Ear Piercings

25 Years ago Inverness revolutionised ear piercing with the introduction

of its patented, fully encapsulated ear piercing system.

Inverness engineered a unique, medically-hygienic system that pierces ears in 3 Easy Steps. Our system features fully-encapsulated piercing earrings and our patented Safety Clutch™ that allow for true Peace of Mind Piercing: safer healing and the gentlest ear piercing experience possible.


Parental consent will be required for under 18’s

  • Quieter, Easier Piercing
  • Narrow Nose for Precise Multiple Piercing
  • One Piece Lock in Cartridge
  • Retractor for Trouble-Free Piercing
  • Non-Adjusting Patented Safety Clutch
  • No Touch Cartridge Eject
  • Clear Cassette with Separate Sterile Compartments(1/2 Pair)
  • Fully Encapsulated Piercing Earrings


Ear Piercing

  • Free ear piercing and solution with the purchase of a set of earrings.
  • Earrings can range in price, please contact us for more information.


Nose Piercing

  • Free nose piercing and solution with the purchase of a set of earrings. The prices can vary please call for more information.
What makes the Inverness System “Safe”?

The Inverness System has two unique features designed to ensure the safest ear piercing experience possible.


1. Inverness is the only ear piercing system with fully-enclosed earring capsules that prevent our piercing earrings and exclusive Safety Back™ from being exposed to potential contaminants prior to piercing. Our earring capsules are sealed in sterilized cartridges that are not opened until selected for piercing. Unlike other systems on the market, our earrings are not exposed until they are safely inserted in the ear.


2. Our exclusive Safety Back™ allows for the safest healing possible by shielding the piercing tip and preventing the earring back from being squeezed too tight. This allows for proper airflow and prevents the earring back from becoming embedded during the healing process.


Why do you use the word “instrument”? Isn’t it a piercing “gun”?

No. In fact, we cringe when people call our piercing instrument a gun. Unlike our specially-engineered, hand-pressured instrument, piercing guns are spring-loaded and LOUD. Piercing guns “shoot” the piercing earring through the lobe. Our human-powered instrument is designed to pierce the ear quickly and accurately in one smooth, quiet, hand-pressured motion.


Why do you say “gentle”?

Most people report they feel no discomfort at all when pierced with the Inverness System. Here’s why:


1. Unlike loud piercing guns that shoot a spring-loaded piercing earring through the tissue, our hand-pressured instrument is smooth and quiet.


2. Our system will pierce your ears and attach our exclusive Safety Back™ in one quick, smooth motion.


3. Our piercing earrings are specially-designed with ultra-thin piercing posts & a finely honed piercing tip to help the earrings glide through the lobe as easily as possible.


Is the cartilage piercing as gentle as the lobe piercing?

Yes. Cartilage ear piercing with the Inverness System is just as gentle as a lobe piercing.


How is the ear cartilage different from the earlobe?

Cartilage is the strong, flexible tissue located in the upper portion of the ear. Cartilage differs from the earlobe primarily in that it has a limited blood supply. The diagram below shows where it is safe to use the Inverness System to pierce outer ear cartilage and the earlobe.


How long does it take for an ear piercing to heal?

The average healing time is 6 weeks for an earlobe piercing and 12 weeks for a cartilage piercing. We recommend leaving your piercing earrings in and following your aftercare instructions for the entire healing period. For tips & more information about what to expect after you have your ears pierced, visit our After Care Tips & Timeline


Is it ok to change my earrings or take them out during the healing period?

You should only switch into new earrings after the healing period: 6 weeks for an earlobe piercing and 12 weeks for a cartilage piercing. Advise you return to your local retailer who can check that the piercing has healed correctly. Opportunity to shop new earring styles and trends or possibly for your first pair of earrings.

Newly-pierced ears are very sensitive and require special care and attention. If you take your earrings out for any length of time during the healing period, the holes may close or you may find it to be very difficult to re-insert earrings into a piercing hole that has not fully healed.


How should I take care of my piercing?

Our ear piercing after care flyer can be downloaded HERE.

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17 Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead,
Surrey, CR2 9LA

020 8651 4290