If you love to wear jewelry, it may be just a matter of time before you want to get your ears pierced. You may want a few piercings so you can wear multiple earrings at the same time. If you don't have any piercings, you may want to start by having your earlobes pierced and then get more piercings later in your ear cartilage. Lobes are less painful to pierce and heal faster than cartilage. Here is more to know about ear piercing.
There Are Two Methods Available
Ears can be pierced with a needle and piercing gun. The salon you go to may not offer both choices, so if one is important to you, you might need to look for a location that can pierce your ears the way you want. They both provide the same results, but if you have a fear of needles, you may prefer to get your ears done with a piercing gun.
A gun doesn't use a needle. Instead, the gun drives the earring post through your ear and attaches it to the back of your earring. This happens in a quick snap so the pain is quick. A needle requires a puncture to be done by hand with a sterile needle. Once the hole is made, the needle is pulled out and the earring is slipped in.
You Need To Buy Earrings To Put In Right Away
You'll pick out the earrings you want to wear before your ears are pierced. Studs are popular choices for new earlobe piercings. Be mindful of the type of metal you choose for your earrings since metal allergies are common. Nickel is a common trigger for metal allergies, so you might want to select titanium earrings so you won't have to worry about having an allergic reaction.
You'll need to leave your earrings in for several weeks without taking them out, so choose a style you can wear with anything and that you won't be constantly catching on your clothing.
Keep The Pierced Area Clean During Your Recovery
Your ears will probably be sore for a few hours after you get them pierced, but the pain goes away fast. The main thing you need to do during your recovery is to clean the front and back of your earlobes a few times a day. You'll be given instructions on how to care for your ears and it's important to follow them.
Avoid touching your ears and playing with your earrings. Leave the earrings alone until your lobes have healed. It will take several weeks for your piercing to heal completely, and when it has, you can remove your earrings and put in new ones. You'll probably want to wear earrings all of the time for several months so you don't have to worry about the hole closing since you have your earrings out.