What is eyebrow piercing?
It is one of the most popular surface piercings done along the eyebrow. Although eyebrow piercing was introduced in the 1970’s, it has still not gone out of fashion. Wearing funky and cool eyebrow jewelry looks good on both guys and girls.
How to pierce your eyebrow?
Make sure you select a well-known piercing parlor to get the piercing done. You need to show the professional piercer the exact place to be pierced. After the entry and exit points are marked with a pen, a hollow, sterilized piercing needle is passed from the outside corner of the eye through the eyebrow. The jewelry is then inserted into the piercing.
Eyebrow piercing pain
It is less likely to hurt while getting the eyebrow pierced. According to some people, this kind of piercing causes the same amount of pain experienced during eyebrow-plucking. Since the area is punctured, it might undergo mild swelling and bruising.
Eyebrow piercing aftercare
- Do not touch the pierced spot without washing your hands
- Clean the piercing regularly with a cotton ball soaked in warm saline water
- Rinse the pierced area thoroughly using a mild soap while taking a shower
- Use disposable paper towels to gently dry the piercing
- Avoid shaving or plucking the pierced eyebrow
- Do not apply makeup, lotions, creams, or antibiotic ointments on the piercing
- Avoid sleeping on the piercing
Eyebrow piercing healing
It takes 6-8 weeks for the piercing to heal properly.
Eyebrow piercing infection and complications
If you notice a pus-filled red bump near the pierced region, then it indicates an infection. Take medical help if it becomes severely infected. Wrong placement of the piercing or an allergic reaction might lead to jewelry rejection and migration. Getting the jewelry removed in time prevents the formation of scars. Following the aftercare instructions during the healing period helps avoid such complications.
Eyebrow piercing jewelry
Barbells and captive bead rings fit comfortably in the eyebrow. Unless the piercing has undergone complete healing, it is not advisable to experiment with different styles of jewelry. Sixteen-gauge jewelry is recommended to minimize the risk of rejection. Small shiny magnetic studs can be used to create a fake eyebrow piercing.
How to hide an eyebrow piercing?
If you do not want to show the piercing, then use clear retainers.
Eyebrow piercing cost
The price of the piercing will be somewhere between $20 and $80 in any standard piercing salon.
Different types of eyebrow piercings
Vertical eyebrow piercing
Here the piercing passes vertically through the bottom of the eyebrow.
Horizontal/Sideway eyebrow piercing
The piercing is either done above or below the eyebrow.
Double eyebrow piercing
Two perforations are made either vertically or horizontally on the eyebrow.
Anti-eyebrow piercing/reverse eyebrow piercing
Perforation is made on the upper cheek below the eye.