Ear – Lobe

Ear – Lobe

The ear lobe the fleshy tissue that hangs at the bottom of the ear. It gets plenty of blood supplied to it and thus should heal fairly quickly. If piercing the lobe, try to make sure the piercing is central in the lobe itself. Rings, barbells or labrets can be worn, though barbells and labrets do not need to be much longer than 3/8; the rings are often around 2g or 00gauge. The dimensions of the earlobe will effect the gauge used, but it is common to find that anything up to a 10 gauge is used. Other techniques like dermal punch can be used for initial piercings with a larger gauge , this can guarantee that the initial hole will never close, which can be a serious commitment for many people. Healing Time: 6 – 10 weeks