How Long To Wait To Change Earrings After Piercing?

So you got your ear pierced? 

Congrats! 

I certainly can sense the excitement and happiness that you must be feeling right now. It is a delight to get a piercing but here is something that you need to understand. 

Fresh piercings can go very wrong if the right care is not taken. 

And one of the most common mistakes that a beginner makes is changing earrings soon before the fresh piercing is healed. 

But how long do you wait to change earrings after piercing? 

This must be the question bugging you.

Well, don’t worry because in this blog I will share with you everything you need to know about new piercing 

How long to wait to change earrings after piercing?

This period varies slightly from person to person.

It is generally recommended to change your earrings after 6 weeks of getting pierced.

However, this time period may vary from person to person.

Hence, the rule of thumb is that you can change your new piercings after your pierced hole is completely healed.

Now that your wound is completely healed you can take the earrings out safely. 

Another way to determine when to change earrings after the piercing is that, change them when you stop feeling pain and irritation. As it is assumed that when you can rotate the earrings without and y sensation of pain or irritation it is healed. 

What precautions to take after getting a fresh piercing?

I know you must be all excited after getting your piercing but one thing that you should know is that it is very easy to mess up a fresh piercing and you can develop some serious infection there. 

Hence, it is important to take some aftercare after getting pierced.

Following are some points that you need to follow after getting pierced

  • Choose the right earrings

If you are getting a fresh piercing then make sure that the base metal of the earring is hypoallergenic.

It can be a gold, silver, or platinum earring. Just be sure that it is a hypoallergenic earring.

What this will do is, it will significantly reduce the chances of getting an infection. If you are bound with the budget then a stainless steel earring will be just fine.

But don’t buy those cheap earrings, they may be cheap but they can cause some serious infection to a newly piercing

  • Disinfect your piercing

It is very important to disinfect your piercing.

Also, you can disinfect your piercing without taking them off. 

Here is how to disinfect new and fresh piercings. 

  • First, you need to wash your hands thoroughly so that you are not passing the germs from your hands to the piercings.
  • Take some rubbing alcohol and dip a cotton ball in it. 
  • Now tap that cotton ball on the front and back of the earlobes while turning your earrings.
  • Follow this step several times until you have cleaned all the build-up from the piercing.
  • Now wipe the excess with a fresh and clean cotton ball.

And your earrings would be clean and disinfected.

  • Avoid premature removal of earrings.

You may be very excited to try on different types of earrings but just have some patience. 

Premature removal of earrings can cause infection or can also clog the pierced hole. 

Hence, remove the earrings only after you think that your piercing is completely healed. 

This process usually takes up to 6 to 7 weeks. 

So these were the aftercare that you need to perform so that you can heal beautifully. 

How do I know if my piercing is healed?

A piercing will heal with time.

Here are some signs that your piercing has healed.

  • If you can rotate your earring 360 degrees without any pain or discomfort. 
  • the redness has gone.
  • The discharge has stopped. 
  • The soreness is no longer there.

Should you twist the new ear piercing?

You are only allowed to twist your new ear piercing while cleaning it. Keep your hands away from earrings as they can transmit germs which can cause infection, also clothes should be worn carefully so that the cloth does not tangle with the earrings.

Can I take my earrings out after 2 weeks to clean them?

No, don’t take your earrings out prematurely else you can delay the healing process plus increase the chances of infection.

If you want to clean your new pierced earrings you can follow the steps given below. 

  • First, you need to wash your hands thoroughly so that you are not passing the germs from your hands to the piercings.
  • Take some rubbing alcohol and dip a cotton ball in it. 
  • Now tap that cotton ball on the front and back of the earlobes while turning your earrings.
  • Follow this step several times until you have cleaned all the build-up from the piercing.
  • Now wipe the excess with a fresh and clean cotton ball. 

How long does ear lobe piercing take to heal?

Your earlobe piercing can take anywhere from 1 to 2 months to heal.

Parting Words

So this was all you needed to know about your newly pierced earlobe.

It sure can be very difficult to bottle the excitement and try new earrings each day but it is also very important to first let your piercing heal and once it is healed you can carry on your experiments without worry. 

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