I wasn’t sure if I could still add an entry once I had marked the goal as done, but I guess I can. :)
I believe it was Sunday evening that I noticed one of my earlobes slightly red. It felt a little bit swollen and sensitive and I noticed it was stiffer as I tried to turn the earrings (both ears). It was similar yesterday and I even got my shirt caught in my earring as I was changing but I think it is a bit better today. So far I have been cleaning and turning twice a day, but this morning I didn’t get a chance to clean it. I did turn a little bit throughout the day. So I will just keep it up and hope that it heals well and withstands the test of time!
It’s funny because I had been thinking about whether I even found that earrings suited me in the past. Of course, I hadn’t been able to try many different types of earrings but in some ways, it almost made me feel made up if that makes sense.
This time I chose a stud that I felt wasn’t too big or small. It is 14k gold and has a sparkly stone that resembles a diamond. The place seemed fine. It was a good atmosphere but I was slightly disappointed that I was asking most of the questions. It might have been because they knew it wasn’t my first time. It felt silly asking a zillion questions for a basic earlobe piercing when people must go there for all sorts of things but I just wanted to do it right. So I’m still slightly unsure about what I was told but I bought a product they sold to clean it. I asked her if I should do this once per day and she said yes but I noticed it said twice on the bottle. She also said to apply the product with a q-tip then dry with a hair dryer but the directions say to clean, rinse and pat dry (which seems less harsh than drying it with a blow dryer but maybe I’m wrong). I will try not to turn it too often but at least twice a day. She recommended a month and a half in terms of leaving it in, so I think I will try for a good two months or so and see how it feels. It’s funny but I have been sitting here and almost forgetting about it because I barely feel a thing. I was originally thinking of starting to do the turning and cleaning tomorrow to give it a little bit of time without being manipulated but am not sure. We’ll see how it goes but I can officially mark this as done!
I had followed up with the place and they provided me with the information. I am thinking about going tomorrow so we’ll see!
I had not received a response from the place but I will try to contact them again in the next couple of days to see if they might have room for me this week. Looking forward to it!
I’ve lost count of the number of times I have had my ears pierced. I remember times when I was younger, how the holes were badly infected and how my hair always seemed to get tangled in the earrings as I tried to turn them. The last time, I really thought it might be a success. I used hydrogen peroxide instead of alcohol to cleanse which I really think made a significant difference. I tried caring for the new piercings regularly, turning, cleaning. But then I reached a point where there was just enough of an irritation to bother me and make me want to give the holes a breather, but I left the earrings out too long (and possibly removed them too soon, though I would occasionally do so to better clean the holes and the earrings) and the holes closed up. There always seems to be one you can manage to push in if you really try but the other was lost. I told myself I would try once more, and do everything I can to do it right, and if it doesn’t work out, I will simply accept that maybe I am not meant to wear earrings.
I have been looking at a certain place to possibly have it done, and called once for some information that I could no longer find or remember. So today I finally wrote and asked about nickel-free piercings (as I heard nickel is what can cause sensitivity in some -I’m not sure if my previous piercings were with earrings containing nickel) and also about a sea salt soak as I have heard this can help with healing. I may go this week if there is room and if I can afford it (depending on the types of earrings used).
This is one of those goals that I know I can mark as done with a simple appointment so hopefully I will have room for a new goal soon!