Getting your child’s ears pierced is a big decision and finding a reliable, safe place to do it is a big part of the equation! Hopefully we can take some of the guesswork out of it with this information and list of local places that will pierce children’s ears, under the age of 18.

To Know

Indiana Law states that parents must produce written permission for children under 18 to get a piercing and many reputable tattoo/piercing parlors will require a birth certificate and parent ID, as well. The following adult tattoo and piercing parlors have been recommended as child friendly, but be sure to call in advance, as policies are constantly changing.

Tips:

  • Make sure to do your own research before going to any piercing location. As a parent you have to feel comfortable with each location’s policies and methods in advance of the procedure.
  • Pay attention to sanitary conditions. Does the space look clean? Does the piercing technician wash their hands, wear gloves, and remove tools from sanitary packaging?
  • Ask about the type of earrings they will be using. Surgical steel posts are best and less likely to cause an infection.
  • Be sure to ask about proper cleaning and healing. Ear piercings tend to heal within 4-6 weeks and need to be cleaned and turned regularly. Do not take posts out for extended periods of time during this healing process for risk of the holes closing prematurely.

Businesses Specializing in Children’s Ear Piercing

Inverness Safe & Gentle Ear Piercing
Locations through Central Indiana inside some of your favorite stores.
Read more about the system here.

Piercing Pagoda
6020 E 82nd Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46250
Phone: (317) 578-7796

Claire’s
Castelton Mall
Clay Terrace
Circle Centre
Greenwood Park Mall
Washington Square
And others…

Cookie Cutter locations (Limited)
Be sure to check the list of locations that offer ear piercing (complementary with earring purchase) but you can also get your child’s hair cut before or after!

Indy Tattoo/Piercing Parlors that Offer Ear Piercing

Steel Rod Tattoo
3710 Lafayette Rd
Indianapolis, IN

Carmel Tattoo INK
43 W Main St
Carmel, Indiana

Body Language Tattoo
6801 Madison Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 782-8866

Doctors/Pediatricians Who Perform Ear Piercing

Blomdahl Medical Ear Piercing
Available only through physicians
Call 1-888-493-5100 for information

St Vincent Pediatrics
Dickerson, Tamara MD -Pediatrician
8535 N Clearview Dr. Suite 700
McCordsville, IN 46055
317-415-6450

Meridian Pediatrics
12065 Old Meridian St # 100
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 844-5351