Healing is generally prolonged significantly. If you start with the stud you can switch to a hoop in about 2-3 months depending on how quickly you heal.”
In this way, should I get a hoop or stud cartilage piercing?
Whether it’s a hoop or stud, you can always get whichever you like for a cartilage piercing. Your piercer will probably recommend labret studs—longer studs will accommodate for how much the piercing will swell. Hoops may be too small to give your piercing breathing space.
Hereof, do rings or studs heal faster?
A stud is probably better than a hoop or ring during the initial healing process, so I would stick with that for faster healing.
Can I pierce my lobe with a hoop?
These small hoops and rings are usually made of stainless steel and are the ideal type of starter jewelry for a lobe piercing. Since slight swelling may occur after you get your ears pierced, getting hoops or rings won’t put any pressure on your healing piercing like studs sometimes can.
Do you have to wear a stud after getting your ear pierced?
After the healing period has ended, you can change your starter earrings to different styles. For earlobe piercings, we recommend you continue wearing light stud-style earrings for at least six months. With cartilage piercings, we recommend wearing stud style earrings for 12months.
Which ear should I get my helix pierced?
The Helix Ear Piercing
Helix piercings—piercings that are placed anywhere on the upper outer cartilage of the ear—are often the first choice when moving from the lobe.
How can I make my ear piercing heal faster?
To speed things up, clean the piercing every day with mild soapy water. Don’t irritate the skin around the piercing and avoid reopening the wound, which could slow down healing time. Give the tissue around the piercing plenty of time to heal before you change the jewelry.
Can I change my earring after 1 week?
Changing your earrings only after a couple week is not recommended. The healing process lasts for much longer than several days. Keep in mind that the process of healing takes 6 weeks. In this time, the body will heal the skin around the earring.
How do you sleep with a newly pierced ear?
To decrease this risk, ask your piercer to use flat studs, as opposed to those with jewels and other jagged edges. New piercings can also be difficult to sleep in, especially for side sleepers. While your piercing heals, you can help minimize discomfort by sleeping on your back instead of your side.
Why you shouldn’t Pierce with a hoop?
Most piercers refuse to pierce with the hoops, though, because these take longer to heal, especially because the hoop moves around a lot, and the constant movement means that it collects more dirt, and also, the piercing doesn’t get time to settle and heal in a more natural way.
Can I put a hoop in my ear right away?
Most piercers will not pierce with hoops or use hoops for initial jewelry (except for maybe a daith piercing or if they know their client and the way they heal really well) because hoops cause extra pressure on the wound and are generally more difficult to heal.
Can a piercing heal with a hoop?
You can wear your hoops after your piercings heal. Often, this healing time is 6 weeks earlobe piercings and 12 weeks for cartilage piercings. But even with these timelines, you might want to stretch that time to 6 months for the earlobes, especially if you want to wear heavy hoops and statement pieces.