HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY NEWLY PIERCED EARS?David DunningtonAn ear piercing is in fact a small wound. It is important to take proper care of it throughout the healing period (approx. 6–12 weeks), in order to avoid it getting infected. By following the aftercare instructions, you can minimize the risk of infection. In the written aftercare instructions, you are advised to clean the hole thoroughly twice a day, using soap and water or Blomdahl Piercing Aftercare cleansing swabs, which are gentle on the skin and easy to use.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE YOUR EARS PIERCED?David DunningtonEveryone experiences ear piercing differently. Some say it burn a little, others that they can barely feel it at all. Although children may have longed for getting their ears pierced, it sometimes happens that they change their mind after the first hole. Because of this, Blomdahl have developed medical simultaneous ear piercing, which means that both earlobes are pierced at the same time. The whole procedure is faster, safer and is more comfortable for the child.
HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY BLOMDAHL JEWELLERY?David DunningtonRemember to handle your skin friendly jewellery carefully. That way it will stay beautiful for longer. When you don't use it, keep the jewellery in the Clean Pack that it was delivered in. Remove your jewellery when showering. Avoid exposing your jewellery to makeup, hair care products, alcohol and other chemicals. In order for your jewellery to retain its lustre, remove and clean it with uncoloured soapy water regularly. For earrings made out of medical plastic, this also means that the earring backs will stay secure. Earrings made out of medical plastic are usually quite resistant, yet the posts, hooks and pendants are soft and need to be handled carefully. In order to make the titanium earring backs tighter and therefore more secure, press the loops of the earring back slightly together before use.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING BOTH EARLOBES PIERCED AT THE SAME TIME?David DunningtonWhen children are about to have their ears pierced, both the children themselves and their parents tend to have several concerns. One of these concerns is: does it hurt? Everyone experiences ear piercing differently. Some say it burns a little, others that they can barely feel it at all. Although children may have longed for getting their ears pierced, it sometimes happens that they change their mind after the first hole. Because of this, Blomdahl have developed medical simultaneous ear piercing, which means that both earlobes are pierced at the same time. The whole procedure is faster, safer and is more comfortable for the child.
WHAT MAKES EAR PIERCING WITH BLOMDAHL SAFE?Medical ear piercing from Blomdahl is based upon what within the health care industry is known as “modern aseptic technique” and is carried out using sterile disposable products. This means that Blomdahl products and methods are safely designed in order to avoid the spreading of infections when piercing. Blomdahl piercing earrings are developed in consultation with skin specialists to be suitable for everyone, even those who suffer from allergies. You can choose between carefully selected plastic and titanium of pure medical qualities. The piercing earrings are designed to facilitate the healing process. For instance, the earring backs on Blomdahl piercing jewellery are always fixed at the tip of the post where it encapsulates the tip. The piercing jewellery is also designed to make the hole slightly wider in the beginning, which eases the switch to normal earrings after the healing period.
WHAT MATERIALS MAKE BLOMDAHL JEWELLERY A SAFE CHOICE FOR ALL, EVEN FOR THOSE WITH ALLERGIES?David DunningtonFor earrings and nose jewellery, choose from carefully selected titanium and plastic, of pure medical quality. The coating is only applied to the parts of the earrings or nose jewellery in titanium, that does not come into close contact with your skin. The parts, which are constantly in contact with your skin, are always made from pure, medical titanium. Bracelets and necklaces from Blomdahl have a beautiful and skin friendly gold or silver coloured coating which has been applied on very high quality, stainless steel (316L). As chains and pendants do not sit as close to the skin as rings, earrings and nose jewellery do, they can be completely covered with our skin friendly coating. To protect your skin and your health, Blomdahl uses a coating that has been developed in consultation with skin specialists. This unique, ceramic (durable) coating makes the bracelets and necklaces up to 300 times safer, compared to the same jewellery without this coating. Therefore, Blomdahl skin friendly jewellery is suitable for everybody, even if you have nickel allergy.
WHEN CAN I REMOVE THE PIERCING EARRING?David DunningtonIf you have had an earlobe pierced, you can remove and replace the piercing earring after 6 weeks, at the earliest. It takes longer for a hole in the cartilage to heal, so if you have had your cartilage pierced, we recommend that you leave the piercing earring for at least 12 weeks.
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE SAFE MATERIALS WHEN HAVING YOUR EARS PIERCED?David DunningtonApproximately 15 percent of all women suffer from nickel allergy, which is the most common form of contact allergy. Contact allergies can develop at any time in life, and an ear piercing makes the skin more vulnerable to inappropriate materials, such as nickel, gold, palladium, cobalt and so on. That is why Blomdahl use only the safest materials. The piercing earrings are developed in consultation with skin specialists to be suitable for everyone, even those who suffer from allergies. You can choose between carefully selected plastic and titanium of pure medical qualities. Pure medical titanium is the safest metal. It is the same type of material that is used for medical purposes, for example in dental implants. Therefore, if you wear earrings made from pure, medical titanium, you will not have to worry about nickel and other harmful substances when having your ears pierced. Pure medical plastic is unique in that it contains 0% nickel. It is made of the same type of material that is used to sew the skin, so called skin sutures. It has been used for over 40 years within the health care industry and there are no reported cases of allergy. Therefore, if you wear earrings made from medical plastic, you will not have to worry about nickel and other harmful substances when having your ears pierced.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE SKIN FRIENDLY JEWELLERY FROM BLOMDAHL?David DunningtonContact allergies can develop at any time in life and you can for example become allergic to nickel if you use jewellery containing nickel. Approximately 15 percent of all women suffer from nickel allergy. Although nickel allergy is the most common type of contact allergy, jewellery can contain many other allergens, such as cobalt, gold, epoxies and acrylates. They may also contain toxic, carcinogenic or otherwise unhealthy substances, such as lead, cadmium, formaldehyde, phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA). Blomdahl skin friendly jewellery is developed in consultation with skin specialists to be suitable for everyone who wants to avoid contact allergies and other health risks. Using only the safest materials, Blomdahl is recommended for children and adults who want to be able to wear jewellery every day, without having to worry about their skin and health.