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8 Ways to Open Again Your Partially Closed Ear Piercing Hole

Posted by Ann V. On 2016 Jun 19th

8 Ways to Open Again Your Partially Closed Ear Piercing Hole

Want to reopen your partially closed ear piercing hole? Well, here are the easy steps to open up your earlobe piercing hole again.

If you don’t wear earrings regularly, your piercing hole may close up due to the body reaction to the punctured area. But you can reopen it up easily! All you need to go through these steps to open your partially closed ear piercing hole.

Wash Your Hand with Antibacterial Soap:

First of all, you must wash your hand to avoid the infections passing on the piercing area thorough them. If you skip this step, chances are your piercing caught by the infection as redness, swelling and discharging of pus. You don’t want to spoil your piercing re-opening. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap with warm water. Dry them using a clean towel. Use sanitizer if possible. In this way, your hands are germs free and you’re ready for the other steps.

Give Friction to Your Earlobe:

Now, carefully rub your earlobes to give them friction to make the opening process easy. Try to stretch them to make the holes open up. But avoid rubbing too harshly as it may cause sore lobes.

Know Where the Piercing Hole Is:

On touching your earlobe, you must feel the small knot which is the presence of the piercing hole. Well, the knot is the dead layer of skin stuck into the piercing hole. It happens as body tries to heal the punctured hole.

The size of knot will determine the period you have spent without earrings.

Choose Earring with Right Post:

Avoid wearing earring with thick post as it won’t be able to go through the partially closed ear piercing hole.

Clean the Earrings:

Put them in rubbing alcohol to disinfect them, making them free from the bacteria. Alternatively, you can use hydrogen peroxide or antibiotic oil to clean them. Cleaning the earring is as important as washing your hands with antibacterial soap. In this way, you ward off any potential sign of infection and make your jewelry safe to wear.

Use a Layer of Vaseline to Coat Earring:

You may feel discomfort or pain while putting the jewelry into the hole which was closed up for a long time. This happens as the earring post starts friction with the skin. To make that easy, you can dab Vaseline on the earring to make it slide more easily through the piercing area. Avoid it applying on the front part as it may make difficult for you to hold it. If you’re allergic to Vaseline, drop the idea. Instead, you can use extra virgin olive oil or grape seed oil as an alternative to that.

Wear Earring while Looking in a Mirror:

Hold the earlobe with your free hand. Now, press the piercing hole with your thumb where you feel the knot of dead skin cells.

Your piercing area will be little thinner than the rest of the earlobe.

Slowly Twist the Earring Through:

On finding the piercing hole, try to twist the earring to make it go through the partially opened hole. Stop and slowly insert the earring from different angle if you’re feeling pain as you may hit the wrong skin part. Stop it at once if you start feeling more pain. It’s better if you seek professional piercer’s services if you can’t fit the earring in.

If you hit the right hole, your earring will slide easily through the hole. Wear your jewelry for a long time to avoid the blocking of the hole again.

So, these are the tips to open up your partially closed ear piercing hole. Please consult a professional piercer if you’re not comfortable or enough confident with that.