What is wrist piercing?
It is a piercing through the surface of the wrist. This unique type of body surface piercing was first publicized in a well-known magazine by Jon Cobb, a noteworthy body piercer. If you are bored of wearing wristbands, wristwatches, and bracelets then try this rare style of piercing.
How to do wrist piercing?
Visit a professional piercing parlor that specializes in all kinds of surface piercings. The region to be pierced is shaved and cleaned thoroughly. The entry and exit points are precisely marked with a pen. The piercing artist will clamp the skin of the wrist and push a long, hollow needle through it. The piercing is complete after the insertion of the jewelry.
Wrist piercing pain
According to many people, it is one of the least painful piercings. However, it might hurt a bit as everyone has different pain tolerance. Like any other surface piercing, wrist piercing causes minimal bleeding, as long as it is carried out by a well-experienced piercing professional.
Wrist piercing aftercare
- Clean the pierced spot with a sterilized cotton ball dipped in warm salt water twice a day
- Wash the piercing with a mild soap while taking a shower
- Wear short sleeves to prevent the jewelry from catching on to the clothing
- Do not wear bracelets, bangles, or wristwatches on the pierced wrist
- Avoid applying lotions, creams, ointments, or makeup on the pierced region
- Minimize the movement of the pierced wrist
Wrist piercing healing time
It takes 2 weeks to 7 months for the piercing to heal.
Wrist piercing infection and complications
The unusual location of the piercing puts it at a greater risk of infection. The infected area becomes swollen and red, causing severe pain. In some cases, there is a yellow or white discharge near the pierced region. Therefore, keeping the piercing clean and dry is important to avoid any unnecessary complications. As with any surface piercing, wrist piercing carries a high rate of rejection and migration that leads to scarring on the wrist. In such cases, you should get the jewelry removed in time by a piercing professional.
Wrist piercing jewelry
Barbells and surface bars made of Teflon, Tygon, or titanium are suitable as short- and long-term jewelry for the piercing. Longer barbells are recommended in the initial stage of healing. After the pierced area has healed, a shorter barbell is inserted. Avoid jewelry made of silver and nickel to minimize the risk of rejection.
Wrist piercing cost
In any reputable parlor, the price of the piercing ranges between $50 and $100.
Variations of wrist piercing
Wrist dermal/micro dermal piercing
It is a single point piercing done on the wrist using a micro dermal anchor. Only one end of the jewelry appears on the surface while the other end is placed under the skin. Although dermal piercing looks fabulous on the wrist, it involves the risk of tissue damage.