Ear Piercing

Safe Ear Piercing

 

Ear piercing is hugely popular with all ages, both male and female of all ethnicities.  At Trendez we offer ear piercing by way of a needle piercing or a single use disposable cartridge, called the Safe Ear Piecing System

 

The cartridge is suitable for piercing ear lobes and upper ears only.  We also have a cartridge specifically designed to pierce the nose.  The studs are made of hypoallergenic Surgical Grade Steel or 24k Gold Plated Surgical Steel.  We also have a great range of Titanium studs.  The studs have a long, thin gauge post to allow for swelling, they are needle point sharp and pierce a nice clean hole in the ear.  Each cartridge is packaged singularly and pre-sterilised.

 

The cartridge is far superior to a piercing gun as there is no spring mechanism or blunt force trauma to the ear, as the cartridge pierces with a swift hand pressure movement, the same style as a needle piercing.  The cartridge is then disposed of and therefore has no risk of cross contamination. At Trendez we do not load our cartridges into an instrument such as a gun as this cannot be sterilised in between clients.  Guns are made of plastic and therefore would melt in a steam steriliser.  Simply wiping down a gun will not kill contaminants.

 

The Safe Ear Piercing System is designed to be hand-held, is completely sterile and is single-use only.

 

Jewellery

 

We have a wide range of studs available to be pierced with, including the birthstones in 2 and 3mm in Bezel and Tiffany settings, daisies, stars, hearts, plain ball, 6mm crystals and many more!

The studs are hypoallergenic Surgical Grade SS316L Steel or 24k Gold Plated Surgical Steel.  We also have a range of Surgical Grade G23 Titanium for those with metal sensitivities.

 

Aftercare

 

Always wash your hands prior to touching a new piercing.  Touching a piercing with unwashed hands is the quickest way to get an infection.

 

It is important not to over-clean a piercing as this may cause unnecessary irritation and slow down the healing process.  Clean the piercing twice a day, no less, and only clean it more often if it comes into contact with sweat, dirt or body fluids.

 

Clean the piercing with Diluted Tea Tree Oil, which we sell in store.   This is a natural anti-septic solution, which is gentle and ideal for cleaning your piercing simply by spraying the solution on the area.  It is common for a piercing to emit discharge during the early stages, leaving a dry crust.  This should be removed by spraying the solution onto the area, bathing it and gently removing the crust with a clean cotton tip.  Do not pick the crust off with fingernails, as this will increase the chance of infection.  Also do not break the crust by moving the jewellery when the area is dry.

 

If you must go swimming with a fresh piercing, we recommend you cover it with a waterproof plaster and spray clean it with Diluted Tea Tree Oil afterwards.

 

Throughout the duration of healing, do not let the piercing come into contact with other people’s bodily fluid; avoid perfumed soaps, shower gels, bubble baths and body lotion.  Avoid tight clothing/hats rubbing on the area as any piercing that is knocked or irritated will take longer to heal.

 

The initial healing phase generally takes six weeks.  In this time the piercing should be treated as an open wound.   The secondary phase takes up to six months for the new skin cells to form around the inside of the piercing.  This has happened when the skin around the jewellery turns inwards like a donut.

 

If your piercing has taken a knock you may notice slight redness and mild swelling.  This can be treated with Crystaderm or Betadine, which is available from your chemist.  Please consult your doctor if your piercing is genuinely infected, meaning the piercing becomes very painful or swollen or if you have pus oozing from the piercing which is green, yellowish or greyish.

 

IMPORTANT:  If you have any concerns about your piercing it is important that you make us your first port of call. We are open seven days a week and advice is always available by email through our website.