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#1 TheWeapon

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 03:50 PM

Hi Ladies

Wondering if anyone can help me. I'm thinking of getting my ears pierced...for the first time. I admit it, I'm a big wuss. It's something I've contemplated off and on over the years and even getting married and wearing something spectacular didn't encourage me to get it done. But now, I have a reason. My Mum has MS, is housebound, her fine motor skills are shot etc. Last weekend when I visited she gave me some of her jewellery that she can no longer wear. She has some beautiful earrings that she wanted to give me but as my ears aren't pierced I asked her to keep them for now (I'll inherit them eventually...hopefully many years from now). I know it would make Mum really happy to see me wearing the earrings and it would make me happy to do so, so now I'm seriously thinking of getting it done. As previously said, I am a big sook. What do I need to know about choosing where to get my ears pierced. What happens? How long to 'recover'. What else should I know?

Any help would be appreciated!




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#2 melin

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:25 PM

Lots of chemists do it.

Make sure you find someone that will do both ears at the same time. Less painful as it's only one shot!

They usually supply earrings with the price (like small studs) you usually need to leave in for 4-6 weeks but they will tell you that.

And they will usually give you solution to rub on them twice a day to keep infection away.

What a beautiful thing you are doing for your mum.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:06 PM

Obey the instructions they give you when you get it done and you'll be fine (turning the earrings, disinfecting, not changing them too early)
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:18 PM


We've had ours all done at hairdressers. We've always picked the surgical steel earrings in the hope it would minimise any reaction.

When they mark your ears, check in the mirror and be happy with where they've drawn on the dots. If you don't like where the dots are, speak up & make them change it.

If they have 2 guns, get them to do both ears simultaneously. It's very quick and the sting/pain doesn't last for long, but the delay between first and second ears can get your anxiety going!

Buy the antisceptic solution.

Turn earrings regularly and spray on the solution.

Don't remove them for at least the minimum period.


And, POST PICS once done!!!!



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:07 PM

Thanks Ladies. I'm such a sook, surely if I can have an injection into my tummy fat every fortnight I can be brave enough to get my ears pierced???Any suggestions for places in Brisbane? I live in Milton and work right in the middle of the city.
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

I'm going to go against what everyone else has said and tell you to go to a registered and trained piercer, not a hairdresser or a pharmacy assistant with a gun. Piercing guns can do horrible damage to ears, more often at the helix but sometimes the lobe and shatter the area. A trained piercer will use a needle and can numb the area before hand if you ask. Maybe try a google search and then visit a few places to see if you like the look of them.
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:13 PM

Ok, I'm booked in. Hopefully I don't chicken out!
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:29 PM


Good luck! Don't forget photos!!!

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 05:57 PM

Good luck! Can't wait to see pics!
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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:36 PM

Done! I'm thrilled, they look better than I hoped! I can't remember my photobucket account details to load a picture. Any other way?

Thanks for the advice and support!
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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:05 PM

Congratulations! I remember having mine done at 15 and it was a big deal, so even bigger as an adult. Just be religious about cleaning and turning them and you'll have no trouble.
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:51 PM

If you post the pictures on FB or a blog you can use that link to share it here.
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