Eyebrow piercing is a classic type of piercing, one of the least painful, popular with girls and guys. To ensure that the procedure, healing process, and subsequent wearing of the earring do not cause problems, read our helpful tips.
Do you think what type of eyebrow piercing should I get? If yes! Try vertical eyebrow piercings, which are the standard trending style. As the name suggests, vertical piercing goes anywhere along the ridge of the eyebrow. But not only vertical, but you can also choose from other types of eyebrow piercing, whether male and female.
The eyebrow piercing procedure
- The place of the future piercing is disinfected; the piercer prepares a sterile needle and jewelry.
- Points for piercing are marked on the eyebrows.
- The brow skin is pulled back and pierced. Some use the freehand technique; that is, the puncture is made only with a needle, without clamps.
- The needle is replaced with a decoration that is securely fixed.
Does eyebrow piercing hurt?
The puncture delivers a minimum of discomfort. The pain is about the same as when pinching. If you want to try piercing but are afraid of pain, then this is the best option.
How long does an eyebrow piercing heal?
- If you properly care for the puncture area and follow all the recommendations of the master, then after 4-8 weeks, you will not experience discomfort in the eyebrows. But the final healing can take up to six months. Before the end of this period, you need:
- make sure that the jewelry does not cling to hair and hats;
- touch the punctured area only with clean hands;
- limit visits to the solarium, pool, and bath, especially in the first 4-6 weeks;
- do not scroll the decoration;
- please do not remove the ring or barbell from the not wholly healed eyebrow; since then, you will not be able to return the piercing to its place on your own.
Due to anatomical features, this type of piercing is at risk of migration, reducing the distance between the sharp points, which sometimes leads to jewelry loss. Plane punctures in the area with active facial expressions are subjected to constant stress, but it is impossible to predict how much jewelry you are carrying. The risk of complications increases if the eyebrows are flat, leading to excessive pressure of the jewelry on the bone.
Your task is to constantly monitor whether the distance between the puncture points is decreasing. If it shrinks to 5-7 mm, it is better to remove the jewelry and let the piercing heal. It will happen quickly and without traces. After some time, you can plan a new trip to the piercer. If you start the migration of the piercing and hold out until the earring itself falls out of the eyebrow, the result can be a scar.
To minimize the risk of rejection, an experienced craftsman selects the optimal length of the jewelry and places it, taking into account the client’s anatomy.
Types of eyebrow piercing
Puncture points are located on opposite sides of the eyebrow. Distinguish between central (closer to the middle) and lateral (closer to the outer edge). You can pierce strictly vertically or at an angle, with the latter option being preferable for aesthetics and safety reasons.
The puncture points are on the same side of the eyebrow. It can be a place above or below the eyebrow, and a U-shaped bar with wraps is best suited as a decoration.
Bridge eyebrow piercing is a kind of horizontal puncture in the area between the eyebrows, glabella.
Anti-Brow piercing is a piercing where your eyebrows would be if your face were turned upside down and your eyebrows were under your eyes instead of above them.
Spiral brow piercing is a variation of the standard eyebrow piercing in which only one piercing is made, consisting of two or three consecutive holes. A particular spiral-shaped gemstone is then inserted into each hole.
T-brow piercing is another variation of the standard eyebrow piercing. It is in the T-shaped eyebrow piercing, a classic combination of vertical and horizontal piercings to form a “T” shape.
You can pierce your eyebrow in several places and create interesting compositions with the help of various decorations and wraps.
What jewelry to choose for eyebrow piercing
A banana barbell with wraps is an ideal option for convenience, aesthetics, and healing speed.
U-bar – suitable for horizontal punctures.
The ring is a timeless classic. Suitable for a healed puncture. A fresh punch is inserted as an anatomical exception. Such an earring has a greater risk of getting caught in hair, clothes, bracelets.
The most modern material for jewelry, be it an eyebrow piercing or any other place on the body, is titanium. It is as smooth, durable, and aesthetic as possible. Certified implant titanium is free of nickel, which is a common cause of allergic reactions to jewelry.
How to care for a eyebrow puncture
- Avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medications on the day of your procedure and for the next week.
- Immediately after the procedure, do not touch your face with your hands; limit contact with clothing and hair.
- If a bruise appears under the eye the next day, apply a bruise cream to it.
- Treat the wound in the morning and evening for the first 2-3 weeks. First, remove crusts and dried secretions with cotton pads soaked in saline (available at the pharmacy). Then apply an antiseptic to the cleaned wound, which the piercer will recommend to you. Do not use alcohol-based ointments or solutions.
- Give up the solarium for 14 days, from the pool – for a month, from the bath – for 1.5-2 months.
- Do not take out the jewelry – you will hardly be able to put it back on yourself.