Ear piercings on the lobe of the ear take about 4-6 weeks to close, on average. This is the amount it would take any hole on the earlobe to heal. This assumes that no earring is kept in the ear at any point in time, which would inhibit the closing or healing process.
The healing process for other parts of the ear can be longer. A piercing on ear cartilage can take 3-6 months to heal. It's important to continually keep the hole clean, even as it is closing up. It's fairly common for pierced ears to become infected, but this is especially problematic if the swelling and redness spread beyond the hole.Learn More
Stingray Body Art, Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing and Pino Bros Ink are three highly-rated establishments that offer industrial ear piercing in and around Boston. Stingray Body Art is located in Allston, while the latter two are in Cambridge.Full Answer >
Size 8 gauge, or 8G, jewelry, is a mid-thickness gauge that can be used in any body piercing. While there are standards based on the piercing location and individual body types, a piercing can be stretched incrementally to accept almost any gauge.Full Answer >
A tragus piercing is dangerous if it is not performed or cared for properly, according to Prime Health Channel. If done properly, a tragus piercing is a safe procedure.Full Answer >
In America, most states have laws that restrict piercings to those aged 18 or over. It may be possible to be pierced with a parent's permission but that is dependent on the establishment and on the local and state laws.Full Answer >