Crooked Ear Piercing. Opinions needed

Danielle - posted on 09/23/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I got my daughters ears pierced about 2 months ago and I noticed that one is higher than another and its noticeable. It bugs me .

I want to get the one pierced a little lower but I am worried that the other hole won't heal and will always be there.

I want them to be a little straighter than they are now,

What should I do?



Danielle

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Jennifer - posted on 09/23/2009

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I had my ears pierced when I was 5; they're still crooked (I'm 29), so no, they never "even out". If it's really noticable, or it really bugs you (or you think it'll bug your daughter when she's older), I'd follow the advice given by PP's and remove one or both and re-pierce at a later date. In addition to that, I'd go back to the place that did the original piercing and either ask for my $$ back, or a certificate for a free re-piercing when the time comes. As an aside, my earrings are really crooked, but I've had only a few comments or questions about them from others. I once had my cousin say, "Wow! I never noticed how off they are!!" - that was a few years ago.

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Jodi - posted on 02/07/2014

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This is why my advice is always to wait until a child is older to allow them to have their ears pierced.

Rachel - posted on 02/07/2014

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I am having the same problem now :/ my daughter is 7 and has had her ears pierced since a baby. Now they are crooked I am still hoping they close completely but I doubt it :(

Lindsay - posted on 09/23/2009

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I would take them out and let them close up. Then once they are totally closed, you can go back and have them redone or not.

Mindi - posted on 09/23/2009

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My daughter had the same thing happen to her. She was 6 at the time. We talked about it, and she decided she wanted it fixed because she didn't want to live with them crooked the rest of her life. I do not believe they change over time. She took one out and let the hole close. It takes many months (even up to a year) to close completely. You don't want to repierce them until they are totally closed, so be patient. You could take both out and let them close if you want, but it was no problem for my daughter to wear only one earring. Very few people noticed or commented. When they did, she simply explained what was going on, and they didn't say any more.

~Jennifer - posted on 09/23/2009

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Quoting Danielle:

Do you think it will even out as she gets older? I really don't want her to only have one ear pierced



....probably not.



 



If it's crooked now, as she grows, it will most likely stay  crooked.



You've either got to start over by taking both out and having them redone at a later date - or just take one out until the hole closes and have that one re-done, or live with them being crooked.



You can always take both out for now and have both re-done at a later date.....the holes will close if they've only been pierced for 2 months.

Danielle - posted on 09/23/2009

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Do you think it will even out as she gets older? I really don't want her to only have one ear pierced

~Jennifer - posted on 09/23/2009

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If it's only been 2 months, the hole will close if you take out the earring.

You'll have to wait until it does to get that ear re-pierced, or you risk a tear between the 2 holes.

If it's that noticeable, I would take out the earrings (or just the one that bothers you) wait for the hole(s) to close, and have it re-done in a few months.

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