Ear & Body Piercing/earring to tight .


hello. I just got my third lobe piercings about 5 days ago and I feel like my earring are a little tight like there is no space in between front or back and I cant loosen them as the posts are to short . I usually get the long posts but I always have so much room , and my piercer said I wouldn't need them so I got the short ones instead , but I guess I should have went with the long posts instead lol. My question is I know earrings that are to tight is not good but mine aren't super tight there's just no space, so is that going to cause any infection ? or embedding of the backing ? I do have long posts I could put in but their still sensitive and id rather not take them out so is it ok If just leave them and they will loosen or should I switch them out ?

If the jewelry is not embedding, consider trying cold compresses to reduce the swelling in the area. This will help you prevent the potential for embedding, coupled with your adequate aftercare process. Http://Care.safepiercing.org can help you learn more about care.

If jewelry appears to be sinking in or making an impression, consider returning to your piercer so that the jewelry may be changed using appropriate safety precautions.

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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.


Body artist and founder of Piercing Experience (1992), http://brnskll.com/ and SciCan Authorized Dealer of STATIM Sterilizers and related infection control products http://statim.us/

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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I regularly participate and teach in many APP and related body art educational programs. I keep current certifications for OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aid, and CPR.

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APP President's Award, Best Freehand Piercer, Best of Atlanta

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Tens of thousands of one on one client experiences as the founder of Piercing Experience in Atlanta, GA, USA http://www.piercing.org/ *Body jewelry design and safety expert: Member ASTM committee F04(www.astm.org)and former Member AAMI (www.aami.org) Research advisor and educator for the APP for over a decade(www.safepiercing.org) teaching advanced studio setup, sterilization and equipment management, freehand piercing, aseptic/sterile technique and much more. Distributor and Body Art expert for SciCan StatIM sterilization and infection control products. http://statim.us/ and http://piercers.com/

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