Piercing (puncture) ear


Piercing was common long before our time, a large number of archaeological finds indicate that even in antiquity, people pierced their ears and other parts of the body and decorated themselves with different rings.

Today you will find out what are the types of ear puncturesWhat is needed for the procedure and how to take care of the puncture site. You will also see photos of how they look, so that in the future, if you wish, pierce your ear, know what is called.

Piercing: a historical reference

The lobe on the human body is only in the ear, and it is directly related to the work of the central brain. In ancient times, the sages specifically removed it to achieve insight.

In the Middle Ages, it was believed that piercing one ear helps to improve vision, which is why earrings in one ear were often worn by sailors or travelers.

Also, the sailors wore them only from precious metal, so that in the event of their death during a shipwreck, the unknown, having found their body, could sell this jewel and bury them.

Ear piercing it is common and now, of course, now the fashion for piercing is different from ancient traditions, there are more number of different types of ear piercing. It is popular among both women and men. The procedure is available in many beauty salons and tattoo parlors.

When can children pierce their ears?

Many parents prefer to pierce ears to their daughters at an early age, when they do not even know how to walk on their own. However, doctors do not have a common opinion about the recommended age of the ear piercing of girls. Some say that this can be done not earlier than 10 years, others - already from the age of three.

But psychologists say that girls are best to pierce their ears to 1.5 years, while they are not yet afraid of the procedure, and will not remember the sensations of pain when piercing.

Ear piercing: types

Below you can see photos of some types of piercing ears, which now there are a large number.

The most famous species are:

  • classic puncture - once such piercings were performed with a needle, but now this is done with the help of a pistol with a nozzle, the size of which corresponds to the size of the earring. The gun is “charged” with an earring and, as a stapler, is fixed in the ear,
  • Helix Piercing (puncture of the shell curl) - at the top pierce the cartilage on the ear. The puncture is performed using a small sterile needle. If the procedure is performed on the ear, where the beetle carries a large load, then the gun is not used because it can break. Pain during its implementation depends on the pain threshold of the person. After its termination, there may be bleeding and suze. The cartilage itself can heal for a year,
  • industrial - this piercing provides two holes that are connected to each other with one piece of jewelry. Usually one is made in the part of the ear closer to the head, and the second from its opposite side. A puncture is made with a needle, and during the healing period the patient must wear a barbell. The piercing heals within a year,
  • tragus piercing (trestle) - in this case, that part of the ear is pierced, which is located immediately next to the sink. For the procedure, use a hollow or straight, or a curved needle with a small diameter. At its performance special care is observed, since the internal tissues of the trestle can easily be damaged. Healing - 12 weeks
  • tunnel - the lobe is pierced with a pistol or needle, as in the classic version, then it heals, and then the hole expands through a special stretch and a round tunnel is inserted into it.

Piercing Jewelry

Nowadays, there are a large number of all kinds of earrings and other jewelry that are inserted into the holes when piercing the ears, for example:

  • hoop earrings
  • earrings - carnations,
  • rings,
  • plugs
  • circulars,
  • tunnels
  • stretch marks
  • Cuffs or pendants.

When it comes to cartilage puncture, then as decorations are used:

They are decorated with crystal inserts or pendants.

Features of the procedure

Many people prefer to pierce the earlobe on their own or ask their friends about it. For the procedure will be needed:

  • stud earrings or needles
  • alcohol,
  • pistol,
  • aseptic marker.

The procedure is as follows:

  • we will sterilize jewelry,
  • the lobe is wiped with alcohol,
  • in its center is placed a mark with a marker,
  • the gun is cocked, the decoration is “charged” into it,
  • the earlobe is fixed, the tip of the earring is brought to the mark. When he gets close to her, pull the trigger,
  • after fastening the earring on the ear, the gun is removed.

The puncture site after classical piercing heals, as a rule, within two weeks. On how to properly care for him, we will discuss further.

What earrings to wear after a puncture?

The master, after the procedure, is obliged to always explain in detail to his client how to care for the wounds at the puncture site until they fully heal. Depending on the type of piercing, has its own characteristics.

A small earring in the form of a carnation or needle is inserted into the open wound on the ear. It should be silver or gold. It is allowed to wear items from special medical alloys, which have a positive effect on tissue regeneration and prevent inflammation.

It is forbidden to insert ornaments from ordinary metals after a puncture into an open wound, this can lead to inflammation and subsequent suppuration. Cloves can not be removed within a month until complete healing, except for the testimony of a doctor.

Care features

Immediately after the procedure, the puncture site may fester, then you should not worry about it, this is quite a normal reaction, be prepared for discomfort

After the procedure, daily for a month, treat the wound with one of the antiseptics:

  • hydrogen peroxide,
  • alcohol,
  • antiseptic lotion.

If dirt gets into the wound, treat it additionally. It is impossible to wet the ears with fresh holes, wear a swimming cap during water procedures.

So that the ear wound is tightened correctly and quickly, and the decoration does not adhere to the skin, from the second day after the procedure, scroll the earring in the ear, then rinse your hands well after that.

But even after the wounds are fully tightened, be careful about changing the jewelry so that the punctures do not get damaged. Sometimes even minor lesions can cause inflammation or suppuration. Therefore, if you are going to wear new earrings, wipe the lobes and jewelry with antiseptics.

