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Ear piercing with care

Egerton Pharmacy in Islington is your go-to place for ear lobe and cartilage piercing. Our pharmacy has a dedicated area to carry out piercings which is maintained to the highest standards of cleanliness at all times. Our piercers are thoroughly trained to ensure minimal risk of any complications.

From ages 6 months onwards

Egerton Pharmacy is able to pierce the ear of adults and children from the age of 6 months. Parental consent will be required for children under the age of 16. to ensure your piercing is as safe as possible, we'll explain any risks and aftercare, as well as checking a few details of your medical details before we go ahead.

We use Blomdahl piercing guns, earrings and cleaning wipes which are designed to minimise infection risk and promote fast healing.

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How it's done

1. Marking

We'll draw some small dots on your ears so you can check you're happy with the placement in a mirror beforehand.

2. Cleansing

Our piercers will wipe your ears over with a sanitising solution to reduce the risk of infection.

3. Sterile piercing

All jewellery used by Egerton Pharmacy is pre-packed to ensure it is sterile and ready to be used straight away.

Both ears pierced simultaneously

If you are having both ears pierced on the same appointment, we can use two piercing guns to pierce each ears simultaneously. This makes the appointment quicker and is helpful if you are nervous about the pain.

Your aftercare guide

1. Wash your hands

Always make sure your hands are clean before touching a freshly done piercing. Introducing bacteria to the area could cause an infection. Try to only touch the piercing when it's time to give it a clean.

2. Cleanse the ear

Clean around the area with a cotton bud twice a day with a mixture of salt and distilled water. There is no need to twist the jewellery as this can cause damage and disrupt the healing process.

Most lobe piercings heal within 6 weeks with cartilage piercings taking around 12 weeks. Once the area is properly healed, you can safely change the jewellery.

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To book an ear piercing appointment get in touch with Egerton Pharmacy in Islington, London today on 020 7609 2858