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Medical Ear Piercing - Frequently Asked Questions

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Medical ear piercing with the Blomdahl system uses a modern aseptic technique and is carried out using sterile disposable products. This means that our products and methods are specifically designed to avoid the spreading of infections when piercing.

Our piercing earrings are developed in consultation with skin specialists to be suitable for everyone, even those who suffer from allergies. You can choose between medical grade plastic and pure titanium earrings. The piercing earrings are designed to facilitate the healing process.

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.

Our quality-assured manufacturing takes place in Halmstad, Sweden, in accordance with ISO 13485, an international quality standard for medical devices. This means that we have full control and traceability over all stages of production, from materials used to finished product.

Prices on piercings depend on the style of jewellery chosen. The price will include the jewellery, the medical piercing procedure, aftercare, and 24 hours access to our doctors for support with any concerns.

Please visit the Jewellery page for pricing details.

Piercing is done with the Blomdahl piercing earrings (or nose studs) that we supply. We only pierce with original Blomdahl jewellery to ensure a safe and sterile process. After six weeks you can change for other jewellery if desired. Please visit the Jewellery page for pricing details.

We do not pierce with a traditional or standard piercing gun. Instead, we use an encapsulated cassette which is mounted on a piercing instrument for sterile hygienic purposes.

This is a no-touch system that protects everyone from contamination. Conventional ear piercing instruments come in contact with the ear, and therefore need to be sterilized after each ear is pierced. Our medical ear piercing system uses sterile disposable cassettes to house the earring, meaning the instrument never comes in contact with the ear and it is virtually impossible to pass infection.

Every client has fresh and sterile equipment and earring or nose piercing.

Everyone experiences a piercing differently. Some say it burns a little, others say they can barely feel it at all. Although children may have longed to get their ears pierced, sometimes they change their mind after the first hole. Because of this, we have developed medical simultaneous ear piercing, which means that both earlobes are pierced at the same time. The whole procedure is faster, feels safer and is more comfortable for the child.
If you are under legal age, a guardian’s consent is required. It is up to parents to decide when they want their children to have an ear piercing. Although the parents are responsible for taking care of their child’s newly pierced ears, it is recommended that the child understands some parts of the aftercare instructions. For example, that no one should touch the newly pierced hole and that it is important to be careful when putting on/taking off T-shirts, etc.
You can have your ears pierced at any time of the year. When swimming in a pool, lake or ocean, consider that the longer period of time that has passed since the time of piercing, the better. Avoid putting your head under water. After swimming, clean with either liquid soap and water or with Blomdahl Piercing Aftercare cleansing swabs, which are gentle on the skin and easy to use.

Approximately 30 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.

Blomdahl jewellery is made from only the safest materials. Our 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 medical grade plastic and titanium earrings and nose piercings.

Pure medical titanium is the safest metal. It is the same type of material that is used for medical implants inside the body. Earrings made from medical titanium eliminate any concern about nickel and other harmful substances.

Pure medical plastic is unique in that it contains 0% nickel. It is made of the same type of material that is used in skin sutures and plastic surgery. It has been used for over 40 years in healthcare with no reported cases of allergy. So, with earrings made from medical plastic, you will not have to worry about nickel and other harmful substances.

It is important to take proper care throughout the healing period (approx. 6–12 weeks) in order to avoid infection. 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.

Please watch our aftercare video on how to clean a newly pierced ear.

A common misconception is that if you do not rotate the piercing earring, the skin will get stuck to it. This is not true. What is true is that rotating the piercing earring without first having cleaned your ear, earring and hands thoroughly, can infect the ear piercing.
If 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.

To remove the piercing earring, first wash hands and ears thoroughly. A good time to remove the piercing earring is right after a shower/hair wash. With one hand, take hold of the jewellery part (front) of the piercing earring. With the other hand, take hold of the earring back and wiggle it back and forth, until you feel it loosens. Carefully remove the piercing earring and insert a clean earring. Piercing earrings are only intended to be used during the healing period.

Watch our video on how to remove the piercing earrings.

It takes up to a year before the holes are completely healed. So it is recommended to always wear earrings during this period. If you go without, the holes can shrink and/or close completely.

Take extra care when changing earrings. The skin that has grown within the holes is still thin and delicate and can easily tear, which may cause an infection. Always make sure to wash your earrings and your hands before the change, and make sure that the area around the holes is kept clean, dry and airy. If you use earrings with earring backs, these should not be pressed tightly against the back of the ear.

The risk for developing a contact allergy is at its greatest during the first year. This is why it is extra important to wear safe earrings during this time. In consultation with skin specialists, Blomdahl has developed skin friendly jewellery suitable for everybody and especially for those who have just pierced their ears.

Yes. We offer a medical nose piercing procedure that provides the same safety and hygiene benefits as our medical ear piercing.

Please read more.

A single-use piercing needle has been specifically designed to achieve one goal: a safe piercing! It is one of the safest ways to get your ears pierced and is also a gentle and effective method. Any ear part with or without cartilage, such as the lobes, tragus, anti-tragus, daith, conch, or rook, can be pierced using our piercing needle technique.

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