Yes, Walmart does offer an ear-piercing service.
This service is free when you purchase some of their studs or earrings.
Do All Walmarts Pierce Ears?
Walmart has more than 11,000 members of staff who are trained to pierce ears so it is fair to say that most stores will offer ear piercing.
However not all stores do.
To check if your Walmart offers ear piercings check the Inverness (Inverness is the company that creates the piercing tool that Walmart uses) ear-piercing location finder.
Cost Of Ear Piercings At Walmart
Ear piercing at Walmart is free when you buy a pair of studs or earrings, the cheapest pairs start at around $10.
So you can get your ears pierced at Walmart of a total cost of $10.
How Old Do You Have To Be To Get Your Ears Pierced At Walmart?
Ear piercing is available to customers of all ages, as young as newborn babies.
However if you are under 18 your parent or guardian will need to come with you and sign for approval.
Be aware some staff may not be comfortable piercing the ears of babies and young children, it is at their discretion whether or not they will do it.
It is therefore a good idea to ring prior to coming to check if there is a member for staff available who is happy to do it.
How Do They Do It?
Walmart use the Inverness Piercing Gun it is the safest, most technologically advanced ear piercing system available (and the advertising standards agency agrees!).
They use a simple three-step system to pierce your ears.
- They use a sterlise wipe to clean your ear.
- They mark on the ear exactly where the piercing will go.
- They pierce the ear.
Will It Hurt?
Ear piercings should not hurt much.
You will feel an initial pinch and then some slight throbbing for a while after.
The amount of pain your experience will depend partly on where your piercing is.
The least painful place to have your piercing is in the fatty part of the ear lobe where there are fewer nerves.
Piercings through cartilage will hurt more.
Putting an ice pack on the ear prior to piercing can help numb the pain, you could also use a numbing cream too.
Is It Safe?
The Inverness system is the only piercing gun on the market that features a fully enclosed sterile earring capsule.
This ensures that your ear piercing experience will be as safe as possible as the piercing earring are prevented from being exposed to any contaminants.
They also use their exclusive Inverness safety back which shields the piercing tip, preventing the back of the earring from being squeezed too tightly and providing plenty of space for the piercing to heal up.