Diagram of Piercings

How is Ear Piercing Done?

Ear piercing is done by making a tiny hole through the earlobe’s fatty tissue and inserting an ear ring into the hole. Ear piercing is often carried out using piercing guns which can cause severe trauma to tissues within the earlobe and even lead towards increased pain bruising during healing process. Apart from that, these guns are utilized on different customers and sterilizing them is quite difficult. Professional piercers pierce ears with the help of hollow needles that minimize tissue trauma and pain. The use new needles tend to be more percise when piercing. However, the piercer should always wash hands and wear sterile gloves before carrying out such facial piercings.


Ear - Anti-Tragus
Ear - Auricle
Ear - Conch
Ear - Daith
Ear - Industrial
Ear - Industrial (via rook)
Ear - Orbital
Ear - Lobe
Ear - Pinna
Ear - Forward Pinna
Ear - Rook
Ear - Scaffold
Ear - Snug
Ear - Tragus
Ear - Transverse Lobe
Ear - Vertical Tragus
Ear - Weaving

Other types of Piercings

Oral - Cheek
Oral - Lip (Lower)
Oral - Lower Fraenum
Oral - Madonna
Oral - Medusa
Oral - Superior Fraenum
Oral - Tongue
Oral - Labret

Surface - Ankle
Surface - Brooch
Surface - Earl
Surface - Eyebrow
Surface - Nape
Surface - Neck
Surface - Third Eye
Surface - Webbing

Abdominal - Nipple (Female)
Abdominal - Nipple (Male)


Genital (F) - Outer Labia
Genital (F) - Triangle
Genital (M) - Apadravya
Genital (M) - Dydoe
Genital (M) - Fraenulum
Genital (M) - Kuno
Genital (M) - Lorum
Genital (M) - Palang
Genital (M) - Prince Albert
Genital (M) - Pubic
Genital (M) - Reverse PA
Genital (M) - Hafada
Genital (F) - Clitoris
Genital (F) - Hood
Genital (F) - Inner Labia

Nasel - Nostril
Nasel - Septum


Piercing Display Case

Piercing Display Case

Ear Piercing Pain

The pain associated with a piercing generally depends on the location where it is actually carried out. Pain associated with earlobe piercings is way less than some other piercings as this area is quite fleshy. The pain also depends on whether the piercing is carried out with hollow needle or piercing gun. Piercing guns can cause significant pain as they tend to damage the tissues within earlobe. Apart from that, sometimes these guns malfunction which can lead to further traumatisation of the tissues. But, when the piercing is carried out with hollow needle, it leads to precise piercing within the earlobe making it far less traumatic. Ear piercings carried out with needle also tend to heal faster unlike, those carried out with piercing guns.

Ear Piercing Bleeding

Getting the earlobes pierced will certainly led to some amount of bleeding as well as swollenness in and around the pierced area. Crusting is also experienced mainly on the jewellery because of some fluid secretion. However, once the tissue starts to tighten, the earlobes begin to heal. Complete healing of the earlobes generally takes around six weeks of time. It is vital to keep in mind that the jewellery should not be removed during the healing process as it can cause more bleeding.

Ear Piercing Infection

Piercing on the ear is believed to be amongst the oldest types of piercing in the body that isn’t only trendy but, even holds religious significance in specific parts of the globe. Health problems are generally not associated with such type of facial piercings but, the ears are left vulnerable to several microbial infections within the initial few weeks. Teenagers and kids have greater chances of developing infections unlike, adults. Some symptoms of infections include:

  •  Burning sensation, pain and irritation in affected area
  •  Red bumps formation or redness
  •  Yellow discharge
  •  Swelling in and around pierced area

When there are signs of infection in pierced area, immediate care needs to be taken. Cotton ball dipped in a mixture of salt (non-iodized) and warm water should be applied to affected area at least two times a day. Rubbing an ice-cube also helps in reducing the inflammation.