hey i just got my ears pierced 3 weeks ago(not cartilage) and im just wondering if i can take them out just for a couple hours for basketball games. my dad says that if i do theyll close up at least partially. is it ok ?????
and in addition to the last post the rules say that u HAVE to take ur earings out or u cant play.....u cant just tape them up anymore... please reply asap cause i have a game tomorrow..(its just a jv game so its not that important, but i have another game,Varsity, on friday which im definitly needed in.
I believe you're supposed to leave them in for at least 6wks. Taking them out early increases the risk of infection (especially if you're taking them out and putting them back in numerous times) and the holes will likely begin to close over.
So, your dad is right. You should either leave them in, or take them out and leave them out.
How about wearing a retainer in, instead of jewelry? A retainer is made of clear plastic and is used to preserve a piercing without having to wear actual jewelry. For example, some schools ban wearing facial jewelry--so, a girl with a pierced nose can wear a retainer so the hole doesn't close, but it doesn't attract attention and looks like nothing is there.
I don't know why the school policy would be against earrings (unless they're the ultra-glitzy shoulder sweeping kind, but what harm could a stud do?), but if you don't want to lose your piercings you could wear a retainer.
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the school is not against any kind of jewelry its just the basketball rules. you cannot wear any kind of jewelry while on the court in an official game it used to be that u could tape them up but now "no jewelry" is the law >->
[QUOTE]Originally posted by stripe1989: [B]the school is not against any kind of jewelry its just the basketball rules. you cannot wear any kind of jewelry while on the court in an official game it used to be that u could tape them up but now "no jewelry" is the law >->
It sounds like the policy is directed more at the safety of players than toward the actual appearance of piercings, which makes a lot of sense.
A torn piercing could lead not only lead to an injury for the player involved, but it could also prove to be a hazard to other players if they come into contact with any blood (one of the reasons why medics, etc. wear gloves when attending to injured atheletes, or at least they should). I know that's a fairly extreme scenario, but stranger things have happened.
Your best bet is to take the jewelley out and have your ears re-pierced (by a qualified piercer, using a needle and proper jewellery, or course) once the off-season rolls around.
i have basketball season, then soccer season, then i have summer camps which involve lake swimming, we also have a lake house which we go to all the time. then when school comes back i have volleyball and the rest of the sports (im an active person ) there is practically no off-time for me so basically.....where do you get those retainers
maybe you could get them at a jewelery store or a pierceing shop that would make sense because a pierceing shop probably provides pierceing utilities same as a jewelery store.
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