What you will need for ear piercing at home
Before you begin to self-ear piercing, it is important to ensure that you have everything you need for this procedure.
Puncture need to make a special needle catheter, which can be bought at the pharmacy. Choose the smallest diameter is 1 mm. Catheter must be new, not use used. Also, do not use for piercing a sewing needle, because it is not a diameter is expanding towards the base, but because such a wound will be quite long to heal.
Earrings should be made of stainless metal, gold, silver or special medical alloy. Well, if the decoration has the shape of a ring. Then you can wipe in the early days of the puncture and the zipper earrings are not to disturb you.
To decontaminate the earlobe, you will be pierced and the tool itself, you need to use rubbing alcohol ilizhe remedy-antiseptic, for example, chlorhexidine. They also allow you to handle hands, if you do not have medical gloves.
To clean the skin area before the procedure you will need sterile cotton pads or cotton wool. Also, they should wipe the blood, if she goes after you make a puncture of a lobe.
Pain medication or substance, which, if necessary to reduce pain. Such a tool may be required if the person to pierce your ears, has a low pain threshold.
How to make piercings less painful
Different people have different threshold of pain, so someone may want to anesthetize the process of perforation. Remember: the least painful procedure will have skilled craftsmen, and therefore it is advisable to contact a specialist.
If you still want to do it yourself, before you puncture something on the back side of the ear. In addition, you can "freeze" the tip of the ice. To do this, remove the ice cubes from the freezer, put it in a plastic bag, and then in a few minutes apply to the future place of puncture. After that you can proceed.
Usually when stabbing ears pharmacy pain medication do not use because this is a place of piercing has a very high pain threshold. If you still want to use an anesthetic drug, consult your pharmacist – he will recommend you the best option. For example, you can apply for pain lidocaine. Easier to use spray or gel. Such a tool has a local anesthetic effect.
In addition, you can purchase in the salon or clinic apparatus for piercing ears ("gun"). Such a device makes the process of perforation is more fast, safe and painless.
How to pierce your ear yourself without hitting a nerve
Not to touch the nerve, measure the place exactly in the center of the lobe or 0.5 mm above. Here there is cartilage, a puncture is made easy and without pain. It is not necessary to make additional punctures in other areas of the ear, because the consequences can range from puncture of the vessel before the graze of the nerve and even loss of vision.
So, put a dot in the place that you are going to chop (this can be done dipped in iodine toothpick or ballpoint pen).
This point should be put on both sides of the lobe. Disinfect the surface of the skin on both sides, the earring and the needle. Then the tool needs to be heated with fire, and the dross to wipe with an alcohol cotton swab.
When using lidocaine or other anesthetic follow instructions.
Then attach the catheter needle to the target point on the outside of the ear and (necessarily) at a right angle, sharply and with force, pierce this place. So it will be less pain if the process is carried out without anesthesia. On the opposite side of the lobe you can keep a piece of potato or Apple, so as not to puncture it.
Pierced lobe, sharply pull the needle out. Then immediately insert the earring in the hole in the lobe. Well, wipe the ear with an earring with a cotton swab with alcohol. Do the same manipulation with the second ear.
How to care for the wounds after the procedure?
Do not remove the earrings, places, treat regularly with hydrogen peroxide or alcohol. Also it is recommended to gently move the ear earrings. For quick healing of the wound, you can use the tincture of calendula. It is desirable to sleep in the posture of the back, on a comfortable cushion with a sterile pillowcase. on the back.
If for any reason, will start festering, you can apply on the inflamed area antimicrobial agent purulent wounds - for example, "Levomekol". The shackle should move in the hole. While wounds heal, the hair is better to wear a pick in the tail.
And finally: if you are unsure that you can correctly and without pain to pierce ears at home, it is better to consult a specialist. This procedure in salons is inexpensive, it is quick and completely or almost painless.