An Update On Ear Piercing
Ear piercing, also called body piercing, is the process of cutting or puncturing a small portion of your body, making an entrance where an artificial implant can be placed, or where jewelry can be worn. There are many cultures that practice this ancient art. Some of the most common ear piercings are navel piercings, cartilage rings, and labret rings. In some cultures, the ear is decorated with feathers, leaves, and/or other natural materials, while in other cultures, it is simply shaped like a disk. However, there is one important difference between piercing and wearing jewelry; it is not considered to be safe unless it is done by a professional. Ear piercing should not be performed by anyone except those trained in ear piercing and who understand the risks involved. For more details click Piercing.
The most popular ear piercing is the earlobe piercing, often done to replace a lost ear or to insert an adornment that was originally meant to be present on the ear. Earlobe piercing involves the piercing of the external skin around the ear, but is typically more painful and is not covered by standard earplugs. Ear piercings can usually be performed by a professional who has experience in the procedure. It is important to realize that earlobe piercing can sometimes lead to infections and swelling of the surrounding tissues, and it is important to seek medical attention if an infection or swelling occurs after the ear piercing procedure.
The cartilage ring is another type of ear piercing and looks very much like a normal earring, except for the fact that it is made from a flexible silicone material instead of an adornment. Cartilage rings do not require sutures or other materials that would normally go with a piercing and can be left in place for a full month before they are to be removed. The only risk with this type of ear piercing is that the skin around the ring may crack slightly. During the first week after placement, the earring can be gently pressed against the lobe of the ear for a few days to ensure that the skin does not crack before it is safely and comfortably removed.
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