Body & Ear Piercing

We have a huge range of body piercing jewellery including belly rings (belly button rings), nose piercing rings and nose studs, tongue bars, titanium and gold jewellery, belly bars, belly rings, earrings and more. There are dozens of different types of piercings to choose from also. Men’s jewellery and earrings are also extensively available!

One of the most popular areas to get pierced is the ear, nose and tongue. Have a look at some of these areas on the ear that you can have pierced:

Body Jewellery Snapshot











#1 Jewelled Barbells and rings
Sizes: 18ga. to 12ga.
7mm. to 15mm. in length.
Various colours including clear, red, light blue, dark blue, purple and pink.
#4 Gold Jewellery
All available in 9 carat and 18 carat gold.
#2 Barbells and rings
Range of sizes from 18ga. to 8ga.
5mm. to 21mm. in length
Circular Barbells also available.
#5 Labret Studs and rings
Sizes: 18ga. to 12ga.
5mm. to 21mm. in length.
Also jewelled labrets. Ball, bullet and spear ends available.
#3 Captured Rings
Sizes: 18ga. to 8ga.
5mm. to 35mm. diameter.
Also jewelled crystal rings, barbed rings, teardrops and double ball.
#6 Nose Studs, Sleepers and rings
Including sterling silver, 9 carat, 18 carat gold.
Claw and Bezel settings.

Our expertly trained professional body piercers can pierce any part of your body.

Body piercing gives you an individual style from day one. People who have piercings

do so because:

  • They want to express their own unique style
  • They want to stand out from everyone else
  • They want to add a little bling to their body
  • They want to enhance physical sensation in the area and draw attention to it

It is important to have your piercing jewellery inserted correctly so that it not only looks fantastic but also heals well. We have experienced staff and a huge range of piercing jewellery. Our salons have regular health inspections, autoclave sterilisation.

Our specialist piercers will help you to feel comfortable throughout the process and carefully explain everything about home care. You will be able to show off your new piercing and body jewellery with pride.

Do I need ID? Do I need my parents present when I have a piercing? We have prepared the table below to help you understand how old you have to be depending on what state you live in Australia. Also, whether your parents need to attend with you and what form of identification (ID) you need to bring.

We also have a special procedure for baby and children’s ear piercing. Click on this link to find out more.


How old do I need to be to have a piercing?

StateIf you are under 16If you are over 16 but under 18Over 18
Western Australia-rest of the body*Need ID and parental permission and one parent must come with you with their IDNeed ID and parental permission and one parent must come with you with ID
Western Australia- any part of the ear Need ID and parental permission and one parent must come with you with their ID
South Australia*Need ID and parental permission and one parent must come with you with their ID
Victoria* Need ID and parental permission and one parent must come with you with their ID
New South Wales*Need ID and parental permission and one parent must come with you with their ID

Symbols guide:

✔= you can book an appointment and have the service done with no parental consent, but your I.D. is still needed

*In all states, genitalia (including nipples) must be a strict 18 years of age and identification must be provided.

Please note: In NSW (Nipples Only), can be pierced at the age of 16

  • Make an appointment for your piercing. This is not essential, but some types of piercing are highly specialised so it is a good idea.
  • Note that first thing in the morning is a good time to be pierced. Be prepared to breathe and wiggle your toes as this helps distract you.
  • Talk to our staff if you have any issues that may affect your piercing or healing like medication or creams you are taking.
  • Drink plenty of water before your appointment.
  • Have something to eat.
  • Do not drink alcohol or caffeine (coffee, energy drinks) at least 48 hours before.
  • Do not take any blood thinning medications, such as Aspirin or Advil.
  • Shower and thoroughly wash the area to be pierced.
  • Download, print and fill in the body piercing consent form

What should I do during my piercing?

  • Stay relaxed
  • Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth slowly and regularly. Do not hold your breath.
  • Wiggle your toes!
  • If you feel faint, dizzy or ill after your piercing, let your piercer know straight away so she can help you.

What happens during the body piercing process?

  • Your therapist will help you choose your piercing jewellery and discuss where you would like to have your piercing positioned. She will explain any restrictions on what type of piercing jewellery you can have to start with.
  • Your therapist will put on gloves and clean the area before marking the piercing location with a pen.
  • Once you and your therapist are happy with the position, you will lie down on the bed (breathe and wiggle your toes!)
  • She will gently hold your skin in place with forceps.
  • Your therapist will insert the cannula and place the piercing jewellery into position.
  • The piercing is over in seconds. Our clients tell us that it is a very comfortable process.

What about body piercing homecare?

