I'm thinking of getting an ear piercing at the top of my ear (cartilage?) at Claires Accessories. I had the bottom of my ears done at Claire's and they were great, and the aftercare was good as well.
Just had a few questions about it first:
1. Does anyone know how much Claire's charge for top of the ear piercings? (i.e. with a standard small stud in it?)
2. Do these piercings hurt more or less or about the same as ear piercings at the bottom of the ear (in the lobe?)
3. In your opinion, which ear (left or right) looks better with a cartilage piercing?
I checked out the Claires webpage for this info before posting here, but couldnt find the relevant information! Any help will be really appreciated!
eeeewww! thats all i cam say to that! but if claires have pierced '80 million ears' and i would say a good section of those were cartilage piercings..wouldnt they have worked out not to use a gun????
They don't care about problems afterwards though, as by then they've got your money. And they pierce immature people who don't know any better.
Guns are not supposed to be used for cartilage piercings. They're better for lobe piercings, but even then cause a lot of trauma. And they can't be sterilised properly, so you risk getting anything that other people who have been pierced have. Including nice diseases like hepatitis.
Just to add another side of a story, i have my cartilage pierced twice at the top - once by claires and once by a hairdressers. (One done at claires was actually a mate practicing, it was the first time she'd done a cartilage piercing!)
I've never had any problems with either, but i do think if i had it done again i'd probably go for a needle just to be safe.
I used to work for Claire’s! and was an ear piercer. This is an exaggeration, that your ear will get infected! Have had loads of customers come back for their 6-12 week check-up after getting a cartilage piercing, and they were all fine. No problems at all.
It is up to you, don't let people opinions get to you, it's your decision. Claire's wouldn't be given an ear-piercing license if they were not allowed to pierce cartilages with guns. I can see where some of you are coming from, as body-piercers use needles it’s safer. But in the time I've worked for Claire’s (2 years) have had NO complaints at all about any piercing.
I got my cartilage pierced with a gun too btw, and it's fine! no problems.
To answer your questions...
1) A plain white gold or gold stud would be £12.50
2) IMO it didn't feel any different
3) It doesn't matter what ear it's on, it will look the same lol but mine's on left
i had my 2 sets of lobes, & my cartilage pierced at Claires. i've not had any problem with any of them. & no, i wasn't a little kid who didn't know better when i got mine done - first lobes at 17, cartilage at 18, & 2nd lobes at 19! really, i haven't heard of anyone who's had an problems with piercings from Claires