Let’s talk about eyebrow piercing, all right?
Eyebrow piercings are usually done vertically through the eyebrow.
It is up to each individual person where about on the eyebrow they would like the piercing to be. Generally a ring is the most common type of jewellery to go inside an eyebrow piercing.
This type of piercing is quite common and it is quite easy to care for too. You follow the same procedure as you would with ear piercings and they usually take only 6-8 weeks to heal properly.
What to Consider
Whilst an eyebrow piercing can look really good, there are some things that you need to think about before going ahead and having one done. Firstly you need to be aware of the fact that there is a chance that the piercing will grow out and leave a scar. This is not usually a big deal for most people but it is still something that you need to think about.
The piercing itself will usually be done at an angle. This ensures that the eyebrow ring hangs properly without getting in the way. If you want to avoid the piercing closing up then you should leave the jewellery in at all times. Once the piercing has healed and you remove the jewellery, it will not take long for it to close back up again.
It is uncommon but there are occasions where you could end up with an infection in the piercing. This mainly occurs when the piercer hasn’t used properly sterilised equipment. If you are unlucky enough to develop an infection then you will experience pain and swelling. However, as mentioned an infection is quite rare and it can usually be avoided if you choose a good piercer.
The only other problem you could experience from an eyebrow piercing is that they are not always accepted socially. For whatever reason, eyebrow piercings do sometimes cause offense and this is something that you may have to put up with. You know – your boss might be a bit old-fashioned and so on…
But overall an eyebrow piercing is quite a common type of piercing these days. They can look really good and they are excellent for those looking to make a statement!
When you’re getting a body piercing, you must avoid certain actions to minimize the risk of getting a body piercing infection.
Actually there are three main types of body piercing infection you can get, not only one!
The first and the most common bugs you can get are some bacterial infections like Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. If you get one of these and the fresh piercing is really infected – painful, swollen and oozing yellow pus, your doctor will most likely prescribe antibiotics to kill the bacteria.
Actually it’s been reported that around 10 – 20% of all body piercings result in a small body piercing infections, so if your fresh body piercing is just slightly reddish and a bit tender to touch – most likely it’s going to pass within a few days.
The second type of body piercing infection is viral infections like hepatitis B and hepatitis C. This piercing infection can be transmitted to your body if the piercing instruments haven’t been properly sterilized. Using a disposable piercing needle is a must, and the piece of body jewelry that is inserted into your fresh piercing needs to be sterilized.
This is why it’s very important to make sure that the piercing studio is of the highest standards and the possibility of getting hepatitis is reduced to a minimum. If you have any doubts when entering the studio and talking to the guy or girl who’s going to pierce you – better leave the place and look for another one.
It would be really silly to get a viral infection when such diseases can be easily avoided by making sure all the health standards are met! So don’t hesitate to ask your piercer if he’s going to use a disposable piercing needle prior to getting pierced.
Another type of a possible body piercing infection includes parasites and other microorganisms. This may happen if you go swimming during the healing period in outdoor waters like seas, lakes and rivers.
So you are advised to avoid going into waters where microorganisms are living. Indoor swimming pools don’t pose such a threat due to chlorine added to water, but I guess you should avoid getting into the pool at least the first week or so after the piercing.