  • Clean your piercing 2 to 3 times a day using Sterilear Ear and Body Piercing Spray for the first 2 weeks.
  • Continue using the spray 2 times a day in the third week.
  • Keep your body jewellery in and do not remove it until the piercing has fully healed. This takes around 6 to 12 weeks. It is preferable to leave piercing jewellery in for the first 6 months.
  • Consider taking multi-vitamin supplements to help the healing process.
  • If you have a tongue or lip piercing, at least 3 times a day rinse with Listerine for 60 seconds, followed by Difflam Anti-inflammatory Solution. Always do this after eating as well. Drink plenty of water so that your mouth does not get dry. Eating crushed ice is also a good idea.
  • If you have a dermal anchor or surface piercing, wear a band-aid over the piercing for at least 24 to 48 hours. Also, wear a bandage over your piercing for the first 7 to 10 nights. Remove it during the daytime to allow for proper healing. Avoid tight clothing and touching your piercing or piercing jewellery which can spread infection. Take care not to get sunburnt. No tanning while your piercing is healing.
  • If you have a nose stud, you can secure it at night with a band-aid to prevent the stud from falling out. Also try not to sleep on that side of your face, as this may embed the stud deep into your nose.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery immediately after your piercing.
  • Do not touch your piercing or body jewellery with your hands for the first 2 weeks. Only touch and rotate your body jewellery in the shower.
  • Do not use Dettol, peroxides, disinfectants, soaps or tea tree oil on your piercing or body jewellery until it has healed.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol until your tongue or lip piercing has healed. Also, avoid biting or clicking against the piercing jewellery.
  • Do not knock your piercing (through rough play, sports) until it has healed.
  • Because you are having a foreign object inserted into your body, you may have redness in the area for up to 6 months due to trauma on your skin. Eventually, though, your body will always try to heal itself.
  • If you follow our aftercare instructions, the chances of receiving an infection are very low. However, even in the strictest of conditions, it is possible for your piercing to become infected and possibly leave a scar. If you are unsure about the state of your piercing, please contact one of our friendly staff.
  • After your piercing has properly healed, you may want to change your piercing jewellery and have an entirely new look. We are happy to insert new body jewellery for free when you purchase a jewellery piece from us!


Essential Beauty Home Care


There are many places on the ear which are very popular.

Have a look at the image below for names and positions including Forward helix, Rook, Helix, Industrial, Snug, Orbital, Outer Conch, Upper Lobe, Standard Lobe, Transverse Lobe, Anti-Tragus, Inner Conch, Tragus and Daith.

Essential beauty Ear Piercing Diagram

Navel (belly button) piercingNose piercing
Tongue piercingTragus piercing
Nipple piercingHelix piercing
Christina piercingLabret piercing
Septum (nose ring) piercingIndustrial piercing
Eyebrow piercingEar piercing
Sarah-Marie piercingLip piercing
Hand web piercing Frenulum piercing
Surface to surface piercingDermal piercings
Neck piercingSnake bite piercings



As some types of body piercing are highly specialised, please call your nearest Essential Beauty salon first with respect to appointments and availability.

These threads exist on body jewellery that has an end ball that screws on and off. For example, curved, straight or circular barbells and labret jewellery.

Externally threaded body jewellery has the thread on the end (outside) of the barbell. It is screwed into a ball that has a threaded hole inside it.

Note screw thread on the bar in the picture below:

Internal vs External Threaded Jewellery

Internally threaded body jewellery has the thread on the end but (inside) the barbell. It is screwed into a ball that has a threaded attachment outside it.

Note screw thread on ball that protrudes out, in the picture below:

What jewellery is best for me- internally threaded or externally threaded?

There is a great deal of debate regarding which of these two types of jewellery is best. There are three issues that come up as questions from customers:

  1. Which is better to pierce with?
  2. Which is better when changing jewellery over?
  3. Which sits flatter on the skin?

Which is better to pierce with- internally threaded or externally threaded?

When it comes to piercing with either external or internal jewellery, external wins hands down.  The reason for this is because of the thinner tapered end (where the actual threaded part is) which fits best in the piercing device (needle).

This means that you can choose a piercing device that will fit very tightly with the jewellery. As a result, this tight fit creates a seal with the jewellery firmly in your skin which in turn, prevents bacteria forming in your piercing.

With internal threads, a piercer needs to choose a slightly larger needle to fit the jewellery.

This means there will a larger incision and there may be more bleeding as there is a slightly bigger hole than the size of the jewellery.

You then need to depend on your body to seal that up, to prevent bacteria entering.

Which is better when changing jewellery over? 

Many people say the external thread is sharp and can scratch the skin as it goes in during a jewellery change over. Although this usually happens with cheaper jewellery, if properly machined, the threaded area is quite smooth to touch and not able to scratch the skin at all. At Essential Beauty, we stock only implantation 316L surgical stainless steel, grade jewellery.

Also, because the threaded area is tapered, it is much thinner on the end and is easier to channel the jewellery through your piercing.

A small amount of lubricant (like Body Oil), on the tapered end of the jewellery, helps the jewellery slide in very smoothly. No scarring or pinching!

Because internally threaded jewellery needs to be hollowed out to make room for the top of the jewellery to be threaded in, the edge is thin and sharp.

When undertaking a changeover, care must be taken to ensure this very sharp end slides through the skin from the entry to the exit hole. If your angle is slightly off, you may cut your skin on the exit hole or along the inside channel of your piercing.

Which sits flatter on the skin?

Internally threaded jewellery does sit flatter than the externally threaded jewellery.

Because of the need to make room for the thread, externally threaded jewellery is thicker in diameter.

If you like a flat bezel-set, then internally threaded jewellery will sit flatter.

Just take care when inserting, as the end can be very sharp and can cut you if you get the wrong angle.