Ready to get a neck piercing? Use our store locator to find
your local Blue Banana Studio. There’s no need to book an appointment; you can
simply go to the store of your choice and be pierced on the day.
Make sure to check the neck piercing age restriction before
coming to store. It can help to avoid any undue disappointment. In a Blue
Banana studio, the neck piercing age restriction is 18 (ID may be required) or
16 with parental consent from a parent or guardian who is present.
Once you’re all booked in, you will have some forms to fill
out. A member of Blue Banana staff will go through the steps and can help you
pick out jewellery. Then you can meet the piercer! They too will give you a
quick consultation and briefing before discussing the neck piercing location.
The neck piercing procedure will vary depending on the type
of piercing jewellery you have chosen. If you are having a microdermal neck
piercing then the piercer will make a small hole in the skin using a needle or
dermal punch and insert a dermal anchor using forceps. The piercer will clamp
the area of skin when you are having a microdermal piercing.
If you are having a nape piercing with a barbell your
piercer will ask you to lean forward and push your shoulder blades together so
that they can clamp the skin at the base of your neck. Then the piercer will
pass a sterilised needle between the clamps and insert the piercing jewellery.
A neck or nape piercing can take 8 - 10 weeks to fully heal.
The healing time varies from person to person and will need top aftercare to ensure
During the healing process, it is important to avoid
knocking the piercing or putting pressure on the area as this will slow down
healing and can even cause unnecessary problems. During healing make sure not
to wear necklaces or scarfs that will rub against the piercing. You may find it
best to tie up your hair or wear it to the side to avoid it catching on your
new piercing. During the initial healing process, it is best not to lie on your
back while sleeping.
The location of a nape piercing means that you may want to
ask someone to help you to thoroughly clean the piercing as it is difficult to
see and reach on your own. Make sure that anyone touching your piercing has
washed their hands with antibacterial soap before cleaning your piercing.
Gently clean your neck piercing twice a day with salt water solution or Tea
Tree Oil by bathing it using cotton wool.
If you would like further information, make sure to read our
full Piercing Aftercare Guides to learn about side effects to look out for.
There’s plenty of options when it comes to neck piercing
jewellery from Blue Banana. Some popular styles include:
There are a range of colours and designs to choose from in
our neck piercing jewellery range. When choosing your piercing jewellery there
are a few things you should consider:
If you regularly participate in sports, you may want to
discuss the best piercings for you with your piercer. You may need to consider
the type of clothing you wear and whether the sport you participate in could
result in the piercing getting knocked.
When searching for a piece of jewellery make sure you know
your measurements. We display the
piercing jewellery measurements as Gauge first (displayed in millimetres) then
Length, e.g. 1.2mm x 8mm.
We generally recommend that for new piercings you choose
longer jewellery. This can allow for extra room in case of any swelling. Make
sure to check out the tips from our piercing guides for information about
changing and removing piercing jewellery.
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