The healing time of the wound

The period of healing of the ear wound depends on the individual characteristics of the person and the correctness of the procedure. Despite the fact that modern cosmetology methods allow it to be performed as safely and painlessly as possible, there is a possibility that an infection can get there.

Most often this happens during the procedure at home, or if they were involved non-sterile instruments. In such cases, an infection appears at the puncture site and keloid scars are formed.

To avoid this, contact only good specialists in a proven salon, avoid dubious craftsmen working in home or unsanitary conditions.

The healing process can take a very long time if metal jewelry causes an allergy in a person. You can not wear even when you are allergic to white gold, jewelry and other nickel alloys.

But there are those who suffer from allergies and expensive metals. In this case, after a puncture in a person can very sickf ear, appear his suppuration, and this in the future, can trigger the accession of microbial infections and purulent abscess.

After the classic puncture of the earlobe, the wound heals in about 6 weeks, but in some cases, the healing may last for several months.

Be sure to pay attention to the condition after the procedure, if the ears fester suspiciously for a long time, you should consult a doctor in time. Otherwise, the earlobe may swell so that it will be impossible to cope with the problem without surgery. To begin with, it is necessary to establish the cause of such suppuration, if the fact is that you changed the decorations until the wound was completely healed, then you need to put the medical cloves back on until the condition stabilizes.

But if there was an inflammatory process, and the infection joined, then the person needs medical treatment. So, several times a day, wounds should be treated with Chlorhexidine solution and smeared with zinc ointment. For treatment, calendula tincture is also good, which has a calming and antiseptic effect.

If the ear does not heal for a long time, be sure to consult a doctor. If a within 10 days it won't get better, you need to go to a dermatologist. He is likely to give advice to remove the jewelry and wait for the wound to grow. The procedure for ear piercing can be repeated in a few months.


Such an innocuous procedure as puncture of the ear lobes has contraindications, for example:

  • cystic acne,
  • eczema,
  • blood diseases
  • diabetes.

Any piercing, if it is performed poorly, or you neglect the recommendations for the care of the wound that has appeared, can have serious consequences, for example, infectious diseases.

To protect yourself, contact a qualified piercing master for help; do not perform the procedure at home on your own. Also follow all recommendations for wound care to avoid unpleasant consequences.

When to pierce the ears?

Mom girls are particularly concerned about the question: at what age daughters can pierce their ears? There is no single medical opinion on this score: some doctors argue that girls need to pierce their ears not before they reach the age of three, while others insist that it is better to wait until 10-12 years old.

Child psychologists recommend piercing ears to children up to one and a half years old, because it is precisely to this age that the pain is not remembered and there is no feeling of fear of the procedure.

Ear Piercing Types

If earlier this type of piercing was done with a needle, then a modern tool for piercing the ear lobes is a special pistol with a nozzle that matches the size of the earring. The pistol is “cocked”; instead of the cartridge, the earring is “charged”, and then, like a stapler, they fix the decoration in the ear.

Auricle curl piercing (also called Helix piercing).

The cartilage is pierced in its upper part. The hole is made with a hollow sterile small needle. If an ear piercing is necessary, the cartilage of which is subject to heavy load, then the gun is not used, since there is a high probability of its fragmentation. Pain during this procedure, all people are different. For them, the pain threshold of each person. After perforation, bleeding may occur and blood flow in the puncture site. After such a piercing, the cartilage heals from 2 months to 1 year.


This piercing assumes the presence of two holes interconnected by one piece of jewelry. Most often, one puncture is made closer to the head, and the second from the opposite side of the ear. The holes are punctured with a needle, and during healing a special type of decoration is used - a barbell. This type of ear piercing completely heals during one year.

Trestle Piercing ..

In other words, Tragus piercing) is a puncture of the ear, which is located immediately near the auricle. Piercing is done with a hollow straight or curved needle of small diameter. With this type of piercing, extra care should be taken when puncturing. Internal tissues of the tragus are particularly susceptible to damage. The healing period is 6-12 weeks.

The earlobe is pierced with a needle or with a pistol, as with a classic piercing, then heals, after which the hole is expanded with a special stretch and the tunnel is inserted in the form of a circle.

Ear Piercing Earrings

The modern beauty industry offers earrings for piercing ears in a huge assortment. For ear lobes use:

  1. Rings,
  2. The tunnels
  3. Plugs,
  4. Fakes plug and stretch marks,
  5. Stud Earrings & Hoop Earrings
  6. Circulars,
  7. Pendants and cuffs.

After cartilaginous ear punctures, labrets, microtops, microbanans with various pendants and crystal inserts are used as decorations.
To people who have decided to undergo the procedure of piercing for the first time, we will tell you in detail how to care for ear piercings after the surgery.

What to do after piercing the ears?

After the piercing procedure, an experienced master will competently advise you how to care for wounds until they are completely healed.

When a puncture in the open wound of the ear is inserted a small weight earring-stud or earring-needle. Earring must be made of gold or silver.

There are also products from special medical alloys that promote tissue regeneration and prevent the occurrence of inflammatory processes. Categorically you can not insert into the open wound decorations from a simple metal, as the punctured place can easily become inflamed and further lead to a purulent abscess.

It is not recommended to remove the cloves during a month until complete healing, except for medical indications.

How to handle the ears after a puncture?

At first, there will definitely be suppuration of the punctured sites. You should not be afraid of this phenomenon, because this is an absolutely normal reaction of the organism, which no one has yet been able to avoid. We must be ready for discomfort.

