Mijoux Piercings info

In our shop Mijoux Jewelry , based at Rijnstraat 219 in Amsterdam, we also have a piercing studio. At Mijoux you can have piercings placed in the entire ear, we only limit ourselves to the ear, so for example you cannot have a navel piercing done at Mijoux.

We are also specialized in curated ears.

The term “curated ear” or “constellation piercings” refers to the placement of multiple ear piercings to complete each other. (See image above) or check out our Pinterest board for inspiration.

  • Helix
  • Forward Helix
  • Tragus
  • Antitragus
  • Daith
  • Rook
  • orbital conch
  • Inner Conch
  • Snug
  • Flat

The costs for placing one of the above piercings at Mijoux piercings, including a standard titanium jewellery, are 45.00 € per piercing. These are the smooth titanium rings, labrets and bananas with 3mm balls in gold or silver color.

In our studio we have a wide choice of other jewelery with, for example, Swarovski stones, which we can also place at the additional cost of the jewellery.

The jewelry we use for piercing is made of titanium, we have it in silver and gold color and are sterilized per piece. Titanium is hypoallergenic. The clamps and needles we use for piercing are all sterilized and for single use.

We can also pierce gold jewelry on request, for this we use 14 or 18 carat gold. We are supplier of Buddha Jewelry . The prices you see on the website are the same prices we use excluding piercing. Delivery time can be 2 weeks. Ask about the possibilities in our store.

We currently have part of the collection of Buddha Jewelry in store, these are also on our Instagram

You can always visit our store at Rijnstraat 219 without obligation.

At Mijoux piercings we also pierce outside our shop opening hours.

For prices and jewelery click here

Make an appointment at Mijoux piercings or ask questions

If you have any questions or if you want to make an appointment at Mijoux piercings, you can always call , email or visit our store. We also pierce outside our store opening hours, please contact us .

On Saturday from 12.00-17.00 you can walk in without an appointment.

Mijoux piercings

Rhine street 219

1079HG Amsterdam

You can also schedule an appointment using the booking form below

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Overview of all types of piercings

In the photo below you will find an overview of all types of piercings that you can have put in the ear.

Aftercare

If you take good care of the piercing, it will take 4 to 12 weeks for the wound to heal. A piercing in the cartilage of the ear can take 9 to 12 months to fully heal.

Wash the piercing twice a day with a mild unscented soap while it heals. Then pat it dry with a clean towel or tissue. Keep the piercing as dry as possible for the rest of the day. 

During the healing process, pay attention to the following:

  • Touch the piercing as little as possible.
  • Do not apply ointment to the wound or drip antiseptics such as Sterilon ®  or Betadine ® (unless a doctor tells you otherwise).
  • Do not allow hair spray, gel, or other products near an ear piercing.
  • Do not wear plasters over the piercing (only temporarily during exercise).
  • Do not wear tight or dirty clothing over the piercing.
  • Avoid (bubble) baths, swimming pools, saunas and steam baths.
  • Never remove the piercing yourself.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact us.

Tips to let your piercing heal as well as possible

– Touch your piercing as little as possible, so don’t turn it, there are a lot of bacteria on your hands.

-Clean your piercing in the morning and evening with a mild unscented soap. Do not use sterilon, betadine or homemade saline solutions. The proportions for a homemade saline solution are never optimal and the water and salt are not sterile. We also advise against the use of tea tree oil !

-Do not cover the piercing (plaster, shawl, headscarf, hat, helmet)

-Try to sleep on the side of your piercing as little as possible. If this does not work, a neck pillow (airplane) can ensure that there is less pressure on your piercing. In the store we also sell a special piercing pillow where you can sleep comfortably with a pierced ear.

-Avoid hot tubs, swimming pools, saunas and steam baths for the first 4 weeks.

If you go swimming, do not go under and clean the piercing after swimming and make sure it is dry, keep wet hair away from your piercing.

-Change your pillowcase more often than usual, preferably every other day. Turn your pillow over between changes.

-Be careful with hair spray and perfume, make sure it doesn’t get on your piercing.

-When you wash your hair, rinse off the soap residue from your piercing.

– Pat your piercing dry with a clean tissue after cleaning

If you replace your piercing with a normal earring, piercing jewelery will no longer fit after a short time. The bar of piercing jewelery is thicker.

– Never remove the piercing yourself, especially if it seems to be inflamed. Contact us!

– Check regularly during cleaning whether your piercing is still firmly attached. Hold the bar against and turn the jewelry to the right. Do this with clean hands and preferably with gloves on. Do it over a towel so you don’t lose your piercing if the jewelry falls off.

