Questions About Inverness
How many ears have been pierced with the Inverness System?
The Inverness Ear Piercing System has been in use for 40 years now in jewellery stores, department stores, salons, pharmacies, doctors’ offices, and body piercing shops in over 27 countries around the world. Inverness has pierced over 200 million pairs of ears.
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 patented Safety Back™ from being exposed to potential contaminants prior to piercing. Our earring capsules are packaged in sealed, sterilized cartridges that are not opened until selected for piercing. Unlike other systems on the market, the earrings are never exposed until they are safely inserted in the ear.
2.Our patented 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. Inverness is the ONLY ear piercing system with the patented Safety Back™.
Why do you say “gentle”?
1. Unlike loud piercing guns that shoot a spring-loaded piercing earring through the tissue, our hand-pressured instrument is very smooth and quiet.
2. Our system will pierce your ears and attach our patented Safety Clutch™ 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. In fact, most people report they feel no discomfort at all when they are pierced with the Inverness System.
Is there a risk associated with the sharp tip of the piercing earring?
To provide you with a comfortable ear piercing experience all Inverness piercing earrings are carefully crafted with a sharp tip. For your protection, each earring comes with our patented Safety Back™ designed to cover the sharp piercing tip. We recommend checking that your Safety Back is securely in place daily, ideally after cleaning your piercing and before bed.
Why do you use the word “instrument”? Isn’t it a piercing “gun”?
No. 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.
Where can I have my ears pierced with the Inverness System?
Please contact us if you need help finding an Inverness location near you.
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