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Nowadays, there is a vast array of styles and types of body piercing out there. Nonetheless, it issafe to say that ear piercing is by far the most popular type of piercing. The fact is, people do body art for one or a few out of anumber of reason:

shock value (and, sadly, no further reason beyond the urge to shock)

the aesthetic effect

the erotic effect

religious reason.

But let's stay focused onthe ear piercing. There are several types of ear piercing one canundergo:

cartilage piercing (that of the upper portion of the external ear)

tragus piercing

rook piercing

piercings across the helix.

How is it Performed?

Thereare many different piercing methods available out there. Piercing abody part means putting a hole through it with a particularly shapedsharp object. The way of going about it is up to the artist as wellas the client, and these may involve:

standard, needle methods

indwelling cannula method

dermal punching, and lastly, everybody's least favorite,

the piercing gun.

Nomatter how risky and dangerous it is, the piercing gun is the mostcommonly used amongst the above mentioned methods.

Beforeproceeding, thefollowing requirements must be met:

all piercing instruments should be properly sterilized

the artist ought to wear gloves during all piercing procedures

titanium and surgical stainless steel are the best idea for beginner's jewelry.


Thisstep is considered critical in order for the healing process to lastno longer than eight to ten weeks. Dispute the said, upper earcartilage piercing may lead to some level of complications even though.

Thefollowing is a list of tips for piercing aftercare:

cleaning the piercing on a daily basis, no more, no less than once a day

the piercing ought to be rinsed with saline; this is done so that the crust should peel off

the hair shouldn't come in contact with the piercing so that it doesn't transmit any hair products to the wound

perfume-free or dye-free hair products should be used during the healing stage; this is because they may cause inflammations

the pillowcase ought to be kept extra clean during the healing process, so that possible bacteria don't interfere with it

staying away from alcohol and drugs, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle also enhances the healing process

adding multivitamins to the diet also helps, vitamin B and zinc are favorable component in particular

Nowfor the list of things to avoid:

touching the piercing frequently

removing the piercing for at least three months (this is to provide for adequate healing process circumstances)

witch hazel, alcohol or hydrogen shouldn't be used for cleaning

applying ointments on the wound

keeping hats, headphones, telephones, glasses

using public telephones.

Andthat should about cover everything a newly pierced person should knowabout maintaining personal hygiene around the newly pierced bits.

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