I still vividly remember the day, many years ago, when my Mom took me to get my ears pierced. I was thrilled anytime we got to step foot into a Claire’s store (head bands, purses, and butterfly clips, oh my!), but this particular day, there was an even more exciting reason to stop in: my first real earrings! It’s a big day when you get to wave goodbye to your collection of clip-on styles. There’s a wide variety of options when it comes to stores, salons, and tattoo shops that offer kids’ ear piercing in Chicago’s western suburbs. Please remember to call ahead to confirm specifics and schedule your appointment. Then, get ready for lots of cute earring shopping to commemorate this milestone!
Kid-Friendly Ear Piercing Spots in Chicago’s West Suburbs
Locations in Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bloomingdale, Burr Ridge, Lombard, Oak Brook, Oswego, and Wheaton
Free piercing with the purchase of a starter kit (priced from $30).
Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios
Locations in Aurora, Elmhurst, and Wheaton
Offers ear piercing for kids ages 5 and up.
Locations in Lombard, North Riverside, and Schaumburg
Offering free ear piercing for infants ages 2 months and up with in-store purchase of piercing earrings.
Downers Grove Tattoo Co.
615 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
(331) 645-4590 (Jessica)
Ear piercing for children are offered by appointment Saturdays through Mondays. Text Jessica to set up an appointment.
Skin Gallery Tattooing and Body Piercing
1402 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove, IL
Ear piercing for kids 13+ on an appointment-only basis that includes a consultation.
Luxe Piercing Boutique
7439 Madison St
Forest Park, IL
All “under-the-mask” services are currently on hold. Please check the website for updates.
Offers earlobe piercing services for children 6 and up. Kids under 8 years old are required to do a consultation beforehand.
The Constable Tattoo Parlor
16122 Route 59
Offers ear piercing for infants ages 6 months and up with parent identification and child’s birth certificate. $40 per ear for kids up to age 8; $35 per ear for kids ages 8–13.
Old Traditions Piercing
184 N La Fox Street
South Elgin, IL 60177
Negative Covid test within 24 hours required for any “under-the-mask” appointment as of February 2022; call for updates.
Offers ear piercing for children ages 7+.
For helpful information about ear piercing after-care, check out this article. And, for more helpful guides, check out our full list of resources for families!
I have to say going anywhere that uses a gun is a bad idea. Unsanitary. Always go with a tattoo/piercing place.