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Pierced Ear Lobes Toronto

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Ear Lobes Pierced: A Detailed Step-by-Step Process by Chronic Ink Tattoo

Earlobes are the most widely-received ear piercings worldwide, and it’s easy to see why. They’re simple, fashionable, versatile and universally common for both men and women. The process has been around for centuries, and you can find thousands of designs to match virtually any style. Earlobe piercings have become so common that many parents will often get their children’s ears pierced when they are young, even before they can talk. Many people have multiple piercings in their lobes. However, before getting anyone’s ears pierced, even your own, it’s important that you understand the process, aftercare, and guidelines for earlobe piercing.


How Do They Pierce Earlobes?

Earlobe piercing is best when done with needle, although some places choose to use a piercing gun. Ear piercing guns are not the best method. While piercing guns are extremely common, if not properly sanitized and maintained, they can become a host for bacteria and cause serious infections. They also offer little accuracy, and without careful implementation can cause damage to the ear during the procedure. In general places who choose to pierce with a gun are not as educated on the best practices and placements to work with your anatomy. Piercing at home also isn’t recommended. Always make sure a professional piercer is performing your ear piercing, rather than a fashion store employee or family member. Improper piercings are a leading cause of serious infection and other problems related to ear and body jewelry. The procedure should be done by a trained professional in a clean environment, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.


The Ear Lobe Piercing Process

Understanding the ear lobe piercing process is crucial for a smooth and successful experience. Here's a step-by-step breakdown:

  1. Consultation and Consent: At Chronic Ink Tattoo, your piercer will provide a thorough consultation, explain the process, and answer any questions or concerns you may have. You'll be asked to sign a consent form indicating your understanding and agreement.

  2. Marking and Placement: The piercer will mark the desired location on your earlobes, considering your preferences and ear anatomy. This step ensures proper alignment and symmetry.

  3. Cleaning and Preparation: The piercer will sanitize the earlobes and surrounding area, preparing them for the piercing. Sterile gloves and tools will be used throughout the procedure.

  4. Piercing Technique: Chronic Ink Tattoo uses a sterile hollow needle to create the ear lobe piercing. The piercer will carefully insert the needle through the marked spot, swiftly and with precision.

  5. Inserting the Jewelry: After the needle is removed, the piercer will immediately insert the chosen earrings into the fresh piercing. The jewelry is securely fastened to ensure proper healing.

How Much Does Ear Piercing Cost?

Earlobe piercings are rather simple, and one of the easiest piercings to complete. The price can depend on what earrings you choose, and how many times you get pierced. Some people choose to get multiple lobe piercings at once.


Does Ear Lobe Piercing Hurt?

All piercings hurt, but lobe piercings are on the lighter side. Many people claim that piercings done with a needle hurt less than those done with a gun. This area contains no cartilage, so it’s like getting briefly jabbed. From there, the pain should be rather ignorable. If your piercing begins to ache, swell, or cause serious irritation, it might be a sign that something is wrong. Lobe piercings shouldn’t cause you serious discomfort, so be sure to take a look if you’re really bothered. Infections and allergic reactions can cause you to experience pain, and you should take care of those issues quickly.


How Do I Care For Ear Lobe Piercings?

Like all piercings, ear lobe piercings require aftercare to avoid infection. These areas should be cleaned twice a day, and you should avoid using soaps or other irritants on the area. A saline solution is the only thing you need to clean ear lobe piercings. You can also make your own cleaning solution using sea salt and clean water. Use a q-tip to gently clean the area, and hold a soaked cotton ball to the piercing zone for a few minutes every morning and night.

At Chronic Ink we recommend NeliMed Nelicleanse piercing aftercare. It is an isotonic, drug-free, preservative-free solution for cleaning your piercing during the healing period with no burning or stinging to irritate the pierced area. Always wash your hands before doing this, and avoid touching the area as much as possible.


What Kind of Ear Piercing Jewlery Can I Wear?

There are quite a few different types of jewelry you can wear in your ear lobes. As with any piercing, you should not change jewelry until your fresh piercings are fully healed and your piercer says it’s safe to do so. Otherwise, you might damage or irritate the area, which prolongs the healing time. However, once your earlobes are fully healed, you can begin experimenting with what earrings you wear. From simple studs to statement pieces, there are many different kinds of earrings, including:
  • Studs. These can vary from simple metal shapes to sparkling gemstones.
  • Rings. Again, some people opt for gold rings, or wider ones embedded with gemstones.
  • Hoops. These can range in size from large to small.
  • Spikes. If you want an edgier look, these might fit your style.
  • Dangling earrings. As the name implies, these dangle from your ears and might come in different designs or shapes.
  • Drop earrings. These can vary in length, but feature a long thread that dangles below your ear. They might have a gemstone ‘drop’ at the bottom, or a small charm.
  • Chandelier earrings. These are dangling earrings, but more ornate. They resemble chandeliers, and might jingle as you turn your head.

These are just a few of your options when you get your ear lobes pierced. If you’re nervous about the procedure, or have any questions our professional pierces would be glad to help.


Congratulations on completing the ultimate guide to getting your ear lobes pierced! Armed with the information and insights provided by Chronic Ink Tattoo, you're well-prepared for a safe and successful ear piercing experience.

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