After ear piercing, the wound should be treated every day with any antiseptic (alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, antiseptic lotion) for a month. Additional treatment is required if dirt gets into the wound. Beauticians do not recommend wet ears with unhealed punctures. So take a shower or visit the pool should be in a special swimming cap.

To quickly and correctly tighten the ear wound, as well as to ensure that the inserted jewelry does not adhere to the ear, you should periodically turn the earring in the ear from the day after the puncture. Hands should be thoroughly washed each time before this procedure.

But even after the wounds in the ears have fully tightened, it is necessary to change the earrings with special care so as not to damage the puncture sites, which even with a slight injury can become inflamed and begin to fester. Before you put on new earrings, be sure to wipe jewelry and earlobes with any antiseptic.

Puncture ears. How many heals? What to do if ear piercing does not heal
The process of healing ear piercing depends on the individual characteristics of each person, and also on how correctly this procedure was performed. Although modern methods of cosmetology allow you to carry out this operation painlessly and safely, there is still the likelihood of infection in the wound.

Often, this is due to piercing the ears with non-sterile instruments or carrying out the piercing procedure at home. In these cases, there may be inflammation of the puncture site or the formation of keloid scars.

In order to avoid unpleasant consequences piercing should be carried out by a qualified salon technician. Only an experienced specialist can correctly determine the puncture site. Sometimes we see that, for example, the lobe, under the weight of decorations, is pulled down. This is also the result of the work of an inexperienced master.

The lengthy healing process of pierced ears occurs when the jewelry inserted into them is made of metal, which causes an allergic reaction in a person. No need to wear earrings for people who are allergic to nickel alloys - cheap jewelry or white gold.

There is a category of people who are allergic even to precious metals. In this case, a person who has done an ear piercing, ear pain after a puncture, it can occur suppuration, which later, when attaching a microbial infection, leads to a purulent abscess.

On average, a classic earlobe puncture heals from 4 to 6 weeks, but, depending on the individual characteristics, the healing process may take 2–3 months.

If the ears fester after piercing for a sufficiently long time, it is required to consult a dermatologist for qualified help. Otherwise, the lobe may swell to such an extent that surgical intervention is necessary. First of all, you should find out what is the cause of prolonged purulent inflammation. If it lies in the fact that you hurried to change the jewelry in the ear before the wounds healed completely, then you must immediately correct the error by inserting the medical stud back.

However, in the case of adherence to the inflammatory process of infection, the more complex combined drug treatment is needed. For example, you need several times a day to treat the wounds with Chlorhexidine solution and lubricate them with zinc ointment. In addition, you can wipe purulent wounds tincture of calendula, which has good antiseptic and sedative properties.

Также необходимо обратиться к специалисту, если длительное время не заживает ухо после прокола.

В случае отсутствия улучшений после лечения в десятидневный срок, необходимо повторно обратиться к дерматологу, который, скорее всего, посоветует снять серьги и дождаться полного зарастания ранок. 2-3 months after this procedure, the piercing can be repeated.

Do not pierce the ears of people suffering from cystic acne, blood diseases, eczema. Also a direct contraindication to ear piercing is diabetes.

Earlobe Puncture

The most common piercing. It is lightweight and relatively painless. You can make a puncture with a gun or needle. In this zone there are no cartilages or special points, therefore the puncture of the lobe quickly heals and very rarely rejects the decoration material. This type of puncture is most often done without the use of painkillers, because the sensitivity of the zone is low. Immediately unpleasant sensations can be tolerated even by a small child. That is why mothers often pierce their earlobes at their very tender age from 3 to 5 years.

This type of piercing is extravagant and challenging, but it has a lot of fans. This is a type of ear lobe puncture, but immediately after a puncture, an expander is inserted into the hole, and not an ornament. After a few days, it is removed and inserted into a larger diameter expander. This procedure should be performed long and patiently until the puncture reaches the appropriate size for your decoration. Thus, you will need at least a month of hard work. Sometimes, in order to avoid long stretching, an incision is immediately made near the puncture site. Experts do not recommend doing so, this method is more painful. In addition, the risk of infection is higher.

Helix Piercing

Helix is ​​the upper part of the ear curl. Therefore, this type of piercing involves the puncture of cartilage. The location of the upper curl of the auricle does not hamper the owner of this type of piercing in the choice of jewelry. There are no nerve endings in the cartilage tissue, and usually such a puncture is easily tolerated. If such a procedure brings pain that does not go away after a while, it is most likely a matter of the unprofessionalism of the master. There is a nuance in cartilage puncture: you need to immediately decide on the jewelry that you will wear. Unlike the earlobe, the hole in the cartilage does not stretch, so its diameter must be selected carefully. This puncture is not made a pistol.

Piercing Forward Helix

From the name it becomes clear that this is a type of cartilage puncture. But in this case, the hole is on the counter-winder. Depending on the size of the auricle, you can make multiple punctures of this type and wear a few ornaments. Like a Helix piercing, this puncture is done only with a needle. Healing piercing Heals Helix a little longer - usually takes about 4 months. If not much time has passed since the moment of the puncture, you may feel discomfort when wearing a hat or headphones.


