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Top Spots For Ear Piercings In Denver

January 1, 2013 6:00 AM

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One of the keys to a great outfit is the accessories. Earrings are some of the easiest and most versatile ways to spruce up any look. Whether you are a simple stud kind of person or one who prefers giant statement earrings, there is a pair for you. Most of the styles offered in shops these days are made for pierced ears. If you are a first-time piercee or want to add some extra bling to your lobes, cartilage or even your tragus, there are several options in which you can get it done. Try one of the following places for a sanitary piercing experience.

Sol Tribe Tattoo & Body Piercing
56 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-1311
www.soltribetattoo.com

All members of Sol Tribe’s piercing team are required to be members of the Association of Professional Piercers. Walk-ins are welcome, unless you are interested in more extensive piercings. Sol Tribe is known for a relaxed, yet professional environment. The shop is clean, sanitary and all of the staff members are very knowledgeable. Sol Tribe does offer ear piercing for minors, but only if they are accompanied by a parent. The staff will spend time explaining the after-care process and will do its best to make the experience comfortable. Regardless of whether you are getting pierced for the first time or want to add something a little more daring to your ear jewelry, you will be in good hands.

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K&K Piercing
1212 13th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-5602
www.kandkpiercing.com

Since 1991, K&K has been adorning people of Boulder with body jewelry. This shop is set apart by the fact that it specializes in piercing rather than offering piercing and tattoos. This workshop is sterilized and clean, and the professional piercers are friendly regardless of whether you are a first timer or are piercing your upper cartilage. K&K employeers will help you choose the best options for your desired look and will fully tutor you on aftercare. Parents beware, however. This shop is definitely more appropriate for an older demographic.

Walters and Hogsett Fine Jewelry
2425 Canyon Blvd.
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 449-2626
www.waltersandhogsett.com

With substantial ear piercing experience, Walters and Hogsett manager Don Janson knows how to make people comfortable. This fine jewelry shop is a great place for those interested in scoping out fine jewelry during their piercing experience. At this store, ears are pierced with ball studs and customers are advised to keep the earrings in for four to six weeks. High-quality ball studs made with genuine metal are easier on the ears and may be more appropriate for people who are sensitive to nickel. They will be less likely to become infected. If you are a fine jewelry fan or don’t want to get your ears pierced in a tattoo shop, call this store.

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Iris Body Piercing
216 E. 13th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 382-2639
www.irisbodypiercingdenver.com

Iris Body Piercing is one of the most sterile piercing shops in the Denver area. Utilizing disposable tools and forgoing the use of clamps, this shop’s piercing technique is clean and hygienic. Offering a vast selection of piercing studs of all types, this is also a good shop for people of many taste levels. Walk-ins are always welcome, and Iris does service customers under 18. If patrons are under 18, they need a valid photo ID and a birth certificate, and parents must be present. A clean and classy environment, this is a great store for first-time piercees and veterans alike.

Jack & Jill Children’s Salon
222 Milwaukee St.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 780-0050
www.jackandjillchildrenssalon.com

If you’re not comfortable with the idea of taking your child to a tattoo shop for ear piercing, check out Jack and Jill Children’s Salon. Offering a full range of salon and spa services specifically for kids (including professional ear piercing), this salon is a great place for a piercing-pedi party. Since this salon caters only to children, the staff members are familiar with piercing young ears. They can help make sure that your child is comfortable and not scared of the experience. In addition, all of those on the piercing staff are professionals and can provide detailed instructions on after care in a manner that is easy for children to understand. Stop by this salon and make a day of it.

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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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