Transverse Ear Lobe Piercing Pros & Cons by a Piercer EP88
In Episode 88, DaVo, a Professional Piercer since 1994, covers the Pros and Cons of Transverse Ear Lobe Piercings.
I aka DaVo have been a professional body piercer and the owner of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio in Des Moines, Iowa since 1994. My focus on education and helping clients make safe and informed decisions on getting pierced has always been a large part of my business practices and services. With my website and increasingly on youtube, I hope to expand and inform others outside of my small part of the world. I always encourage questions and comments, so if you have one, please comment.
Placed Horizontally through the ear lobe lengthwise
The piercing is a modern invention and it credited to BME founded Shannon Larratt.
Very unique and rare
fits well into the anatomy
Unlike many experimental piercings, it has a history of healing
Claimed to be Less Painful than traditional lobe piercings
A large variety of Jewelry even rings
Piercing is slower than other piercings
Much longer healing time
Risk of migration and rejection
Risk of abscesses
Can close quickly
Things to look for:
The piercer should have experience with this piercing. It is rare so it might be hard to find someone that has done them.
The piercing should be done freehand and without forceps
Jewelry for attached lobe should be done with a curved barbell
With unattached a straight barbell or labret is best.
Should discuss the risks of abscesses and rejection.
Should discuss any future piercing plans in the lobe area.
The Piercing Experience:
The piercing entrance, exit, and angle should be marked
The piercing can be much slower than other piercings.
The piercing may or may not be done with a curved or bent needle
Depending on the shape of the lobe, the piercer will support the lobe between their thumb and fore finger.
Average healing time is 6-12 Months
Saline twice daily
Must practice cross-contamination prevention and isolate and avoid any contact with the piercing.
First 3-5 you can experience slight bleeding off and on, redness/discolor, heat, and tenderness to the touch.
The piercing should be monitored for abscesses and bumps or signs of migration or rejection.
Living with the piercing:
The jewelry should be left in at all times. Longer piercings like this one will close faster than other piercings.
May impact the placement of future or current piercings in the area
Stretching piercings in the area can lead to issues.
Abandoning the piercing:
Well begin to close quickly but may look open for some time.
There will be a small indented circular scar on each side. This may fade in time.
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Suggested Aftercare Products:
- For Premixed Saline DaVo suggests. NeilMed Neil Cleanse Wound Wash First-Aid Sterile Saline Solution 6 fl oz Each - https://amzn.to/2lgrfL7
- For Oral Piercings -
Biotene Fresh Mint Moisturizing Oral Rinse Mouthwash, Alcohol-Free, for Dry Mouth - https://amzn.to/2NbIYza
All footage was filmed using a Canon EOS 80D Camera with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens - https://amzn.to/3bb5PV4 and Canon EOS R - https://amzn.to/386Y1BZ with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens - https://amzn.to/3jkvptO
Audio - Recorded with Audio-Technica AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone - https://amzn.to/2XiCMuT and Tascam DR-40x - https://amzn.to/2XhgoRl
For more information on DaVo and the Axiom Body Piercing Studio go to https://axiompiercing.com
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Contact DaVo at email@example.com or by phone at 515-966-4814
If you would like to set up a Piercing Appointment go to https://axiompiercing.com/booking.
Skin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio are located at 3800 Douglas Ave./Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Tattoo hours are Thursday - Monday 1-8pm
Piercing hours are Thursday - Monday 2-8pm
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