Getting a needle pierced through your earlobes hurts. While some people say it only hurts a little and a few might even say it hurts a lot, nobody would say that getting your ears pierced doesn’t hurt at all.
Also to know is, is it better to pierce ears with needle or gun?
Having your piercing artist using a piercing needle is classed as safer for your skin as the piercing gun is classed as blunt force trauma. This can damage the soft tissues in your earlobes. Overall, the piercing needle is usually the better option for most people.
Beside above, what size needle should I use to pierce my ear?
Most earlobe piercings are made with a 20G needle, as are some nose piercings. An 18G needle can be used for earlobe piercings, nose piercings, as well as some cartilage piercings (e.g. forward helix). 18G earrings are great for many healed cartilage piercings.
Do they numb your ear before piercing?
Ask your doctor to prescribe a topical numbing cream with lidocaine derivatives that can help anesthetize the earlobes. Layer a thick coat of the cream onto the lobes 30 to 60 minutes before the piercing. Experts also say that applying ice 15 to 30 minutes before the piercing might help numb the pain receptors.
The general rule of thumb is to avoid sleeping in earrings, with one exception: when you get a new piercing. You’ll need to keep these small studs in for 6 weeks or longer, or until your piercer gives you the OK.
The quick answer: A piercing needle is much better than a piercing gun, for many reasons. Needles are generally cleaner, more accurate, and less painful than guns.
All our ear piercings use a high quality Studex System 75 instrument. This means you can benefit from a system which offers: Fully disposable, single use, sterilised cartridges for hygienic and effective piercing.
No, you don’t hurt more with a needle because needles are very sharp and the best for body piercing. It doesn’t damage your skin and make healing easier and faster, while a gun damages your skin tissues and makes healing more lengthy and painful.
Yes. For most people, shots are more painful than getting their ears pierced.
2 – Piercing guns cause blunt force trauma to earlobes: Most piercing guns aggressively force blunt ended studs through the tissue of your ears which is painful and unnatural, and can cause serious damage. This process simply forces the stud through your ear, wedging the jewelry between irritated and now-inflamed skin.
They typically take about 1 to 2 months to fully heal. Cartilage piercings elsewhere on your ear will take longer to heal. It may take up to 6 months or even 1 year before a helix or tragus piercing is fully healed. While your piercing is still healing, don’t take your jewelry out for an extended period.
It can be dangerous to pierce your ear with a sewing needle if you don’t do it right, but nevertheless, it is done by a lot of people. With the appropriate sewing needle and the correct way of numbing your ear, you can easily pierce your ear.
‘If you’re not careful, you can shatter cartilage on impact which could leave you with irreversible lumps and increased chance of jewellery rejection. ‘Not only this, but your piercing can end up uneven, in the wrong place and of course, in the worst case scenario, infected.
For anyone getting their ears pierced, whether it’s the earlobe or outer ear cartilage, we recommend stud piercing earrings rather than hoops or dangling styles. Inverness stud piercing earrings are made with a sharp tip and narrow post to gently pierce the ear and then stay in place while the piercing heals.