If you want to pierce the ear at home, you need to learn how to prepare for such a procedure, how to properly make a puncture, to maintain sterility and not to damage the nerve endings, and then care for the wound so that they heal faster. Also you may need recommendations that will make the procedure for ear piercing almost painless.
What you need to pierce ears at home
Before you begin to self-pierce the ears, it is important to make sure that you have everything you need to conduct this procedure.
A puncture is necessary to produce a special needle-catheter, which can be bought at the pharmacy. Choose the smallest diameter – 1 mm. The catheter must be new, do not use used. Also, do not use a sewing needle for piercing, because not the diameter expands to the base, and therefore such a wound will heal for a long time.
Earrings should be made of a non-oxidizable metal – gold, silver or special medical alloy. Well, if the decoration is in the form of a ringlet. Then it will be convenient for you to wipe the puncture site in the first days, and also the earrings fasteners will not bother you.
To disinfect the lobe, which you will pierce, as well as the instrument itself, you need to use medical alcohol or an antiseptic, for example, chlorhexidine. They can also handle your hands if you do not have medical gloves.
To wipe the skin area before the procedure, you will need a sterile cotton wool or cotton wool. Also, they should wipe the blood, if it goes after you make a puncture.
An anesthetic or a means to reduce pain when necessary. Such a remedy may be required if the person who pierces the ears has a low pain threshold.
How to make the procedure for ear piercing less painful
У разных людей различный болевой порог, поэтому кому-то может потребоваться обезболить процесс прокалывания. Запомните: наименее болезненной процедура станет у опытного мастера, а потому желательно обратиться к такому специалисту.
If you still want to do it yourself, put something before the puncture from the back of the ear. In addition, you can "freeze" the lobe with ice. To do this, remove a piece of ice from the freezer, put it in a cellophane bag, and then for a few minutes, attach it to the future puncture site. Then you can proceed.
Usually, with piercings of the ears, the medicine painkillers are not used, since this piercing place has the most high pain threshold. If you still want to use an anesthetic, consult a pharmacist – he will recommend the best option for you. For example, you can use lidocaine for anesthesia. It is more convenient to use an aerosol or gel. This agent has a local anesthetic effect.
In addition, you can purchase a device for ear piercing ("gun") in a beauty salon or clinic. Such a device makes the piercing process more rapid, safe and painless.
How to pierce the ear by yourself without hitting the nerve
In order not to touch the nerve, measure the place exactly in the center of the lobe or at 0,5 mm higher. Here there is no cartilage, the puncture is easy and without pain. It is not necessary to make additional punctures in other places of the ear, because the consequences can be different – from puncture of the vessel to nerve damage and even loss of vision.
So, put a point in the place that you are going to chop (it can be done soaked in iodine with a toothpick or a ballpoint pen).
In this case, the points should be placed on both sides of the lobe. Disinfect skin on both sides, earring and needle. Then the tool must be ignited with fire, and the scale should be wiped off with a cotton swab moistened with alcohol.
When using lidocaine or other pain medication, follow the instructions.
Then attach the catheter needle to the target point on the outside of the ear and (necessarily) at right angles, sharply and with force, pierce this place. So there will be less pain if the process is done without anesthesia. On the opposite side of the lobule you can keep a piece of potatoes or apples, so as not to pierce it on the weight.
Having pierced the lobe, pull the needle out sharply. Then immediately insert the earring into the hole made in the lobe. Wipe your ear well with earring cotton wool with alcohol. Do the same manipulation with the second ear.
How to care for the wound after the procedure?
Do not remove the earrings, place puncture points regularly with hydrogen peroxide or alcohol. It is also recommended to periodically carefully move the earhook. To quickly heal the wound, you can use the calendula tincture. To sleep it is desirable in a posture to a back, on a convenient pillow with a sterile pillowcase. on the back.
If, for some reason, suppuration occurs, you can apply an antimicrobial agent to the inflamed area for purulent wounds – for example, "Levomekol". In this case, the earring should be moved in the hole. While the wounds do not heal, the hair of Lusha is worn in the tail.
And finally: if you are not sure that you can correctly and without pain pierce your ears in domestic conditions, it is better to consult a specialist after all. This procedure in the salons is inexpensive, it is done quickly and completely or almost painlessly.