Ear Piercing Studio – Sacramento
Should I pierce my ears?
Ear piercing is a procedure done mainly for cosmetic reasons. There are no health reasons to get your ears pierced and most people get their ears pierced due to personal or cultural preferences.
What is the best age at which to get my ears pierced?
There is no medical evidence to support any age restrictions. Whatever age you decide on, it’s essential that you choose where you have the procedure done carefully. For some newborns, the ear lobe is really small and we may need to wait a while; we will let you know, if this is the case. With over 7 years of experience performing ear piercings for all ages you should expect great results.
Where should I get my ears or my child’s ears pierced?
Stylz Piercings exists to provide a safe, hygienic and professional alternative to mall kiosks. Our piercing professionals are experienced in painless, aseptic techniques, and provide quality services to newborns, seniors and every age in between.
What are the risks of ear piercing?
Infection – Anytime the skin is broken there is the risk of infection. We use sterile techniques to prevent this. Our patient education material provides detailed instruction on after-care for the ear lobes. Our technique with our single-use sterile needles eliminate cross-contamination.
Pain – The procedure causes minimal pain. However, we do offer numbing cream for an additional fee.
Allergic reactions – Allergies to nickel and other components of earrings can occur. At Stylz Piercings, we use medical grade materials and earrings to prevent allergies.
Keloids – Keloids are excessive scar tissue that forms around a wound. Keloids may occur after ear piercing, and are 80% more likely to occur if ears are pierced after age 11. Other risk factors for keloids include dark skin, previous keloid formation, and earrings that containing nickel.
How can I make an appointment with your ear piercing professionals?
No appointments are needed, simply come into our location at 2228 J Street Sacramento CA 95816 & fill out your paper work and we will handle the rest. Our hours are 12-8pm Mon-Sat & 12-6pm on Sunday. You may also call us during regular business hours to schedule an appointment (916) 284-8091.
How much does it cost?
Prices start at $25 for a single piercing (one ear) and go up from there. We do offer deals for multiple people getting piercings at the same time.
Do you use a piercing gun?
No. We do not pierce with a traditional gun. Instead, we use one time disposable piercing needles for sterile hygienic purposes. This protects everyone from contamination. Conventional ear piercing instruments always come in contact with the customer’s ear, and therefore need to be sterilized after each ear is pierced. Stylz Piercings ear piercing system uses sterile disposable needles to pierce each individuals ear for a Happy ear piercing experience!
Can I swim after I pierce my ears?
Chlorine and the bacteria in unchlorinated waters may both irritate your newly pierced ears. It is therefore recommended that you wait 2-3 weeks after your piercing.
Can I bring my own earrings?
In order to reduce the risk of infection and nickel allergy, we only use our medically sterile earrings. You can however bring REAL 14kt earrings for your piercing.
What does it feel like? Does it hurt?
It feels like getting a shot at the doctors. The actual piercing happens in an instant. For a few moments after the piercing, your earlobe feels warm and flushed.
Why do I need to clean my ear with an antiseptic?
An ear piercing means is a break in the skin or a clean wound. There are two kinds of wounds- non-infected wounds and infected wounds. Infected wounds require an antibiotic while an ear piercing (which is a non-infected wound) should be left CLEAN, DRY and OPEN TO AIR. After a shower, use a clean towel or cotton swabs to dry the clean piercing. Our ear care cleansing product should be used as instructed for additional protection. Signs of infection include, redness, swelling and discharge after the first few days. If the piercing does become infected see below.
I had my ears pierced two weeks ago and now I have an infection in one of the piercings. What should I do?
It is difficult to give an exact answer without knowing the exact condition of the ear but as general advice: – If the infection is in the soft part of the ear (earlobe), With the earring in place, apply a warm compress for about 3 minutes, 4 times a day to increase blood flow to the area. Clean with an antiseptic solution and apply a topical antibiotic cream such as neosporin. If no improvement in 24 hours – seek medical attention. – If the infected piercing is in the firm part of the ear (cartilage) – remove the earring, clean with an antiseptic and see a physician immediately as infection in cartilage needs urgent medical attention. Other symptoms that need urgent medical attention are fever, redness spreading from the piercing and a very swollen ear.
I was told that a thicker needle is better than a thinner needle for ear piercing. Is that so?
A thicker needle has got a very important advantage; there is more room, which makes it easier to switch to normal earrings after the healing period. With a thin ear piercing needle there is a greater risk that you will scratch the walls of the piercing when switching earrings, causing a new wound and hence run the risk of getting an infection.
Why shouldn’t I twist the earrings during the healing period?
Twisting the earrings cause rebruising of the newly forming canal and therefore increases healing time. Constant handling of the ear piercing, especially without careful cleaning of hands and earlobe, can result in an infection. Our medical grade earrings are skin friendly and should not embed into skin.
For how long should I wear the ear piercing earrings?
We recommend that you wait for at least six weeks before you remove the ear piercing earring. This because it takes about that amount of time for a newly pierced earring tunnel to heal. Removal of the earring before the 6 week period could lead to bruising, bleeding, increased risk of infection or closing of the new piercing hole.
Do you recommend numbing cream for my baby/child?
Numbing cream can be safely used after 3 months with careful placement on the earlobe avoiding the ear canal. Most babies react to an ear piercing, pretty much the same way they do to immunization shots.