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Location:
Back of Hand, Finger, Web of Hand
Jewellery:
Barbell, Microdermal
Healing:
6-12 Months
Age Limit:
18 with ID / 16 with Parents
Price:
£35.00 - £65.00
Pain Rating:
Hand piercings can be placed in a number of positions including the back of the hand, web of the hand, or even on a finger. Find our hand piercing advice and jewellery tips by clicking below.
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Hand Surface Piercing Jewellery

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Piercing Procedure

Ready to get a hand 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 hand piercing age restriction before coming to store. It can help to avoid any undue disappointment. In a Blue Banana studio, the hand 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 hand piercing location.

The hand piercing procedure will vary depending on the type of piercing jewellery you have chosen. If you are having a hand or finger piercing with a barbell your piercer will pass a sterilised needle through the skin. The piercer may clamp your skin to make it easier. If you are having a microdermal hand 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. 

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Aftercare Advice

A hand piercing can take 6-12 months to fully heal. The healing time varies from person to person and will need top aftercare to ensure successful healing.

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. It can be difficult to do this with a hand piercing since our hands are in constant use. To help prevent infection always wear gloves when washing up or carrying out other activities that may introduce dirt or soap into the wound and limit the number of substances your hand in exposed too.

When cleaning your hand piercing, make sure to wash your hands with antibacterial soap before touching your piercing (taking care not to put soap on your piercing). Gently clean your hand piercing twice a day with salt water solution or Tea Tree Oil by bathing it using cotton wool.

Hand piercings are very prone to being knocked so you will need to fully commit to aftercare to get your new piercing to heal. Hand piercings have one of the highest infection rates due to the placement.

If you would like further information, make sure to read our full Piercing Aftercare Guides to learn about side effects to look out for.

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Choosing Piercing Jewellery

There’s plenty of options when it comes to hand piercing jewellery from Blue Banana. Some popular styles include:

  • Hand Dermals
  • Finger Barbells
  • Hand Piercing Jewellery
  • Ring Piercing

There are a range of colours and designs to choose from in our hand piercing jewellery range. When choosing your piercing jewellery there are a few things you should consider:

  • Jewellery Size – Make sure to find out from your piercer the size your hand piercing jewellery should be.
  • Jewellery Material – piercing materials differ not only through their look but also how they could react to your skin. If you have sensitive skin that is prone to irritation, one of the many Titanium jewellery options is recommended. This material comes in a variety of colours and is durable too!

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.

  • Gauge – this is the thickness of the jewellery itself.
  • Length – the length of the piercing bar, usually not including the ball.

You will need to be patient and not change your hand piercing jewellery too soon as this piercing takes a long time to heal due to the location. Make sure to check out the tips from our piercing guides for information about changing and removing piercing jewellery.

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Please Note: Blue Banana piercing information is based on knowledge from our experiences as one of the UK's top piercing studios. All details provided should be read alongside professional advice. Please see our full Piercing Articles Disclaimer, here.