- Earrings must stay in for at least six weeks to prevent the holes from closing.
- Clean the piercings twice a day with clean cotton swabs and a sterile saline solution made for wound care. This is crucial for preventing infection.
- Turn the earrings a few times each day to avoid scar tissue.
- Most piercing facilities will provide you with a cleaning solution and detailed aftercare instructions.
- For more information on ear piercing care and cleaning
Do Think About the Decision
Decisions made impulsively rarely end well. Give this important step a thought, and be confident in the direction you’re going. Consider the location of the piercing, how long it will take to heal, and the jewelry you’ll wear there.
Let a Professional like dB hearing Pierce your ear(s)
You only have one chance to get your piercing right.
Do Start with Quality
Give your piercing the best start by wearing quality jewelry as it heals.
Do Clean Regularly
Twice a day is a good go-to rule. Start by washing hands, and then use a gentle antibacterial solution and sterile cotton on your wound. Also shower often, especially if you often go to the gym or sweat a lot—many infections stem from bacteria that grow on unclean skin.
Even though you should clean your wounds regularly, don’t overdo it. If your skin stays wet constantly, bacteria can breed and create an infection.
Don’t Swap Jewelry
If you are tempted to change your jewelry before it’s healed, don’t. Know that healing takes time—even months, depending on where you were pierced. Stay patient and stick with your cleaning protocol, and know the results will be worth the wait.