Eyebrow piercings are a popular form of body modification and an easy way to express yourself. We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about all the different types of eyebrow piercings, eyebrow rings, eyebrow jewelry, and more! From your typical eyebrow piercings to horizontal eyebrow piercings and other facial piercings in between, there are so many ways to show off your sense of style through these awesome piercings.
Ready to get started? Check out our complete guide to eyebrow piercings below and get educated on all the different styles of eyebrow piercings.
Eyebrow Piercing Types
Anti-Eyebrow Piercing Location:
An anti-eyebrow piercing, also known as a teardrop or butterfly piercing, is a surface piercing placed just above the cheekbone, typically lining up with the edge of the eyebrow.
Anti-Eyebrow Piercing Process:
The classic process for an anti-eyebrow piercing is a clamp and pierce. The more modern way to perform this piercing is with the dermal punch and taper method.
About 2-3 months to heal.
What is an Eyebrow Piercing?
Eyebrow Piercing Location:
An eyebrow piercing is another surface piercing that typically pierces toward the outer edge of your eyebrow, but can technically be pierced anywhere on the eyebrow. If you’re feeling bold, you can modify this piercing by using two pieces of body jewelry to create a double eyebrow piercing.
Eyebrow Piercing Process:
An eyebrow piercing is typically performed with a 14-16 gauge hollow piercing needle.
About 6 weeks.
Horizontal Eyebrow Piercing
Horizontal Eyebrow Piercing Location:
Instead of piercing vertically like a typical eyebrow piercing, a horizontal eyebrow piercing is located just above your eyebrow and sits horizontally on your face.
Horizontal Eyebrow Piercing Process:
This piercing is typically performed with a hollow piercing needle.
About 6-8 weeks
Now that you’ve learned all about the piercing process and other important piercing info, here are some helpful eyebrow piercing FAQs:
Eyebrow Piercing Pain, Healing Times, Piercing Aftercare Tips, and More
How long do eyebrow piercings take to heal?
The eyebrow piercing healing process may vary by piercing and by person, but it usually takes about 2-3 months to heal. Healing times really depend on your body and your chemical makeup. It’s important that you talk to a professional piercer about eyebrow piercing healing times before getting an eyebrow piercing. For information on piercing aftercare and body jewelry care, read How to Care for Your Body Jewelry & Body Piercings.
Does getting an eyebrow piercing hurt?
There are plenty of variables that go into determining how much or how little an eyebrow piercing hurts. Everyone is different, and brow piercing pain really depends on your pain tolerance. We recommend speaking with a professional about pain management and types of eyebrow piercing pain before getting your piercing.
How much do eyebrow piercings cost?
The cost of your eyebrow piercing will vary depending on where you get your piercing done.
How should I clean my eyebrow piercing?
It’s essential to practice good hygiene after receiving a brow piercing. Clean the piercing site with H2Ocean aftercare spray or saline solution. We recommend speaking to your professional piercer about the healing process. For information on piercing aftercare and body jewelry care, read How to Care for Your Body Jewelry & Body Piercings.
Why shouldn’t I get an eyebrow piercing?
Eyebrow piercings and other facial piercings are a great way to accessorize, but they aren’t for everyone, and that’s okay! Make sure you’re completely positive about your decision prior to getting a piercing. Talk to your piercing professional about all of your concerns and get more information about what an eyebrow piercing entails. You can also check out our other piercing guides to see which piercing is best for you.
How do you give yourself an eyebrow piercing?
You don’t! Eyebrow piercings and facial piercings should be performed by a piercing professional.
Eyebrow Piercing Jewelry
How much does eyebrow piercing jewelry cost?
It all depends on the jewelry types and the jewelry materials. Most of our jewelry is made up of surgical steel or G23 titanium. There are different types of eyebrow jewelry, but the most common types are curved barbells and circular barbells (captive bead rings). We recommend calling a professional piercer to learn more about pricing for eyebrow piercing jewelry.
When can I change my eyebrow jewelry?
It’s important that you do not change your eyebrow jewelry until the piercing site is fully healed. Once healed, you can experiment with different jewelry types like curved barbells, captive beads, and more.
What if my eyebrow piercing gets infected or I have an allergic reaction?
It’s important that you speak with your piercing professional about allergies and infections. We recommend also speaking with a healthcare professional to make sure you don’t have an allergy to any common jewelry materials. If your eyebrow piercing is red or inflamed, remove it immediately and contact a professional. To avoid infection, make sure to follow your piercing care guidelines.
More Body Piercing Info
Want to learn more about body piercing? Check out some of our favorite piercing guides, including our ear piercing and cartilage piercing guides, nose piercing and septum piercing guides, lip piercing guides (such as medusa piercings), and more. We also have guides on tongue piercings, belly button piercings (or navel piercings), nipple piercings, genital piercings, and pretty much every other type of piercing that you can think of. We’ve got all the piercing info you need!
Did this guide to eyebrow piercings give you everything you needed? How will you spice up your look and show off your shine? We can’t wait to see what kind of awesome jewelry you pick out to go along with your style!
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