Q: How long should I wait to change the jewelry from the original one? Is it supposed to move in and out of the hole every time you talk or eat? Mine gets caught on the bottom of my tooth every time I eat. - Teri Papke
A: While it’s not specifically mentioned in your question, I believe you are talking about a lip piercing? If that is the case, it sounds as though your jewelry may be too long. While it takes up to three months for a lip piercing to heal (on average), you can definitely go see your piercer about getting your jewelry downsized after a few weeks. Shorter jewelry should help with the excess motion (which can delay healing) and help prevent dental damage caused by the jewelry hooking over your teeth. Best of luck!
Q: What types of jewelry can I wear in my tragus piercing once it heals up? - Melody
A: You are a lucky one! Tragus piercings can rock SO MANY different styles of jewelry! You can go with straight jewelry, like a labret or a cartilage stud. You can rock a small, curved barbell, or you can go with circular jewelry like a horseshoe or captive bead ring. There is virtually no style of jewelry that won’t work well in a tragus piercing, so long as it’s sized correctly. It’s a rare piercing that offers so many jewelry options – enjoy exploring all the different looks available to you! Happy shopping!
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