Also I'm going on holiday on 5th July, so a lot of swimming and air travel messes up my ears anyway (not that it should be a problem with a piercing?) but would you suggest waiting until I get back?
- How much does it hurt?
- How long does it take to heal?
- Is it easy to clean ect. afterwards?
- How much should you expect to pay?
- Can you swim and things soon after you've had it done?
Hurt most out of any piercing, however I went to Blue Banana, don't get it done there!!
Fully healing takes months, however healed enough to change or sleep on wasn't as long.
Easy to clean? They all are really, unless you get a cartilage lump which hurt like hell to get rid off as you have to scrub it off, literally!
Wouldn't expect anything over £15 for a cartilage, my latest piercing was almost cartilage, really high up on lobe so she treated it as a cartilage, that was £7 or £10 I can't remember lol.
Swimming, I swam with dolphins 7 weeks after, had to take it out and put it back in later and all was fine but I could be the exception.
Ask your piercer if you are unsure
it can take up for a year to heal
it is easy to clean but depends on if you have a stud or ring, i got a right and i used cotton buds, salt water and sometimes savlon
i paid £10 for mine
i guess you can swim afterwards but make sure you clean it asap
my two were both ten pounds, and were easy to clean. If you are getting the top of your ear done get a ring instead of a bar they are much easier to clean.
I've got 3 cartilage piercings, have had 4 in total.
Yes, they hurt, how much depends on your pain threshold.
Yes, cartilage piercings can be a bugger to heal. Upto a year for healing (and that's discounting any granulomas you get).
As easy to clean as any other piercing, generally.
I paid £30 for my conch.
Again, swimming in my book, is a complete No-Go until it is FULLY healed.
I had the top of my ear done about 8 years ago and it still hurts sometimes when I sleep on it. Mine also went a bit manky after I'd had it done so I'd wait till after your holiday just to be safe!
I'm sure if you clean it for the first month and make sure you dont sleep on it, you'll be fine
By the way when i was thinking of getting mine done i looked on lots of websites and one of the main things that came up was to make sure make sure when you get it done they use a needle and not a gun.. something about the latter running a risk of shattering the cartilage;( i dont think its likely but probably not worth the risk) so ask when you go
Please make sure you go somewhere reputable, and DON'T get it done with a gun.
It cost me about £7 and i got it done with a gun, and it cleaning it with salt water & surgical spirit to be really simple. I'd reccomend waiting til you get back though (:
best o' luck
Definitely get it done after you've been on holiday though, you don't want an infected ear ruining your holiday!
Oh... I paid £25 for mine, It's a lot more than everyone else has been saying, but I've had absolutely no problems with mine so think it was totally worth it!
I'd also advise you to get it done after your holiday unless you can get it done in the next couple of days