Rothstein Jewelers
of Beverly Hills
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Ear Piercing  
After-Care and Advice

I have 20 YEARS of Ear Piercing Experience. I am certified by Studex, the best ear piercing studs manufacturer in the USA. No need for you to go to a Tatoo Parlor or Claire's in the noisy mall.  No teenaged trainees, no needles, no infections due to costume or alloyed earrings.  Our ear piercing is safe and clean. I have pierced ears of Doctors, Nurses, & a Rabbi.  I discreetly pierced Sharon Stone, Kristin Davis, Kyle's kids(Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Nicola Peltz, Ballerina Theresa Farrell, Tia Riebling, Dominic Scott Kay, Olivia Pacino, Dena Dietrich, & Roxanne Pulitzers' ears.                
  We only charge $38 including the earrings.   CALL AHEAD FOR AN APPOINTMENT, Wed. Fri. & Sat. only.  
**NEXT AVAIL. APPT. is OCT 1ST.**  (310)858-3805. ~Janet   
  Many people have thanked me for a great experience in our store. I will pierce ears of people from ages 6 years & up, and for young children we prefer a parent and an extra helper. Kids should be pretty responsible and  listen well to their parents. Have your child pinch her earlobes with her fingernails to feel what it's like first!   
(Scroll down to see photos and FAQ below.

WATCH THIS VIDEO!         I always clean the ears with alcohol, and use Neosporin/Pain Relief Cream. I use only high quality, 24K Gold on Surgical Steel studs, so that the hole is clean. I mark the ear with a non-toxic pen. Remember: No two earlobes are exactly alike!  I load the earring into the sterlized Ear Piercing Tool & Presto!   Click to see SAFE & CLEAN EAR PIERCING STUDS and EAR PIERCING GUN.              
                                                 AFTER-PIERCING CARE & ADVICE

 Wash hands and fingertips thoroughly, or use hand sanitizer before touching earrings or ears.
Dip a new Q-tip in Isopropyl alcohol 
and apply between the earring and your ear in front and in back. Twist studs 2 - 3 times, back and forth, 1/2 turns only (to avoid wrapping hair around the posts). Then apply Neosporin or Polysporin Cream (NOT Ointment) or MediSept Ear Care Solution.  Twist back and forth.  Do this only once a day. (Bedtime is best)  If alcohol is too drying, use a washcloth soaked in warm salt-water or Aquaphor.  
   Keep phones, hairspray & fingers away from ears - they transfer undesirable bacteria.
  Keep ends of eyeglasses clean. Sleep on a soft pillow. No swimming the 1st day. 
   Keep studs in ears for 6 weeks continuously. (12 weeks for cartilage)  After 6 (or 12) weeks the piercing studs can be removed, and other post-type earrings may be worn continuously.  **Remember to sterilize any new earrings with alcohol or Neosporin before quickly inserting them.

   Use only post style earrings for the first 4 months after piercing (12 months for cartilage).  The post should be surgical steel or other hypo-allergenic material, such as 14K or 18K solid gold - no costume.  Sterling silver (stamped 925) is OK after 4 months, & Light-weight gold hoops or dangles are OK after 4 months. 
    Minor pain/redness may occur immediately - this is normal. This should settle within 24 to 48 hours provided proper after-care procedure is carried out.  If undue pain/swelling/redness occurs at any time, seek medical advice immediately, before removing the ear-piercing stud. If ears feel itchy, apply Aquaphor.

*** After the 6 weeks, re-apply alcohol and/or Neosporin every month, and whenever you feel sensitivity in your ear lobes.  Check behind your ears to make sure the backing is not too tight!  You should be able to twist the earring freely. Sometimes kidney wires, fish-hooks or leverbacks leave more "room to breathe."
Best to remove and clean your earrings every month or so, but keep some earrings in all the time for at least a year, so they don't close up!!    **Sleep with them in!**
     After 6 weeks, you may remove the training earrings yourself, or return to our professional ear piercer, so that she can inspect & switch to your new earrings!

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FAQ and Comments:   (You can ask me questions on our MerchantCircle Blog. Scroll down to the end of those comments and add yours. I personally answer every one.)