This type of double puncture of the upper cartilage of the ear, in which the holes are connected by a barbell. Classic industrial is a hole on the front of the auricle, closer to the head, and on the opposite side. Both men and girls wear this type of piercing, but it belongs to extreme types. Two punctures in cartilage heal much longer than one. In addition, in the first days you need to minimally touch the piercer, so as not to injure your ear even more. Usually, experts recommend wearing a bioplast barbell for the first few months. And only when the holes heal completely, it can be changed to a decoration of another material (titanium, gold, medical steel).

Tragus Piercing

A trestle piercing, or Tragus's piercing - a feminine type of puncture on the front of the auricle. The tragus is a cartilage tissue, so all the unpleasant consequences in the form of healing and some inconveniences will be similar to the Helix piercer. You can not sleep on the ear, where the tragus piercing was done, a few months. This will give you discomfort, just like wearing headphones. For this type of piercing are suitable a variety of jewelry - from ordinary rings to studs with stone.

Who is contraindicated ear piercing?

To begin, we would like to emphasize that ear piercing should be done only in a licensed medical institution. It is better to find an experienced specialist who works sterile and does not damage the nerve endings when piercing. In addition, a good master will deny you a piercing if:

  • you suffer from an acute or chronic form of ear disease,
  • you have a history of head injury,
  • you have blood disorders
  • you have diabetes or rheumatism,
  • at the time of the procedure you are sick with ARVI,
  • You are pregnant,
  • you are not of legal age
  • There is a possibility of allergy to medical solutions.

piercing is contraindicated in chronic ear diseases

piercing can not be done with acute ear diseases

peering do not do with blood diseases

How to care for an ear puncture?

After the specialist performs the manipulations that accompany the puncture and completes the procedure, he is obliged to give you recommendations for further care.

  • During the healing period, touch the puncture site only with thoroughly washed hands, even if you apply an antiseptic.
  • Do not move the decoration during the healing time, especially for cartilaginous punctures with a rod. In this way, you interrupt the wound and it does not have time to heal.
  • Do not go to saunas and baths, as this is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. The same goes for the gym and pool.
  • It is not recommended to take a hot bath, it can provoke bleeding from the puncture site.
  • Try to remove your hair as much as possible to eliminate the possibility of their falling into jewelry and accidental injury.
  • Be careful when playing with children and pets - they can accidentally touch the puncture site and throw out a fresh wound.
  • In case of injury or inflammation, carefully treat the wound with an antiseptic, use a regenerating cream according to the recommendation of a specialist.
  • If necessary, scroll the decoration in the puncture (for products in the lotion).
  • Do not sleep on the puncture ear for several days (for cartilage punctures - several months), so as not to provoke complications.
  • Use medicine for the prevention of otitis media.
  • If suddenly inflammation or suppuration after a puncture does not pass within a few days, immediately consult a doctor.

It is important to properly care for the piercing, on the recommendation of the master

There are a number of simple precautions that must be observed at the first time during the healing of a puncture, if all this is followed, then no infection will occur

Possible complications

A professionally made piercing heals quickly if you follow all the care recommendations. But the master does not always do his work carefully, besides, through carelessness, you yourself can injure yourself.

  • If inflammation has started in the wound, treat it with hydrogen peroxide or Miramistin and gently massage the ear area. Repeat the procedure for several days, if this does not help - consult a doctor.
  • Small suppurations will help eliminate aloe juice or ichthyol ointment.
  • If you feel hot, try, if possible, to replace the decoration with a product made from another material. Perhaps it does not suit you. If the fever lasts for more than two days, this is a reason to consult a doctor - you could have been infected.

against inflammation well worked Miramistin, hydrogen peroxide

with suppuration, Ichthyol ointment is prescribed

How to choose jewelry?

Jewelry for piercing now you can choose for every taste and budget. The choice of material depends not only on the aesthetic appearance, but also on the healing of the puncture and the overall well-being of the body. We will try to mention the most popular and relevant models of products so that you can make the right choice.

Medical steel

This is a very common material for the manufacture of piercing products in Russia, but in some countries of Europe and in North America it is prohibited because it contains toxic nickel. If you nevertheless decided to choose a product from surgical steel, give preference to a product from 300 test. Surgical instruments are made of it, it is the least toxic.


Polytetrafluoroethylene, or Teflon, is a hypoallergenic material and is suitable for everyone. This is a soft and flexible metal, so products made of polytetrafluoroethylene are recommended to be worn during the period of active wound healing. If you have done a piercing during pregnancy, experts recommend wearing such jewelry during the entire period of gestation and lactation.

Very common, but aggressive metal. Silver jewelery is oxidized and badly affects the lymph, if you put the product immediately after a puncture.

It is better to choose jewelry from 750 (highest) test. Gold survives well anywhere in the ear, this material is considered one of the safest for health. When choosing jewelry from a low sample may be allergic.

The best material for ear piercings is titanium. It does not contain harmful components and impurities. This metal is absolutely safe, it is used even in the manufacture of prostheses. Usually for piercing the ears used brand titanium G23 and G5.

Bioplast is another safe material that meets US and Swiss quality standards. It survives well, is flexible and suitable for pregnant women.

Some decorations for the tunnels are made of plastic. Remember that such products can only be inserted into the puncture, which healed completely, and not long to wear. Every day it must be removed and wiped with an antiseptic.

Soft and comfortable material, but can cause irritation, as it sticks to the piercing site. Therefore, it can only be used on healed punctures.

