How to Care for Pierced Ears

How to Care for Pierced Ears

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Packaged sterile saline (with no additives, read the label) is a gentle choice for piercing aftercare

Use sea salt solution mixture as an alternative. Dissolve 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon (.75 to 1.42 grams) of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz / 250 ml) of warm distilled or bottled water. Avoid a strong mixture that will cause irritation.


  • WASH your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching your piercing.
  • SALINE soak for five to ten minutes once or more per day. Invert a cup of warm saline solution over the area to form a vacuum. 
  • RINSE thoroughly to remove all traces of the soap from the piercing.
  • DRY by gently patting with clean, disposable paper products. Avoid cloth towels as they can harbor bacteria and cause infection/injury to the piercing.


Initially - some bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness, or bruising. 

During healing - some discoloration, itching, secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form some crust on the jewelry. The tissue may tighten around the jewelry as it heals. 

Once healed - the jewelry may not move freely in the piercing; do not force it. If you fail to include cleaning your piercing as part of your daily hygiene routine, bodily secretions may accumulate. 

A piercing may seem healed before the healing process is complete. This is so as the tissue heals from the outside in, and although it feels fine, the interior remains fragile. Be patient, and keep cleaning throughout the entire healing period. 

Do note that healed piercings can shrink or close in minutes after having been there for years! This varies from person to person; if you like your piercing, keep the jewelry in.


Wash your hands thoroughly prior to touching the piercing. Leave the jewelry alone and not rotate it during the cleaning and healing process.

Stay healthy, get enough sleep and maintain a nutritious diet. Exercise during healing is fine; listen to your body.

Personal hygiene is very important. Remember to wear clean, comfortable, breathable clothing that protects your piercing while you are sleeping.

Preferable to take showers instead of long bathtubs bathe. Bathtubs bathe increases the risk of exposing the piercing to bacteria infection. 


  • Leave the jewelry in its place for the entire healing period unless there is a problem with the size or material of the jewelry. See a qualified piercer to perform any jewelry change that becomes necessary during healing. 
  • Avoid moving jewelry in an unhealed piercing, or picking away dried discharge with your fingers.
  • Leave jewelry in at all times. Even old or well-healed piercing can shrink or close in minutes even after having been there for years. If removed, re-insertion can be difficult or impossible.
  • Avoid over-cleaning. This can delay your healing and irritate your piercing.
  • Should you decide you no longer want the piercing, simply remove the jewelry (or have a professional piercer remove it) and continue cleaning the piercing until the hole closes. In most cases, only a small mark will remain.
  • Don't hang charms or any object from your jewelry until the piercing is fully healed.
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