What happens if I take out a fresh piercing? (2024)

Can I take a piercing out if I just got it?

Keep the jewelry in place.

Most piercings heal within about six weeks, but some might take several months or longer to heal. To maintain the piercing, leave the jewelry in place during this time, even at night, to keep the hole from closing.

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Can I remove a fresh piercing if I dont like it?

Yes, you can take your earrings out after 6-8 weeks if they feel ready, but don't leave them out! They will still close quickly since they're relatively new.

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Can I take my new piercing out for a few hours?

You shouldn't take out new piercings — even at night — because the holes can close up. If this happens, you'll have to wait several more weeks for the skin to heal until you can get the area re-pierced. You'll also want to avoid twisting and playing with the jewelry to reduce your risk of irritation and infection.

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Can I take out my piercing after 2 days?

Safety and Sterility

For six months after you change your earlobe piercing, it's important to not go longer than 24 hours without wearing an earring. If you go more than that amount of time without an earring, your piercing to begin to close.

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What happens if you take out an unhealed piercing?

Your Hole Will Shrink

If your piercing hasn't healed and you want to remove it, chances are the hole will shrink and close without a problem, leaving minimal scarring. However, if its an older piercing — like my five-year-old lip piercing — it could possibly take years for the hole to get smaller.

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Can I change my earring after 1 day?

For ear piercings, it is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks before attempting to change your earring. This is recommended as 6-8 weeks is the length of time that it takes for a piercing to heal.

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Can a piercing close in minutes?

When they're new, they can close in minutes. Even after a few years, nipple piercings can close inside of a week without jewellery. For some, the hole can stay open for years on its own, although this is rare.

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How quickly do piercings close?

This takes several months and even years for some piercings. For ear piercings, this fistula process won't happen until a minimum of six months after the initial piercings. That's why most professionals will recommend not taking out your earrings for two to six months after your procedure.

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How fast will a new ear piercing close up?

"When you create a hole in your ear, your immune system kicks into gear and tries to heal and repair that hole." The rate at which a piercing heals varies from person to person and can also depend on what type of piercing you get, but typically, a new earlobe piercing will heal in 6-12 weeks.

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Can you change your earrings after 1 week?

No, you can't change your earrings for the first 6-8 weeks. If you wanna change it, your ears might get infected. At this time, the wound is still fresh. Trying to put the earring back in the hole may make your ear bleed.

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Can you shower after ear piercing?

Your sweat is sterile to you, so shower like you normally do and clean the piercing afterwards with saline or sterile wound wash. Do not swim in rivers, lakes, hot tubs, pools, or oceans until your piercing is healed.

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How do I know my piercing is healed?

You'll know your ear is healed once any discharge, swelling, redness, flaking, or soreness stops. In general, your piercing should continue to feel better with time and a consistent aftercare routine!

What happens if I take out a fresh piercing? (2024)
Can I take my ear piercing out after 3 days?

Prevent Infections in Newly Pierced Ears:

Do not take out the posts for 6 weeks. Wash hands before touching the ear or earrings. Clean the pierced ear area twice a day. Clean both sides of the earlobes.

How long until you can take out ear piercings?

When should I change earrings after ear piercing? Professionally, it is recommended that you change your earrings after at least six weeks after getting your piercing. Within this period, it is expected that the wound created by the piercing will have healed, and it is safe to remove the old earrings and wear new ones.

Can you change a piercing before healing?

Never change your piercing jewelry before your piercing has fully healed. A healing piercing is an open wound and should be treated like any other! In the case of the piercing, it is being held open by a sterilized (often) metal bar or ring.

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