Downsizing means changing the jewellery in a piercing to a shorter post, once initial swelling has subsided.
When we pierce your ear, we use a longer post to accommodate for any swelling, this is essential to avoid complications. Once the piercing has healed and the swelling has subsided, your post will be too long for your piercing.
Jewellery that is too long can snag easily and move around excessively, leading to irritation, migration, renewed swelling and can even change the angle of your piercing if it’s slept on.
To ensure a comfortable and optimal healing process, it is highly recommended to schedule a follow-up appointment at our studio to downsize your jewellery in 8-10 weeks. The follow-up appointment is complimentary, and downsizing is an additional $30 per piercing.