Any new jewellery placed within a lobe piercing should be fully autoclaved before use, lobe jewellery should optimally be left in for 3 months minimally to allow the fistula to stabilise and prepare for jewellery changes.
For the love of all things holy and safe, DO NOT
go to somewhere that pierces with a gun:
-Guns aren't autoclaveable, meaning aerolized blood which may contain Hep C, HIV Virus etc IS STILL ON THE GUN
-Guns rip a hole through the flesh, which leads to traumatic crush injury of the healing tissue, lengthening the healing period.[
-Gun studs aren't adequately long enough to accommodate the swelling of the healing tissue.
-They aren't cleaned or sterilised in a medically recognised way. How would you like it if your surgeon cleaned his clamps with an alcohol swab before performing a procedure?
Seriously, read this, written by the governing body of body piercers: http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/faq/#guns
Visit a professional and get it done with a needle. They will be able to advise you best on how to treat your piercing and jewellery changes.
I'm a professional piercer, trust me on this one. You only get one set of earlobes, don't screw about with them.
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