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Ear Piercing - Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on: 25/06/2019

The thought of ear piercing can seem daunting at times, especially if you’re a first timer and you don’t know what to expect. You’re bound to have a few questions about our ear piercing service, so we’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions for you to have a read of. We have over 50 years of ear piercing experience under our belt, so we really know what we’re doing.



Ear piercing basics…

How much does it cost to get your ears pierced at F.Hinds?
The great thing about our ear piercing service is that you don’t actually have to pay for the service itself, you just pay for the ear piercing studs you choose. Our stud prices start from £12.99.

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Does it hurt?
Getting your ears pierced is never a painless procedure, but its definitely over quickly. Most of our customers describe the pain as a short sting or scratch. It really is over in seconds! 

How old do you have to be to get your ears pierced?
The majority of our stores can pierce children aged 6 and over, but this can vary, so get in touch with your local store beforehand. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.



The ear piercing process...

Do I need to make an appointment to get my ears pierced?
You don’t need to make an appointment, but it does help if you contact your local store beforehand. Our store staff can ensure that our trained piercer is in and available on your desired day to avoid any disappointment. 

What studs can I choose from?

We have a huge selection of ear piercing studs. You could choose from ball studs, flower studs and even diamond studs. 

What metal are the ear piercing studs made from?
There are a range of different metals to choose from. We sell titanium studs, 9ct gold studs, gold plated studs and 9ct white gold studs. We recommend our titanium ball studs for those who are allergic to gold. If you’re not sure of what metal to choose from speak to one of our trained piercers for advice.

How long does the ear piercing process take?

Not long at all! It’ll take about 30 minutes from when you walk in the door to when you leave with your sparkling new earrings.

What type of ear piercings do you do?
The majority of our stores only pierce the ear lobe but some will pierce ear cartilage too. Please get in touch with your local store to enquire.

Can I have my ears re-pierced? 
If your old piercings have healed fully then you can definitely have your ears re-pierced. Our trained ear piercers will be able to tell you whether you can or not after a quick inspection. 

Ear piercing aftercare...

How do I clean my piercing?
We've made this really easy for you by providing you with a free bottle of aftercare solution. It's a special lotion made especially for piercings! We recommend that you use a small amount of the lotion on a cotton bud and gently rub it around your piercing once or twice a day.

How long do I have to leave my studs in before changing them?
We recommend that you leave the studs in for at least 6 weeks. If you remove them earlier than this then you may upset the new piercings and cause them to get infected or take longer to heal.

How long will my ear piercings take to heal?
Ear lobe piercings take about 6 weeks to heal, but we recommend that you're still careful with them after this period.



Ear piercing tips and advice...

  • If you're under the age of 18 you must bring a parent or legal guardian with you
  • Call or pop into your store beforehand to discuss the best time to get your ears pierced to avoid disappointment. You can use our Store Locator to find their number and address
  • If you're still feeling unsure about whether to get your ears pierced, visit your local store and our staff members will talk you through the process
  • Read through our Ear Piercing Guide for more information.


  • Don't forget to register your new piercing here to get a voucher for 20% off your next set of earrings!


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