Ear Piercing Service at H.Samuel

How our ear piercing service works

Thinking of getting your ears pierced? Here’s what you can expect when you use the ear piercing service at H.Samuel.


We have many options for your ear piercing. From your first pair of studs to your third set for that extra style edge.


You may feel nervous or unsure about getting your ears pierced. That’s perfectly normal, but we’re here to help. Here are some frequently asked questions about the process.

How much does it cost to get your ears pierced?

The ear piercing service at H.Samuel is free when you buy any set of piercing earrings.

Does ear piercing hurt?

Ear piercings are usually the least painful kind of body piercing. All our piercing earrings have ultra-thin piercing posts, which aid faster healing and help to minimise any discomfort.

What is the minimum age for ear piercing?

Our ear piercing service is available for adults, and children over the age of 7 years. Children will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Photo ID is required, so please bring a passport or driving licence with you.

How is the ear piercing done?

Before the procedure, we will take you through the relevant forms that need to be signed. Once this is done, the ear piercing specialist will then clean and mark your earhole. When the piercing is complete, the specialist will take you through the aftercare.

Essential healing tips

After the piercing, you have six weeks until you can change your earrings, but before then there are things you need to ensure you do to make sure your ears heal perfectly. Follow the tips and advice below to help you through the healing process.

Essential Healing Tips for Ear Piercing at H.Samuel

Aftercare instructions

It is vital that you follow all of the aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing of your newly pierced ears. Persistent redness or swelling indicates an infection or that your body cannot tolerate a foreign object. Should any of these conditions exist 24 hours after your piercing, please see your doctor immediately.

For pierced earlobes, you must leave the piercing earrings in for six weeks before changing to new earrings. Follow the steps below to ensure proper aftercare of your pierced ears.

During the healing period (As defined above)

  1. Always wash your hands prior to touching your ears.
  2. Cleanse both sides of the pierced area at least three times daily using a clean cotton swab soaked with ear care solution.
  3. Gently rotate your earrings to prevent them adhering to the ear.
  4. Avoid irritating your piercing with products such as hairspray, shampoo, soap, perfume or cosmetics. After using any of these, clean your piercing with your ear care solution.
  5. Take extra care when removing clothing over the head or brushing hair, so that earrings don’t get caught. Be careful when participating in sports or rough play.
  6. After cleaning and before going to bed, always check to make sure that your earring back is fastened securely.

After the healing period

For the first six months, do not go longer than 24 hours without earrings to prevent the hole from closing.

Piercing concerns

In many cases, returning to proper aftercare procedures will clear up an irritation that develops in the earlobe. Check to see if earrings are too tight. Loosen if necessary, and continue cleansing with ear care solution three times a day.


Please note: Pain, redness and swelling are not a normal result of ear piercing and can lead to infection. Should pain, redness or swelling appear any time more than 24 hours after the piercing, see your doctor immediately.

Metal allergies

Sometimes redness and swelling experienced after piercing is due to a metal allergy, not an infection. Nickel used for strength in many metal alloys, is the most common metal allergen.

All Inverness piercing earrings meet the most stringent global standards for nickel release requirements, the European Union Directive 94/27/EC-the Nickel Directive (Reach ANNEX XVII). All of our gold products have very low nickel content – less than 0.025%.

Our surgical grade titanium earrings are 100% nickel-free, providing maximum peace of mind for people with known nickel allergies.


Our ear piercing service is available at selected H.Samuel stores. See the list below to find your nearest participating store. Piercing is currently available at the following stores:

Aylesbury Birkenhead Birmingham Bull Ring
Burton On Trent Chesterfield Cork
Coventry Galway Glasgow Buchanan
Glasgow Silverburn Glasgow Fort Greenock
Hull Kettering Kilmarnock
Leamington Spa Lincoln Loughborough
Luton Mansfield Milton Keynes
Northampton Grosvenor Nuneton Peterborough Queensgate
Preston Sheffield Meadowhall Skegness
Sutton Coldfield Swindon Brunel Plaza Swindon Regent Street
Tallaght Wakefield Wolverhampton