Ear piercing is a puncture of ear soft tissues made. The tradition of piercing has existed since ancient times, and today almost all women wear jewelry on this part of the body. For a long time in Europe, it was acceptable to have piercings only to women, but fashion has replaced the old concepts and today no one is surprised to see a man with an earring in his ear.
Often, piercing is done in childhood. Usually, the procedure is carried out by many on their own, risking harm to health. Only doctors know in which places it is safe to pierce ears.
Which parts of ear are safe for piercing?
Human ear is primarily an auditory organ. However, medicine has managed to prove that this part of body also has a large number of biologically active points that affect the internal organs. If they are properly identified and affected, then health can be improved. Knowledge of them is concentrated in a technique named ‘acupuncture’.
From the aesthetics point of view, the middle point of lobe, close to the cheek, is considered a good place to pierce ears. This area has no serious spot, cartilages, so it heals quickly and rarely give rejection. According to neurologists, if you accidentally hit any of the points in this zone by a needle, they will stop stimulating the organ, but will not do harm.
How to determine a safe spot?
When piercing ears, you should be careful. It is better to address a cosmetologist or an acupuncturist. Thanks to their special knowledge, they know exactly where the acupuncture points are located. A number of salons are equipped with special devices that define unsafe areas by their electrical conductivity. In biologically active points, it is slightly different than over the entire skin surface.
How to correctly determine a puncture spot of an ear without the device? Especially for this purpose, an auricle cartography has been developed. You can find all the points with an exact indication of the organs and parts of the body to which they affect. According to the most conservative estimates, one ear contains 356 such points. On the curls are hidden areas responsible for the musculoskeletal system, and the lobe regulates visual functions.
If you correctly pierce ear and insert a biocompatible jewelry, you can give your body additional healthy benefit. But an incorrect piercing can reveal such health problems, which were not even expected.
Spots unsafe for piercing
There are no specific restrictions on where and how many holes can or can not be done. One thing is clear: the more often and more you pierce your ear, the higher your risk of falling into the category of people facing negative consequences. The most common of these is loss of sensitivity. Fibroids and keloid scars can also form in the ear.
Doctors do not recommend puncturing children ears under 3 years old, since up to this age, ear cartilage is gaining a shape, which is closely related with teeth, facial muscles and tongue. It is important to be especially carefull when piercing ears at this age, so as not to hurt the nerve endings.
If the decision is already taken, then carefully select a master. The procedure should be performed by a doctor using a piercing gun.
The procedure and care
A quick, easy way to pierce your ears is to use a special piercing gun. The process is instantaneous and does not cause pain.
How the procedure is done with a piercing gun:
- The lobe is treated with an antiseptic and gets marked a place for piercing.
- An earring is inserted into the device, and a clasp is placed on the back of the pistol.
- The piercing part of the device is approached to the mark, the master presses the trigger, after which the skin is pierced instantaneously and the earring is fixed.
All manipulations are carried out in compliance with the rules of asepsis. The doctor necessarily works in sterile gloves, the earrings are previously disinfected.
Due to the presence of capillaries in the ear, there may be a secretion of blood, but more often the procedure is clean.
Also, in addition to piercing pistols, masters can use needles and stretch marks. These tools are used to form holes in areas where it is impossible to work with the device: curls, tragus or cartilage. Stretch marks are used to create a tunnel and a plug.
The needle is inserted clearly into the zones where there are no active points. The tool looks like a small hollow pipe with a pointed end. The needle is inserted into the intended place and passed right through with an earring following the procedure.
If a hole is pierced for the tunnels, a special extension in the form of a cone is inserted into the holes. The procedure is painful and requires anesthesia. The width of the stretcher depends on the size of the tunnel.
If the connective tissue regenerates well, 1-1.2 cm wide tunnels after removing jewelry are overgrown without a trace. When stretched to 1.5 centimeters there is a loss of elasticity and the lobe will not be able to regain its shape.
- First weeks after the procedure, it is recommended to wash the wound with an antiseptic 1-2 times a day.
- Crusts, formed due to the allocation of the saccharine, shouldn’t be peeled off, they must fall off naturally. Use an antiseptic to soften them.
- Earrings should not taken off until the full the wound shrinks in size, they can only be periodically pulled and cleaned with a cotton swab.
- Avoid contact with water until the wound completely heals. During having a shower, the piercings can be sealed with a plaster.
If there is a swelling or a small amount of pus appears, there is no reason to panic. It is enough to increase the number of treatments with disinfectants. If the amount of pus has increased, redness, swelling, pain, an increase in temperature in the wound area, then you should see a doctor. These symptoms indicate infection and active development of the inflammatory process.
A painful place for piercing is the cartilage. If it begins to rot, then soon the deformation may begin. Often after an unsuccessful puncture, surgical correction of defects is required.
Earring look beautiful and sexy on photos and real life. Many people tend to pierce the entire ear. There is a risk of developing negative reactions, but knowing the basics of acupuncture helps to reduce it in a certain way and protect yourself from health problems. Trust a professional, choose only high-quality jewelry from hypoallergenic materials, so the beauty and internal organs functions will not be threatened.