8 Kids Ear Piercing Places in Southwest Michigan, Listed

Kids Ear Piercing

Where Can I Find Kids Ear Piercing Locations?

Most parents agree that when (or even IF) to pierce your child’s ear is an important and thoughtful decision – and it is definitely not for everyone.

If you have decided to get your child’s ears pierced, the next major decision is where to get ears pierced.

When I first started thinking about places, mall jewelry stores came to mind but I wasn’t sure about other options. Fortunately, there are several options in the Kalamazoo area to consider for kids ear piercing, such as retail stores and piercing parlors.

As with any significant decision, it’s a good idea to ask friends and family about their experiences and results. Call or even visit the location prior to in order to have all of your questions answered and make sure your child is comfortable with the process.

It’s worth asking your pediatrician or dermatologist to see if they pierce ears, or ask for recommendations.

Read on for all locations for kids ear piercing around Kalamazoo:

Ear Piercing FAQs

Where is the Best Place to Get My Child’s Ears Pierced?

Location is a personal choice, but each one provides different staff with different training and uses different equipment.

For most families, there are three location types locally: (1) Doctor’s offices (2) Piercing & Tattoo Parlors (3) Retail Stores.

How Much Does Piercing Cost?

Costs can vary depending upon the provider, but most parents pay between $20 – $100 to pierce both child’s ears.

Some locations charge for the piercing and the jewelry, while others offer the service at a bundled price if you purchase the jewelry from their shop. Doctors’ offices will charge a fee for piercings that are not covered by insurance.

What is the Minimum Age for Ear Piercing?

This varies greatly by ear-piercing location.

Some will pierce infants, while others will not work with children until at least 12 years old. We have listed the local age minimums below. All will require a parent to be present and provides identification.

Kalamazoo Area Piercing and Tattoo Parlors

Piercing and tattoo parlors are a highly recommended option for both kids and adults as they are piercing experts.

Each location has different age and appointment requirements for kids ear piercings; it’s always best to call and confirm current policies.

What to Expect at a Piercing and Tattoo Parlor

  • Ears will be pierced with needles only (no piercing guns).
  • Legal identification is required for both the parent (drivers license) and the child (birth certificate).
  • Each parlor has a different age minimum; some require that the child is old enough to verbally consent.
  • Some locations can pierce both ears simultaneously; call ahead to confirm that two piercers are available.
  • Consider time of year: some may discourage summer piercings due to risk of infection from lake and pool exposure.

7 Chakras Tattoos And Piercings Studio
817 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
Minimum age: Infants

7 Chakras will pierce all kids, including infants (they’ve pierced as young as three months old). Call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Art and Soul Tattoo
6021 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
Minimum age: 12 years

Art and Soul does not permit anyone under the age of 12 in the shop currently. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, kids ear piercings were performed on children as young as four to six years old. As the pandemic conditions change, the age minimum will be lowered.

Cereal City Tattoo & Piercing
44 W Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017
–No piercing services currently–

Cereal City is currently only offering tattoo services and not performing piercings for any clients (children or adults). Check back in the future to see when this service may become available.

Kitten Flower Boutique
210 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Minimum Age: 5 years + verbal consent

Kitten Flower Boutique requires a child to be at least five years old and able to give verbal consent. Appointments are required if eight years or younger; this allows them to have two piercers available. Children nine and older can be pierced as walk-ins.

Southpointe Ink Tattoos & Piercings
1838 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Minimum Age: 7 years

No appointments are needed at Southpointe; piercings start at seven years old and will be done as walk-ins.

Kids Ear Piercing Retail Locations

Retail stores are an additional option for kids ear piercings. These stores use piercing “guns” rather than needles. Call ahead to confirm associate availability and age requirements.

Many offer kids ear piercing as a free service with the purchase of their earrings or earring kits.

Claire’s
6650 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49024
5775 Beckley Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49015
Minimum age: Infants

Claire’s pierces all ages (note: infants must have DTaP immunization). Minors need a parent or legal guardian present. Drop-ins are welcome at most locations. The store may be able to pierce both ears at the same time, but call ahead to confirm associate availability.

Kay Jewelers
Multiple Locations (Piercing Locator)

Ear piercing is available at select Kay Jewelers locations. Call ahead to confirm availability and age requirements.

Walmart
Multiple Locations (Piercing Locator)
Minimum age: Infants

Walmart uses the Inverness system and will pierce all ages, including infants. The piercing is free with the purchase of an ear-piercing kit. Call ahead to confirm a trained staff member is available.