What is the best method to pierce your ears? Are hollow needles painful? Here are some common questions about ear piercing.
Is It Better To Pierce Ears With A Needle, A Hand-Pressure Device, Or A Gun?
There are many methods to get a pierced ear, but which is best for your ear? A needle, hand-pressured device, or piercing gun are all safe to use. However, the risk of infection and complications depends on several factors, such as the person performing the piercing, the applied pressure force, and after-care.
You can avoid damaging your ear cartilage by using trusted professionals, for example, someone with an accreditation from the Association of Professional Piercers or similar. These professionals are trained to ensure there is no harm done to the earlobe.
Allow a sufficient healing period for your ear piercings and follow proper aftercare (such as not touching your ear with dirty hands) to avoid infection. You can reduce pain if you have sensitive skin by choosing earrings for sensitive ears, such as our EarSense range of earrings.
Is One Piercing Method More Painful Than Another?
Everyone’s pain tolerance will be different when it comes to ear piercings. A hand piercing with needles might be more painful than a device as the needle will pass through the ear twice. A needle gun is quicker and usually requires one swift move so it’s likely to be a less painful method. Regardless of the method you choose, make sure it is performed by a professional to limit pain.
Are Hollow Needles Better For Piercing?
Professional piercers use hollow needles as it has a sharp point that quickly pierces through the earlobe. Hollow needles work by removing a small piece of skin while it permeates. Another space is created for earrings to rest. The needle also creates space for the lobe to drain out the blood and heal.
When you receive your earlobe piercing ensure it is from a professional who uses a hollow needle to avoid improper technique cartilage damage or risk of infection. Choosing a sensitive range of earrings will also help you to avoid any issues or reactions to the metals that are commonly used for earrings. If you have sensitive skin or feel pain and discomfort even after proper healing, it is time to switch over to our sensitive earring range.