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Ear Piercing

Why get your ears pierced with us?

As your local high street jeweller, we have been providing an unrivalled ear piercing service for more than 50 years, beating our competitors on value and quality of service. That is why 25,000 customers choose to have their ears pierced with us every year - all undertaken by one of our 300 fully trained piercers.

At F.Hinds, your health is our top priority. We pride ourselves on ensuring that all staff carrying out ear piercing have been fully trained and tested on their knowledge and practical piercing skills.

Value

The ear piercing service at F.Hinds is completely free with the purchase of an ear piercing package. This package includes a set of sterile piercing earrings which are specially designed for new piercings, plus a bottle of ear care solution designed to maintain a healthy ear after the piercing.

We also provide a free ear check service after 6 weeks to make sure the piercing is healthy. This is also a perfect opportunity for you to visit the store to use your '20% off earrings' voucher which is offered with every piercing from us.

Prices start from £9.95 with a choice of gold, gold plated and titanium earrings with many different stones including real diamonds (subject to availability in store).

Where?

We have over 300 trained piercers across our 115+ branches. Please click here to check our Store Locator to find your nearest F.Hinds branch.*

You don't often need an appointment, however to check availability of the branch and piercer, please phone your local store directly.

*There are a small number of stores which don’t offer ear piercings due to licensing constraints. We are unable to offer ear piercing at the following stores: Cambridge, Chelmsley Wood, Dartford, Dover, Gloucester, Nuneaton, Solihull, Staines, Stevenage & Waltham Cross.

Your health is our priority

If you're thinking of having your ears pierced, it's vital you're assured that those carrying out your piercing take every precaution to ensure the risk of infection is minimised.

We only use the latest equipment which comprises a sterile disposable capsule system. This ensures the earrings themselves are not handled by our customers or staff. The Studex Ear Piercing System 75 is approved by the Environmental Health Association for use in piercing the lobe and upper flat cartilage area of the ear. Studex is the world’s largest supplier of ear piercing equipment. All our branches where piercing is available have been inspected by their local Environmental Health departments and are certificated by them to prove they are eligible to pierce.

After care procedures

Looking after your piercing is very important to ensure that you avoid infection. You are advised to leave the piercing earrings in without removing them for 6 weeks. For the first 6 months after the healing period, do not go longer than 24 hours without earrings in or the holes may start to close. For proper care of your newly pierced ears, please refer to the following after care procedures:

CLEANSE: Cleanse ear lobe and earring twice a day using a clean cotton swab, soaking both sides of the ear with ear care lotion which is provided with each piercing. If required, further supplies of fluid may be purchased from us.
TURN: Turn your earrings twice a day. Always clean your hands thoroughly before touching your ear.
ADJUST: Check and adjust the butterflies backs twice a day. Earrings must fit loosely for proper healing: do not push the butterflies on tightly.

PLEASE NOTE: Minor pain or redness may occur immediately after your piercing: this is a normal reaction. The piercing site will settle within the first 48 hours providing adequate after care is carried out. Should undue pain, swelling or redness occur at any time, please seek medical attention immediately before removing the earring.

Other important information

We will not pierce children less than 6 years of age and any person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must be able to sign to give their consent. Please note that some of our stores have different age limits for ear piercing, so please contact your local branch first.

We do not offer cartilage piercings due to council licensing laws and we do not pierce other parts of the body such as the nose, eyebrow or belly button for various safety reasons and because there is a greater risk of infection in these areas. However if you have had any of these pierced successfully and healing has completed without any problem, we do stock a wide range of belly bars and rings, nose studs and eyebrow hoops which can be found here.

Ear piercing FAQs

Just had your ears pierced or know someone who has? Why not register your piercing to receive your 20% off earrings voucher?

Register your piercing here