Daith Piercing Pain: What to Expect?
When it comes to piercings, there are many opinions about what type of pain one should expect. Some say no pain at all, some say they feel nothing, while others say their ears hurt immediately after the procedure. There is no right or wrong answer here; everyone’s experience will be different. However, I have found that most people do not experience any significant discomfort from a daith piercing.
The first few days following the piercing are usually pretty much uneventful. People generally don’t notice anything out of the ordinary until they start experiencing some minor headaches, nausea, and other symptoms. These symptoms typically last anywhere between a day to two weeks depending on how severe they are. If you’re having any problems with your ears after the initial period of discomfort, please seek medical attention immediately!
What does this mean exactly?
Well, if you were expecting to wake up one morning and everything was fine, then you’ve been disappointed. Your ears are still going to hurt for a while. You might even think that your ears are broken because they’ll always be sore and tender after such a major operation. But remember, this isn’t really the case. The pain is temporary and will eventually subside completely. I personally think that the pain is directly related to how often you move your ears. The more you play with them, the more they’ll hurt for several days afterwards. If you leave them alone in the days following the piercing, you will notice a huge difference when it comes to pain (or lack thereof).
When the pain from the piercing has subsided, you probably won’t even think about it again until you bump your ear on something or catch a glimpse of it in the mirror. My ears are constantly sore, but its only a minor pain that I can easily deal with. It’s not really bothersome at all. I guess it’s just another price I pay for having such awesome ears!
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Piercing and Other Body Art by E Angel – 2009 – Crossing Press
The Piercing Bible Guide to Aftercare and Troubleshooting: How to Properly Care for Healing and Infected Ear, Facial, and Body Piercings by A Greenblatt – 2007 – totseans.com
The Modern Primitives’ body modification experiences explored using hermeneutic phenomenology by E Angel – 2013 – books.google.com
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