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Ear & Body Piercing

Body piercings and jewellery to suit your individual style! Let our Piercing Specialists bring all of your piercing ideas to life.

At Essential Beauty, the safety and individual needs of our clients come first! Our highly trained Piercing Specialists follow strict body piercing procedures in a sterile environment, using disposable tools, autoclaved equipment and highly polished jewellery available in a variety of styles and materials to suit you! We have a variety of custom jewellery options including titanium, surgical steel, Bioplast, 24ct Gold PVD, rose gold PVD and solid 18ct gold.

Piercing Glossary

Here are our most popular piercings! Can’t see something you’re looking for? Essential Beauty can pierce you anywhere! Call your local Essential Beauty salon to discuss specialised piercings.

How old do I need to be to get pierced?

Age requirements for ear and body piercing vary across states in Australia (please see the table below to find out if you meet the piercing age requirements). Every piercing client, regardless of age, must bring a form of photo identification to their appointment.

Age requirements and consent for piercings (includes Children’s Double Operator)
State If person is under 16* If person is under 18* If person is over 18
WA · Photo Identification of parent e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport…
· Medicare Card with both the child and parent name on the card
Body Piercing:
· Photo Identification of parent e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport…
· Medicare Card with both the child and parent name on the card
Any Part of the Ear:
· You can be pierced if you provide Photo Identification
· You can be pierced if you provide Photo Identification
SA · Photo Identification of parent e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport…
· Medicare Card with both the child and parent name on the card
· You can be pierced if you provide Photo Identification · You can be pierced if you provide Photo Identification
VIC · Photo Identification of parent e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport…
· Medicare Card with both the child and parent name on the card
· You can be pierced if you provide Photo Identification · You can be pierced if you provide Photo Identification
NSW · Photo Identification of parent e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport…
· Medicare Card with both the child and parent name on the card
· You can be pierced if you provide Photo Identification · You can be pierced if you provide Photo Identification
QLD · Photo Identification of parent e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport…
· Medicare Card with both the child and parent name on the card
· You can be pierced if you provide Photo Identification · You can be pierced if you provide Photo Identification
  • In all States, for genitalia and nipple piercing, the client must be 18 years of age and provide a photo ID.
  • In NSW, nipples can be pierced if the client is over 16 years of age and provides a photo ID.
Legal guardians can also provide consent:

The legal guardian needs to produce a guardianship order/court order together with an ID of the child (birth certificate or passport) to confirm the child’s name is the same child named in the guardianship order.

The legal guardian needs to also provide photo ID to confirm they are the nominated legal guardian named on the guardianship order/court order.

 

Things you need to know before getting pierced

We welcome walk in appointments, but if you want to secure your appointment and avoid waiting, we recommend you book your piercings online or via the Essential Beauty App. To save time, fill in your body piercing consent form before your appointment, or arrive 5-10 minutes early to fill in a consent form on the day.

Click here to fill in your Body Piercing Consent Form

48 hours prior:
  • Do not take blood thinning medications such as Aspirin or Advil.
On the day:
  • Make sure you are hydrated and have eaten a meal. Low blood sugar could cause you to feel faint.
  • Do not drink alcohol, take elicit substances or consume caffeine (coffee, energy drinks).
Your experience:

Your Piercing Specialist is there to help you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your experience. Our experienced staff will help you choose jewellery from our extensive range. Our staff will also discuss the position of your piercing with you and mark the location of the piercing to ensure that you’re happy with its placement.

Safety and Hygiene:

Every Essential Beauty piercing is performed in a sterile and hygienic environment. Our salons undertake regular health inspections and are compliant with Government legislation regarding skin penetration. All piercing needles and disposable equipment are of single use, and all other equipment and body jewellery is autoclave sterilised prior to use.

Piercing aftercare

Our 2 Step Sterilear Piercing Spray system has been designed to provide optimum healing for ear and body piercings for the first month after your piercing, and can then be used throughout the healing process to clean and care for your piercings.

