Ear Piercing on Long Island
Highly recommended by local mothers and doctors, Squires Jewelers on Long Island provides safe, sterile ear piercing at no charge with the purchase of 14k earrings. We do our best to make you or your child as comfortable as possible. We will make sure you are well informed about the process from beginning to end.
Have question about piercing your child's ears? Here are some answers to the ones we get most often:
How should I take care of the new piercings?
With clean hands, it is best to clean the front and back of the earring with rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or special cleaning solution provided by us at least twice a day. It is important to rotate the earring and sliding it back and fourth a few times a day in order for the hole to maintain its shape. The new earrings should not be removed during the first 4-6 weeks after piercing because there is a chance that the holes will close if they are removed. After 4-6 weeks, replace the earrings with a new pair and wear as much as possible for the next 6 months to allow the hole to fully heal.
Can a child go swimming or play sports right after an ear piercing?
During the first two weeks after an ear piercing the wound site is more prone to infection. As for sports, we recommend that you ask the coach if earrings must be removed in order to play.
Can both ears be pierced at the same time?
There are always two or more people to do an ear piercing at once.
What is the right age to get my child's ears pierced?
This is a personal decision, but we highly recommend that the child be at least 6 months of age. Though, there are reasons to wait until your child is older: he or she will be able to take responsibility for keeping ears and the new studs clean (decreasing the risk of infection).
When choosing earrings, which metal is the safest for my child?
Currently, 14K gold is believed to be the safest option for your child. We highly recommend it.