Question by  lexi (24)

Is it normal for the ear to be bruised after an ear piercing?

My ear is very tender and a little bruised. I got it done 2 days ago.


Answer by  and1lpfan (356)

While bruising does not typically happen with an ear piercing, it is possible. Give it the normal healing time of 6-8 weeks, and take care of it as directed.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

This issue you are having is completely normal. When you get your ears pierced it always seems kind of sore for a time period which can seem longer than normal. The bruising could have happened if you bruise easily or just from the gun they use to do the piercing.


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

This is not that unusual; they probably hit a little blood vein. It should go away within the next week, just don't press or pick on it and keep it clean.


Answer by  SaraB (43)

I wouldn't worry about it unless the pain increases or the bruise doesn't fade in a few days. A little bit of discoloration and tenderness is normal for the first few days after getting a new piercing. Try applying some properly insulated ice for a few minutes at a time.


Answer by  Anonymous

i had my ears pieced yesterday and when i was cleaning them i noticed i had purple around them soo i asked my mum and she said its normal but if it gets a scab or has puss comming out or gets swollen go 2 the doctor .wash ur hands


Answer by  Anonymous

Don't worry! I'm having the same problem as I write this. I got a piercing about a week ago on my upper ear and the bruising still hasn't gone down but the piercers said it's normal and bruising normally takes 3 weeks to fade away! Good luck x


Answer by  Anonymous

Yes! The same thing happened to me. Don't worry. If it gets worse or doesn't go away, I'd get it checked out by a physician. Have fun with your piercing!

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