Can Earring Holes Ever Close

Can Earring Holes Ever Close

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If you’ve recently poked your earlobes, you may be wondering whether the piercing would close up.

In this article, we will try to provide answers to this question as well as other questions to help you make your own informed decision regarding the actions you wish to follow.

Do The Earring Piercings Have A Close Fit?

Yes, however, they tend to get closed faster the earlier you remove them after having your lobes pierced. The process of healing for ear piercings may be anywhere from four to six weeks.

To get optimal results, do not go more than 24hrs without wearing earrings during the first six months following the piercing in order to stop the pierced hole from closing.

The ear piercing could close rapidly, whether over the course of a few days if the stud or the jewelry isn’t securely inserted into the ear hole. The main reason this could happen to you is that the pierced area hasn’t healed fully.

If you pull the stud off too early before it completely recovers, epithelial tissues from the opposite end of the piercing could enlarge and the hole will be closed. To have a quicker healing time from an ear-piercing, make sure you don’t move the earring or stud, avoid rubbing the ear and then clean the area in the manner recommended.

It’s important for you to ensure that the healing area is well-maintained. Cleanse your hands prior to touching your ears. Also, cleanse the site of the piercing every day using cotton wool that is dipped into the warm soapy water and then dabs it dry. Utilize cotton wool dipped into an alcohol-based disinfectant two times a day to get optimal results.

Do The Earring Piercings Have A Close Fit?

How Long Do Ear Piercings Take To Heal?

A channel is formed through the skin during piercing and your body creates skin cells or epithelial cells around the pierced stud as it heals. If new cells are formed all the way down as well as within the area of the stud epithelial cells will grow into a tube/fistula.

The tube or fistula that is fully developed can remain open for an extended period of time (ranging in length from years up to months) after the removal of jewelry. The fistulas which develop are more robust and strong than others. Be aware that navel, ear, and nipple piercings frequently remain open throughout their lives because there isn’t any mucosa in the inner lining of the hole. Apart from the size of the piercing, a different factor that affects the hole’s closure time depends on the age of the piercing, as well as the soreness.

The old age of the piercing and soreness may accelerate the time to close. But, you shouldn’t repeat the piercing because it increases the possibility of infection, and will speed up your healing time.

How Long Do Ear Piercings Take To Heal

If I Don’t Wear Earrings, Will The Hole Close?

The quick answer is “yes.” If you don’t wear earrings, the piercing will be closed. The length of time that will take depends upon where the piercing to the ear is, and how long it has been since you’ve had the piercing.

If the hole is not older than 6 weeks the hole will close in around 24 hours. If the hole heals and is healed, it will take longer.

If you’ve worn earrings for a while even if you don’t wear them for a week the hole won’t be closed. It could take several weeks before it happens.

However, if you’re averse to metal and your piercings appear to always be inflamed or cause infections, the hole should heal in several days. If this happens you should take a few days before getting your ears repaired.

If I Don’t Wear Earrings, Will The Hole Close?

What Should I Do If I’m Piercing Is Closed?

If you’re lucky enough, you could observe that only a tiny surface of the skin has been formed. In this case, you may be able to close the hole by playing with an earring and then pushing it until it appears on the opposite side. One tip to follow is that you do it after you’ve had a shower since the skin is soft after showering. You may need to clean your ear and all the equipment you’ll be using including the earrings. You can also try pulling away the skin from the hole, making the piercing big enough to allow for the earring to be inserted.

But, keep in mind that piercings are very delicate. We recommend that you seek out assistance from a trained professional. If you’re trying to reopen the piercing that was closed and you’re not sure you’ll be able to perform it safely, take a break and consult a professional.

In conclusion, the simple answer is YES the piercing process can certainly be closed. It is however difficult to figure an exact amount of the time it takes to see that take place. The reason is the fact that everyone is unique and our bodies respond differently to various situations.

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Ring Size Guide

ring size guide
ring size guide

This is a chart that will be extremely helpful for you to determine the ring size that you need. You can either make use of a tape or a small piece of string to measure the area that will be occupied by the ring. When it becomes a complete circle, make a mark on such string. This will be helpful for you to compare with the chart that is mentioned below.

Inside Dia. Inside Circ. Size
14.1 44.2 3 F 44 4.25
14.5 45.5 3.5 G 45.5 5.5
14.9 46.8 4 H 47 6.75
15.3 48 4.5 I 48 8
15.7 49.3 5 J-1/2 50 9.25
16.1 50.6 5.5 K-1/2 51 10.5
16.5 51.9 6 L-1/2 52 11.75
16.9 53.1 6.5 M-1/2 53 13.25
17.3 54.4 7 N-1/2 54 14.5
17.7 55.7 7.5 O-1/2 56 15.75
18.1 57 8 P-1/2 57 17
18.5 58.3 8.5 Q-1/2 58 18.25
19 59.5 9 R-1/2 60 19.5
19.4 60.8 9.5 S-1/2 61 20.75
19.8 62.1 10 T-1/2 62 22
20.2 63.4 10.5 U-1/2 63 23.25
20.6 64.6 11 V-1/2 64 24.75
21 65.9 11.5 W-1/2 66 26
21.4 67.2 12 X-1/2 67 27.25
21.8 68.5 12.5 Z 68 28.5
22.2 69.7 13 Z+1 70 29.75
22.6 71 13.5 Z+1.5 71 31
23 72.3 14 Z+2 72 32.25
23.4 73.5 14.5 Z+2.5 73.5 33.5
23.8 74.8 15 Z+3 75 34.75

Other Tips

1) Measure your finger in warm temperatures at the end of the day.

2) If your knuckle is a lot larger than the base of your finger, measure both the base of your finger and your knuckle and select a size between the two.

3) When considering a wide band, move up a size from your measurement, for comfort’s sake.