Minors whose parents would like for their ears to be pierced typically visit a boutique or one of the specialized kiosks in the mall. The last place one would probably expect to see a parent take their kid is the tattoo parlor but increasingly, parents are choosing to do just that.
Now you may be wondering what would spur a parent to forego the traditional route and opt for a piercing spot generally reserved for adults. If you guessed safety reasons, you’d be correct. Any established and reputable tattoo parlor makes it a point to ensure clients are treated correctly. Similar to a doctor’s office, items are sterilized and they are utilized a single time for that particular client before being properly disposed of.
On top of the focus on sterilization, while a boutique might use a piercing gun, most if not all tattoo parlors opt for sterilized needles. These needles “push” the cartilage and skin as the ear is pierced, making for a potentially less traumatic experience that also improves healing.
If you’re thinking about having your child’s ears pierced at a tattoo parlor, consider having a discussion with them regarding the images and artwork they may see since these places are, after all, an adult environment.
This update is by Empire Tattoo, one of the best tattoo shops in Miami where our motto is “one client at a time”. Spearheaded by Steve Santacruz, our tattoo parlor takes pride in providing our clients a welcoming environment and exceptional quality work by some of the best tattoo artists in Miami. We have locations in Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and downtown Miami. For contact information or to schedule an appointment, please visit the contact page.