Body piercing is the hit nowadays and the most common piercing is piercing of the
ear. There are different ear piercing types and all of them require special aftercare
and cleaning during healing period. Itís up for you to decide whether you want
to have one piercing or several piercings of the ear and what jewelry to wear,
but the aftercare recommendations should be followed.
Rook, earlobe, helix, industrial, conch, tragus and anti tragus piercings as well as others are to your choice. Almost any part of the ear can be pierced. Dermal punching, indwelling cannula method and piercing needle are commonly used methods for ear piercing. The piercer should wear sterile gloves during procedure and the needle and other piercing tools and supplies should be sterile too.
The choice of starter ear piercing jewelry depends on the type of ear piercing, the size of the ear and its parts and on your preferences. Surgical stainless steel and titanium are considered the best starter materials for initial piercings.
Ear piercing healing time depends on the type of piercing and some heal in 3 weeks while others require about a year to heal. During the healing period you should clean the ear piercing twice a day. The crust that is developed should be removed by rinsing the piercing with special cleaning and healing solution. Your hair shouldnít disturb the piercing as there shouldnít be any contacts of piercing with hair products. You should carefully use hair care products and shampoos to avoid inflammation and irritation. Your pillowcase should be always clean to avoid infections of the wound by bred bacterial. Your diet should be balanced and healthy as well as your lifestyle. You may fasten the healing process using vitamin B and zinc. Your immunity will be boosted and healing will be fastened by addition of multivitamin to the diet.
You should avoid touching the piercing unless cleaning it andyour hands should be carefully washed. You should gently rotate the jewelry to avoid crusting. If you want to change the starter jewelry, you should wait until the piercing is completely healed and it usually takes about 3 months. Donít use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol containing products- they may cause scarring. be careful talking on the phone, wearing glasses and hats. Avoid tight clothes that should be worn over the head. Donít use ointments of any kind. Make sure your piercing is healing correctly and everything is all right. If any complications appear, consult your piercer or your doctor.
Some ear piercing types may be too much for certain occasions and some workplaces, and ear piercing retainer that is clear and can stay unnoticed would help.
Enjoy the oldest type of body piercing and keep it healthy and attractive!