Eyebrow Piercing


Location:Eyebrow
Jewellery:Curved Barbells & Rings
Healing:6 - 8 Weeks
If you're looking for a new piercing that draws attention, the eyebrow piercing might be the ideal body mod for you! Read on to find out all you need to know about this incredibly popular surface piercing!
An eyebrow piercing with a curved barbell.

Eyebrow Piercing 101

Eyebrow piercings are amongst one of the most popular piercings we perform in our studios, with this simple surface piercing appealing to huge numbers of body mod fans.

The eyebrow piercing first became popular in the 1970's and was heavily featured in the punk scene. Once considered an unconventional and rebellious body modification, eyebrow piercings can now be seen on all manner of piercing fans!

With various jewellery options available from statement BCR rings to subtle barbells, you can customize your eyebrow piercing to look as punk and bad-ass or as feminine and dainty as you like.

Procedure

Much like other piercings, an eyebrow piercing is a relatively quick and simple procedure which goes as follows:
  • After checking you have provided valid photographic identification, the piercer will ask you to take a seat and prepare the piercing equipment
  • The piercer will clean the eyebrow area using a sterile wipe or wash before marking the entrance and exit points of the piercing with a surgical pen
  • The piercer will normally ask you to check the position of the marks before they start, however feel free to ask to view them if the piercer does not prompt you, after all, this is your piercing and you need to be happy with it!
  • The piercer will then either use clamps/forceps or their fingers to hold the skin taught, before passing through a hollow piercing needle
  • Your chosen jewellery will then be threaded through the piercing and secured
Voila! Your piercing is then complete!

Pain

In general, eyebrow piercings are reported to be one of the least painful types of surface piercings, with many customers reporting the pain as very similar to waxing or plucking the eyebrow.

The main factor contributing to the eyebrow piercing's low pain level is that it is a very quick procedure and is less prone to soreness during initial healing than other piercings.

Of course, as with any piercing, each individual's experience of pain will be different, but if this piercing is the one you want, if you can grit your teeth and bear it, you will be left with a seriously cool body mod to show off!

Healing

Eyebrow piercings typically take 6-8 weeks to heal provided the correct aftercare advice is followed. Once healed, eyebrow piercing jewellery can be changed without much pain or discomfort.

To aid the healing process, make sure that you:
  • Only touch the piercing with clean hands
  • Avoid shaving or plucking the pierced eyebrow
  • Clean the piercing with cotton wool balls or gauze socked in saltwater solution
  • Avoid sleeping on the piercing
  • Avoid applying any cosmetics to the area
It is normal to experience some mild bruising and swelling during the healing process. However, if you experience persistent swelling, redness, pain or discharge please return to your piercer for an assessment.

It's important to note with eyebrow piercings that the skin is very thin and can be prone to closing over quickly, so if you want to keep your eyebrow piercing in, do not take your jewellery out for long. If you are worried about not being able to replace your jewellery, causing it to close over, please visit one of our piercers who will be happy to help you.

Jewellery

There are many types of jewellery you can wear in an eyebrow piercing to create different looks. The most common types include captive bead rings, barbells and curved barbells. 

To view our awesome range of eyebrow piercing jewellery, click below:
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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