I taped mine while sparring during the "don't take them out" phase. Doubtlessly you are past needing this info.
Originally Posted by Kidspatula
used to have 4 earrings, 2 in each ear, scince about age 10.
i used to just take them out when i sparred, but after a shoulder injury i took them out in order to get a scan of some sort, and just never put them back in.
For me, my coach always made me take them out before i started training, but once after a bit of a 'schoolyard biff' i realised my earlobes were quite bloody.. it barely hurt, but there was a fair bit of mess considering the size of the hole.
Once i had them out for quite a while (forgot to put them back in after sparring), and eventually the hole almost closed up completely. When i wanted to put them back in i just forced them through and made kind of a new hole. It stung a little bit, but nothing bad.
edit : i tried the taping thing, too (though for football, not boxing - still a contact sport though) but that ended badly.. somehow i ended up with a bloody mess inside my headgear and some earrings lost (talking about rugby here, not grid iron)
Last edited by Jez; 10/10/2006 5:38am at .