Natural materials

Widely used for piercing jewelry made from natural materials: the bones and horns of the buffalo, precious stones, wood. For stretch marks, spiral helix or borosilicate glass is more commonly chosen. Without special clamps such products are better not to wear - they can be lost, because they are massive and smooth.

horn piercing

Types of products

Any person choosing a piece of jewelry for piercing is guided by his own taste, appreciating the beauty of the product. Consider the most common ear piercing earrings.

Rod, or barbella - a popular decoration for industrial. It is a straight line of an inflexible material, at the ends of which clamps are installed. The highlight of this type of decoration is in the variety of forms of fixers, and you can add a chain to them.

The ear piercing ring is a circle with a missing segment, in the place of which a ball or a decorative figure is located. Most clients piercing salon prefer rings with a diameter of 6 to 10 mm.

Decoration in the form of straight sticks with a decorative element and a disk from different sides. Reminds earrings-studs. The thread can be located on the outside and the inside.

A banana is a spiral on which decorative balls or cones are wound on both sides, with or without stone inserts.

This jewelry is created specifically for piercing the earlobe (tunnel), looks like a curved cone and is used to stretch the puncture.

It looks like a horseshoe, decorative balls or spikes are screwed onto it from both sides.

We hope that this article has helped you decide whether you need an ear piercing and decide on the puncture site and the jewelry.

1 History of Ear Piercing

Ear piercing is one of the most ancient forms of body modification. This is probably because the earlobes are easy to pierce, and they heal rather quickly. In 1991, the surprisingly well-preserved body of a man who lived about 5,000 years ago was discovered in the mountains on the border between Austria and Italy. This “mummy”, called Ötzi, had not only pierced ears, but also stretched into tunnels. This is the earliest evidence of ear piercing, but it is clear that they have pierced their ears for much longer than the last 5,000 years.

Several other famous ancient examples of piercing include: the death mask of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (as well as the death masks of other mummies); including they wore earrings.

In Western Europe, earrings are first mentioned at the end of the 16th century during the English Renaissance. Especially actively they were worn by men who spent time at the royal court. Also among the sailors, over time, it became fashionable to have one earring, which symbolized the time spent at sea. Gradually, earrings gained popularity in the West, and they began to wear almost everything.

In the late 1800s, for unclear reasons, ear piercing went out of fashion, and clips became popular among women. By this time, men in the United States and Europe, for the most part, no longer wore ornaments in their ears. Over the next 70 years, while many women still wore clips, ear piercings became a sign of foreignness and low birth, especially in the United States.

In the 1950s, probably due to the post-war boom, women began to pay attention to their appearance again, and the ear piercing returned. Teenage girls, up to the 70s, often organized parties at which they independently pierced their ears to each other, using ice as a frost. Gradually, the piercing becomes a separate procedure that doctors begin to perform.

3 A few tips

  • If you pierce the ears for the first time, then you should definitely start with the earlobes. It is not very painful, besides this, such a puncture heals quickly.
  • If you want more variety, consider double or triple puncture the earlobe or go to the top of the cartilage by adding one puncture at a time. Taking care of one piercing in the ear is much easier and less risky than taking care of several at once.
  • Assess your time and think carefully before adding new punctures - remember that in the first year you should carefully care for them!
  • Piercing the unique places on the cartilage, be sure that you will not regret, because This is the most painful procedure and the healing period is quite long.
  • Take into account any potential metal allergies. Many people are allergic to nickel (as well as white gold, which may contain some nickel), while metals such as surgical stainless steel, platinum, titanium, and 14-carat yellow gold are best used.


  • Once the ears are pierced, it is extremely important to keep it clean.
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly (at least 15 seconds) before treating your punctures.
  • Treat your ears two or three times a day with saline. You can dip a cotton swab or gauze in saline and hold for several minutes.
  • Having made the lobe piercing, you should stick to the cleaning regime for at least 6 weeks.
  • For cartilage and other more complex punctures, you should brush your ears twice a day for at least 12 weeks.
  • Do not change earrings during the cleaning period.

    Types of earrings:

  • Stud earrings
    Carnations are a classic and sophisticated option. If you choose the right design, they will look great! Pearls are a universal choice, these earrings will be perfectly combined with both a business suit and a magnificent evening dress. Another classic option is diamond studs, which are sometimes complemented by trim (for example, rose gold). If you like something more non-standard, you can choose sets, such as a star and the moon. This set is perfect for a dreamy lady with a strong spirit. For those with double lobe piercings, spiked earrings are useful. Insert a large carnation into the lower hole, and a smaller one into a higher one.
    • Hoop Earrings
      Hoop earrings caused a real boom in the early 2000s. Until now, hoops attract attention and are popular.

    • Dangling earrings
      There are millions of ways and options to wear dangling earrings. You can choose something sophisticated, classic, retro, or maybe all of the above! For example, such pearl earrings combine sophistication and echoes of retro thanks to a gold finish. And the second option in the form of abstract drops is suitable for an evening dress and looks just great!
    • Chandelier Earrings
      With such earrings you will definitely be noticed! They are ideal for special occasions, and the bright design makes them modern and interesting.
    • Tassel Earrings
      A very interesting option for earlobes. In this design there is something creative, but at the same time refined and elegant.

    What is a puncture of the ears

    The classic puncture is a hole for decoration made by an experienced craftsman with a disposable needle or pistol that can pierce a cartilage in seconds. Women wear earrings made of precious and simple metals, order universal rings and elegant silk tassels on fasteners in catalogs. Even archaeologists regularly find evidence of interest in such ornaments in ancient times. For example, the age of the mummy Ezi with pierced ears is more than 5,000 years old. This indicates one thing - the earrings will never go out of fashion.

