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How Long Does It Take for an Earring Hole to Close Up?

The earring holes won't close in a few hours.

But, what is the time frame in which you can go earring-free without having the holes closed?


The answer mostly depends on how old the earring hole really is.

The time is different for a few weeks and a few years.


How Long Does It Take for an Earring Hole to Close Up?

It takes 24 hrs for earring hole to close up if pierced 50 days ago or sooner.

It takes around 3 weeks to close up after 60 days from piercing date.

Note that if your ears develop skin in the hole, they may never close up.



Here's what you need to keep in mind:

  • Do you have your earring hole for no longer than six months?
    I advise you not to remove your earring for longer than one day.
    It will take somewhere between one and two days for the hole to close.



  • Do you have earring holes older than 3 years?
    This means that you are safe.
    At this time, the healing process is so slow.
    You can go earring-free for an extended period of time. 


For closing up your earholes you can wait until it naturally closes up. But if it didn't you can go with a few methods like acid treatment and surgery. 

I'm gonna attach a few videos that you may find interesting. 

In the first one Mama Sage shares her experience and the process.



The second one shows how the surgery is done with before and after results 

 I assume you're not sensitive to see a surgery.



The third one is for the stretched earlobes. Very stretched. 



If you never want to have stretched earholes again, then only wear lightweight earrings. There's so many different types of them that are even cuter than the big ones.

The big ones are impressive but they may have high costs. I'd suggest that only wear big and heavy earrings is the special occasions. Wear lighter earrings during the day.



Now you know how long does it take for an earring hole to close up.

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  • hi, I am wondering how to close my earrings I have had my earrings for about 2 years now and I have waited about 4 months so I was wondering if there id any reasonable way to close them?

    Juliet Rivera
  • Had ears pierced for over a year if I take them out due to the military would they close?

  • I’ve had my new piercing for about 2 or 3 weeks and because it was a little too near from my first piercing so i decided to close it but i feel like its taking too much time to close or it isn’t even closing so how to know if its closing

  • Dear Lily and Amanda, our body reactions to the ear holes are very different. For most people the holes close after a couple of months no matter how old the ear holes are. If the hole is not new and still doesn’t close on its own after a couple months, you might need to visit a doctor to advise you specifically. You may need a quick surgery to close them permanently. Remember that if you wear earrings like once or twice a month, you probably decrease the chances of closing. Again, every one of us has to gather specific information about our individual body to know what works and what doesn’t. I have seen 7 year old ear holes get closed after 2 months of not wearing earrings. Alternatively I have seen ear holes that never got closed after 7 years of not wearing earrings.

  • I’m wondering the same as Lilly. My daughter’s ears were pierced 2 years ago (October 2018) but they are slightly off. How long should it take for the one to heal that I removed from her ear?


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