Wrist Piercing

Healing:3-6 Weeks
Are you looking for an unusual surface piercing? The Wrist Piercing could give you the unique edge that you desire!
Wrist Piercing With Barbell
Wrist Piercings can be done on either the outer or inner wrist. The outer wrist is the most popular option because it is more visible and there is generally more flesh there to pierce. 

This type of piercing can consist of either two separate piercing holes connected by a single barbell or as a single point piercing with a micro dermal anchor. This unorthodox piercing is a great alternative to wearing wristbands and bracelets and is sure to set you apart from the crowd. 


It is important that you visit a piercer who is experienced in surface piercings. Here's a rough guide of what you can expect during your Wrist Piercing procedure.
  • You will be asked to provide valid photographic ID 
  • The piercer will shave and clean the area using sterile wipes or solution
  • The piercer will mark the intended piercing area with a surgical pen and you can ask to view the placement before it begins
  • The piercer will then use either a small clamp or their fingers to expertly hold the skin taught before passing through a hollow, sterile needle
  • The piercer will thread through your jewellery and secure it fully so you're ready to show off your original new body mod!


Like other surface piercings, the Wrist Piercing causes minimal bleeding and the pain levels are usually quite low; it's often described as one of the least painful piercings around. 

Pain is entirely subjective though and will vary from person to person. The procedure will be over quickly and it will all be worth it when you're complimented on your awesome new piercing!


The Wrist Piercing can take anywhere between 2-6 weeks to heal and, like all surface piercings, is at a higher risk of infection and migration if it's not looked after properly. To ensure a smooth and speedy recovery, follow these simple aftercare tips:
  • Clean the pierced area with a cotton ball dipped in a warm salt water solution
  • Wear short sleeves to prevent the jewellery from catching on your clothes
  • Don't wear bangles, bracelets or watches on your pierced wrist
  • Avoid applying any cosmetics, creams or lotions in the area
  • Wherever possible, keep your wrist movement to a minimum during the healing time
  • Stay away from crowded areas where the piercing could get bumped
  • Avoid swimming pools and saunas
  • Clean your hands thoroughly before touching the piercing
Some swelling and redness is completely normal, but if you experience severe swelling, pain or discharge, see your piercer for a consultation.


Barbells are most commonly used for Wrist Piercings or micro dermal anchors if you opt for a single point Wrist Piercing.

Your piercer will use larger jewellery initially to allow for any swelling, which can then be swapped to smaller jewellery within a few weeks. We have a wide range or barbells and micro-dermal anchors to choose from so, once your Wrist Piercing has healed, you can switch up your look with different colours and styles.

Article Disclaimer: The information contained here within is based on our experience as one of the UK’s largest piercing chains. Please note that each individual’s experiences will be subjective and therefore each person will have a different experience of pain, healing and maintenance. For more information, please view our article guides terms and conditions page.

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