    Is it harmful to pierce the ears

    Проколотые уши – это красиво и удобно, ведь серьги гармонично завершают образ, приковывают внимание к женской шее и визуально делают ее более стройной. Но насколько вредна или даже опасна эта процедура? Многих смущает тот факт, что на мочке сосредоточены 11 активных точек, отвечающих за язык, зрение, зубы. In Japan, there is even a terrible urban legend about new earrings and a white thread sticking out of the ear and being a bare nerve. It is easy to protect yourself from any consequences - you need to make punctures in a professional salon and not to neglect the rules of wound treatment.

    When is it better to pierce the ears of the child

    Modern mothers are trying to introduce girls to the beauty industry at a very early age, so earrings are becoming an integral part of future fashionistas, like pacifiers and the favorite rattle. In order not to harm the health of the child, it is advisable not to go to extremes. Psychologists recommend piercing the earlobe of a baby up to 1-1.5 years old so that memories of stress remain in deep childhood. Pediatricians call other numbers and offer to do punctures up to 8-11 years. The best option is autumn and spring (in winter a hat prevents healing, in summer the risk of infection increases).

    Ear Piercing

    Before piercing the cartilage in the ear, it is necessary to determine the type of piercing. The most common is a puncture of the lobe, which is made to children literally from birth at the request of the parents. In addition, with the help of special medical equipment, piercing of a helix or curl is performed, a more rare and technically complex dais for a circular or septum clicker, industrial for direct jewelery (2 holes are required for each ear), puncture of the tragus (tragus) or anticellosis (anti-traction ), tunnels, the stretching of which may take several years.

    Ear Piercing Earrings

    High-quality earrings for puncture greatly simplified the life of masters and lovers of spectacular jewelry for the ears. For the manufacture of earrings of any diameter, use hypoallergenic titanium or surgical steel, for decoration - pearls, artificial or natural stones. The secret of their popularity lies in the fact that the accessory performs the function of a needle, does not require additional manipulations or subsequent insertion of earrings, which causes discomfort. The puncture is carried out instantly, painlessly, and the elegant "carnations" can be worn as you like.

    How is the procedure

    The cost of the service depends largely on what method of puncture the master or the client prefers. It may include the price of earrings, if the puncture is made by a gun. Regardless of the reputation of the salon, the sincerity of the reviews on the site and how much it costs to pierce the ears of a particular specialist, the process consists of the following steps:

    1. Training. The ear is wiped with a disinfectant solution, the puncture site is marked with an aseptic marker.
    2. Puncture. The procedure is carried out with a disposable instrument - a needle or a pistol. In the first case, a hollow needle can be used, for example, to puncture the curl of the auricle, the tragus, the dais. Then the earring is inserted. The gun was initially “charged” with decorations, punctured and removed from the ear when the accessory is at the desired point.
    3. Disinfection. For this purpose, use solutions, tinctures, hydrogen peroxide.

    Puncture ears gun

    The advantages of this method are obvious. The earring instantly appears in the ear, and the assortment of “studs” is very wide, and the puncture itself passes without pain or noise. The gun can frighten the child, perhaps, by its name, but in fact the procedure is not stressful, unlike the type of medical needle alone. The main condition - it must be sterile. The master is obliged to disinfect the instrument and work exclusively with gloves so as not to carry the infection.

    In some cases, the needle is the only tool with which the client can get the piercing of their dreams. For example, when the hole needs to be done not in the lobe, but in other places. Needles are normal and hollow (empty inside), often used to make a puncture at home. They must be sterile and disposable, reuse is not allowed.

    How to pierce the cartilage of the ear at home

    Regardless of the place and method of piercing, the procedure is recommended to be entrusted to specially trained craftsmen who understand both the techniques and the aesthetic side of the issue. Finding out how much it costs to pierce the ears in the center of Moscow or another big city, some decide to do it themselves. To ensure that dubious savings do not result in a number of adverse consequences, the following rules must be observed:

    1. Pay attention to the state of health and refuse the procedure if you suffer from skin diseases, allergies.
    2. Prepare the equipment in advance: a catheter (it is not recommended to pierce the fabric with a sewing needle due to the ear extension), a disinfectant, cotton wool, an anesthetic (it can be discarded or replaced with an ice-cube wrapped in fabric) and earrings, preferably not metal. For especially impressionable, ammonia is required.
    3. Wash your hands, wipe the lobe with a disinfectant.
    4. The desired area tick point. The exit point, that is, the opposite side can be fixed with a piece of apple so that the needle does not pricke the finger and freely pass through the ear. If you do not know where to pierce the ears of the child, so as not to harm, it is better to entrust it to a specialist.
    5. Puncture with a sterile needle, gently insert the decoration.
    6. Wipe the earring and the hole with a cotton pad dipped in hydrogen peroxide.

    How to pierce the ears on the points

    Acupuncture is a technique by which you can have a positive effect on biologically active zones in order to improve your health. Neurologists are of the opinion that the damage to one of these points will not cause serious harm to the body, but it is recommended to make punctures, according to detailed schemes - they can be easily found on the Internet. The exact location of the acupuncture points is known to cosmetologists and acupuncture reflex therapists, therefore it is advisable to entrust the responsible event to proven specialists in the clinic.

