How long does an ear piercing take to heal?

I got a second ear piercing at icing's about two months ago. I kept the earring on for 6 weeks and cleaned it with the antiseptic like they said to. So its been past the 6 weeks and I tried to take the earring off but it was really sore and I saw a little bit of blood from the piercing. So I was just wondering is it normal for it to be still sore after the 6 weeks and how long would it take to heal?

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  1. virgopearl Says:

    Healing process varies from person to person. Disinfect ur hands before fiddling and keep turning it to loosen the scab. Wash with salt water or saline solution as you turn it. Keep the same earring on till it’s completely healed. I have 6 ear piercings n all took different lengths of time to heal. Longest was on the cartilage on the top lobe. About 6 months. My belly ring took over 6 months n my nose ring nearly 1 year. Depends how irritated it gets.

  2. xMiss_sassyx Says:

    The average time for a piercing to heal is 6 weeks but it can take a little longer for some…
    wait another week or so and if it still hurts or there is blood than i say you go to the place you got it done and ask them why it is doing this, maybe they can give you something to quicken the healing process!

    Good luck and i hope i helped :)

  3. Rachel Says:

    I left mine in for about two months. Ears are all different, and have different healing levels. If your ear hurts when you take the ear piercing out, your ear is signally it is still healing. It’s taking long to heal because it’s been pierced and a hole has been made. It’s recommended 6 weeks at the least, but everyone’s ears are different. If you take it out now, and it’s not healed it can get infected and then you will have to start the process all over again. I wouldn’t bother taking it out for another while, at least 4 more weeks. I left mine in for about 2-3 months and now it’s fully healed. I hope this helps. ?

  4. Brittany Says:

    Places that are crappy like Icing, Claire’s, and Piercing Pagoda will tell you 6-8 weeks.

    A real professional piercer will tell you 2-3 months. It bled and hurt when you changed it because it wasn’t completely healed. Stop using antiseptic and switch to sea salt soaks (1/4th of a teaspoon of non-iodized sea salt to 8oz of hot water) twice a day for 5-10 minutes each soak.

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