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Before You Get Your Ears Pierced, Consider These!

Aug. 01, 2022

Ear piercing is a very popular procedure that can be performed by non-medical and medical professionals. Earlobe piercings are the most common, although other parts of the ear, including the cartilage area, can also be pierced. Body piercings for the nose and navel are also popular.

Before your ears, nose, belly button, etc. are pierced, there are a few things to consider to avoid any health problems:

Do you have scars?

Do you have a family history of keloids or large scars? Keloid scars are large scars that overflow the boundaries of the trauma area. If you have a personal or family history of large scars, your risk of developing large scars after a piercing increases.

Are you allergic to metals?

If yes, which metals? Earrings are made of several different materials. Typically, starter earrings are made of sterling silver, a widely non-irritating metal. If you know you are allergic to certain metals, you should definitely avoid them. If you don't, you may experience an allergic reaction, including redness, swelling, irritation, itching, or pain, even after the piercing has healed. Also, the appearance of the piercing may be affected as a result.

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Where to punch holes in the ears?

The earlobe is usually the first part of the ear piercing. Look at your ears. Most people have some degree of asymmetry. You'll want your earrings to be flush with each other. Also, you don't want to place the hole in the earlobe too low, as this could cause a split.

Additionally, the hole can be placed perpendicular to the ear surface or at an angle. Sometimes people choose to place the holes at an angle so that the earrings face forward. Decide what style of earrings you want.

How the ear is pierced?

There are many different techniques for piercing ears. Local anesthesia may or may not be used before the puncture procedure. Ice cubes may also be used before surgery to achieve some degree of numbness.

1. Ear piercing kit. Many jewelry stores and ear piercing specialists use commercial ear piercing kits, also known as "guns." Ear piercing guns have embedded studs that automatically insert into the piercing when the trigger is pulled.

2. Needle technique. In this technique, a hollow needle is inserted into the earring at the desired location. The post of the earring stud goes through the hollow hole of the needle, the needle is pulled out, and the post of the stud stays in place. Then place the earring backing to secure the earrings.

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Should you get your ears pierced at home?

One word: no. While you can buy sterile needles, starter earrings, and piercing kits, having a professional pierce your ear can reduce the chance of complications such as infection and improper placement.

Any piercing, no matter who manages it, is a risk. Shopping mall kiosks are often a safe place to get your ears pierced, but it still carries risks. You can schedule an appointment to have your ear pierced with a dermatologist or other healthcare professional.

How to care for newly pierced ears?

Be sure to follow the instructions provided by your ear piercing specialist. Beginner earrings can take weeks to heal. The exact length of time may vary depending on where the ear was pierced. You may also be advised to clean the pierce with sterile saline solution and rotate the pierce post to prevent it from sticking.


Some complications can occur with a new piercing, even if it is properly cared for. Infection, pain, inflammation and allergic reactions may occur. The piercing may become lodged in the hole, and the earlobe piercing may split open and form a scar. Avoid these complications by regularly cleaning and caring for your piercing.


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