Choosing your first pair of earrings
Congratulations on taking the leap and deciding to get your ears pierced! You’re about to discover a whole new world of accessories to take your outfits to a new level. But before you grab the first pair that catches your eye, there are a few things you need to think about.
Your first pair of earrings are like no other and will always hold a special place in your heart, but it’s not as easy as grabbing some cheap hoops off the shelf. This blog will help you to make the best decision when picking out the earrings that will start off your incredible journey, so have a read and then go and have fun.
Your first pair of earrings should be of high quality and not just because you’ll probably keep and treasure them for a long time. Above all, your earrings need to be made from good quality metal, such as surgical stainless steel or pure gold. Materials like nickel can be irritating to your skin, especially if it’s sensitive or you have an allergy. While gold-plated earrings might suffice, it really is best to invest in pure metals when getting your ears pierced. So treat yourself right and choose some elegant diamond earrings made from 24K gold.
The next thing you need to think about is style. While you might love dangly earrings or hoops, you’re better off picking out some studs until your ears are properly healed. Not only are they more suitable and comfortable for daily wear, but they’ll make cleaning your ears easier. It is important you like them though, because you will be wearing them for months to come.
Think about what colour earrings you’re happy to wear on a daily basis and whether they will clash with your clothes. It’s best to choose something classic so you don’t have to worry about going to work or attending events. While you might be tempted by red, blue or green stones, a clear crystal or metallic earring will probably work best at the beginning. You’re not going to be able to take your earrings in and out, so discreet is often a safer option.
You can get studs in different sizes for your first earrings, but most first-time earring wearers go for something smaller. This is because, if you’re not used to wearing earrings, they can feel uncomfortable, to begin with, especially when you’re sleeping. Ask your piercer for recommendations if you’re concerned about lying on your side at night. It is something you’ll get used to over time, but why make the transitional period more difficult by picking bulky studs?
If you’re worried about studs digging into your skin while lying down, pick earrings that come with a small silicone back. You can slide this on behind the metal part to give your skin some cushioning, though most people will get used to their studs after a few nights.