There is a huge variety of ear piercings in the lobe or in the cartilage and the healing times can be different too (4-8 weeks) During the entire healing time please follow these advices: Never rotate or move the new piercing. Avoid hitching, caught, try to sleep on the other side of the body. Don't remove your piercing until the end of the healing time. Avoid using alcoholic cleaning products. Don't go to sauna, swimming pool or tanning studio for at least two weeks. Don't soak your piercing during washing your hair and having a shower. Keep your new piercing away from shampoo, lotions and shower gel. Until it is healed completely apply special Ear care gel 2-3 times daily around the piercing. 10-15 minutes of chamomile tea soaking can help the healing. In case of any injuries of a healed piercing, resume the aftercare procedure.