Throughout history, earlobe body piercings have been used in a variety of cultures. The piercing can be very small, or large, and has many different options when it comes to jewelry. Many people choose to have lobe piercings done in multiples, which allows them to have a variety of different looks.
Ear piercing tradition is said to have started about 5000 years ago by the Europe’s oldest mummy named Otzi, who was found on the border between Austria and Italy with her ears pierced.
Other ancient proofs of ear piercing, as a fashion or a tradition, are the carved images of soldiers who had their ear lobes pierced on the walls of the Persian Empire.
It’s also said that the pharaoh, Tutankhamun (yes! you can also call him King Tut) who was the king of the new Empire Period also had his ears pierced. The proof of it lies in his death mask in which the ears were holed as well but the holes were covered with discs.
The tradition of wearing earrings became famous in Western Europe at the time of English Renaissance i.e. in late 16th century. It’s said that at that time and even before it, earrings were most worn by sailors who wore them for 2 reasons: a few of them perforated their ears as a symbol of achieving an accomplishment of having sailed the world, or crossing the equator successfully. While others had a perception that perforation of their ear would improve their eyesight.
However in the 16th century ear piercing became a high end fashion among the gentlemen who would wear gold, stone or pearl earrings to show off their elite status.
If you are going to get an earlobe piercing, it is important to make sure you do it properly. This is because there are a number of different risks involved with this type of body piercing. For example, one in 100 piercings can result in hospitalization. You can also get infections if you do not properly clean your piercing.
To ensure that you do not get an infection, make sure that you clean your piercing twice a day with soap and water. Also, you should never swim in open water with your piercing. If you get an infection, you should see a doctor or a board-certified dermatologist.
The length of time it takes for an earlobe to heal varies depending on the type of piercing. For example, a helix piercing will take longer to heal. This is because the earlobe does not have as much blood flow as the cartilage. In addition, this type of piercing is more sensitive in the morning.
You can treat a pierced ear with antibiotic ointment. You can also use a saline spray to clean your jewelry. Make sure that you use a special solution instead of rubbing alcohol. In addition, you should use petroleum jelly to keep your piercings moist. This will prevent germs from transferring from one piercing to another.
To maintain your earlobe piercing, you can clean your piercing on both sides. You can also use a disposable body piercing cleaning kit. This kit includes three vials of solution, each with a sterile water solution. Each vial contains about 3 ml to 5 ml of solution. You can also use an antibacterial mouthwash if you want.
It is important to keep your earlobes clean so that they do not develop infections. If you are unsure about the best way to clean your piercing, ask the piercer for aftercare instructions. You can also get antibiotic cream from your doctor.
Another option is to go to a real piercing studio. This way, you can be sure that you are getting quality jewelry. If you get an earlobe piercing done at home, you could end up with a piercing that goes wrong. You could also be at risk for scarring.
Generally, lobe piercings are done with a 20G needle. This is enough to stretch the lobe, but you may have to go in for surgery if you want to get the lobe back to its original size. If you do not want to go through surgery, you can try to stretch the lobe by filling the hole with plugs. You will need to increase the gauge of the jewelry slowly. This will help your lobes to heal.
Another thing to keep in mind is that a piercing can take several months to heal. You will want to check with your piercer as to when it will be safe for you to remove the jewelry. Usually, you will be able to do so after about two to three months.