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Old 30.07.2008, 22:46
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Ear piercing in Zurich

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Can anyone recommend a good safe place to get ears pierced in and around Zurich? I have my niece visiting and she wants to get them done while she is here but I don't want to take her to anywhere non reputable

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

Hi Nicky,

If they're just the earlobes, most jewelry stores will provide free piercing with the purchase of a pair of studs, and this type of piercing is quite straightforward. I've had piercings done at two different jewelry stores in Zurich (one on Bahnhofstrasse and one in Niederdorf) about ten years ago (good god, saying that makes me feel old!) and had no problems. Cost about 25.- for a pair of holes. The most important thing is the aftercare, and there's lots of helpful info on the internet about that.

If your niece wants something done in the cartilage (i.e. the upper ear) I'd seek out a reputable tattoo and piercing parlour. A place that has a reputation for doing a job on tattoos will also do a good job on piercings.

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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

Even with just basic ear piercing, I"d strongly suggest going to a reputable piercer, rather than the jewelery store route. They'll do a better job with less problems for complications than the gun at the store.
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Old 31.07.2008, 10:53
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

Hi

thanks for the replies

She's only 11 so its just basic lobe piercing, we have a tatoo and piercing shop just down the road from us - evilshell would you recommend going some place like this over a jeweler? as her Aunt i don't want to send her home with infected ears but her mum has given the go ahead for her to have them done while she is here on hols
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

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Hi

thanks for the replies

She's only 11 so its just basic lobe piercing, we have a tatoo and piercing shop just down the road from us - evilshell would you recommend going some place like this over a jeweler? as her Aunt i don't want to send her home with infected ears but her mum has given the go ahead for her to have them done while she is here on hols
Nicky
Infected ears occur when not enough care is taken post-piercing. A twice daily cleaning with anti-septic for the first few days should be fine.

The use of the piercing gun in the jewelry store is totally safe here in Switzerland. The studs are aseptically packaged (sterile) and they still use a healthy dollop of spirits when the actually pierce.

A tatoo/piercing parlour will charge you a premium price (though its not expensive) and you may have to wait a while depending on whether they're busy doing some body art when you arrive.
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Old 31.07.2008, 16:21
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

I definitely would. They are experienced and will be able to place things right, take the correct precautions against infection, etc. The studs should also be a higher quality (tho not guaranteed!).

In a jeweler, you'll find someone who might have been given a bit of instruction with a gun and just slams them into the ears.

It will cost a smidge more, but I'd definitely go that route if it was me.

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Hi

thanks for the replies

She's only 11 so its just basic lobe piercing, we have a tatoo and piercing shop just down the road from us - evilshell would you recommend going some place like this over a jeweler? as her Aunt i don't want to send her home with infected ears but her mum has given the go ahead for her to have them done while she is here on hols
Nicky
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

I'd insist on the piercing being done with parents in tow and where you can take things up with the store should problems arise.

Cleveland Centre must have somewhere
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I'd insist on the piercing being done with parents in tow and where you can take things up with the store should problems arise.
Plus, and this is just me being paranoid, is a jeweler or a piercer even allowed to perform that on an underage girl without the parents present? An aunt is just as good as a stranger, to the law.
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

What is the minimum age to have the ears piercing done?
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What is the minimum age to have the ears piercing done?
My daughter had hers done at the age of 3..

(she insisted, never argue with a girl coming out of her terrible 2s)
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Old 31.07.2008, 21:37
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

Well we have been and got them done (her mother would rather me be there is she is too squeamish) anyway we went to a tatoo piercing place and it was closed - so we ended up going to 'Kunz' ? on Bahnhofstrasse the one with the singing clock - anyway they were very good and she's very happy - cost 40CHF if anyone is interested

As for her parents being there she had her Aunt and her grandmother and had her parents permission - so not so irresponsible of us

Lob - would rather get them done on Bahnhofstrasse than the Cleveland Centre
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Old 31.07.2008, 22:20
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

Gah! Too late. I hear that World's End in Wiedikon are good for piercings (recommendation from a friend - I am pierce-less)
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

piercing:

rue de framboise in zurich (old town-- niederdorf at hirsch platz) best piercing studio and best tattoo studio in town. greatings, tasha
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My daughter had hers done at the age of 3..

(she insisted, never argue with a girl coming out of her terrible 2s)

But could you do that before if you wanted it? In some countries, it is in the culture to do it when baby... That why I'm asking, if here they have a minimum of age...
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

[I also want to get my ears pierced... any 1 know exactly where i can do this in Zurich??? Am very new in town and dont know much of the streets. Would rally be happy if some one told me. Thanks
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

Is there any ear piercing place (maybe even at a hospital) where they use a (anastisia)-cream so that you won't feel anything?

My daugther wants earrings and I want it to be pain-free. I want wholes too and I need that cream too as I can't stand pain :-)

Thanks indeed for any advise.
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

It doesn't hurt.... seriously, it doesn't. If done properly, you won't feel it until it is over (after that, yes, it might hurt a bit, but you shouldn't put nothing but disinfectant on it).

Anyway, you can rub a bit of ice on your lobe right before your pierce to desensitize it.
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

It does hurt....a lot
I done it before.
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

My girls just had theirs done. We got it done at the local pharmacy. None of them complained of pain. The main initial reaction was really red, hot ears that lasted a few hours.
If you feel you need the cream, you can just ask for it at the pharmacy(Emla crème 5 %).
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Re: Ear piercing in Zurich

On Bahnhofstrasse is a Claires and they do piercings. It's like 30 CHF for 2 earrings and the liquid for cleaning your ear after. Did it with my 6 year old and had no problems. She did cry after the "shooting" but since they do it both at the same time, once it is done, it is over.
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