In general, you should inform parents and (depending on their age) children in detail about the ear piercing process, potential risks, and the importance of proper aftercare. Take your time, and avoid frightening words like “gun.”
Before piercing a child’s ears, make sure to clean not only their earlobes but their hands, too, since children often touch the ear instinctively afterward.
During the ear piercing process, be aware that many children do not sit still. A stuffed animal to hug and snuggle with may help children. Many stores also offer simultaneous ear piercing of both earlobes with two staff members. Even though this is not necessary when using the modern and gentle STUDEX System75, it may be something you could offer in certain cases.
Afterward, demonstrate the proper aftercare to the parents and children and explain why this is important. Recommend that the piercing studs should be worn for six weeks continuously. Also show the parents the correct positioning of the earring clasp, and remind them that the clasp should not sit too tightly on the earlobe, since this would not allow for the appropriate air circulation around the hole and therefore negatively influence the healing process.