Zara_qwe
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So currently i only have my main lobe piercing and im thinking of getting my seconds, upper lobe, piercings done. Should i go to clairs? MY friends have mixed reviews on clairs but what is it really like there for piercings?
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From my experience, Claire’s utensils are sterile and they never reuse gun attachments. However piercing guns are very blunt and is more painful than needles, and guns are more likely to give you a piercing infection.
If I’m honest, it’s better to go to an actual piercing place that use needles as they’re more sterile and safer.
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I have two lobe piercings - first ones done at Claires and second ones done at a tattoo studio. While I personally didn't have any issues with Claires, now I'm older I realise that it really isn't a good place to get pierced. A gun is not suitable to be pierced with - the actually earring is what makes the hole and the post of an earring is not sharp enough to do this properly so its basically just jabbing it in rather than piercing it with a needle. The shop floor really isn't a suitable place to get pierced - not very sterile at all considering that the general public are walking through there all day. Plus guns cannot be properly sterilized in an autoclave like they do with needles in piercing places. In Claires you're also not pierced by a professional piercer, its the shop assistant. Their healing advice is generally not great either - they tell you to twist the earring which you shouldn't be doing, and their 3 week rapid solution is a bit dubious.
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I agree with the above. Better to go to a tattoo shop or professional piercer. They’ll be more sterile and trained in piercing.

I did get my ears pierced by Clair’s when I was 7 years old which was fine. Didn’t have any issues. But more recently I have been to a more professional place. They were helpful with the aftercare after my body had rejected my piercing and got it redone after leaving it for a few months.
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Go to a professional piercer. They're formally trained via apprenticeship, use hollow single-use needles, and autoclave jewelry.
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Although i dont have any experience of claires- im always a bit wary of piercings there.
Its done in the shop window where everyone walking past can see. And i may be wrong but isnt it just the shop assistant who does it?
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