Whether you have one or twenty, the biggest drag when it comes to piercings is how easily they get infected. You're super excited to add a new addition to your earring-party lineup, and then overnight, your preferred way of accessorizing becomes a pain in the...well, ear. Luckily, there's a super simple way to prevent a piercing from ever getting infected in the first place. Which means you can skip the painful, red, crusty, itchy part that involves unpleasant puss (eek!), along with potentially having to remove the piercing while risking closing up the hole. With these three easy steps to preventing an infection, piercing irritation is a thing of the past—so keep scrolling!