Our best piercing aftercare tip… be patient and follow our expert advice! Healing can take anywhere from 1-12 months, so stick with your piercing aftercare plan. It also depends on the type of piercing, fleshy areas like the lobes will heal in 1-2 months, but if you’ve had anywhere in your cartilage pierced, like your conch, you can expect it to take a year to heal.

Weeks 1 & 2 after your piercing

Sterilear Step 1: Clean Piercing Spray

  • Made for use in the initial stage of healing.
  • Contains the optimal concentration of salts to promote healing.
  • Sterile solution helps prevent bacteria from forming around the piercing.
  • Helps to safely clean and wash away dried discharge, crust or secretions around the piercing.
  • Non-irritating formula to help calm and heal the skin.
  • Aseptic pump pack keeps the solution sterile.

Directions: Spray front and back twice a day, directly over the piercing and jewellery. Avoid eye contact. Not for oral use. External use only.

Weeks 3 & 4 after your piercing

Sterilear Step 2: Care Piercing Spray

  • Enhanced formula enriched with aloe vera, lavender and vitamin E to soothe the skin and promote healing.
  • Contains peppermint oil to provide anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.
  • Aseptic pump pack keeps the solution sterile.

Directions: Spray front and back twice a day, directly over the piercing and jewellery. Avoid eye contact. Not for oral use. External use only.

Read our full piercing aftercare instructions here

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting a new piercing can spark a lot of questions, we're here to help!
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Is jewellery included in the price of the piercing?

All Essential Beauty piercing prices include high polish implant grade surgical steel jewellery from our standard design range. Our surgical steel jewellery is hypoallergenic and great for initial piercings. Jewellery upgrades are available and include custom Swarovski designs, titanium, Bioplast, 18ct gold and PVD 24ct gold, rose gold alloy or black.

We strictly pierce with our autoclave sterilised jewellery.

When can I change my jewellery after getting pierced?

You can change your jewellery after the recommended healing time has passed, and you feel that your piercing has fully healed. If you are unsure, pop into your local Essential Beauty and chat with one of our staff members. We have a wide range of custom body jewellery available in a variety of different colours, designs and metals. Changing your own body jewellery can be tricky. If you purchase jewellery in salon, we are happy to change it over for you at no cost!

How many piercings can I get in one session?

It is not uncommon to have multiple piercings performed on the same day. We recommend not getting more than four piercings in one session, especially if you’re getting them on the same ear. Getting multiple piercings can also cause increased swelling during healing and can prolong healing time.

Be mindful of getting cartilage piercings on both ears at the same time, as it can be difficult to sleep. Handy tip: Sleeping on your back is ideal, but you can also use a U-shaped travel neck pillow so that you can sleep on your side if you’re strictly a side-sleeper!

How long will my piercing take to heal?

Healing time is different depending on the part of your body that you get pierced. Areas that are softer, with no cartilage, such as ear lobes, will heal faster than other areas. Healing times can vary from person to person, and will also depend on how well you follow our recommended aftercare instructions.

Ear lobes, Tongue: 1 – 2 months

Ear Cartilage (helix, daith, rook, snug, conch, tragus): 6 – 12 months

Belly/ Navel: 6 – 12 months

Eyebrow, Nose,  Lip/ Labret, Dermal Anchor/ Skin Diver: 2 – 4 months

Septum: 3 – 4 months

Surface: 3 – 6 months

Monroe/ Cheek: 3 – 5 months

Nipple/ Genital: 4 – 6 months

After the times listed above, you may be able to remove your jewellery for a short time. However, your piercing may begin to shrink. We cannot give you an exact time for how long you can remove your jewellery before it becomes difficult to reinsert. This varies between people. Just remember – never force jewellery into a piercing that has shrunk. For more details visit our piercing aftercare page.

Can I get pierced with a ring?

Yes, we can pierce you with a ring in most areas. Labret bars are commonly used for cartilage piercings on the ear, and pigs tail studs for the nose. However, it is possible to get pierced with a ring in your cartilage or nose straight away! Other popular areas to have pierced with rings are the nipple, conch, lip, eyebrow and navel/belly.