Ear piercing is a relatively safe and uncomplicated procedure, but there are some key criteria to follow. You’ll reduce your chances of infection if you know what to expect during the piercing and how to care for your ear afterward.
What is the procedure for ear piercing?
A specialist with a needle or piercing gun marks a location and produces a hole depending on where you have your piercing and whatever area of your ear you pick. After that, the piercer implants an earring in the hole.
Which is safer: a needle or a piercing gun?
A specialist with a needle or piercing gun marks a location and produces a hole depending on where you have your piercing and whatever area of your ear you pick. After that, the piercer implants an earring in the hole
Will I be in any discomfort?
Yes, to some extent. However, anesthesia is rarely required.
Will I be able to bleed?
Possibly. A small amount of bleeding is typical.
Is it acceptable if I take aspirin first?
No. Do not take aspirin or anything containing aspirin. You may bleed more than usual as a result of this.
How Long Does It Take for Ear Piercings to Heal?
You might need to heal your ear piercings for a variety of reasons. It goes without saying that if you have a new piercing, you must take special precautions to ensure that the wound heals properly. Healing a contact allergy, an infected piercing, or a re-traumatized or irritated piercing are some of the other reasons. The following is some information on how long ear piercings take to heal:
- New Piercings:
These piercing holes are fresh new. Because your body is treating them like an open wound, they are the most sensitive and will take the longest to recover (which they are). Another reason to be cautious throughout the healing period is that you do not want to contaminate your new piercings. So, how long does it take for fresh ear piercings to heal?
The earliest piercings heal the fastest. It usually takes one to two months for them to fully heal. It will take longer for cartilage piercings on other parts of your ear to recover. A helix or tragus piercing can take six months or even a year to heal completely. Do not remove your jewelry for an extended amount of time while your piercing is healing. It’s possible that this will cause the hole to shut.
- Piercings that have been re-traumatized or irritated:
By pushing an earring into the piercing hole, these piercings are re-damaged. Healing time can range from a few hours to a few days. When you put a pair of earrings in, if you have to force them in at all, you’re creating some pain to the piercing site. Always use a lubricant like Vaseline or Aquaphor to aid insert the earring post to avoid irritating your piercings.
- In the Case of Metal Allergy Reactions:
These are piercings where an allergic response to a pair of earrings has flared up. If you don’t get rid of the problematic substance, your metal allergy won’t go away. In order for the metal allergy to heal, you must remove the set of earrings that are troubling you. The reaction should go away within a few hours to a day after you remove the reactive earrings.
- Ear Piercings That Have Been Infected:
These are piercings that have been infected with germs. Wearing non-allergenic earrings will make no difference if your ear piercings are infected. In order for your infected ear piercings to heal, your body must first clear the infection. Depending on the severity of the infection and how quickly you treat it, the time frame will vary. You may need to consult a doctor for antibiotics in some circumstances.
What medical conditions would make it impossible for me to pierce my ears?
Because of the danger of infection, the piercing may not be a good idea when you’re pregnant. If you have: Consult your doctor first:
- An autoimmune disease is a condition in which the body’s immune
- A condition that causes healing to be slowed or stopped.
- A lesion, rash, lump, cut, or mole in the place you want to be pierced are all examples of skin concerns in the area you want to be pierced.
Check out our blog post for step-by-step advice on how to correctly heal your ear piercings if you’re having trouble mending them.