfort. For a pleasant and positive experience, here are the top recommendations from Vancouver moms:
Top Spots for Ear Piercing
This was the hands-down most popular recommendation. They pierce all ages (as young as 3 weeks old) and appointments are recommended. One mom’s tip: “Both ears [can] be pierced at the same time. And buy extra earring backings as you will lose them.”
locations throughout Lower Mainland
Next! Tattoos and Body Piercings
At Next!, they do not use piercing guns as they are unsanitary, cause unnecessary tissue damage, and the jewellery does not promote healing. They take into account any nervousness that children may be feeling:
“We also will not pierce anyone who is unable to communicate that they want this piercing and that they know it will hurt. Piercings are a permanent cosmetic alteration to the body and no one but the owner of the body being pierced can consent to that.”
Sinister Skin Tattoo & Piercing
They use a needle and provide tours for the kiddos prior to piercing. Minimum age is 5 years.
St Johns, Port Moody
2nd Look Day Spa
They pierce from 4 months old, and can have two piercers at a time.
Coquitlam Centre Mall
It’s gritty and artsy and they so ALL the piercings, but mom of 3 Jessica Maxwell swears by them. In fact, she took all three of her girls there.
“As a nurse, I am a stickler for sterile technique. And these guys are great!”
Granville St and W. 4th
The Hairloft, Granville Island Kids Market
If you want a place that specializes in kids from babies to tweens, this is the place. Make it a spa day and add an updo and nail polish along with your little one’s ear piercing.
West Coast Piercing and Ink
Another tattoo/piercing parlour, these pros are a”Proud member of SafePiercing.org,” and they pierce as young as 2 months. They encourage parent participation, “to help guide you and yours through the process with confidence.”
The blogger behind Nourish Through Movement, Reg Von Lok writes about DIY and style, nourishment through movement and integrates it all with motherhood, family and life's curveballs. She lives live in the Metro Vancouver area with my husband and two girls.