I'm getting a cartilage piercing and I was wondering about somethings like:
•Ways to deal with pain while getting it done
•Ways to deal with pain after getting it done
•A good place to go
•How to prevent infections
•How to tell when I have an infection
•Do they give me a kit to clean my piercing with and if not what do I use
•Places to get cute earrings :)
Also, a lot of my family members don't know about the piercing and I don't think they would like it and ask a ton of questions, how do I deal with that
- Just surprise them with the piercingVote A
- Tell them I got the piercing after I get it doneVote B
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i would recommend going to a professional. it will be a little more expensive maybe but i think it's worth it. they're more clean, and know what they're doing. try to avoid claires or anywhere that uses a gun. if you can't, its not too big of a deal. i just think it's cleaner when a professional does it. the claires near me doesn't even do cartilage piercings.
for the pain while getting it, it really isn't too bad. it's a quick pinch and afterwards it will be tender, throbbing and burny, and sore like any piercing. it will probably hurt to sleep on that side, so avoid doing that, and avoid bumping it. if you bump it or pull on it, it can get irritated and possibly cause a small keloid (scar tissue). keep your hair away from it, and never touch it with dirty hands. always wash your hands before you touch it.
they may or may not give you a cleaning kit, but i don't think they will. you can just use a very mild hand soap to clean it, 2-3 times a day. or H20cean works well too.
i recommend using dial gold bar soap
this stuff is good for piercings too
and h20cean, which is a sea salt spray.
you can find the provon and the sea salt spray on amazon if they don't have it available at the piericng shop you go to.
to prevent infection, just keep it clean. clean it at least 2 times a day for the first week or so. after that you can clean it just once a day. if its infected it will be really red, hot to the touch, pussy, swollen and gross. if it's still really red and swollen after a week, call your piercer. the swelling should go down within a week.
places to get cute earrings are amazon, icing, piercing shops, forever21 maybe? any clothing store that has accessories.
i know this was long but i hope it was informative! if you have any questions you can message me or just ask them here.
i have 2 cartilage piercings by the way lol1