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 clamp and pierce. The more modern way to perform this piercing is with the dermal punch and taper method.
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.
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.
Healing Time: About 6-8 weeks
Recommended Jewelry: Curved barbells.
Eyebrow Piercing FAQs:
Q: How long do eyebrow piercings take to heal?
The eyebrow piercing healing process may vary by piercing and by person. How fast or how slow you heal really depends 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.
Q: 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.
Q: How much do eyebrow piercings cost?
The cost of your eyebrow jewelry will vary depending on where you get your piercing done. The price of the jewelry you will use for your piercing will also be a factor in the overall price of your eyebrow piercing. Check in with your local piercing shop in order to get an estimated cost.
Q: 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 to 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.
Q: How should I clean my eyebrow piercing?
A: It’s essential to practice good hygiene after receiving a brow piercing. We recommend using H2Ocean aftercare spray or saline solution, and recommend speaking to your piercing professional.
Q: When can I change my eyebrow jewelry?
It’s important that you do not change your eyebrow jewelry until your piercing is fully healed. Once healed, you can experiment with different jewelry types like curved barbells, captive beads and more.
Q: How do you give yourself an eyebrow piercing?
You don’t! Eyebrow piercings and facial piercings should be performed by a piercing professional.
Q: 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 metal commonly used in eyebrow jewelry types. 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.
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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