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This piercing was relatively uncommon 15-20 years ago, but has since grown in popularity, both on the street and on television. You may have seen Erl Van Aken, the man the piercing got its name from, in the vampire movie Blade, where he plays the character Von Esper. One of the piercings' biggest appearances took place in the film The Escape from Absolom, where Stewart Wilson's character had not just one, but three, erl piercings. This movie caught the eye of many for this piercing.
No matter why you want it, it is a striking alternative to adorn yourself with, as it draws attention and intensity to the eyes and the eyebrow line.
If you dare this piercing, it will take you about 3-4 months or longer to heal and you will take care of it in the same way as an eyebrow piercing. Like the eyebrow, Erlen has a tendency to change and grow out, especially if it becomes irritated or infected.It appears to pass through the nasal bone, but it does not pass through the bone or cartilage but sits only in the loose skin at the root of the nose. Not everyone has soft, pinchable skin there for this piercing, but of course we check that before we do. If you cannot have it, there is a risk that it will emigrate very quickly. People with glasses have noticed a greater tendency to migrate due to irritation from the glasses, but it depends on the individual anatomy. If the glasses do not reach the piercing, there should be no problem.
The two most common ways to take care of a new facial piercing are:
Saline solution as recommended, you can mix it yourself and soak the piercing, you can also buy a ready-made solution in spray form: H2Ocean piercing aftercare spray which speeds up the healing with the help of natural sea salt and minerals. The spray should carefully remove each and every scab. It is packed sterile in a separate pressure vessel, thanks to this, cross-contamination is almost impossible. The spray is antibacterial and disinfectant. We also have a similar product: Recovery Aftercare Spray which is completely vegan.
Alternatively, you can wash with Barbarella Bodysoap. Take a few drops in your hand when you shower, lather up and soap the piercing. Let it work for 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly with water afterwards.