- most tattoo parlours do piercings and best trained in doing piercings and have done it many times. They are also reasonably priced and will help with any problems afterwards. They use proper sterilised equipment, reducing any problems. They will also have a preference of using needles to guns as they are the safest.
- some jewellers also do piercings, whilst being cheaper they use a gun and will not be as trained as tattoo parlours or professional piercing shops. They won't be as educated about it if you have any problems either.
- the most recognised place for lobe piercings for children is Claire's. Though they same very well educated they are very expensive and know very little about piercings, if they did they wouldn't be using a gun for cartilage piercings as this could shatter it.
Step 4: Recommendations and My Experiences
Earlier this year I decided I abated to get my cartilage pierced, and co side red Claire's until I read about a gun being used can shatter the cartilage. So I searched around and found that blue banana where relatively cheap and were experienced with piercings, they also used a clean sterilised needle. So I got it done there they supply aftercare and it was done quickly accurately and painlessly. So would recommend them as they do a range of piercings. They are also reasonably priced. Also my piercing has healed really well.
Well... My third lobe I did my self with a sewing needle, I was bored and just decided to pierce my ear it was quite painless as I used ice and sterilised the needle, I made further away from my other piercings so that I could wear larger earrings in it. It has healed fast and well so was very happy with it but nether got round to doing the other side.