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Registered: ‎07-10-2010

I used to wear my hoop earrings every day but since the pandemic I slowly stopped wearing makeup and putting on my jewelry. I decided to get dressed up for Christmas and realized my piercing had closed up. I was able to insert my thin wire hoop in one ear but the other was completely closed.  I worked on it for a long while and finally was able to slip it in from the back to front.   It does ache a bit but I am determined to wear my earrings.  I just wanted to post a reminder to wear your jewelry and enjoy even if you are the only one to see you wearing it.

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Registered: ‎07-12-2011

Re: Earlobe piercing closed up

FYI   try to clean ear piercing as may get infected now as happened to me once when I had to try multiple times to get the earring in after leaving earrings out for a while 

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Registered: ‎03-30-2014

Re: Earlobe piercing closed up

Keep working on that hole.  Remember to use disinfectant as needed.

 

I have some that are older than dirt and they shrink, but do not close.  Also have 20 year olds with issues 🤣

 

Hard with staying in and wearing masks.

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Re: Earlobe piercing closed up

Every time you take your mask off, reach back and check that your earring is still  there and securely closed.

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Re: Earlobe piercing closed up

I love earrings, and I wear them every day no matter what outfit I'm sporting. Earrings and lip gloss make me feel like I haven't given up.

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Re: Earlobe piercing closed up

I wear hoops and never take them off because of the holes, especially on one ear, closing.  Unlike most people, my best friend in high school pierced mine with a sewing needle, and I think that is why I have a real problem with them closing.

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Re: Earlobe piercing closed up

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I bought some very small thin bendable endless stainless hoops. I leave them in. They fit close to my earlobe. Order them by mm size. 

 

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They open up like this, no latch or anything to catch on things.

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Registered: ‎10-30-2010

Re: Earlobe piercing closed up

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Thanks for the reminder. I have not worn earrings since April. I use to wear them everyday, but they are too much of a hassle IMO with the masks.

 

I immediately went into my jewelry cabinet took out a pair and will wear them for a few hours. No problems, they went right in.

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Registered: ‎05-15-2014

Re: Earlobe piercing closed up

Good point.  I've been wearing mine right along.  Though I live in my dangle earrings (in a normal life) as I have short hair.  I have switched over to my studs just because it's so much easier and not so likely to lose them.    Fortunately I have quite the collection of earrings.

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Re: Earlobe piercing closed up


@SXMGirl wrote:

I wear hoops and never take them off because of the holes, especially on one ear, closing.  Unlike most people, my best friend in high school pierced mine with a sewing needle, and I think that is why I have a real problem with them closing.

 

@SXMGirl 

I think that's why I do not have a problems with mine closing. My grandmother told me that my mom pierced mine with a sewing needle when i was a baby.