Eyebrow piercings not only look cool but also heal relatively faster. This is because the piercing generally goes through the skin and does not get as easily irritated as say, a nose piercing. Eyebrow piercings are positioned vertically or at a slight angle and generally look the best when done towards the end of the eyebrow. Do it anywhere on the eyebrow from right above the eye to the end but never pierce your eyebrow beyond that as there are chances of causing a great deal of damage to any one of the three major nerves that pass through that area.
Always choose a professional for any piercing you plan to get done. Doing it on your own can backfire and cause permanent damage at times. Choose a professional who uses a needle instead of a gun to pierce the eyebrow and also make sure that they use a sterilized needle and a clean piece of eyebrow jewelry. Anything that's not sanitary can result in an infection.
Eyebrow piercing procedure video
Barbells are ideal for your first piercing as they allow little chance of being moved around or knocked by mistake. This is especially likely when you're sleeping. We tend to be unaware of how much we push our faces into our pillows or mattresses which can affect the healing process. Using the smallest rings and barbells to pierce your eyebrow is the best way to go. These also help to prevent migration as they exert less pressure on the thin skin that covers that area. However, be prepared to experience 'Migration' regardless of how well your piercing has been done.
Migration refers to the rejection of your piercing by the weak skin covering the eyebrow area. This skin isn't supported or plumped up by tissue. So, the body can effectively eject the piercing by thinning the skin around it to such an extent that the skin eventually becomes too thin to hold the piercing in. CLICK FOR MORE EYEBROW PIERCING JEWELRY
Eyebrow piercing aftercare
Once you've had it pierced, you'll be required to spend a little time taking care of the wound on a daily basis. This is important to avoid infection. It's best to clean your piercing approximately three times a day, more if you're exposed to a grimy environment. Always wash your hands before you touch your eyebrow piercing. Use a cotton swab dipped in warm salt water to clean the area and remove any crusts that might have formed. Pat dry with a clean tissue.
Make sure your pillow covers and bedsheets are clean to avoid infection. If you generally tend to sleep on your side, try to make sure it's the side opposite to your piercing. This prevents unnecessary movement of the eyebrow jewelry.
You can expect the healing process to take anywhere between 6-8 weeks or more. Don't take the jewelry off during that period and also for the ensuing 6 months. Piercings in this area can easily close up within a day when the jewelry is removed. Avoid swimming during the healing process and also keep the area free of makeup. When in crowded places protect your eyebrow piercing as it can easily be pulled right out by mistake.