The ear stack of your dreams
Get the ear stack of your dreams at CARI. Visit us in any CARI pop ups or at the suite for a completely personal piercing experience.
Our team of expert piercers will take you through the whole process, from choosing jewellery, piercing placement and aftercare. We're here for all your questions, as well as piercing consultation appointments to offer advice.
We totally understand that getting any service in a store can be intimidating (and a little scary) but one of our trained & trusted team are here to help with any of your questions - you’re in safe hands with us.
“More than just a jewellery brand, we are a movement on a mission to revolutionise the jewellery experience.”
1. What type of piercing method is used?
We only use single-use sterile needle. This method is favored as it causes less trauma to the skin compared to other methods, ensuring more accurate piercings. Additionally, using a piercing needle reduces the risk of infection and tends to be less painful.
2. Do you use sterile equipment and follow proper hygiene practices?
Yes, we prioritize hygiene and safety. All our equipment is meticulously sterilized, and our piercers strictly adhere to hygiene protocols to maintain a clean and safe environment.
3. How long does it take for a piercing to heal?
Healing times vary depending on the type of piercing. Generally, most piercings take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to completely heal. Our piercers will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions.
4. What can I do to ensure proper aftercare for my new piercing?
Follow the aftercare instructions provided by our piercers diligently. This usually involves cleaning the piercing with a saline solution, refraining from touching it with unwashed hands & sleeping on it, and avoiding harsh chemicals or makeup around the area.
5. Can I bring my own jewelry for a piercing?
For safety reasons, we do not allow clients to bring their own jewelry for initial piercings. However, after the piercing is healed, you can discuss changing jewelry with our piercers.
6. Do piercings hurt?
Pain levels can vary depending on individual pain tolerance and the location of the piercing. However, most people describe the sensation as a brief pinch or pressure during the actual piercing process. Our experienced piercers aim to minimize discomfort.
7. How long should I wait before changing my initial jewelry?
It's crucial to wait until the piercing has fully healed before changing the initial jewelry. Healing times differ for each piercing but typically range from several weeks to a few months.
8. What should I do if I experience any complications with my piercing?
If you notice any unusual swelling, redness, pain, or discharge from the piercing site, consult our professional piercers immediately. Do not remove the jewelry as it might seal the infection inside; seek guidance from our experts.
10. Can I go swimming or engage in certain activities after getting a piercing?
It's recommended to avoid swimming in pools, hot tubs, or natural bodies of water until the piercing has fully healed to minimize the risk of infection. Additionally, activities that involve direct contact or excessive movement around the piercing area should be avoided during the healing process.
11. What should I expect?
The post-piercing experience can vary from person to person. Typically, within the initial weeks, it's common to observe slight bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness, or minor bruising near the piercing. Over the following 2 to 4 months, you might notice some discoloration, itching, and the release of a whitish-yellow fluid, which is a natural part of the healing process. This fluid may create a crust around the jewelry, and the surrounding tissue might gradually tighten. Upon complete healing, which usually takes several months depending on individual healing rates and the specific piercing, it's normal for the jewelry to feel a bit loose. In such cases, scheduling a check-up appointment for potential downsizing is recommended. Continual patience and strict adherence to the provided aftercare instructions are crucial during the healing period. Remember, individual healing experiences may differ, and what's considered 'normal' for one person might not be the same for another. If you notice any unusual or worrying symptoms during the healing process, we encourage you to contact our skilled piercers for personalized guidance and assistance.
12. Is there a follow-up appointment post piercing? Can I make a follow-up appointment?
Yes, a follow-up appointment can be made to check in on your healing process and downsize your post at no fees IF you upgraded the design from ball plain flat back stud. You can book an appointment online via Instagram @wearcari.
If you want to change to a new Cari Jewelry you purchased, we can help you as well. There is no appointment required for this, but it will be subjected to our piercer’s availability instore at that point in time.