Frequently Asked Questions and Our Answers
Are Studex® Ear Piercing Systems Safe?
Yes! All Studex ear piercing earrings are packaged and sterilized to meet or exceed European EC standards and FDA regulations (U.S. Food & Drug Administration).
Does Ear Piercing Hurt?
This is one of the questions we're being asked the most. With our state-of-the-art instruments, ear piercing is merely a matter of a few seconds. Most people say they only feel the slightest little pinch. With our Studex® System75™, your customers will barely notice that their new studs have just been placed in their ear. Even for kids this system is very well suited. That's because our systems provide patented technology and you, as a Studex parnter, will be trained accordingly. We're proud to offer our customers the best ear piercing experience possible.
Is It Safe to Pierce Children's Ears?
Yes, Studex ear piercing systems are well suited for ear piercing for customers at any age. In many countries (such as Germany), there is no minimum age for ear piercing for children. This decision is up to the parents or legal guardians. For minors, the parents or legal guardians sign a release form. For children under the age of 16, they should also be present during the ear piercing process. For piercing children's ears, we recommend Studex System75. It is very gentle and virtually silent.
For How Long Should My Customers Wear Their Piercing Studs?
Your customers should wear their piercing studs in the earlobe for at least 6 weeks continuously. For the cartilage area of their ear, they should leave them in for at least 12 weeks continuously. After 6 weeks (for earlobes) or 12 weeks (for cartilage), they can remove the piercing studs and wear other post-type earrings continuously. They should use post-type earrings for the first 5 months (for earlobe) or 12 months (for cartilage) after piercing. The post should be surgical stainless steel or other hypoallergenic material. In order to avoid allergic reactions or complications, we recommend the hypoallergenic earrings from the Sensitive by STUDEX or Sensitive for Kids collections. These earrings are not pointy at the end of the post and therefore better suited for everyday use after the first 6 or 12 weeks.
Can Studex Ear Piercing Systems Be Used for Body Piercing?
No! Studex ear piercing systems are designed to safely pierce the earlobe and cartilage of the upper ear. They should not be used to pierce other parts of the body.
What Can My Customers Do to Promote the Healing Process?
Taking good care of new ear piercings is extremely important. Recommend your customers to cleanse the front and back of each ear with Studex® After Piercing Lotion or Studex® Piercings Care Gel at least twice a day, starting 24 hours after the ear was pierced, without removing the studs. Remember to hand your customers our detailed care instructions.