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For the first year after your piercing we recommend 14k/18k/22k gold, platinum or medical-grade earrings.  We carry a full line of earrings in the Soho office that have been specifically chosen for the new earring wearer. All of our earrings have backings that are both...

Your newly pierced ears will heal faster and will be less prone to infection if they are not touched. Rotating will cause irritation or injury of the new piercings. A piercing is essentially a puncture wound that heals around a piece of jewelry. The skin inside the tun...

Use gentle liquid soap and warm water 1-2x daily while in the shower during the initial 6-8 week healing period. We recommend Dr Bronner's castile soaps diluted to less than 50%. Additionally, you should be spraying your ears with sterile saline mist 2-3x a day. We car...

Although it doesn't happen very often, occasionally a backing may fall off and go unnoticed long enough for the earring to then fall out. We strongly advise clients to ALWAYS have a backup earring available immediately during THE ENTIRE FIRST YEAR of the piercing to av...

Before we start the procedure, we will ask you to sign an informed consent form that reviews some the risks listed below.

 

Infection: Though the risk of infection from ear lobe piercing is very low, it does occur on occasion. We try to eliminate this risk altogether by...

Re-piercing ears is a somewhat common scenario. We are able to safely re-pierce the ear(s) by steering clear of any scar tissue as it does not contain adequate blood flow to enable proper healing. During these appointments considerable time is spent to achieve not only...

Recommended wait time is 1 week. If swimming anytime during the initial 8 week healing period, we highly recommend rinsing ears with water after each swim. (A travel size water spray bottle works well.) A new piercing, just like a wound, needs to be kept clean, dry and...

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