All You Need to Know About Eyebrow Piercings. Are you looking for a little bit of sparkle right above the eye? An eyebrow piercing with a ring, barbell or other quality jewelry can make a great statement. This blog will take a closer look at the eyebrow, how much it hurts, does one side matter over the other, and a few types of styles that are possible with quality, luxury jewelry.  

Eyebrow Piercings: The Basics

Eyebrow piercings are a pretty timeless type of piercing, popular among both men and women. It can be placed anywhere along the eyebrow, but it is commonly located just past the arch of the eyebrow. An eyebrow piercing is technically a flat surface piercing, so it heals differently than nose or ear piercings. Because of this it can have a higher risk of rejection and migration. 

Because your eyebrows are one of the most prominent features on your face and it would be pretty impossible to hide during the healing process, there are some things you should think about before deciding to commit to one. Here is everything you need to know about getting an eyebrow piercing.

How much do eyebrow piercings hurt?

An eyebrow piercing actually falls lower on the pain scale compared to other piercings. You will typically only feel a pinch and some pressure, but it won’t be anything too painful. There might be some discomfort and swelling after the eyebrow is pierced, which will happen with many other piercings.

Blood usually rushes to injuries in this area of the face which can lead to unpleasant symptoms. Some might develop a black eye after getting one! On the rare occasion that this happens, there’s no need to worry as it will heal and go away on its own. If you want to speed up the healing process try staying away from blood thinners, use a cold compress and get some rest. 

Which eyebrow should I get pierced?

When it comes to what side you want to get pierced on, it doesn’t really matter. It will be up to your personal preference. Although, if you’re completely stumped you can ask your piercer which side they would recommend. If you already have a lot of piercings on one side of your face or ears, your piercer might recommend you get your eyebrow done on the opposite side to balance out the symmetry. 

Eyebrow Piercing Types and Jewelry Styles

The standard eyebrow piercing style is known as the vertical eyebrow piercing, and it can be placed anywhere along the ridge of the eyebrow. You can choose to have just one, which is called a single eyebrow piercing, but some individuals choose to have two (known as a double eyebrow piercing) or can get eyebrow piercings upwards of 10. If you just wanted a simple eyebrow piercing, then you should go for a vertical one. It can also be placed at an angle for a slightly different and more unique look. 

The horizontal eyebrow piercing is another common option which is usually placed towards the outside corner of the eye. Both the vertical and horizontal piercings can be given a unique look with the use of creative jewelry options and picking a placement that will suit your eye and face.

Eyebrow piercings are usually pierced using a 16G needle. For your initial jewelry you should choose a lightweight curved barbell because it will not pull at your piercing like a hoop would. This helps reduce the risks of embedded jewelry, migration and any other issues that might occur during the healing process.

After healing is done, you can stick with your curved barbell, which is what many choose to do, or you can go with hoops which are another popular option. Both of these jewelry styles come in a lot of different styles and finishes, and the options are almost endless when it comes to colours and sizes that are available. You can definitely find one to best suit your style. 

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