Ear Piercing Tips for Beginners

by | May 17, 2017 | Jewelry

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Have you ever noticed that some of the best diamond earrings are for pierced ears? If you’ve never worn pierced earrings or it’s been a long time, you’ll need to have your ears pierced. Here are some important things to remember, to avoid many common mistakes which can often cause pain.

Location Selection

Take your time to decide where you want the piercings. An ear lobe is a popular place, but many people choose to have the ear cartilage pierced. Of course, you can do both if you wish. Cartilage takes longer to heal, and this is important to remember.

Starter Earrings

Many people choose to use starter earrings, and this is a good idea. Starter sets are larger than most standard diamond earrings, and this ensures the hole heals large enough to accommodate most earrings.

Don’t buy cheap starters because they can cause irritation. Choose starters made from surgical stainless steel for best results. If you know little about it, go to a beauty shop or piercing parlor to make sure it’s done right.

Once you have the starter earrings in, don’t move them about for several days. Leave them alone so your ear lobes can properly heal. In fact, you should wait at least six weeks before removing them.


To keep your ears from getting infected, clean the piercing areas every day. You can use a cotton swab soaked in salt water. It’s best to avoid peroxide or rubbing alcohol because they can slow down or interfere with the healing process. It’s a good idea to rotate the earring a few times while you apply salt water. This works it into the piercing hole.


After you buy your diamond earrings, it’s best to wear them most of the time. In fact, you shouldn’t go longer than a day without them for the first six months or so.

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