    Improper care is fraught with symptoms such as cartilage inflammation, swelling, dizziness, soreness, and suppuration around the opening. To prevent infection in the wound, as well as to prevent other unpleasant consequences, it is important to adhere to certain recommendations:

    1. For 3 days after the procedure do not visit the bath, sauna, swimming pool. Give up on a trip to the river, swimming in any open reservoirs.
    2. In the first weeks you need to wipe the punctures with an antiseptic solution or calendula tincture of curative twice a day, scrolling through the earrings. Hands should be clean.
    3. Additionally, treat punctures after sports activities, taking a bath, walking in the fresh air, contact with animals.
    4. Wait for complete healing. On average, in adults, the puncture site heals for about 2 weeks. As for the child's body, do not rush to please the child with the long-awaited new clothes. Earrings should not be changed earlier than in half a year - let the girl's ears get used to the size, the severity of the accessory.

    If your ear hurts or is festering

    Monitoring the health of the hearing organs is as important as the condition of the internal organs. If the healing of the wounds is accompanied by pain or discharge of pus, it is necessary to wash them with hydrogen peroxide. Do not rub the child's ears with alcohol so as not to cause a burn. Admirers of traditional medicine offer to use a solution of sea salt, aloe juice, melted resin of coniferous trees, and even their own saliva, but the effectiveness of these funds is subjected to justified skepticism. If the ears look bad, you should immediately consult a doctor.

    Types of ear piercing

    Professional piercing masters distinguish 34 types of ear piercings. Options are classified by location.

    Ear anatomy

    The most common types of piercing ears (with photos):

    • Earlobe piercings. Pierced the softest part of the ear. Healing is the same as any other puncture of fleshy parts of the body, Earlobe piercings
    • Helix. The hole is made in the upper part of the curl of the auricle. During its execution, the pain is not felt, since there are no nerve endings in the cartilage, Puncture Helix
    • Anti-Helix or Snug Piercing. It is done in the upper cavity of the auricle. Unlike the usual helix, here the cartilage is pierced in two places, Snug piercing
    • Upper Helix is an ear piercing located in the upper part of the pinna of the auricle, as close as possible to the head. Due to the complexity of the process, it is very rarely done, mostly carnations are used
    • The most difficult type of ear piercing - Daith. Its value is related to the teachings of India on acupuncture. They say that this is not just a decoration of the body, but the provision of protection for the "vessel." To make a daze, you need to prepare a special curved needle that can pierce the middle ear cartilage. The location of the earrings plays a crucial role in this piercing: if holes are visible, then Daith is considered to be of poor quality, Daith Earring
    • Tragus or tragus. Got its name because of its location. It is believed that doing this piercing is very painful, although it, like many other types of punctures, is located in cartilage, Tragus
    • Piercing the lower part of the auricle or anticellum. Also, the decoration can be located in the curved cartilaginous tissue of the curl, Anticellum
    • Industrial. Professional piercing ear curl, which is two punctures. In the future, they are interconnected by means of a long earring - bars. For maximum convenience, the puncturing points should be parallel to each other. Although, occasionally, it is allowed to climb the second part of the earring just above the location of the first hole, Industrial piercing
    • Rock outwardly very similar to puncture protosperum, but differs in lower requirements for the holes of the earring installation. The decoration is located on top of the tragus, in the auricle, Piercing rock
    • Fallout. A special feature of this piercing is the arrangement of earrings. Most often, several parallel Helix punctures are done, then rings of the same diameter are inserted into them.

    How to pierce with a needle

    If medical services of this kind are not suitable, then ear piercing can be performed at home. To do this, you can buy a special gun Studex (Stadeks), which is used in the salons, or buy in the nearest pharmacy catheter of a suitable size.


    Standardly, they are on 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 mm. Naturally, the size of the hole should correspond to the diameter of the decoration.

    Piercing punch

    Also in specialized stores for piercing sold professional needles. They are made from an alloy of steel and titanium. Like catheters, they are classified by size (1, 1.1, 1.2, etc.).

    Drawing types of ear piercings

    How to perform puncture of the ear cartilage at home:

    1. On the ear is scheduled place. To do this, you can use the usual pen on the basis of alcohol,
    2. It is very important to carefully treat your hands and ear. For disinfection purposes, you can use Chlorhexidine or pure alcohol. If you have neither one nor the other, then use vodka or other strong alcohol (more than 40%), Ear piercing at home
    3. The hole is made from the outside of the cartilage - so that you can see its location. The auricle is tensioned and manipulated. Blood may appear in the place where the hole is formed - do not worry, everything is normal, there are small blood vessels and capillaries in the cartilage, as in other parts of the body. You just touched one of them,
    4. While the needle is in the ear, you need to insert an earring in its place. We recommend using a stud — it is easiest to install into a fresh hole. The hole is washed with “Chlorhexidine”, “Miramistin” or with alcohol, the needle begins to gently pull out of it, and the earring, on the contrary, is inserted, Miramistin
    5. To make the nail easier to go inside the puncture, it is fashionable to apply any regenerating ointment on its tip.

    Technique may vary depending on the selected type, but in general, the system is the same. The first time around the earrings will act sukrovitsa - it must be washed off all the time, "Chlorhexidine." In no case do not use peroxide, otherwise you will delay the healing process for long months.


