Adorning our ears is commonplace but getting your daughter’s or (son’s) ears pierced for the first time is quite a ritual. Whether you favour doing it when they’re little or prefer to wait until they’re older to make their own decision, you want to know that they’re in safe hands. Here are our island’s best ear-piercing stores for kids and where you can buy suitable kids’ earrings.
Where to go
Offering titanium and nickel-free earrings, this shop prides itself on its after-care service which includes 6 weeks in which to treat any problems that may arise. The central location makes this a good choice if you’re treating the experience as a coming of age day out for more grown up little girls – shop and lunch in Orchard afterwards.
B*dazzled, #B1-41 Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877, p. 6235 6948; #01-43A Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103, p. 6336 0522
This popular shop specialises in ear piercing for babies and toddlers. They offer more than 100 different types of studs to choose from, all administered using hypoallergenic methods. You will leave with very clear and specific instructions on aftercare too.
Got a squirmy child who just can’t sit still? Entrust them to a doctor to perform this simple procedure. It might be pricier at this clinic, but you’re paying for peace of mind in a clinical setting.
Raffles Medical, various locations.
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Kids Clinic @ Bishan
This clinic comes highly recommended as the often-long queues and waiting time attest to. The big plus is the warm, caring attention your children will receive from its sole pediatrician, Dr. Oh Meng Choo.
Kids Clinic @ Bishan, #01-28 Blk 116, Bishan St. 12, Singapore 570116.
Ho Bee Goldsmith & Jewellery
With branches stretching from the East to the West, this jewellery store prides itself in the use of the Inverness ear piercing system. Kids will get new earrings from a hand pressure instrument (not the standard spring loaded operated gun).
Ho Bee Goldsmith & Jewellery, various locations (Hougang Central, Clementi, Sengkang, Little India).
Where to buy
While most ear-piercing stores have a ready stock of earrings available, here are some other places which offer cutie-pie ear studs and top-notch quality baubles.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and Goldheart knows this best. After all, they’ve been in the business since 1974 and are well known for its Celestial diamond, the world’s first 73-facet starburst diamond. You can definitely trust these guys: their shiny stones are the real deal, not the poor-quality knock-offs you should be wary of.
Goldheart, various locations (Ion Orchard, 313@Somerset, Ang Mo Kio Hub).
Glittery earrings in silver or gold? Take your pick at Pandora, which has a dreamy collection of flower-shaped and heart-shaped earrings. Quality is assured here, as everything is made with sterling silver or 14k gold. Your darling would love this as a birthday gift!
Pandora, various locations (Raffles City, Takashimaya, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands)
One of the most well loved fashion jewellery brands in Singapore, it has a wide array of colourful baubles and other trinkets all girly girls will love. Best part? The store’s sale rack is always chock full of goodies going for a steal. Fastest fingers first!
Diva, various locations (ION Orchard, 313@Somerset, Marina Square, VivoCity).
It’s a little more upmarket and pricey, but everything in Lovisa is simply drool worthy. Store merchandise is arranged by colour, making it oh-so-easy for you and your little one to pick out earrings in aquamarine or coral – whatever your heart desires, really.
Lovisa, various locations (ION Orchard, Plaza Singapura, Wisma Atria, Suntec City Mall).
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Looking for good quality silver earrings? The search ends at SIX, which has a whole range of 925 silver products that are good for sensitive skin. Whether it’s nautical-inspired or bold, bright colours, it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone here.
SIX, various locations (CityLink Mall, VivoCity).
Let your fingers do the walkin’ and enter online marketplace Etsy, where loads of Singapore-based designers sell their gorgeous wares. We love Fresh From The Kiln’s geometric ear studs in pastel hues, KaoriKaori’s pearly collection, and joypeckjoy’s cutesy whale-shaped metal clay ear studs (all pictured in main image).