Does Walmart Pierce Ears? (Price, Locations + Age)

Maybe you’ve decided it’s time to take the plunge and pierce your ears. Or maybe your daughter or son would like their ears pierced.

Walmart is already known worldwide as the store which offers almost every product ever the sun. With over 11,300 locations worldwide, you may be wondering if you can get your ears pierced at a Walmart store near you. Here is what I discovered…

Does Walmart Pierce Ears? 

Walmart does offer ear piercing at over 5,000 store locations. Over 10,000 Walmart employees are specially trained to safely and hygienically pierce ears using the Inverness enclosed sterile ear piercing system. Ear piercing is free at Walmart when purchasing a select range of earrings or studs in-store.

To learn more about locations, opening times, safety, and more, keep on reading!

Do All Walmart Locations Pierce Ears?

The availability of Walmart ear piercing services varies by location. You can use the Inverness search tool to find a Walmart near you which does offer piercing services.

Currently, there are over 5,000 Walmart locations that pierce ears, so odd are, there will be one close to you!

What Hours Does Walmart Offer Ear Piercing Services?

The hours in which Walmart offers ear piercing services depend on the location.

The ear-piercing service is typically open during normal store hours, which is 7 am – 11 pm, and 24/7 in some select locations.

How Much Does Walmart Ear Piercing Cost?

Ear piercing at Walmart locations is free when purchasing a select range of studs and earnings at Walmart. These studs can range in price but are usually around $9.99 for a basic pair.

There are also many earrings to choose from, and earrings that are considered “fancier” can run between $20-$40. 

How Old Do You Have To Be To Get Your Ear Pierced At Walmart?

How Old Do You Have To Be To Get Your Ear Pierced At Walmart?

Some employees will pierce the ears of babies, while others prefer not to pierce children’s ears under five.

If you have a very young child whose ears you want to be pierced, call Walmart ahead of time to inquire if the piercer on duty is willing to do it or not.  

If you are under the age of 18, the laws on piercings vary by state and location. So please call ahead to find out your state’s regulations or play it safe and have a parent or guardian accompany you just in case.

Is The Inverness System Safe?

Yes, the Inverness piercing gun used at all Walmart locations is one of the best currently on the market and is accredited by the FDA.

The system is fully enclosed, keeping the earring sterile, and the gun helps deliver a gentle piercing experience and is sterilized between guests.

Does Walmart Offer Hypoallergenic Earrings?

If you are worried you may be allergic to some of the metals used in earrings, Walmart does offer a selection of hypoallergenic crystal earrings, which start at $10.

If you have questions if a certain pair of earrings are hypoallergenic or not, be sure to voice your concerns with a Walmart employee.

What Parts Of The Ear Does Walmart Pierce?

Most Walmarts offer both ear cartilage and ear lobe piercing services, but call ahead to be sure.

In general, Walmart does not offer piercing services for the Tragus or any other central part of the ear. 

What Earrings Can You Get Your Ear Pierced With at Walmart? 

The earrings at Walmart are all hypoallergenic and come in various styles, from plain studs to gemstones, to flowers and butterflies.

Additionally, they come in a choice of metals, including 18KT, 14KT, and 10KT and 24KT gold plate, medical-grade stainless steel, and medical-grade titanium.   

What Do I Do After I Get My Ears Pierced?

After having your ears pierced by a trained employee, you will be given special instructions in the care of your ears in the following weeks. You will also be provided a free bottle of Inverness antiseptic to use for the care of your ears.

Wash your hands each time before you touch your earrings. You should rotate your earrings each time you cleanse them, which should be three times a day.

You will need to keep the earrings used to pierce your ears in for at least 6 weeks. And even after the 6 weeks, you should not go more than twenty-four hours without wearing earrings for the first six months.

Walmart also offers an email service that you can sign up for. This email service will send you important information regarding your ears for the entirety of the healing period.

Now that you have earnings, you might want to accessorize by getting a ring resized at Walmart, a watch link removed, or a custom engraved piece of jewelry from Walmart.

Additionally, if a Walmart is far from where you live, you can also visit a select few Target stores to get your ears pierced.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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