How To Get Your Ears Pierced Safely
Ear piercings can be difficult and/or painful. this article should help out with getting your ears pierced, but make sure you research the piercing first. Read out the steps, Tips an warnings below.
- Standard usage instructions
- If the persons has the following medical conditions, do not perform ear piercing without checking with a doctor first: HIV, hepatitis, inflammation of the ear, epilepsy, skin disease or disorder, diabetes, open wounds, cuts or abrasions in the area, moles or warts in the area, circulatory disorders (high or low blood sugar), or a predisposition to keloid scarring.
- Move hair away from both ears.
- Wash hands.
- Get ear-piercing gun ready. (Do not touch starter studs with bare hands)
- Clean ear lobes with alcohol swabs (and, optionally, Sting Ease Medicated Pads). Allow lobes to dry.
- Mark the piercing site on each ear lobe with a surgical marking pen. Clean off with alcohol swabs and redo if necessary. Do not use any other type of pen or ink.
- Using a mirror, confirm that the marks are even.
- Place ear-piercing gun on you ear where you like to pierce.
- Squeeze the trigger. (It is not possible to pierce slowly).
- Release the trigger slowly.
- Repeat steps 8, 9 and 10 for the other ear.
- Ear Piercing After care
- Do not touch your ears with out washing your hands.
- Clean the new piercings three times a day, and also after swimming or washing hair. Be careful when using perfume or hair spray. Then turn your earrings slightly in both directions also backward and forward, to prevent it from adhering to the ear. Make sure they are not too tight and are not pressing on the ear. Make sure the earrings are not embedded in the ear.
- Do not remove starter stud for at least 4 to 6 weeks, or 8 to 12 weeks for cartilage piercings.
- For the next six months, only wear high-carat gold or surgical stainless steel earrings. Be sure that you always wear some type of an earring, to avoid holes closing for 6 month to a year.
- Starter studs should be left in the ears of infants for at least 8 months to prevent the hole closing overnight due to growth.
- Allergic reactions should not last for more than 24 hours. If they do, consult a doctor. In the case of ear cartilage piercings, if an allergic reaction lasts for more than 24 hours, the piercing jewelry should be removed in addition to consulting a doctor.
- Don’t take them off during your healing
- If you follow these steps you will be fine. Good luck!
- Use the ready-mix saline solution (if provided) if possible.
- If you have sensitive skin, be choosy with your earrings from cheap jewelry stores. The cheap metals can infect sensitive skin on the ears and on some people can turn them green!
- Your ears can get infected, so take care of them!