After the first six weeks, does wearing the studs continuously include nightime as well?
Comment by
Mida Gosselin on 08:20 AM December 22, 2008

It's best to keep any earrings in the ears. Some people heal so fast in general, especially children, so that the holes can close up after even one day! Make sure the new earrings aren't squeezed on too tight!!
I wouldn't take a chance on leaving them out, as re-piercing isn't that easy to do in the exact spot.
Keep something in there day & night. If the earrings are not comfortable to sleep in, push a thin piece of sewing thread thru the hole with an earring post & tie the knot. Always use alcohol or NeoSporin before pushing anything new into an earring hole.  Happy Holidays, ~Janet
Comment by
Janet Rothstein on 11:42 PM December 22, 2008

After the original 6 weeks of wearing earings I was told I can wear hoops if they have a straight post! Is this true? And also would it be ok if I had to take out my earings for a couple hours few times a week about 8 weeks after the piercing. I play sports and it will most likely be neccessary to remove them for the events!
Posted by maggie on 05:32 PM January 04, 2009

Yes, hoops with straight posts are perfectly fine.
A week before you need to remove the earrings for sports, start doing the nightly alcohol earring-twisting routine again. See if it feels smooth & moving freely when you twist the earrings. If so, you will be ready by then. If not, you may need more time. Either way, at 7 weeks remove each earring for just a minute & thoroughly rub them clean with alcohol & a tissue or your fingers, and put them back in. (Make sure there are no tissue fibers left on.) A thorough cleaning every week or 2 is best to prevent bacteria & keep the holes open. Good luck in your events!
Comment by
Janet Rothstein on 08:23 AM January 05, 2009

Thank You sooo much! This website is great! I really appreciate your help!
Posted by maggie on 12:08 PM January 05, 2009

My 4 year old daughter has had her ears pierced for a little over a year. I have noticed that one piercing is lower than the other one. When she wears certain earrings it is a lot more noticeable. I was thinking I could take the earring out of the "bad" ear and let it heal and than have it repierced. If I did this, how long would it take to heal to the point where it can be repierced?
Posted by Jennifer on 12:06 PM March 09, 2009

That's a great idea. Before you remove the "bad" earring: put some alcohol into the hole to clean it out by twisting the earring and also pushing it back & forth. Then remove the earring, & wipe the front and back of the ear. It could take a few weeks or it could take months to close. An ear piercing person with good aim could make a hole in the new spot, without waiting for the old hole to be completely closed.
I hope this helps you, ~Janet
Comment by
Janet Rothstein on 02:30 PM March 09, 2009

Which ear do you get pierced if you are gay? It used to be the right side, is it still?
Posted by Skip on 12:36 AM March 13, 2009

Traditionally it has been to pierce the right ear to show you are gay. That is still true today. However, men and women now wear earrings in both ears, and more rich and famous men are wearing diamond hoops!
If people already know you are gay, then you can pierce either ear you like.
Comment by
Janet Rothstein on 08:12 AM March 13, 2009

Hi.  I had my ear lobes pierced 8 weeks ago, and they're still swollen!  I clean them with salt solution and i've been to the doctors twice already about it, but they just send me away lol. I changed the earrings from the posts to small sleeper hoops after the 3rd week as the first earrings were really digging into my ears. Any ideas?
Posted by Janelle on 08:17 AM March 17, 2009

Hi Janelle,
What type of metal (ex: gold, surgical steel) are your earrings made of?  You may be allergic to specific metals.   Have you taken them out to clean your holes with 99% rubbing alcohol? It works better than salt water to kill germs. Try NeoSporin cream after that.
Comment by
Janet Rothstein on 02:18 AM March 18, 2009

Hi.  I have 9ct gold hoops at the moment (the studs were 14ct). I think maybe i'm allergic to the metal, as the swelling went down a few days ago, then when I put some gold earrings into my other holes they seemed to swell back up again...
I'm not sure if it's related, but I had my ears pierced a year or so ago but they were wonky so I let them close. The new piercings are really close to the old scars, and they seem to have raised up and gone like red bumps at the front and back on my ears...
I've been putting some antiseptic cream on them, so hopefully they should start to settle back down again...
Thanks,  Janelle
Posted by Janelle on 10:54 AM March 19, 2009

Try 14 kt. or 18 kt. gold... If your hoops are only 9 kt., it means they have more alloy metal than pure gold in them. The alloy could have nickel, which causes allergic reactions in some people. Keep up with the antiseptic cream.  Good luck, ~Janet
Comment by
Janet Rothstein on 01:17 AM March 20, 2009

Hi Janet, I just got my cartilage pierced two days ago. In three weeks, I have two cross country meets, and we're strictly forbidden from wearing any form of jewelery. We aren't allowed to cover earrings with tape, either. The meets tend to last a couple hours, but the actual running usually takes less than 30 minutes. If I were to take out my earring right before the race, and then put it in directly afterwards (after washing my hands first and such), would that be okay? Or is there a risk that the hole would close in the 30 minutes?
Posted by Alexis on 05:32 PM September 08, 2009

Hi Alexis, I believe that 30-40 minutes will be ok after 3 weeks. My customer changed her cartilage earring after a month. She began doing the cleaning/twisting routine twice a day (instead of once) in preparation. Bring Neosporin creme to your race to help put the earring back in (put it on the earring tip). Good luck! ~Janet
Comment by
Janet Rothstein on 12:00 PM September 09, 2009             [Read more & ask your question on MerchantCircle.com]

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