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Professional Ear Piercing

We are proud to offer professional ear piercing by appointment at four of our stores.

Whether you are looking to add some extra style to your lobes or somewhere special to ensure a great experience for your child’s first earrings, look to Allum & Sidaway for professional piercing from a family company that you know and trust.

Choose from the inverness piercing system (a world away from the traditional ‘gun’ method) and needle piercing. Being a jewellers, it’s important for us to offer you a great choice of starter earrings too in a variety of metals.

Ear piercing starts from £34.99 and is available at Dorchester, Salisbury, Ringwood & Gillingham stores. Read on for more!

Inverness Ear Piercing

More gentle than other products, Inverness is the only ear piercing system that features fully enclosed sterile capsules, which means it’s the most sterile (the only system globally that can guarantee sterility). The Inverness Ear Piercing Instrument is hand-pressured and provides a smooth, quiet ear piercing.For the past 45 years, over 200 million people have trusted Inverness for safe and gentle ear piercing. This system is used in jewellery stores, department stores, salons, pharmacies, and body piercing shops in over 40 countries worldwide.


Invernesses pre-sterilised earring capsules ensure the safest ear piercing possible by preventing the piercing earring and Safety Back™ from being exposed to possible contaminants prior to piercing.


Inverness Safety Back shields the sharp piercing tip and prevents the earring back from being squeezed too tight. This provides ample space and airflow while the piercing heals.


At Allum & Sidaway with Inverness, ear piercing really is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

We have a great range of hypoallergenic piercing earrings to choose from including 18ct gold, 14ct yellow gold, white gold, 9ct gold, diamond set and titanium. They all feature ultra-thin Posts and extra Sharp Piercing Tips to allow for easy and virtually painless passage through the ear. The Inverness Safety Backs ™ lock into place and cover the sharp piercing tip. Exclusive Inverness Safety Backs™ ensure a secure, comfortable fit and are available in 24ct Gold Plate or Medical Grade Stainless Steel. Our service starts from £34.99 which includes the pair of earrings and the piercing.

Each piercing comes with a free 118ml bottle of Inverness Ear Care solution, specifically formulated for the care of your newly pierced ears. We provide thorough aftercare advice and support to ensure your piercing heals safely.


Lower risk of infection

Less invasive

Less pain

Class one medical device registered with FDA

Surgical point

Exclusive safety back for comfort

Faster healing times

Needle Ear Piercing

This method is widely considered to be more precise and offers greater versatility for all parts of the ear. The appointment process is very similar; we still cleanse the area to be pierced, and mark the spot. The single use, sterile needle is encased in a sleeve and so once the needle has gone through the ear it is then removed and the sleeve remains. Then, the earring post is popped into the sleeve and pulled back through the ear. Once it's in, the sleeve is then removed and the front of the earring (the actual stud itself, the part you can see) is then screwed onto the post and it’s complete!


Discover our beautiful A&S Ear Styling Collection with a variety of stunning pieces to choose from.


We offer a huge range of ear piercing positions, as detailed below. All piercings are anatomically based, and our expert team can help with the styling and suitability for your ear.


Includes two piercings & titanium earrings. We also offer single piercing only.

(£15 for the piercing and earrings start from £19.99)


Choose from our gold range (from £60, sold singularly) or our Titanium range (from £12.99, sold singularly)

Our Team

Our team are fully licensed and professionally trained. All of our needle piercers are instrument trained (with the certificates to prove it). We are also trained in infections and troubleshooting- to ensure you are in safe hands.

For those looking to add extra piercings, you can trust that we are passionate about design and helping you to create your style as you wish.

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