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Ear piercing instrument

An ear piercing instrument (commonly referred to as a piercing gun or an ear piercing gun) is a device designed to pierce earlobes by driving a pointed starter earring through the lobe. Piercing guns may be reusable or disposable. Piercing guns are typically used in mall jewelry shops.

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Although Claire's and other places may say that these guns are acceptable for use on cartilage, they run the risk of shattering the cartilage so be ware and opt for a needle.

Contributed by Lisa Chong

Rather than using these guns, professional piercing needles are much safer and glide right through the flesh, avoiding the blunt force trauma stated above.

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