Last week, my niece summoned all her courage and marched home from school to ask her parents the question they’d been anticipating since she started Kindergarten: Can I get my ears pierced? It’s a rite of passage for many little girls, and it can bring both excitement and apprehension—for both the piercee and the parents! To help make your child’s ear piercing experience as all-around painless as possible, we’ve done some of your homework for you. We’ve compiled a long list of stores, salons and tattoo shops offering ear piercing for kids in Chicago’s western and southwestern suburbs to help you answer the question, “Where are the ear piercing places near me?”. Be sure to call ahead to ask for specifics and reserve your appointment.
Kid-Friendly Ear Piercing Places in Chicago’s South and West Suburbs
Stores and Salons Offering Kids’ Ear Piercing
Located throughout Chicago’s western and southwestern suburbs. Free piercing with the purchase of a starter kit (priced from $18.99). For your nearest Claire’s store, visit Claires.com.
Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios
50 S. Washington Street
Offers ear piercing for kids ages 6 and up.
Locations throughout Chicagloland. Offering free ear piercing for infants ages 2 months and up with the in-store purchase of piercing earrings. For your nearest Piercing Pagoda store, visit Pagoda.com.
Tattoo Shops Offering Kids’ Ear Piercing in the Southwest Suburbs
Marc’d UP Tattoo Studio
8520 S. Harlem Avenue
Offers ear piercing for kids ages 5 and up with parental consent.
Body By Design Tattoo and Piercing
13655 Cicero Avenue
Offers ear piercing for kids ages 6 and up. $70 for both ears with basic jewelry.
12740 West Cal Sag Road
To the Point Tattoo
14049 S. Cicero Avenue
Offers ear piercing for kids ages 10 and up. $40 for crystal studs in both ears.
7 Day Gallery Tattoo
6000 W. 159th Street
Oak Forest, IL
Offers ear piercing for kids ages 5 and up.
16142 Cicero Ave
Oak Forest, IL
Offers ear piercing appointments for kids (ages 6 months and up) on Saturday mornings, before shop opens, with $80 deposit. Fee includes implant-grade titanium earrings with Swarovski crystals.
The Constable Tattoo Parlor
Offers ear piercing for infants ages 6 months and up with parent identification and child’s birth certicate. $35 per ear for kids up to age 8; $30 per ear for kids ages 8-13.
Boundless Tattoo Company
16030 S. Lincoln Highway, Unit 106
Offers ear piercing for kids ages 5 and up with parent’s identification and child’s birth certificate.
PMA Piercing & Wasted Youth Tattoo
1335 Lakeside Drive, Unit 1
Offers ear piercing for kids under 13 at the shop’s discretion. Call for more information.
Tattoo Shops Offering Kids Ear Piercing in the Western Suburbs
World Class Tattooing Studios
3259 S. Harlem Avenue
Offers ear piercing for kids ages 1 and up with parent identification and child’s birth certificate.
Downers Grove Tattoo Co.
615 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
The Skin Gallery Tattooing and Body Piercing
1402 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
1205 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
Happy Dave’s Piercing
2009 Mannheim Road
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Venture Tattoo Studio
423 N. Marion Street
Oak Park, IL
Offers ear piercing for kids ages 7 through 13 with appointment and consultation.
Old Traditions Piercing
184 N La Fox Street
South Elgin, IL 60177