Decided on getting your orbital 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
Please ensure that you have checked the ear piercing age
restriction before coming to store. In a Blue Banana studio, the orbital piercing
age restriction is 16 (ID may be required) or 13 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 the piercer will give you a quick consultation and
briefing before discussing the piercing location.
The orbital piercing can be performed in a variety of
places. All orbital piercings will be performed with a piercing needle and will
involve creating two piercings. After performing the first piercings, the
piercer may use a plastic retainer or jewellery while piercing the second. The
piercing site is cleaned thoroughly and marked with a pen first so you can
check that you are happy with the location. Your piercer may recommend that you start with two labrets in your fresh piercings and then change to a ring to create the orbital effect once it has healed. This allows for quicker and smoother healing.
The orbital piercing will vary depending on where you have
your piercing. Most orbital piercings are through cartilage which typically
takes 3 – 4 months to heal.
During the healing process, there are some activities you
will want to avoid such as sleeping on your new piercing and swimming. Knocking
or putting pressure on a cartilage piercing can cause the angle to change and
the healing process to take longer so be sure to take extra care not to catch
your new piercing jewellery and to keep up with your aftercare.
Clean your orbital piercing twice a day with salt water
solution or Tea Tree Oil by gently bathing it using cotton wool.
While it is important to ensure your general ear hygiene is
first rate, it is also advisable to avoid using soap on your new piercing so be
sure to take extra care while washing your ears and removing ear wax.
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 orbital piercing
jewellery from Blue Banana. Some popular styles include:
The orbital piercing is one of a few piercings that are
usually pierced with a hoop straight away. This is because it connects two
piercings. Your piercer will make sure your hoop (typically a BCR) is a snug
fit to reduce the chance of you catching it. It is vital for the healing
process that you remain patient and don’t change your jewellery until your
piercer has advised you to do so.
When choosing your piercing jewellery there are a few things
you should consider:
We generally recommend that for new piercings you choose
jewellery with a wider diameter or length. 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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