How long does the pain last? It is normal for your ear to hurt immediately after getting a cartilage piercing, pain that commonly lasts for two weeks to a month. Be careful to not sleep on the side that was pierced: Doing so will cause healing complications and unnecessary discomfort.
Also question is, can you get paralyzed from piercing your cartilage?
We‘ve actually been asked,” will piercing my cartilage make me paralyzed?” Answer: No, however an infection that doesn’t respond to antibiotics can. Your cartilage doesn’t have its own blood supply.
Simply so, how long until I can sleep on my cartilage piercing?
According to Healthline, “cartilage piercings typically take anywhere from 4 to 12 months to heal completely.” Even if your piercing looks like it has healed, it is important that you wait until you’re sure it’s fully healed before you even think about changing it.
Why do cartilage piercings hurt so bad?
It Can Hurt More Than a Traditional Ear Piercing
Some people have reported that a cartilage piercing hurts more than an earlobe piercing. This is because the cartilage tissue is a different and tougher tissue to pierce through than an earlobe, so it is a bit more painful as a result.
Cartilage piercings, which take place on the harder part of your ear, generally take longer to heal and can be more prone to infection.
Cartilage receive their blood supply from surrounding structures. In case of the ear, it receives blood from the covering skin via diffusion. So technically, there are no veins or major nerves in the outer ear that you can damage when piercing the ear.
How to take care of the pierced ear cartilage. Ear piercing is a relatively risk-free procedure if performed at the ear lobe and along the helix region. The risk of complications of piercing through the cartilage is greater because healing takes a longer time as compared to the ear lobe.
Is it possible to hit any nerves or veins when piercing the ear? The question of the possibility of hitting a nerve of veins when getting your ears pierced is unfounded. That’s because there are no nerve cells or even blood vessels on the outer ear itself, the part that’s visible to you.