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A common type of piercing to get is one on the cartilage of one's ear. Cartilage piercings tend to take the longest to heal when compared to the standard lobe piercing. This lengthy healing time can be attributed to the fact that cartilage is a type of connective tissue that does not have its own blood supply. Because the external ear is almost entirely cartilage, the healing process can often take months!
Contributed by Sara Berrios
My friend told me that I could use my contact solution to help my ear heal becuase it really just uses the saline. It worked like a charm! If you already have contact solution, that may be easier than buying the solution they sell you when you get it pierced.
Contributed by Katie Schuetz
When I went to get my second hole in my ears pierced, the guy told me a very interesting fact! Most people in the U.S, are accustomed to seeing and getting their ears pierced with a piercing gun. This is actually not the safest way to have it done. I would recommend going to a tattoo and piercing place with a good reputation who has high sanitation. Using a piercing nail is actually less painful and it heals quicker! The gun creates ripples of torn skin throughout the ear that have to reconnect, while the nail does not.
Contributed by Charley Bates