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How To Pierce Your Own Ear
PIERCING YOUR OWN EAR
Warning: doing it at hone and not properly could be very dangerous and cause infections. Also do not expect it to not hurt because it does hurt a lot!
1. Choose/buy a sterile needle » I would suggest a piercing needle if you can get your hands on one (you can buy kits online), but for my cartilage piercing we just used a thicker sewing needle
2. Pick out earrings » make sure they are not cheap metal earrings you will want something real so you are less prone to infections and it's easier to heal
3. (Optional) Freeze ear » I do not overly enjoy pain so before I pierced my ear I held some ice to it for 5-10 minutes just to numb it a little bit
4. Sterilize needle » you can do this one of two ways, either hold it over an open flame until the tip gets red then let cool or put the needle in boiling water to sterilize. You should wear latex gloves during this stage so no bacteria gets onto your needle
5. Wash your hands » Whether it is you or a friend doing the piercing, wash your hands with soap and water!!!
6. Get hair out of the way » Tie your hair back so it is not in the way of the needle
7. Clean the ear » Clean your ear with rubbing alcohol or a isopropyl swab
8. Mark your piercing(s) » Mark where you want your piercing to go with a sharpie
9. Find something hard to go against your ear » you don't want the needle stabbing into your neck so you will need something to put behind for the needle to go into. Avoid using potatoes or apples if you can as they can have bacteria in them. A cork or clean bar of soap works really well!
10. Place the needle » make sure to place it in the proper potion to make the piercing go smoother. Place it at a 90° angle with your ear for best results
11. Push through » now take a deep breath and push, you may hear a pop that's normal!
12. Remove piercing tool » remove the needle and insert the earring into ear
13. Keep it in » keep the piercing in and allow it to heal for at least 6 weeks
14. Clean it daily » clean your ear with rubbing alcohol everyday atleast once maybe twice. Also twist the earring while you are doing this.
This is a cartilage piercing, although I would be very careful while doing this because you don't want to break your cartilage!