-If you lose your piercing, or just the jewelry on the bar, try to keep the bar in and come by as soon as possible. You can hold the rod in place with a leukoplast. If you have lost the entire piece of jewelry, put a clean, preferably gold ear stud in it and come by as soon as possible. Ordinary stud earrings are thinner and will no longer fit a piercing after a short time.

-Assume that if you remove your piercing, it will be closed within half an hour, this differs per person. Even if your piercing is already a few years old, it can grow closed within a short time.

-Make sure your jewelry is made of titanium, 14k or 18k gold (white or yellow gold). Other materials contain nickel and this can cause inflammation or make the healing process take much longer.

-We always pierce with a longer rod, so that your piercing has the opportunity to set up. Have the rod replaced for a shorter one after about 3 to 4 weeks. 

Downsizing is the process of transferring jewelry to a shorter bar after the initial swelling has subsided after you get a piercing. It’s important to size your jewelry to avoid potential complications such as irritations, bumps, or odd angles as your piercing heals.

Piercing bumps

Piercing bumps can have different causes. Below I list a few and tell you how to prevent them.

The piercing is not placed properly or pierced crookedly

Go to a good piercing studio, where you feel good or on the advice of others. If you’re in a piercing studio that you don’t feel comfortable with, don’t get pierced. Things you can pay attention to are hygiene, range of jewelry and expertise piercer. If your piercing is crooked and you have a bump, then the only solution is to remove the piercing and pierce again after 3 months. If you remove the piercing, treat the wound the same way you would a new piercing for at least a week.

Cheap material or unsuitable material

Piercings must be set with titanium, 14 kt or 18 kt gold. Surgical steel is not suitable for a new piercing, nor are bioflex or acrylic rods suitable. Often these are of low quality, plus it is a porous material. This  link  clearly explains (in English) why you should not use it.

In cartilage you should always pierce with a labret, this is a bar of at least 1mm thick, preferably 1.2mm thick, with a flat back. Only in the Rook and anti Tragus you pierce with a banana (curved bar) and the daith is the only place where you put a new piercing with a ring. The healing of your helix or conch, for example, takes much longer with a ring and the chance of bumps is many times greater. When the piercing is completely healed, you can replace the bar with a ring. Take into account 9-12 months.

Choose the right piece of jewelry, a bar on which the balls are wound is not suitable for a new piercing. The screw thread on the bar can irritate your piercing unnecessarily and can cause piercing bumps, see photo below. This is also called externally treaded.

externally threaded

Suitable bars for piercing are the internally threaded bars or the threadless bars. We prefer threadless, because you cannot unscrew them, so you lose them less quickly, plus they are easy to install or change. We do have internally threaded jewellery, because unfortunately there is less choice in treadless.

internally threaded

Sleep on your pierced ear

Apart from the fact that it can be painful to sleep on your newly pierced ear, this can also cause piercing bumps. If you have just been pierced, you have a longer rod for any swelling, if you lie on it, the rod will be skewed and there will be pressure on your ear, which will reduce blood flow.

You can solve this by putting a travel/neck pillow in your pillowcase and resting your ear in the dimple.

We also have special piercing cushions , which are very comfortable and machine washable. These are very comfortable. Assume you won’t be able to sleep on your pierced ear for about a year.

What else you can do

-keep your piercing clean and especially dry! If necessary, you can use a hair dryer on a low setting to dry in a hard-to-reach place, but usually a clean tissue will suffice. Do not use cotton swabs, they leave lint behind.

– be careful with scarves, hats and headphones.

-be careful with your hair, it quickly gets stuck on your piercing, especially if you still have the longer bar.

Rinse your ear well after washing your hair, and keep the wet hair away from your piercing.

It is very important that you have your rod replaced by a shorter one after 3-4 weeks, so you have less chance of piercing bumps, because it becomes more stable and you bump it less quickly, etc.

What you really should NEVER do

Never pierce your cartilage with a gun, this can damage the cartilage and you can get a cauliflower ear !

Also important to know !

Not every ear is suitable for every piercing, so be well informed. The anatomy of everyone’s ears is different and even differs between left and right. For example, the daith, rook, forward helix and industrial piercing are very anatomy sensitive piercings. Fortunately, there are still plenty of other options left.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 0624321834

Safe and responsible piercing

Mijoux piercings is a piercing studio approved by the GGD, the permit was granted on 13-07-2022.

You can find the permit if you type in the search term Mijoux on the website of the national government .

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