As Judith Viorst says in her book “Earrings,” “I want them, I need them, I love them, I’ve got to have them!” Whether this has become your little fashionista’s daily montra or you want to give your wee one a set of bling before her first birthday, you will need to know the nitty-gritty about where to go and what to expect. Read on for the piercing details.

Girl With Mirror Ear Piercing

photo: Loren Kerns via Flickr

Bratpack Kids Salon & Spa
Most well known for their killer haircuts and spa packages, Bratpack Salon is also an awesome place to get little ears pierced. The salon caters to the super small set by welcoming tykes 6 months and older. Bratpack Salon requires a $25 deposit and a reservation. Be sure to book online using their super easy scheduling feature.

16116 N.E. 87th St.
Redmond, Wa 98052
425-883-1006
Online: bratpacksalon.com
Hours: Mon., 2 p.m.-7 p.m.; Tues., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Blue Geisha Tattoo
If you live near West Seattle, you will definitely want check out Blue Geisha for your little one’s piercing needs. Beeker Wagner is highly skilled in piercing the young crowds’ ears and welcomes those ages 7 and up. In addition to being kind, funny and knowledgeable, Wagner knows how to talk to nervous and anxious kids. And Blue Geisha uses hollow point needle piercing, the safest and cleanest method, so you know you’re in good hands. To sweeten the deal, this custom shop offers weekly specials. Get $10 off on Wednesdays; check their Facebook page for Thursday Wild Card Specials; and if you have a group of three or more, take advantage of Friday Group Discount day and receive 20% off your services.

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Good to know: Appointments are strongly recommended; walk-ins based on availability.

4204 S.W. Oregon St.
Seattle, Wa 98116
206-257-4636
Online: bluegeishatattoos.com
Hours: Wed.-Sat., 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

blue geisha ear piercing

photo: Marcy Grantor

Swink Style Bar
If a more private, posh experience strikes your fancy, visit this University Village salon where you deem your little one old enough to get his or her ears pierced. Pricing ranges from $30-$50 depending on the earrings you choose and all packages include the piercing, after-care solution and earrings.

Good to know: Swink has two locations, but only offers ear piercing at their University Village location.

University Village
4610 Village Ct. N.E.
Seattle, Wa 98105
206-673-5070
Online: swinkstylebar.com
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

swink style bar

photo: Swink Style Bar Facebook page

Claire’s
This mall-based jewelry store was most likely a part of your own ear piercing experience back in the day and we think it’s still an awesome choice for your mini-me as well. Claire’s specializes in ear piercings for the small set and offers simultaneous piercings by two technicians so you’re in and out before your little one can even bat an eye. Claire’s piercing earrings are especially designed with ultra-fine points and thin posts to pierce gently and promote quick healing. They are also individually packaged in a disposable, sterilized single-use cartridge.

Good to know: Ear piercing is free every day at Claire’s with the purchase of a Starter Kit. This includes your choice of piercing earrings, Claire’s Ear Care Solution and a special offer for your next visit.

With numerous locations around town, you won’t have a problem finding one to visit. Check their- website for all the piercing info.

Northgate Shopping Center
401 Northeast Northgate Way, Suite 511
Seattle, Wa 98125
206-365-3891

Westfield Southcenter 
Claire’s
2836 Southcenter Mall
Seattle, Wa 98188
206-243-0845

Westlake Center
400 Pine St., Suite 212
Seattle, Wa 98101
206-628-9933

Bellevue Square 
254 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, Wa 98004
425-462-5366

Factoria Square
3933 Factoria Mall, S.E., #D2
Bellevue, Wa 98006
425-747-4942

Redmond Town Center
16539 N.E. 74th St.
Redmond, Wa 98052
Online: claires.com

Claires

photo: Alexandratx via Flickr

Piercing Pagoda
Located in several popular malls around Seattle, Piercing Pagoda’s expertise in piercing ears is the real deal. They’ve got the itty bitty set covered with piercing available for those at least 2 months old as long as they’ve had their first DPT vaccine. Have an older sib who’s been begging to get his or her ears pierced? Piercing Pagoda welcome all ages, so bring them along as well.

Good to know: Ear piercing is free with an in-store purchase of earrings and no appointment is necessary.

Southcenter Mall
2800 Mall K
Seattle, Wa 98188
206-433-7478

Northgate Mall
401 N.E. Northgate Way
Seattle, Wa 98125
206-367-7710

Alderwood Mall
3000 184th St. S.W.
Lynnwood, Wa 98037
425-774-1600

Everett Mall
1402 S.E. Everett Mall Way
Everett, Wa 98208
425-347-6180
Online: pagoda.com

Girl Getting Ears Pierced

photo: Loren Kerns via Flickr

Slave to the Needle
This savvy shop located in Ballard is a perfect place for kids 8 years and older. Piercing prices range from $15-$25 plus the cost of earrings. The folks at Slave to the Needle are good at what they do and will provide you instructions and everything you need to know on how to care for your young one’s ears.

Good to know: Slave to the Needle also has a location in Wallingford, but piercings are only done at the Ballard location.

508 N.W. 65th St.
Seattle, Wa 98117
206-789-2618
Online: slavetotheneedle.com
Hours: Sun.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Little Girl Getting Ears Pierced

photo: Britt Reints via Flickr

Pierced Hearts Tattoo Parlor
Located in the U-District, Pierced Hearts Tattoo Parlor is an excellent choice when it comes to making all your little one’s ear piercing dreams come true. They take great pride in their work and you are guaranteed a stellar experience. The price for ear piercing is $40 plus the cost of jewelry.

Good to know: Pierced Hearts does not allow anyone under the age of 6 in the shop, so younger sibs will have to stay at home. You are also welcome to take a tour of the shop before the big day to ensure your kiddo will feel at ease at his or her actual appointment.

5307 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Seattle, Wa 98105
206-729-0200
Online: piercedhearts.com
Hours: Sun.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Pierced Hearts Tattoo Parlor

photo: Maren C. via Yelp

Polyclinic Madison Center
If you’re little one is already an established patient of Polyclinic Pediatrics and in need of a well-child checkup, it just may be the perfect time to get his or her ears pierced. Several pediatricians perform ear piercing including Dr. Tammy Meehan, Dr. Meghan Sheridan and Dr. Jessica Lindsay at the Madison Center location. The appointment takes about 10 minutes and costs $50-$55 depending on the style of earring your kiddo chooses. Ear piercing can be done on babies 4 months of age and up. Kill two birds with one stone and get some bling at your kiddo’s next well-child checkup.

Polyclinic Madison Center
904 7th Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98104
206-292-2249
Online: polyclinic.com/pediatrics-ear-piercing

Is your little one begging to get his or her ears pierced? Where do you plan on going? Tell us all about it, we’re all ears!

— Allison Rasmussen & Allison Ellis