In The Pink Jewellery has a robust health & safety policy regarding the piercing of ears. Our qualified ear-piercing staff are industry trained to a competent standard, and our aim is to ensure that your experience with us is as comfortable as possible.
We regularly perform risk assessments in all of our shops, and we only use pre-packed sterile earrings. In addition to general training, our ear-piercing staff are also trained in general hygiene and the avoidance of cross-contamination.
From time to time we need to train new staff members, and where this happens it will always be under the supervision of an experienced qualified staff member. If a trainee is involved with piercing your ears, you will be advised in advance and you will be given the option of having another staff member if you so wish.
We have pierced thousands of ears during the past ten years. Complications rarely arise but we must draw your attention to the fact that occasionally they do. We do our best to ensure a perfect result every time, but risks do include any or all of the following:
- equipment malfunction
- non-symmetrical alignment of earrings
- embedding of the earring into the lobe
- injury to surrounding tissue
- allergic reaction to the metal or cleaning solution
- non-healing of the wound
- scarring of the ear-lobe
Whist we endeavour to make the ear-piercing procedure as comfortable as possible for you, we need to advise you that we do not use anaesthetic and you may experience some minor pain, and you will need to comply with the aftercare guidelines provided below.
Please note also that for your own safety and for the safety of others, we are unable to perform ear piercings in certain circumstances. These include but are not limited to the following:
- you are unable to comply with safety instructions or you are at an age whereby you do not understand the procedure that is to be undertaken
- you are diabetic
- you are HIV positive
- you have a strain of Hepatitis
- you have Haemophilia
- you are taking a form of blood thinning medication
- If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
For the avoidance of doubt please advise a member of our staff if you have any medical condition not listed above. Please note also that if you are under sixteen, your parent or guardian will need to accompany you for the piercing, and they will need to complete the parental consent form. By signing this, they give us permission on your behalf, to do the piercing. If your parents have signed this and you have any questions about it or are unhappy about it in any way, please tell a member of staff.
In the Pink after care procedure for pierced ears
- After piercing do not touch the ears or earrings for 48 hours
- Always wash hands thoroughly before touching ears to avoid contamination.
- After 48 hours, with clean, washed hands, cleanse the front and back of the earring site next to the wound, twice a day, we suggest morning on rising and evening before bedtime. This is to remove and dried blood, or skin debris that can collect behind the front stud or behind the butterfly at the back. Also rotate the earring 2 or 3 times to ensure the earring moves freely
- Repeat this routine for 6 weeks or until the ears have healed, each person is different and some people heal faster than others, it can take up to 12 week for some people’s ears to heal completely.
- After the earrings are removed after 6 weeks , we suggest only wearing silver or gold or titanium earrings for the first 6 months to avoid any sort of allergic reaction.