Ear Piercing East Cobb

Ear Piercing FAQ

Ear Piercing FAQ

Getting your kid’s ears pierced is a major milestone for them and for you. At Pigtails & Crewcuts, we do our best to make the experience quick and easy, but we completely understand that you may have some questions! Hopefully, we can clear some of those up for you before you come in. Here are some of our frequently asked questions about our ear piercing service:

1. Do you use a piercing gun?

We use a piercing tool that is loaded with a sterile piercing earring.

2. Can you pierce cartilage?

We can not pierce cartilage. Because we use a piercing tool and not a needle, we cannot pierce anything other than an earlobe.

3. Can I bring in my own earrings to pierce with?

No. The earrings we use to pierce are sterile and allergen-free, and we can’t put in earrings that you bring because it would disrupt the healing process.

4. Are your earrings nickel-free?

Yes! Our earrings are nickel-free and made for sensitive ears.

5. Which metal should I choose?

We offer both stainless steel and 14k gold-plated earrings. Both are made for sensitive ears, so it’s really up to you! We only advise that you choose one over the other if you have a family history of sensitivity to certain metals.

6. Do you pierce both ears at the same time?

Yes! The ear piercing specialist taking care of you will ask another trained employee to assist them. We’ll make sure everyone is ready, count to three, and then pierce both ears at the same time!

7. Do I need an appointment?

No, you don’t need an appointment! We happily serve walk-ins as long as we have an ear piercing specialist available.

8. Can you pierce a baby's ears?

Yes, we can pierce a baby’s ears. With babies, it isn’t easy to pierce both ears at the same time, so we pierce one ear, give your little one some time to calm down, then pierce the other ear.

9. Do we get to choose our earrings?

Yes! We have over 35 different designs to choose from.

What to Expect During Your Little One’s Ear Piercing Appointment

At Pigtails & Crewcuts, we offer more than just fantastic haircuts— we also provide quick and easy ear-piercing services for children of all ages! Getting their ears pierced for the first time is a huge milestone for little ones, and even though it’s an exciting experience, it can also be a little scary. That’s why we have a kid-friendly environment and patient staff to put you and your child at ease.

Before the Piercing

Upon arrival, we’ll have you and your child look through our different earring options to pick the earrings that suit your needs best! We offer over 35 different stud designs with stainless-steel or gold-plated finishes. Once you’ve selected your earrings, your kid will take a seat while one of our piercing specialists explains the process of what’s going to happen and how to take care of their new piercings while they heal. In the meantime, we’ll have a couple of consent forms for you to fill out. Don’t worry; you’re not missing anything! We’ll send you home with a sheet with all the aftercare instructions.

Next Steps

After explaining to your little one how our process works and how to care for their piercings, we’ll put on a fresh pair of gloves and disinfect their ears. Then, we’ll carefully mark the center of each ear lobe, explaining to your child exactly what we’re doing while we’re doing it and providing any reassurance they may need. Once we’ve planned where we’re going to pierce, we’ll ask you for parental approval. If you’re not happy with the placement, no worries! We’re more than happy to remark your kiddo’s ear until you approve.

Time to Pierce!

Finally, it’s time to pierce! Your piercing specialist will call over another trained staff member to assist with the job. First, we’ll measure. Then, when everybody is ready, we’ll count to 3 and pierce both ears at the same time!

At the front desk, we’ll give you a goodie bag with aftercare instructions, cleaning solution, and a special ear piercing certificate! Your little one is also welcome to a lollipop and a treasure from our treasure chest.


We are so glad you chose us for your special day! We hope to make it a super positive memory!


Want to see what other Moms and Dads have to say about us? Check out our reviews!

How to Care for an Infected Ear Piercing

How to Care for an Infected Ear Piercing

Even if you follow aftercare instructions perfectly, new piercings can still get infected. Fortunately, they aren’t too tricky to care for, and you probably have everything you need at home! Here’s how to care for an infected ear piercing.

What You’ll Need:

  • Warm water
  • Hand soap
  • Salt
  • Cotton balls
  • Antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin


  1.  First and foremost, do not take the earring out of the infected piercing. Doing so will make the infection worse.
  2. Wash your hands with soap and water any time you touch the piercing.
  3. Dissolve some salt in warm water to make a saline solution. You’ll want to go heavy on the salt.
  4. Soak two cotton balls in the warm saline solution and hold one on either side of your little one’s piercing. Keep it there for at least 3 minutes. You can do it for longer than 3 minutes, but make sure the solution stays warm. This helps reduce swelling. You can also use the cotton ball to gently clean the area round the piercing, as the piercing may have released some fluid while fighting the infection.
  5. Apply an antibiotic ointment to the piercing.
  6. Repeat these steps twice a day for at least a week. If the infection persists or worsens, please take your child to the doctor and follow their instructions.

Tips for avoiding Ear Piercing Infections

Some people are more prone to infections than others, but there are some precautions you can take to protect your little one’s new piercings.

  • Follow the aftecare instructions that your piercer gave you.
  • Style your child’s hair in such a way that prevents the hair from wrapping around the back of the  earring, like braids or a headband.
  • If your child goes on a flight, clean the piercing as soon as you. can once you get off the plane. Bacteria from airplane seats can easily make their way to your child’s piercings!
  • Teach your child to only touch their piercing with clean hands.