I am at a loss.
Perhaps you, Gentle Readers, will be able to help me out.
Where does one go nowadays if one wants basic ear piercing?
There’s no hurry, as the Kidlet won’t be getting hers done until she turns ten (at least, that was the agreement made earlier — hey, I couldn’t get mine done until I was twelve. I think she’s getting a bargain, myself), but the situation has started me thinking.
The Mater took me to an Eaton’s department store, if I remember correctly. The ladies in the jewelry department used to do ear piercing, but I don’t think they do that anymore in department stores (and Eaton’s is long-gone, anyway). I know places like the accessory store Ardene do it, but I wonder about the sanitary levels in those shops.
So that brings me to my current dilemma. Do we actually need to step into a tattoo/piercing shop to get the Kidlet’s ears done?? On the plus side, I’m willing to bet that the sterilization and sanitation techniques in the licensed, above-board places would be excellent, but on the other hand — a tattoo parlour? Really??
What do you guys think? Anybody out there with a kid who’s recently had ears pierced? Where did you go? Any suggestions? I’ll definitely file them away until the appropriate time.