Ear piercing is a rite of passage for many girls, and also some boys. Many adults, both young and old alike, opt for additional ear piercings beyond the classic placement.
I've lost count of how many ears I've pierced.
And here's the thing...I willonlypierce ears. And on ears, I only pierce the lobe and the outer cartilage. I have neither the training nor interest to pierce anything else...I am well aware there are plenty of places where one might acquire such piercings.
And now that I've trained Izzy to co-pierce, littles will be getting both ears simultaneously pierced; and we can offer more appointments overall to those 16 years old and up.
ALARA IS THE GALLATIN VALLEY'S EAR PIERCER OF CHOICE
Alara's the place that Gallatin Valley folks come to when first, unsuccessful ear piercings were done elsewhere. Happy moms, friends, and even area dermatologists refer folks to us.
We understand well the importance of pre- and post-piercing cleanliness and care.
We bear in mind the age and maturity of the person whose ears I am piercing when I explain the process and after-care to them.
We put a lot of thought into placement.
We only offer earrings that we know will not cause irritation or spark sensitivities.
We are experienced.
We are not teenagers.
There is zero chance one's child might be exposed to an "adult situation" during the piercing process at our gallery.
So long as there's room for your piercer and a reasonable amount of decorum, we welcome family members and friends to hang out, and make this rite of passage a memorable event, like you see in this video...
So, given all those desired qualities, it was pretty distressing to me when a Lady of Alara came across a bunch of "anti piercing gun" articles--seemingly mostly copies of one another; and mostly posted by piercing/tattoo (non-local) businesses. Well, I read the points being made, and I feel I must rebut.
DON'T BELIEVE PIERCING GUN MISINFORMATION ON THE INTERNET
To begin, everything I read about what "goes wrong" with piercings done with a piercing gun sounds as if some medieval instrument that WAAAY predates what we use is being discussed. Two of the "likely problems" I read about, I can't even figure out how, from an engineering standpoint, could occur because of the use of this piercing gun.
We use an ear piercing system that uses fully-enclosed earring capsules which keep the earring and clutch from being exposed to potential contaminants prior to piercing. The earrings are packaged in sealed, sterilized cartridges that are not opened until chosen for piercing. The earrings are never exposed to germs until they are inserted into your ear.
HOW A PIERCING GUN WORKS
Actually, the "gun" we use is a Class 1 medical device. The instrument relies on hand pressure to activate it, and in one smooth and quick motion the earring pierces your ear and attaches the safety back. The earrings themselves are designed with an ultra-thin piercing post and tip to help the earrings easily glide through the lobe.
Since each pair of earrings is only used once, there's no chance of them being dull, which makes the actual piercing process itself one step...quick and easy, in a space that welcomes the whole family to participate!
You don't want someone immature or uncaring to perform this service because...
GUNS DON'T PIERCE EARS--PEOPLE PIERCE EARS.
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