Caflon Ear Piercing

At Shirley’s we are dedicated to offering a Professional & Safe Ear Piercing Service using Caflon Ear Piercing Systems.


Caflon is a manufacturer of the most widely recognized ear piercing systems in the world. Utilizing legendary British engineering, Caflon provides piercing technicians with the most modern ear piercing systems on the market at the highest quality.

Caflon ear studs are made from hypoallergenic material meaning they do not cause allergies or irritations. They are available in many different styles and sizes such as 24ct gold plate, white stainless and titanium.

All studs are supplied in validated pre-sterilised blister packs using Ethylene Oxide Gas and Gas permeating paper. Every pair of earrings therefore has been individually sterilised and are compliant with EC Nickel Directive 94/27/EC. 

Ear piercing treatments can only be performed on people 4 years or over.

Both ears can be pierced together if requested at an extra charge.



To prevent infection 

  • Avoid any unnecessary handling of the ears and studs.

  • Wash hands thoroughly before touching studs or ear and tie hair back.

  • Cleanse front and back of the ear twice a day with CAFLON Natural Solution.

  • Then rotate studs 1-2 times daily 180° left & right, i.e. a half turn only, thus avoiding hair wrapping around the post at the back of the lobe.

  • In between cleansing, the ear should be kept dry.

  • Keep hair spray, soap, shampoo and other preparations away from the ear.

  • After shampooing, the ear should be rinsed with clean water and cleansed with CAFLON Natural Solution as described above.


Do Not

  • Do not replace studs with other earrings during the initial 6 week healing period.

  • Do not push the butterfly clasp along the post toward the ear. The Butterfly clasp should always be positioned at the end of the post.

  • Feel the position each time you clean the ear - it must feel smooth. This ensures that the earrings remains LOOSE during the healing period. This is essential as tightness may lead to inflammation.


To prevent piercings from closing

  • Leave studs in the ears for 6 weeks continuously then after 6 weeks, the stud can be removed and other post-type earrings may be worn continuously for 6 to 12 months.

  • During the first year of piercing the client should avoid going longer than 24 hours without wearing earrings. This will ensure that the piercings will not close. Even then it’s not guaranteed to keep piercings open if studs are removed for a time, as each individual is different.

  • Use only post-style earrings continuously for the first 6 months after piercing. The post should be surgical stainless steel or other hypo-allergenic material.


Minor pain/redness may occur immediately - this is normal.

This will settle within 48 hours provided proper aftercare is carried out. If undue pain/swelling/redness occurs at any time, contact the clinic.

If you the client follows these aftercare instructions faithfully you will, in later years, have a small smooth round hole in each ear – never a slit.