HOW TO CHOOSE STARTER EARRING FOR A NEWLY PIERCED EAR


Here's a list of what we'll go over in this post:


  • What type of starter earrings to wear for your first piercing?
  • Can I wear hoop earrings right after a piercing?
  • How to remove starter earrings:
  • Steps to remove earrings for the first time 
  • What materials are ideal for starter earrings?
  • How long should you wear earrings after getting a piercing?
  • What kind of earrings can you wear after a new piercing heals? 


If you've just had your ears pierced, congratulations! You're on your way to a lifetime of wearing beautiful earrings. But before you can start shopping for that perfect pair of hoops or studs, you need to choose the right starter earring.


Let's go over a few things to keep in mind when picking out starter earrings:



WHAT TYPE OF STARTER EARRINGS TO WEAR FOR YOUR FIRST PIERCING


There are numerous types of starter earrings for a fully healed ear, and once your ears have healed completely, you can begin experimenting with them.


However, we recommend only wearing small or light stud earrings for your first piercing. For one thing, small studs are much less likely to catch on things and get ripped out. They’re also more comfortable to sleep in (which is important when your piercing is still healing). Finally, small studs are less irritating to your newly pierced ear than other types of earrings.


Light stud earrings with posts will keep your piercing open while the tissue accepts and seasons itself to the new form, a small hole in the skin.



CAN I WEAR HOOP EARRINGS RIGHT AFTER A PIERCING?


No, you can only wear hoop earrings after your ear piercings have healed completely. You can't before this point because hoop earrings are more substantial and aren't suitable for tissue that is just starting to heal.


Before getting your ears pierced, ask your piercer what types of jewelry are available. A professional piercer will be able to advise you on the best option for your needs. Our ears differ in anatomy, with some people having thicker earlobes and skin flaps. Your piercer should be able to advise you on the best type of starter earring for your ear/s.




HOW TO REMOVE STARTER EARRINGS:


For at least six weeks, You should not remove starter earrings. This advice, however, is not a one-size-fits-all prescription. Instead, everything is dependent on how fast your piercings heal. Some people heal quickly and can switch to something else within two to three weeks. At the same time, other piercings take much longer – a month or even three months in some cases.


Some piercings do not heal quickly at all; piercings on the cartilages of the ears take much longer to heal, while others heal quickly.


 


WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?


Piercings may appear healed on the outside, but they are still fresh on the inside. When a piercing is still fresh on the inside, it is more prone to infection and irritation.


It is tempting to remove your starter earrings and replace them with something else if they are irritating you, or you may just want to switch up your style. However, this can lead to infection, so unless your professional piercer tells you that it's time to change your earrings, you should not do it.




STEPS TO REMOVE EARRINGS FOR THE FIRST TIME:


If you must remove your starter earrings for any reason, here are the steps that you need to take:


Step 1:


First and foremost, thoroughly wash your hands. You should use warm water and antibacterial soap to wash both hands. Next, make sure to rinse and rub the fingers thoroughly.


If no soap is available, use rubbing alcohol. Just make sure to leave the alcohol on your hand for at least a minute to disinfect it thoroughly. This extra precaution is necessary because fresh piercings are prone to infection. Our hands are notorious for spreading bacteria to various surfaces, and our ear piercings are no exception.


Step 2:

With one hand, grasp the earring's head. Firmly hold it.


Step 3:

Reach for the earring's back with your other hand and gently shift it from side to side. There shouldn't be much crystallization if you've been cleaning your piercings regularly.


Step 4:

Pull gently until the back is entirely free of the earring post.


Step 5:

Pull the earring post completely out of the other side of your ear.




WHAT MATERIALS ARE IDEAL FOR STARTER EARRINGS?


The most common materials for starter earrings or fresh piercings are surgical-grade stainless steel, surgical-grade titanium, 14-karat gold, 18-karat gold, and niobium.


If you know you are allergic to metals, invest in starter earrings that will not irritate you. Irritated piercings can swell and even bleed. There will also be a lot of itching, which will make your recovery period unpleasant.




HOW LONG SHOULD YOU WEAR EARRINGS AFTER GETTING PIERCED?


As previously stated, You should wear the first pair of earrings for at least six weeks after the piercing procedure. Take note of the qualifier "at least," as not everyone heals well within this time frame.


The average time for a cartilage piercing to heal is around 4-6 months, but some people take even longer. So if you want to be sure, it's always best to check with a professional piercer.


Other factors can affect how quickly or slowly a piercing heals. Age is one of them. Young children and teenagers tend to heal quickly because they have more collagen in their bodies. In contrast, older people tend to take longer to heal because their collagen production has slowed down.


Other factors that can affect the healing process are:


-The type of piercing done
-The placement of the piercing
-The person's overall health
-The person's immune system
-The aftercare regimen


If you want to change your earrings before the six-week mark, make sure to consult with your professional piercer first. They will be able to tell you if your piercing has healed enough to handle new jewelry.




WHAT KIND OF EARRINGS CAN YOU WEAR AFTER A NEW PIERCING HEALS? 


We recommend light stud earrings for newly healed piercings. The wound is technically healed when a piercing is in the seasoning phase. You may, however, remain sensitive to sudden changes in the earring metal you're wearing.


Wearing different types of earrings is the only real way to find out what you are allergic to. You can wear any metal, from sterling silver to stainless steel, as long as you are not allergic to it.


Keep in mind that not all stainless steel jewelry is surgical-grade stainless steel. Purity levels exist for all industrial metals. If you are only familiar with one type of metal, such as surgical-grade stainless steel, we recommend that you purchase jewelry made of that metal only. Or else, if you choose metal you don't have experience wearing, you can accidentally suffer an allergic reaction.



WRAPPING UP


There you have it, some things to think about when choosing starter earrings for a newly pierced ear. It's important to consider both the style and the material of the earring, as well as your own personal preferences. With a little bit of research, you should be able to find the perfect pair of earrings for your new piercing. Thanks for reading!