Will My Earring Holes Close up Overnight?

I assume that you've pierced your recently.

Wearing earrings during your sleep might make you feel uncomfortable.

So, that's why you will want to remove them.

But, will your earring holes close up overnight?



Here's all you need to know:

  1. If you pierced your ears 6 weeks ago or longer then they won't close up overnight. 
    Only one night is too little time for the ear lobe to close.
    So, feel free to remove your earrings for a few hours.

  2. But, you don't want to wait for too long.
    Putting them back can be painful. 

  3. Also, be careful when dealing with newly pierced earrings(Less than 6 weeks).
    They can close pretty fast, so you are advised not to remove your earrings at all. 
    Also Keep cleaning them a couple times a day for the first few months until they get completely healed.
    This will keep you away from infection.



That's all you need about closing up your earrings overnight. 

If you have more questions, ask in the comment section.



How to Keep Earring Holes from Closing?

If I Don't Wear Earrings Will the Hole Close?

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


  • Dear Rouqella, when you look at it closely in the mirror, the surface of your ear might be closed. There might have been a tiny hole on the surface which is natural, however you see the developed skin inside of it. It might lose it’s depth as the time goes to a point where it’s hard to notice it.

    When you grab it with your fingers, you might feel like there’s a small ball inside your earlobe. It’s also natural. It may stay or go away.

  • I have had my earlobes pierced for about 8 months now, but I removed them for a couple of days and now they feel as though they are closed. How do I check if they have been shut completely or partially?

  • Dear Julianna, good question. Everyone has different body reactions depending on the type of body. Experiment it yourself. Like try it weekly for 2 months and then try it by weekly for another couple of months. At these times focus on your body reaction. You should naturally find out what’s the best timing for you.

  • Dear Rasheed, yes you can. If you feel like they’re healed, then you can even leave them out for 2 or 3 days.

  • Hi, I have had my earrings in for 2 years. I’ve gotten my ears re-pierced 2 times (for each ear) and I really don’t want that to happen again. I REALLY don’t want to re-pierce by earrings again. I was wondering how long you would say I’d be able to leave them out from time to time without feeling any pain when I put them back in. Thank you! :)


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