What is the difference between ear and body piercing?

Essential Beauty began franchising salons in 2000 and quickly became the fastest growing franchise in Australia. Today, Essential Beauty has over 400 rooms throughout its network of 65 salons across Australia and proudly employs over 400 Beauty Therapists and Piercing Specialists!

Body piercing and ear piercing are two types of body alteration. They’re also two different methods to express oneself physically.


Ear piercing is a common option for people to wear jewelry on their ears. Body piercing, on the other hand, is an old ritual that has been practiced for millennia by various tribes all over the world.


Piercings can be done in a variety of locations on the body, including the ear, nose, lip, and eyebrow. Ear lobe and nose piercings are the most frequent since they heal faster and require less care than other piercings.

How old do I have to be to have my ears pierced?

In Australia, the minimum age for ear and body piercing varies by state. Every piercing client in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales, regardless of age, must provide photo identification to their appointment. Without producing Photo Identification, you can get pierced on any portion of the ear and most parts of the body in Queensland.

The two-step Sterilear Piercing Spray system from Essential Beauty was created to aid in the healing of your new piercing. Our sterile aftercare sprays can also be used to clean and care for your piercings during the healing period.


Our best piercing aftercare advise is to be patient and listen to your piercer. Stick to your piercing aftercare regimen because healing can take anywhere from 1 to 12 months (or even longer). It also depends on the type of piercing; fleshy parts such as the lobes heal quickly in 1-2 months, but piercings in your cartilage, such as your conch or helix, might take up to a year to recover.

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Since 1990, Essential Beauty has been the experts in waxing, piercing, and all things beauty, with salons all around Australia! They are a chain of full-service beauty salons that specialize in waxing, body piercing, brow and lash services, as well as facials, microdermabrasion, spray tanning, luxury body jewelry, and skincare.


The Essential Beauty narrative began in 1990 in Adelaide, South Australia, with the opening of our first salon, a single beauty area within a women’s only gym. The mission of Essential Beauty was to turn beauty treatments that were long considered a luxury or inaccessible into a necessity in a simple, courteous, and welcoming setting.