Thread: Can I take out my earring?
05-03-2007, 01:28 AM #1
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Can I take out my earring?
I've had my ear pierced for 7 weeks now, just took out my starter earring (which has a slightly thicker post than normal earrings) and I'm wearing a cubic zirconia right now.
The thing is that I play a lot of sports and I'd prefer to take out my earring during the games if possible so that I don't have to tape it up, or even worse leave it the way it is and risk something bad happening. Can I take out my earring for a few hours just for sports then put it back in afterwards? If not, how long do I have to wait where I can remove my earring for a little while (for whatever reason) and then put it back in and it's all good?
05-03-2007, 01:31 AM #2
Not saying it's any good but when I had my ears pierced the first time I had to keep them out from about 9am to 4pm and although they were painful to get back in they stayed open, they should stay open a few hours but they might get sore25mm Lobe x2, 10mm Helix, 8mm Septum, 8mm Conch, 4mm Conch
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05-03-2007, 11:33 AM #3
Ideally you should leave them in. How about trying something like a ptfe post just to keep them open while playing sports.
05-04-2007, 10:21 PM #4
eek you shouldn'tbe wearing anything with a butterfly back on at all during healing because they hoarde yukness like germs. go for barbells or similar. personally i wouldnt leave them out at all until theyve been in about 6 months.This is my tribe but my tribe is untribed, the unacknowledged diaspora. I am the defective.
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05-04-2007, 10:47 PM #5
i agree with Isis!
But as spike said... try PTFE... or a retainer of some sorts<3 KIM
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05-04-2007, 11:44 PM #6
I'd suggest having a barbell in, like Isis said.
I did quite a lot of sport back when I was in 6th form and had barbells in all of my ear piercings back then, nothing bad ever happened to them!
05-07-2007, 07:43 AM #7
Originally Posted by Isis
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Well when I got to the soccer game I taped it up, but the linesman saw my ear and said I had to take it out. I was really worried at first because I thought the hole might close up but i only arrived at the game at the second half so the earring was off my ear for only an hour. When I put it on after the game, it slide in easily no problem, no soreness etc.
So unfortunately I will have to take out the earring for every soccer game. I know this isn't ideal, but it doesn't look like there is anyway around it. Fortunately, it's only one game a week for 1.5 months and that's only about a 2 hour time span every week. I'll keep it in at all other times...
05-07-2007, 01:32 PM #8
The butterfly back catches all the ooze that comes out of the piercing and it's impossible to get all of it off, it harbors germs and yukkiness and the metal is usually crap in piercings too. Even if you cleaned it 100 times a day you really can't get the gunk out the butterfly.DISCLAIMER: Any advice given is from PERSONAL experience unless stated otherwise, and should not be seen as encouragement to perform any acts of stupidity.
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05-07-2007, 02:20 PM #9
As well as what ruthie said, them studs are just plain crap really. I would personally buy a PTFE/bioplast barbell and a couple of tiny clear balls and see if anyone notices it.Bright red with brilliance just like the blood that came shooting out of your eyes