Ear & Body Piercing/re piercing



I got my ears pierced 15 days ago, and now think that they are very uneven. I want to get then re pierced, so will they(hole) completely close or am I too late? and how much time will this be in? Btw I want to get them just  1 mm lower than my piercings now.

ANSWER: This shouldn't be a problem. Just take the one or both out, and have the one you want redone when the wounds have healed.

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QUESTION: And approximately how much time will it fully heal in? Also someone told me that even if it heals fully; and I get it very close to the original hole. Then the hole will just become bigger.

You will know they are well when they have lost their scabs and a few weeks later returned to the same texture. This process is longer than six to nine weeks on average.

No, the new holes will not combine with the old ones. They are mist likely far too new to have developed stable new tissue structures. Expect no problems if you give enough time for healing between piercings.

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Brian Skellie


I can answer questions in regards to and not limited to: jewelry safety, specifically material, shape, proportion, and related issues; aseptic technique and sterilization as it applies to piercing safety; ethical issues of technique and bedside manner; the aftercare and recovery process for piercings. *Available for consultation.


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Currently serving on the APP Board of Directors as President, formerly as Global Media Director 2013-2014, International Liaison 2010-13, Treasurer 1997-99. Over fifteen years with ASTM and APP.

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