Shikha Mittal

What It's Like to Get Your Eyebrow Pierced

Eyebrows have become the center of attention and so Eyebrow Piercings are interesting.  Whereas certain types of face piercings are getting more accepted, eyebrow body piercing is definitely a leader and is still originating.  It is a unisex fashion statement and is quite popular among both women and men nowadays.

Now if you already decided to go for eyebrow piercing then you must do your homework first. As eyebrow piercing will give you permanently scar on your face and healing task is definitely not easy as well as it is costly too. Getting an eyebrow piercing is normal for both men and women today. However, before you get one, you should be aware of all the things you are supposed to do to ensure it heals healthily and fast. So read on carefully and check out all the aspect and then take a right way of piercing.

What is an Eyebrow Piercing?

An eyebrow piercing is a vertical surface piercing, wherein a twelve to eighteen gauge cannula needle is inserted through the bottom of the eyebrow and exits through the top of the eyebrow to permit insertion of jewelry. A standard placement for an eyebrow piercing is typically on the brow slightly up from the corner of the eye. The piercing may be placed either with a slight angle or straight up and down depending on personal preference and anatomy. Eyebrow piercings look stunning, and many people are enthusiastic about getting them done. The problem with them is that they can cost a great deal of money. If you're brave and careful about safety, it is possible to pierce your eyebrow.

How to Pierce your Eyebrow?

The first and most important thing when getting an eyebrow piercing is visiting a professional in the field. Do-It-Yourself is never an option. If you attempt to pierce your brow, the chances of infection and rejection increase. An expert piercer carries the correct equipment to get the job done at the ideal depth. Plus, normally, professionals work at a reputable piercing shop which will ensure you receive the service under the safest standards possible. So 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.

Is it hurt?

Relax!! Eyebrow piercings are considered fairly low on the pain scale; most people agree that this piercing is one that feels more like pressure than pain with the actual process compared to a strong pinch.

Before care
Eyebrow piercing will initially be done with a longer bar, as it is very common to have swelling in the eyebrow area, however it can be replaced for a shorter bar within 6-8 weeks. The piercing will not be considered fully healed until three months after having it done and during this time it is very important to be careful when plucking eyebrows, avoid waxing and be careful not to catch it when dressing or undressing. Therefore closely remove the hairs closest to the entry points of the jewelry. Plucking the hair with a pair of tweezers during the healing process is recommended. It is not advisable to have the piercing above your eyes since that section has the orbital nerves, which should never be touched or injured.

After care

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

Cleaning the area with an antibacterial soap will prevent it from catching any infection.

In case of any infections, contact a dermatologist.

Swimming is not recommended as chlorine present in the water will irritate it.

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

Healing Period
after you get your eyebrow piercing, you should expect that it will take approximately 6-8 weeks to be completely healed. However, before it completely heals, it is completely normal to experience some bruising which occurs just underneath the eyebrows. The period of healing of the piercing varies from one person to another depending on how much care you give your piercing.

Eyebrow Pierce Jewelry

Among all other body jewelry option for eye brow rings piercing, clear eyebrow rings have exceeded being an accessory to suit a girls’ attire. Basically, three types of jewelry are available for eyebrow piercing and mixtures of colors are available in each type of jewelry. The pressure of piercing depends upon the type of jewelry. And the types of jewelry which often used are:

  • Barbells
  • Curved barbells
  • And captive bead rings.

Types of Eyebrow Piercings

  • Vertical Piercing
  • Horizontal Piercing
  • Bridge Piercing
  • Anti-Eyebrow Piercing
  • Spiral Piercing
  • Multiple Piercings

Vertical eyebrow piercings- are the standard eyebrow piercings donned by many celebs such as Fergie or Justin Bierber. As the name suggests, a typical eyebrow piercing is pierced vertically through the eyebrow, anywhere along the ridge. These piercings are done at a 35-degree angle from the outside corner of the eye. The procedure involves a single piercing with two holes (one in, one out). But alternatives like spiral eyebrow piercings can have 2 or 3 piercings for 4 to 6 holes. These have a single piece of jewelry looping around ones eyebrow.

Horizontal eyebrow piercings- are basically the same as a standard eyebrow piercing, but they run horizontally instead of vertically. These are usually placed above or below the eyebrow. They are surface piercings, which means inserting a staple-shaped barbell under the surface of the skin.

Bridge piercing- It represents an alternative to nose piercing. In this, a portion of skin between the top of the nose and eyes is pierced. This might not be the best option if you have a tight skin in this area because it will ultimately dry and flake away.

Anti-eyebrow piercing- known as teardrops, these are curved barbells or dermal piercings inserted below the outer corner of the eye. This type of piercing is done just below the lower orbit of eye and exactly above on the upper bone of the cheek. Like all other types of eyebrow piercings, anti-eyebrow piercing is also a surface piercing, that is a piercing done just below the skin and which even does not touch any bones or muscles of the face. This article furnishes anti eyebrow piercing information for youngsters.

Spiral eyebrow piercing- as the name suggests, this piercing involves creating several holes along the eyebrow in order to insert spiral-shaped jewelry.  Spiral eyebrow piercings usually consist of three to four holes in the eyebrow, some of which are toward the top of the eyebrow and some that are along the bottom.

Multiple Eyebrow Piercings- The next in the list is about multiple piercings, which is surely a big thing these days. Referred to as a combination of vertical eyebrow piercings, or vertical and horizontal, it turns out to be in T shape. And these really help you stand out of the crowd.