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Ear Piercing At F.Hinds

Using Studex System 75, you are guaranteed that all earrings for piercing are sterilised. All Ear Piercers adopt the highest standards of hygiene for the entire piercing process, enhanced in line with COVID-19 best practices. Your piercer will be wearing a face mask and visor for both their own and your protection.

Our piercers are all trained in best practice for infection control including:

• Cleaning all surfaces before and after every ear piercing
• Sanitising hands before wearing clean, disposable gloves as well as masks and visors.
• Your pre-piercing consultation is performed socially distanced.
• Earrings are pre-sterilised and loaded for piercing with no contact – ensuring safety and hygiene.

To ensure social distancing in our stores we ask that you book an appointment with your local store. This enables your piercer to be able to clean adequately between piercings and ensure that we can still offer you a safe and enjoyable experience.

During these times, we would like to reassure our customers that ear piercing remains a safe and hygienic service and we remain dedicated to ensuring that your experience is one to remember.

As an addition to the aftercare instructions supplied at the time of piercing, we would just like to remind you about the importance of washing your hands before touching your new ear piercing. Also, if you wear a mask frequently, do make sure you take care when putting them on and taking them off so that you do not catch your new ear piercing! We would also advise that you clean your new piercing on removal of your mask.

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 over 20,000 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.

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The ear piercing service at F.Hinds is completely free with the purchase of an ear piercing package. Many of the studs feature sparkling stones, plus we sell a pair of 9ct gold studs with real, genuine diamonds (subject to availability in store, £99.99).

Whatever studs you opt for, your package will include:
  • A set of sterile Studex piercing studs which are specially designed for new piercings
  • A bottle of ear care solution designed to maintain a healthy ear after the piercing
  • A free 6 week check up to make sure the piercing is healthy
  • A '20% off earrings' voucher - an opportunity to choose the very first pair of earrings to wear once the piercing has healed

Click to view our range of ear piercing studs that can be Reserved and Collected in most F.Hinds branches.


All earrings are pre-sterilised with no contact for loading prior to piercing which ensures a safe, hygienic piercing. The earrings are also manufactured to FDA medical standards and conform to all international regulations on metal content.

Studex piercing earrings are beautiful and quality pieces of jewellery which means that you are not only having a professional piercing, but also purchasing a pair of quality earrings for life. Click to see our current range of Studex piercing studs (not available to purchase online). If you see a pair of studs perfect for your new piercing, please contact your local store to book a piercing appointment and to give them time to order the stock in if necessary.

Click to view our range of ear piercing studs that can be Reserved and Collected in most F.Hinds branches.

Which of our Branches offer Ear Piercing?

We have over 300 trained piercers across our 115+ branches, however a select few branches don't offer ear piercing due to licensing contraints. We are unable to offer ear piercing in Aldershot, Banbury, Barnstaple, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bexhill, Boscombe, Bradford, Bristol, Bromsgrove, Cambridge, Chelmsley Wood, Cheltenham, Clacton-On-Sea, Cowley, Crawley, Crystal Peaks, Dartford, Derby, Dunstable, Exeter, Fleet, Folkestone, Gillingham, Great Yarmouth,Harlow, Hereford, Hertford, Horsham, Luton, Mansfield, Meadowhall, Newport, Norwich, Reading, Sittingborne, Solihull, Scunthorpe, Stafford, Stevenage, Trafford Centre, Tonbridge, Waltham Cross, Wellingborough, Yate or Yeovil.

Please check our Store Locator to find your nearest F.Hinds branch.

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Your Health is our Top Priority

If you're thinking of having your ears pierced or are researching on behalf of a minor, 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 Studex equipment which comprises a sterile disposable capsule system - this ensures the earrings themselves are not handled by any customers or staff. The Studex Ear Piercing System 75 offers a quiet, gentle piercing for a comfortable piercing experience. With no loud noises, younger customers are not overwhelmed or frightened by the process, however as each branch only has one Studex instrument, we are unable to complete both piercings at the same time. Each lobe will be pierced in quick succession and rest assured that our fully trained piercers are experts at making young customers feel at ease.

Studex is the world's largest supplier of ear piercing equipment. All our piercing branches have been inspected and certificated by local Environmental Health departments to prove they are eligible to pierce. 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.

Aftercare Procedures

Looking after your piercing is very important to ensure that you avoid infection. You are advised to leave the piercing studs in without removing them for at least 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 aftercare procedures:

CLEANSE: Cleanse the ear lobe and earrings 2-3 times a day using a clean cotton swab, soaking both sides of the ear with aftercare solution which is provided with each piercing. If required, further supplies of aftercare solution can be purchased from us HERE or in all piercing stores.
TURN: Turn your earrings twice a day. Always clean your hands thoroughly before touching your ear.
CHECK: Ensure the butterfly backs are checked regularly and are not pushed too far up the post towards the back of the ear. The earrings are designed to be secure but to allow space to promote healing.

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

Age Restrictions

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 legal 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.

Cartliage and Body Piercings

Most stores only offer piercing of the ear lobe, however a select few do offer the service of cartilage piercing. Ear lobe piercings can be the very first piercing or additional piercings such as a second or third lobe piercing, where space and the nature of the ear allows. Our trained staff will also be able to discuss piercing where an old hole has closed up.

We do not pierce other parts of the body such as the nose, eyebrow or belly button due to council licensing laws, however if you have had any of these pierced successfully and healing has completed without any problem, we do stock a wide range of body jewellery which can be found in all stores and online. Please click to view our range of body jewellery.

Click to view our range of ear piercing studs that can be Reserved and Collected in most F.Hinds branches.

Contact Us...

If we still haven't answered all your questions and worries, please click for more ear piercing FAQs or how about reading our popular Blog post: All About Ear Piercing? Don't forget you can always call us on 01895 201040 / 0800 034 4637 or email us at to discuss the service.

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