(Closed) To pierce ears or not for wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Bumble bee

If you’re ok with the temporary pain and your wedding is a while away, do it up! NBD. 

You could also have a statement necklace and not do earrings, or keep things super simple and minimal. Lots of options that can all look good! 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  lorelai.
Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Not if it’s just for the wedding! You could get an infection or the dreaded bump, and that may not clear up in time for your wedding. There are clip ons, and other jewellery pieces you can wear intsead. You will still be a stunning bride, earrings or not 🙂

Post # 19
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Helper bee

If you choose to do it, stay away from the mall and those dreaded piercing guns!! Go to a professional piercer and let them do it with a needle. It’s much cleaner and safer and it hurts a lot less! And avoid those ear piercing aftercare solutions while they’re healing – stick to sea salt soaks (a little awkward on the ears but it works) and gentle soap.

I would say go for it if you think you might want to wear earrings for your wedding! If you choose to take them out afterwards you won’t be left with that much of a scar. This is a decision you need to make for yourself though. We can give you our opinions here, but it’s completely up to you! 

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Kandykane:  It’s entirely up to you really. I don’t have pierced lobes due to scar tissue, and I had my hair up and didn’t wear earrings at all (was going to wear some beautiful vintage clip-ons I have, but I forgot them), and it didn’t bother me; but if you want to wear earrings, go for it.

Couple of warnings though: make sure you go to a proper piercing place that uses needles as PP said, and also, check that you don’t have scar tissue (it will feel like a small hard lump if you do) before having them pierced. If you have any scar tissue, do NOT get them re-pierced through it as there is a large risk that the scar tissue will multiply. This is what happened with me, and my ears are an absolute mess as a result; huge lumps of scar tissue (they are breaking down, but very very slowly), and also scars where the earrings eventually rejected. So, if you can feel any lumps, no matter how tiny, please please please make sure that the piecer avoids them.

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Also to add: I would get them done sooner rather than later to give them plenty of time to fully heal before your wedding 🙂

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

I wear a pair (either gold or white gold) of sleepers – hinged hoops. Once closed, they’re virtually smooth all the way around so you can twist them through your ears. They aren’t always the easiest to find (definitely try online) but they are so comfortable you can just forget about them. None of this post-digging-into-your-head-when-you-sleep malarky. I first wore them when my ear got infected (the cleaning solutions don’t do me any favours) and the abscess was too large for a pair of studs.

I think I’ve had the current gold pair over 10 years now, the white gold I did have to replace as the softer metal wasn’t as strong on the hinge. Mine are roughly 13mm in diameter but you can get a variety of sizes.

It’s very rare that I put anything else in my ears!

http://www.actonjewellery.co.uk/uploads/product/zoom_Silver_Hinged_Sleeper_Earrings.jpg

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Post # 23
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Bumble bee

Ear piercing is so easy and nearly painless, so I don’t see why not! I love earrings.

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I was in the same position, re-pierced my ears just for my wedding. I fell in love with a pair of rhinestone pearl drop earrings.

But just before I left for the ceremony I switched them out for simple studs — turns out the blingy earrings were just not ‘me’.

I’m happy I decided not to wear them in the end. My advice, pierce your ears just so you have the option on the day of but don’t feel like you have to wear earrings 🙂

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have pierced ears and hardly ever wear earrings. I didn’t for the wedding. My dress was pretty dramatic itself and I wore a flower crown so I didn’t feel like I needed other accessories. I wore it half up with loose curls.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Kandykane:  If you want to wear earrings in your future, you have to get your ears pierced. It’s as simple as that.

I would just do it as soon as possible, to be honest.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

And I wouldn’t let them close back up. Just put in some gold studs and leave them in.

 

Post # 28
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588 posts
Busy bee

I kind of roll my eyes a bit when someone mentions infection or hypertrophic scarring.

It takes like 5 minutes of research to find a reputable tattoo shop that you can watch them pull out a new, sterile needle to pierce you with. As long as your studs are decent sterling steel and you clean them just as often as you would brush your teeth during the healing period, you really have nothing to worry about. Lobes are pretty hard to mess up healing, but maybe I’m biased as I have 5+ cartilige holes. 

I have never heard of anyone getting hypertrophic scarring on a simple lobe piercing. Cartilige or nostril piercings? Sure. But earlobe piercings shouldn’t be getting knocked around or placed wrong (especially if you took that 5 minutes to find a reputable tattoo shop and not claires). It’s not rocket science to heal lobes. 

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Rent The Runway has some really pretty clip-on earrings. My ears are pierced and I was still considering renting one of their clip-on pairs.

Post # 30
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Newbee

If there’s a pair of post earrings you really love, you can get a post converter like these: http://www.charmingcharlie.com/post-earring-converter.html

I got them for my bridesmaid with unpierced ears, and they worked great, stayed on all day. Just don’t do this with any borrowed earrings, since you have to put the earring in and sort of bend the post so it points forward.

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