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How bad do Ear Lobe Piercings Hurt?

Jan 20 , 2022

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How bad do Ear Lobe Piercings Hurt?

First ever piercing?
Piercings are becoming one of the most sought-after fads of the 21st century. Ever since ancient times, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and nose rings have been the most common and widely used items for body decoration. Today these piercings and body modifications are largely a symbol of rebellion or to go against the status quo. These piercings can also be seen as a statement piece or a way to express yourself as an individual. Either way piercings add a level of personal endearment and complexity that can be used to tell people; this is who you are and what you stand for!
Getting your first piercing can be a daunting experience. For one, the uncertainty of going for your first piercing can be intimidating, especially considering the unknowns of how much pain you will be dealing with. Nearly everyone has a different pain tolerance, but we will look at the consensus as well as the science behind that goes behind it. But you can relax! Piercings in general are usually very quick and generally feature little discomfort.

All Piercings will cause you at least some level of discomfort

While we all have different pain tolerance, we can set a general idea of what can cause more pain by looking at things like how thick the tissue is, how many nerves are in the general area, as well as how exactly the piercing is applied. Ear Lobe piercings, for example, go through a pretty thin area of skin comparatively.They can also be applied quickly so the sharp pain you get actually only lasts a couple seconds. There is also a lingering "dull" pain that can last up to a couple hours at most but it's not so bad at all.

So how bad does getting an ear lobe piercing hurt exactly?

Getting the earlobes pierced is the most popular and common both in males and females. They are the most minor locations in terms of pain to get pierced due to the area being fleshy. They can also be applied quickly so the sharp pain you get actually only lasts a couple seconds. There is also a lingering "dull" pain that can last up to a couple hours at most but it's not so bad at all.

How are ear lobe piercings done?

There are two common types of ways that ear lobe piercings are done: with a punch and with a needle. With a needle, the area is first sterilized and marked with ink for precision. Then a needle is quickly shoved through the ear lobe and an earring would be place immediately in the hole. The second type of ear lobe piercing is applied is with a punch. Ear lobe punches are usually described as being a little more painful because a piercing "gun" that slides a hole into your ear and places the earring in on one "shot". It is usually recommended you go with the needle as it is widely regarded as being safer and more precise.

What is the healing process like?

Just like with any other piercing, you want to ensure that you are keeping the area as bacteria-free as possible to avoid infection during the healing process.This means avoiding things like pools and hot tubs, opting for clean and loose-fit clothing, avoiding direct sunlight, and even wearing protective bandaging when doing physical exercise. You also want to make sure you clean the area often for at least 30 seconds with non-scented soap, soak the area with a sterile saline solution for about 5 to 10 minutes a day, and pat dry with a soft paper product. Also you will want to keep the earring in at all times to ensure the hole does not close up on you.

Choosing Your Jewelry

A good rule of thumb would be to use metals that are unlikely to irritate the pierced area, as irritation and allergic to certain metals can be common in people with sensitive skin especially. Sticking to metals like surgical stainless steel, solid 14K gold, Tygon plastic, and surgical titanium are your best options when trying to avoid irritating the piercing site. Because ear lobe piercings are typically first pierced using a size 20 gauge or an 18 gauge, you should follow it up with jewelry of the same size after healing. You are free to use whatever style of earring you would like as long as it is the correct size and using the correct metals to avoid further irritation.

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