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