    System 75 for ear piercing

    If you don’t want to mess with catheters or needles, we recommend you purchase a special system for piercing from the company Stadeks - System-75. I often use beauty salons for carrying out the simplest punctures of the nose, ear and lip. If you need equipment for more complex piercing, for example, septum or tongue, it is better to choose a professional set of tools.

    In addition to the System 75 Home Piercing Masters, Caflon Clinic Apparatus are actively used.

    Features and significance of piercing

    People from ancient times decorated the body with piercings. Led this tradition with African tribes. With them, every piercing had a special meaning and served as a gateway to communicate with the spirits of the ancestors.

    In the Middle Ages, they believed that ear piercing improves vision, which travelers and sailors began to use.

    Among the sailors, the trend was considered to be particularly relevant. They had an earring with precious inlaid, so that in the event of a ship crash and the death of a sailor, its decoration served as a price for a decent burial.

    In modern culture, piercings periodically appeared and were also successfully replaced with safer clips. Today, every girl considers it necessary to decorate ears with earrings. But the guys also go to the salon to pierce the cartilage or lobe.

    Male piercing makes an ambiguous impression. Does the ear itself have a meaning? According to popular belief, a man of traditional values ​​chooses the left side. Fans of same-sex love declare this to the world by piercing on the right side. But in reality there are no laws and specific requirements, everyone has the right to choose a convenient option.

    Types of ear punctures

    Ear piercing is presented in a variety of variations. Each species has features that are important to consider when choosing a site for puncture.

    • Classic piercing lobes. Previously, the hole was pricked with a needle, but modern cosmetology has simplified the task and now use a special gun. A carnation is inserted into the device, with which the lobe pierces and at the same time the decoration is fixed in the ear.
    • Helix. The master makes a puncture at the top of the shell in the cartilage. For work the needle is used. Pistol can crush cartilage tissue. For a long time (4-12 months) there is pain, discomfort, the wound may become inflamed and fester if the care is wrong or rejection begins.
    • Tragus (also called trestle). The ornament is inserted in the area of ​​the tragus - the area located above the eardrum. An unconventional look that is dangerous to do at home alone. Internal tissues are easily damaged and cause a number of negative reactions of the body - otitis. The recovery time is 6-12 weeks with a favorable course.
    • Industrial The shell is pricked at once in two places, through which one earring passes. Usually one hole is made from the top closer to the face, the second on the opposite side. A special type of product is used - a bar. Healing lasts a long time - up to 1 year, but a one-year-old piercing in the ear can become inflamed.
    • Tunnel. Each neformal considers it obligatory to have it at home. What does it look like? It is a hole in the lobe or cartilage several centimeters in diameter. To make it painful and long - the hole of standard sizes is stretched with special dilators a maximum of three millimeters per day. Gradually, the point increases to a circle and a ring is inserted into it.

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    Safe puncture points

    The earlobe and cartilage, framed by earrings, look beautiful, but this method of decoration carries many dangers and can cause irreparable harm to health. The auricle is responsible for the hearing and condition of other organs. On its perimeter are biologically active points that have a relationship with the whole organism. You can prick an ear, but eventually get a stomach ulcer.

    The safe zone is the center of the lobe. It has no hard tissue, it is able to heal in a couple of weeks. But getting a needle into a dangerous point can reduce visual acuity.

    If you are going to make a hole, contact a reflexologist or an experienced master with a map of the location of safe points on the auricle.

    Ear care and puncture products

    At first, the ear can fester. This is a normal reaction to injury, be prepared for discomfort.

    • During the month after the piercing, wipe the wound twice a day and after each arrival from the street with antiseptic solutions.
    • You can not soak the wound, go to the sauna, bath until complete healing.
    • Starting from the second day, scroll the earring so that it does not grow and do not have time to grow.
    • Do not rub with dirty hands.
    • Lubricate the pin with wound healing ointments.
    • Do not change the earring until the channel is tightened, otherwise you can damage and provoke inflammation.

    The hole to handle Miramistin, alcohol, Chlorhexidine. Periodically lubricate the Rescuer, Bepanten or Levomekol.

    It is important to regularly take care of the fresh puncture, to clean off the accumulations of blood, to avoid complications. A frequent consequence is inflammation, pus may form inside the wound. In this case, the use of hydrogen peroxide 3% and compresses with an antiseptic.

    Choice of decoration

    How much does the ear heal? Для мочки этот срок составляет 2-4 недели, для хряща может растянуться до 12 месяцев. Чтобы ускорить процесс важно правильно выбрать серьгу.

    Самые распространенные типы украшений:

    Изделия изготавливаются из следующих материалов:

    • Золото. Благородный металл, способствующий быстрому восстановлению.
    • Silver. Experts recommend wearing silver earrings after healing, because in a fresh wound this material can cause inflammation, which is harmful and dangerous. The variant is possible - the lower section with a buckle is gold, and the decorative part is made of silver.
    • Platinum. Does not oxidize, helps the hole to tighten faster.
    • Titanium. It has a high biocompatibility with the human body. The best option for piercing.
    • Plastic. Cheap, but has a rough surface and often serves as a cause of long-term rehabilitation.
    • Surgical steel. The most popular type of material recommended by masters.

    Puncture ear looks at the photo tempting and playful. But this procedure requires preparation. The wrong place to decorate can trigger a number of health problems that affect the appearance. Carefully choose the master and the puncture zone, pay attention to each review and negative experience.