Des Moines, IA
West Des Moines, IA
Kansas City, MO
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How we pierce
Rowan nurses are licensed professionals who pierce with the highest level of safety and precision, using sterile starter studs made of medical grade materials. Once your lobes are healed, swap out the starter studs with a pair of bespoke Rowan earrings made in hypoallergenic sterling silver or gold vermeil.
Who we pierce
Rowan pierces all ages. For infant ear piercings, we require one DTaP vaccine. For minors under 18, a parent or guardian is required.
Why choose Rowan?
Why choose Rowan?
Rowan partners exclusively with registered nurses to provide the safest ear piercing available. Our nurses are trained in providing a stress-free environment for both children and adults, are experts in the use of PPE and sterility, and always put their patients and clients first.
Because every ear is unique, all ear piercings start with a skin assessment by a licensed nurse and an ear evaluation to determine what piercing works best for you. Extensive care instructions and cleansing materials are provided along with access to a Nurse Helpline.
We are the only piercing provider that offers long-term follow-up care. Globally, over 25% of all piercings experience some sort of irritation or infection. We believe you deserve better.
During your appointment, and post-ear piercing via our Nurse Helpline, Rowan nurses give expert instruction and guide your aftercare journey.
Frequently asked questions
WHAT PIERCING EARRING OPTIONS DO I HAVE?
Our nurses carry a selection of 14k gold and stainless steel piercing earrings. We offer classic styles including pearls, cubic zirconia, and plain balls, as well as novelty designs. Our piercing earring options can be previewed on our Booking page.
WHAT DO YOU PIERCE WITH?
Rowan nurses use a gentle, hand-pressured, single-use cartridge to pierce. Piercing earrings are pre-sterilized, and have long posts and safe backings to ensure optimal healing. We never use piercing guns, as they can damage the ear tissue.
WHAT DO I WEAR AFTER MY PIERCINGS HEAL?
After your ear piercing, it is important to follow proper piercing care for 6 weeks (for lobe) or 3+ months (for cartilage). But, the full healing process is actually much longer! It is important to wear only hypoallergenic, nickel-free earrings for at least a year after ear piercing - Rowan's extensive collection is designed for you to look and feel your best, and our best-selling earring subscription is the perfect gift for a newly-pierced loved one!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The price of piercing ranges depending on which earring type you choose. Our stainless steel earrings are $55, 14k gold are $95, and 14k Gold with a certified diamond is $195. The price is fully inclusive of two piercings/two earrings, a skin and ear assessment by a registered nurse, all aftercare materials and instructions, and access to follow-up care via our Nurse Helpline.