Dermatologist Lisa Garner M.D. advises waiting at least two weeks before participating in certain activities after having ears pierced, reports Dina Roth Port for Parents magazine. Bacteria in lake and ocean water may irritate newly pierced ears during this time when the new piercing is more prone to infection.
To avoid infection following ear piercing, keep the ears and earrings clean, recommends Port. Rotate the earrings, and slide them back and forth gently on a daily basis so the hole maintains its shape. Leave earrings in place for at least six weeks before changing them for a new pair. Earrings must be worn continuously for at least six months to keep the hole from closing.Learn More
Some of the common piercing places on the body are the ears, nose, eyebrows, lips, tongue and navel, according to Love To Know Tattoos. The most popular piercing locations are the ears. Many tattoo shops and retail jewelry chains offer professional ear-piercing services as well as other types of piercings.Full Answer >
According to Wedmd.com, a navel piercing typically takes between 4 months and 1 year to heal completely. During this time, you should not go swimming in a public pool or use a hot tub.Full Answer >
As of September 2014, there are no brick-and-mortar training centers for body piercing in Manchester. However, it is possible to receive training to learn body piercing through UK Distance Learning College. This college offers a Body Piercing Professional Diploma course for those wishing to pursue this line of work.Full Answer >
It is not necessary to go to a tattoo parlor for a third ear piercing. However, in terms of sterile equipment and experienced piercing technicians, tattoo parlors are a good choice.Full Answer >