What you should know before getting ear piercings

Getting ear piercings can be simple, but there are some things you should know before doing it. You have to know what to expect and how to take care of your ear after piercing to avoid infection.

How to get ear piercings

It all depends on where you go and what part of your ear you choose to pierce. An expert will mark the spot chosen then make a hole in your ear using a needle or piercing gun.

Between a needle and a Piercing Gun which is safer for getting ear piercings

Getting ears pierced with a needle is safer in areas other than your ear lobe and less painful compared to getting ears pierced with a gun.

Does it hurt when getting ears pierced?

Most of us are always asking this question – getting ears pierced does it hurt? You will feel a little pain, but there’s no need for anaesthesia.

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Will I bleed after getting ears pierced?

You are likely to bleed a little. Also, avoid aspirin or anything that has aspirin in it. It will only increase the bleeding.

Is it medically safe for a pregnant woman to get ear piercing?

It’s not a good idea to get any piercing while you’re pregnant. It could increase the chances of getting infected.

Are there any medical conditions that could prevent ear piercing?

If you have any of the medical conditions mentioned below, I suggest you meet your doctor before getting your ears pierced.  

  • Diabetes
  • A heart disease
  •  Haemophilia
  • An autoimmune disorder
  • A disorder that slows the healing process in your body or prevents it
  • Skin infection in the region you plan to pierce, for example, a rash, a lesion, lump, cut, or mole

Are there any risks involved getting ear piercings?

Piercing breaks your which leads to some annoying problems like:

  • Skin trouble: There’s a possibility you may get scars and keloids (overgrown scar tissue).
  •  Allergic reaction: Avoid jewellery made from nickel or brass as they can cause it
  • Infection: Ear piercing can sometimes lead to swelling, pain, and redness at the ear. As you continue reading, you’ll find a solution provided incase your piercing gets infected.
  • Blood disease: When using unsterilized or contaminated equipment, you’re most likely at risk of contracting blood diseases such as hepatitis B and C, tetanus, and HIV.

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