Part of the teenage phase is going out and trying new things, no matter how stupid those things may be. (Don't do drugs or get tattoos kids!). That being said...B.O.Y.S (Based On You Subscribers), 'ya' girl got herself a second piercing! Unfortunately I'm not 18 yet so it took a lot of badgering, manipulating and debating with my parents on why I should get one in the first place but, I finally got it professionally done on Wednesday, December 27, 2017!! I'm so proud of myself! Okay, okay, that's enough of my bragging for the day. If you are planning on getting an additional ear piercing in the future, you'll have to learn how to keep it sanitized to avoid infections and to prevent the hole from closing up again. That's where today's tips come in.
1. Clean Your Piercing With Alcohol
This will be the first thing your piercer will tell you to do. Wash your hands then use a Q-Tip or cotton ball and apply some alcohol onto the cotton ball then gently dab it on the piercing. It may sting a little. This will keep your new piercing sterilized and prevents the hole from closing. Try doing this once or twice every week or two.
2. Keep Turning the Earring In Your Piercing.
Doing this will again keep the hole open and also prevents the ear from healing while in the earring is still inside the ear lobe.
3. Avoid Wearing Fake Earrings
If you are allergic to fake earrings I will advise you not to put them in your ear as it will cause a break out. And in order for the ear to recover from the break out, you will need to remove the false earring from the ear and while your ear lobe is healing, your new piercing will too, and that's the last thing we want to happen! So tell your boyfriend you'll need real ruby earrings boo!
So these are my three (3) simple tips on how to maintain your new piercing. I don't know about you guys but, this year truly was a blessing for me. I challenged myself in ways I never could've imagined and never regretted one day of it! I really am looking forward to 2018 (psst! also when I'm getting my third piercing but don't tell my parents. Lol.). Hope you guys enjoyed this post and if you did, like, share, follow and comment below! Until next time, yours truly, Tye!