How to Get Out a New Earring Piercing After Six Weeks

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New post type earrings must be worn for six months.
New post type earrings must be worn for six months. (Image: Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

After initial ear piercing, individuals must wait six weeks before removing the starter stud earrings with post type earrings. During the six weeks, the ears are cleansed with rubbing alcohol, the stud earrings are slid back and forth in the ears to allow the alcohol in and the earrings are twisted, three times a day. After six weeks, the stud earrings are removed, cleaned and replaced with post type earrings.

Things You'll Need

  • Antibacterial soap
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton balls

Wash hands with antibacterial soap before handlings the ears and earrings.

Place right index finger and thumb around the clutch behind the ear and the left index finger and thumb in front of the ear holding the stud.

Pull the stud out first, and then remove the clutch.

Clean the removed earrings and new post type earrings with rubbing alcohol to disinfect them.

Wipe the pierced holes with cotton balls soaked in rubbing alcohol before placing new post type earrings in earlobes.

Tips & Warnings

  • Seek medical attention for red, swollen ears.

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