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Top Spots For Ear Piercings In Philadelphia

January 1, 2013 7:00 AM

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Archaeologists have unearthed evidence that ear piercing dates back 6,000 years or more in Mesopotamia, pre-Colombian Meso-America, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and Mexico. While the custom may be ancient, piercings can lead to infections and other problems. Having a professional perform the piercing is a good first start, and these are the best places to have your ears pierced in Philadelphia.
Charlotte’s Ear Piercing
3600 Conshohocken Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 879-3277
www.charlottesearpiercing.net

At one time, pediatricians and primary care physicians routinely provided ear piercing services. That has since changed. Charlotte’s Ear Piercing provides baby and child ear piercing services that may be hard to find elsewhere. The staff includes nurses and certified ear-piercing technicians with more than 35 years of combined experience. What makes this service stand out from the rest is that the piercings are performed in the homes of the customers, who may choose from more than 50 styles of earrings.

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Kara’s Ear Piercing Service
(267) 973-7216
www.karasearpiercingservice.com

With a medically trained professional staff, Kara’s Ear Piercing Service offers at-home ear piercing for infant and children. Certified as a neonatal nurse in 2005, she was mentored in the technique at Charlotte’s Ear Piercing. The service is recommended by local pediatricians. Kara’s also offers ear piercing parties perfect for big birthdays. The business serves both the Philadelphia and tri-state area.

Infinite Body Piercing
626 S. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 923-7335
www.infinitebody.com

Infinite Body Piercing offers a full-service body piercing service. To be eligible for piercings, customers must be alcohol and drug free, be 18 and have a valid photo ID; or a minimum of 16, with a valid photo ID, along with signed parental consent forms. Identification is required for all piercings. For customers younger than 18, parents or legal guardians must also present a valid ID. The first shop in Philadelphia that was devoted solely to piercings, its staff members are members of the Association of Professional Piercers.

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Warrior Piercing
6714 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19149
(215) 332-4141
www.warriorpiercing.com

Warrior Body Piercing is one of the oldest and most experienced body-piercing companies in the Philadelphia area. It has one of the largest body-piercing staffs in the city. Born of the punk revolution, Warrior opened its first retail operation in Philadelphia in 1986. Since that time, the staff has continually upgraded its equipment and knowledge base about the latest piercing techniques. Every staff member is certified in compliance with regulations established by the Philadelphia body piercing regulations. All staff are also trained and certified in bloodborne pathogens. Warrior requires valid forms of identification for everyone 18 years and older. The minimum age requirement for piercings is 16, with parental or guardian consent. For those younger than 18, a valid identification along with a signed parental consent and a physicians note, along with the presentation of the parent’s or guardian’s identification is required.

No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo
610 S. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-1766
www.nokaoitikitattoo.com

No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo’s roots are Hawaiian culture and customs. The business offers the services of both house and guest piercers. Its house staff includes Luis Garcia and Iva Karageorgieva. Guest piercers include Erika Gomez, Sammy Way and Dave Groce. All of its piercers are certified by the Association of Professional Piercers and have been trained and certified in dealing with bloodborne pathogens. Customers must be at least 18 and provide valid photo identification, along with a birth certificate for tattoos and at least 16 for piercings. For those younger than 18, valid identification is required, a parent or guardian must also present identification and must be present during the procedure.

Jeffrey B. Roth, has won numerous state and national news and feature-writing awards during his career. A well-known crime writer, investigative reporter and a feature writer, Roth writes for a number of magazines and newspapers. Listed in the Locus Index of SciFi and Fantasy authors, Roth is the author of a number of published short stories and poetry. His work can be found on Examiner.com.
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