Ear piercing studs are too short for some earlobes and most cartilage. Initially, the pressure of the gun’s mechanism is sufficient to force the pieces to lock over the tissue. However, once they are locked on, the compressed tissue cannot return to its normal state, is constricted and further irritated. At the least, the diminished air and blood circulation in the compressed tissue can lead to prolonged healing, minor complications and scarring. More disturbingly, the pressure of such tight jewelry can result in additional swelling and impaction. Both piercers and medical personnel have seen stud gun jewelry completely embedded in ear lobes and cartilage (as well as navels, nostrils and lips), even when pierced “properly” with a gun. This may require the jewelry to be cut out surgically, particularly in cases where one or both sides of the gun stud have disappeared completely beneath the surface of the skin. Such consequences are minimal when jewelry is custom fit to the client, allows sufficient room for swelling, and is installed with a needle piercing technique which creates less trauma and swelling. Read More: Association of Professional Piercers 

Again, there are many more reasons why NOT to have your, or your child’s ears pierced with a piercing gun, and I would be happy to discuss them with you and answer any question you may have.

We pierce children’s ears at ages 4 and up, who are have the understanding that they need to help with keeping their new piercings clean, and keep their fingers off.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at KarenAwesom@Gmail.com, on my Facebook Page, or call the studio at 905-634-8989 to reach me! And remember, JUST SAY NO! – Karen Awesom