It’s not uncommon to see women wear earrings but for the men? It used to be a novel experience to have their ears pierced, but as the world of fashion evolved, they started testing the waters. Over time, they’ve mustered up the courage to try something different, something they’ve never done before. And what do you know, the result was surprisingly pleasing to the eye. Since then, ear piercings for men have ridiculously grown in popularity.
These days, seeing men sporting different ear piercings is nothing new, especially in the younger generation. However, if this is your first time having your ears pierced, it pays to learn a couple of things about this industry.
The process may sound trivial (hey, everyone’s doing it), but if it goes badly, well, you’re looking into infection and the possibility of the hole closing up. Don’t rush into getting a piercing not knowing what to expect and what to do after. Nothing’s worse than an ear-piercing project gone wrong. Trust us, it happens quite a lot, but just because it happens to millions of Americans doesn’t mean it should happen to you too.
Before getting your ears pierced, there are a few things you need to consider:
- Find a good ear piercer and not just someone you found online. Part of the success of your ear piercing is the expertise and knowledge of your piercer. Since ear piercings are highly in-demand, expect that the market is teeming with piercers that offer the same service.
While price matters, you shouldn’t compromise the quality of work. So before you hire someone, make sure you’ve thoroughly done your research. Read reviews, comments, and feedback from actual clients. We also suggest you find someone who has already established a name in the industry.
- Ask what kind of jewelry they use. Ideally, it should be made of 14k gold, surgical steel, or titanium.
- Check to see if they have single-use needles. They should open the sealed pack in front of you.
Now that we’ve covered safety, we’ll now delve into the different ear piercing options.
The most common ear piercing is lobe piercing. It’s also the simplest piercing. Out of all ear piercings, the earlobe piercing has the lowest risk of injury. The procedure only takes a couple of seconds to complete. A stud gun is used to create a tiny hole in your earlobe. This is the ideal option if you have a low pain threshold. The pain is bearable.
The tragus is the tiny protrusion of your external ear located right in front of your concha. If you can’t figure out where it is, it’s the part that holds your earphones in place. Although it’s a weird spot to put a piece of jewelry on, apparently, men love its eccentricity. So a tragus piercing would make a statement.
However, it’s worth mentioning that tragus piercings can be a tad painful. And they are also prone to infection because of their exposure to dirt and grime, given their location. But this shouldn’t stop you from getting a tragus piercing. You just have to find a skilled and experienced professional piercer and make sure you strictly follow aftercare instructions.
If you’re the type who likes heavy earrings, this piercing is not for you. Since the tragus is relatively small, it’s not strong enough to support big bling. It can only accommodate studs.
If tragus piercings are not your thing, you might want to give anti-tragus piercing a try. Compared to the tragus piercing, this one is a little less hardcore and is done in your ear’s inner cartilage. It’s less painful than the tragus piercing, and the healing time is also shorter, approximately 4 to 6 weeks.
Just like a tragus piercing, big jewelry is a no-no. The best jewelry pieces for an anti-tragus piercing are ball closure rings and studs.
Everyone agrees that a rook piercing is the hardest and most challenging to do, yet it’s one of the most requested ear piercing designs in the industry. In a rook piercing, your professional piercer will create a hole in the cartilage of your ear.
A cartilage fold is a prerequisite for this type of piercing. Without a fold, this would not be possible. In addition, it’s a unique piercing that will give you a more masculine appeal. You may use small loops for a rook piercing or a hook with balls.
Most men love a challenge, which is why they want to give daith piercings a try. Daith piercings are painful, complex, and put you at risk of infection. Nevertheless, these factors never stopped men from getting daith piercings. It’s not all bad as long as you take good care of your ears. The popular jewelry pieces for daith piercings are rings. But, a word of warning, if you keep removing your ring, the hole can quickly close up, so it’s best if you leave the jewelry on.
Industrial piercings are not for everyone. You need determination and dedication to diligently follow post-piercing aftercare instructions; otherwise, there’s a good chance you’ll suffer possible complications.
This unique ear piercing type involves creating two holes on your cartilage. The holes are facing each other. These holes are connected through an earring. You need to be patient to care for your ears daily since the healing time can stretch up to a few months.
What Ear Piercing Type Do You Want?
Whether you go for a tragus, anti-tragus, or a daith piercing, it doesn’t matter. The important thing is you keep it clean at all times to hasten the healing process. Piercings take time to heal, and while the wound is still open, the site is prone to infection. So make sure you clean the area with a great product.
At Dr. Piercing Aftercare, we’ve developed convenient medicated swabs that you can use to clean your piercings and keep infection away. We are proud of our products. They are made and tested in a cGMP compliant and FDA-registered facility in America.
We use advanced technology on our swabs for easy application. Each pack contains thirty-six medicated swabs that are proven and tested to promote your body’s natural healing process while preventing infection. Contact us today, or check out our website to learn more about our products.