Decided on getting your flat 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.
Please ensure that you have checked the ear piercing age
restriction before coming to the store. In a Blue Banana studio, the flat
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 flat piercing typically
involves a sterilised gauge needle which your piercer will pass through the
cartilage, inserting the jewellery in the process. The piercing site is cleaned
thoroughly and marked with a pen first so you can check that you are happy with
the location. The piercer may ask you to lie on your side for the flat
piercing. They may also put a cork or plug in your ear to protect your ear
The flat piercing typically takes 3-9 months to fully heal
due to it being a cartilage piercing.
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 flat 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 flat piercing
jewellery from Blue Banana. Some popular styles include:
Your scapha piercing will most likely be done with a labret
as this reduces the risk of the jewellery catching during the healing process.
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 longer bar. 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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