Ear Piercing and Hiding It
Ear piercing is relatively easy to accomplish. It can be done in the stores of many reputable jewelers,
many physicians are capable of doing this, many beauty shops also do it. The risk of infection is low initially because
all the parts of the piercing apparatus are disposable and sterile. The procedure may be uncomfortable psychologically,
but in actuality is almost painless. It is more difficult to have blood drawn than to have your ears pierced.
It is usually suggested the studs remain in place for a month, but it can be done in ten days
continuously, if the hole is not to be re-covered with skin. If you, as most do, have to work without exposing the fact
that your ears are pierced, the following procedure is suggested:
- Very early during the course of a vacation (1 or 2 weeks) have the piercing done. Keep the studs in during the
vacation, turning them and applying the alcohol; then intermittently, at night, after your vacation is over, put the
studs in and sleep with them in place.
- To camouflage the holes during the day while working, either cover the holes with a dab of make-up – which may show
– or some of the dead skin from around the ear area (behind or inside the ear – on most people it can be flaked off
with a finger) can be placed in the hole to make it almost invisible. Only a very close look will reveal the
perforation. Once the holes are healed they can be plugged this way and should not be visible to your co-workers –
unless you have just removed the earrings or you accidentally wear them to work. However, most people will not pay any
attention to holes.
- Avoid heavy loops to prevent enlargement of the holes – at least for the first three or four months. If you use
heavy loops or other heavy ear adornments be sure and remove them prior to going to bed – either for sleep or any other
Piercing is reversible. If you leave the earrings out for three to six months the holes will
close by themselves.