Everything you need to know about ear piercings

Many of us might have experiences with getting our ear pierced, but did you know that there are actually many things to look out for when getting your ear piercings done? From the method of piercing, to the type of earrings and the aftercare, you should make sure that you familiarise yourself with this procedure before getting your next piercing or even bringing someone else to pierce their ears for the first time! 

Firstly, there are 2 ways of piercings, either by a needle or by a gun. For areas with cartilage, it is usually done via a needle piercing. But for the regular ear lobe piercings, the advantage to the piercing gun is that both ears can be done at the same time. Not only does this eliminate the anticipation of having to have one ear done at a time, it’s relatively quicker than using the needle, which has to be done one at a time. This option is especially great for children of those with lower pain tolerances as the process is much faster to get over with. 

Next, for the type of earrings, experts recommend your starter earrings to be stud designs instead of hoops as they would need to be worn on your ears while your piercing is healing, and studs are less likely to cause an infection during this period. Furthermore, if you are going with a piercing gun option, the earrings in the cartridge are stud options to pierce your ears immediately with the tips of the earrings.

When it comes to the material of the earrings, you would have to choose hypoallergenic types so as to prevent any infection throughout the healing process and to avoid any potential metal allergic reactions in the future as well. Generally, it would be best to opt for pure Gold, Sterling Silver, Platinum or Titanium. For the best protection against metal allergies, opt for Blomdahl’s range of earrings made from medical-grade Titanium or Plastic instead! 

Lastly, after you pierce your ears, the aftercare is essential to ensure that your piercing is clean to prevent it from any potential infection and injuries. Some steps you should take are: 

  • Always wash your hands before touching newly pierced ears.

  • Leave the earrings in your ears for six weeks or more, even at night. Removing the starter earrings too early may cause the piercings to close.
  • Regularly wash your ears with soap and water. Carefully do this at least once a day to avoid infection.
  • Put rubbing alcohol on your ears. Using a cotton ball or pad dipped in rubbing alcohol, gently clean the skin around the piercings twice a day to keep away germs and prevent scabbing. You may also apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly around the opening.

Now, after understanding all these steps, you are now ready to get your ears pierced! If you are looking for a great place to get your ears pierced, check out Blomdahl’s medical ear piercing! Our medical ear piercing is sterile and hygienic, and by utilising the piercing gun, you get to experience simultaneous ear piercing which makes the process efficient and less painful!

Also, the earrings used in our ear piercing are our hypoallergenic and skin-friendly earrings made from the highest quality medical-grade titanium and plastic. So everything in the process is ensured to be the best for your ear piercing experience! So don’t hesitate and check out our website here to find out more!