How to Care for Your Eyebrow Piercing

How to Care for Eyebrow PiercingMany people wonder what is the appropriate level of attention they should give to their eyebrow piercings. The truth is that there is no easy answer to it. Each case is unique because we all have our individual anatomies and different circumstances. That being said, there are some things to keep in mind when caring about your eyebrow piercing.

Why is Eyebrow Piercing Special?

Please note that in many ways, eyebrow piercings are like any other. In this sense, many of the tips proposed for eyebrow piercings will work for any other type of a piercing. This generalized advice is something all piercing enthusiasts should keep in mind.

At the same time, it’s important to know that there are some peculiarities about eyebrow piercings. First of all, one should never forget that eyebrow piercings are surface piercings and thus prone to problems common with surface piercings, such as migration and rejection. Another peculiarity is the fact that eyebrow is a specific body part: it’s near the eyes and covered in hair, so all care instructions need to take these issues into account.

That being said, it’s vital to know that it’s not a good practice to pay over attention to your eyebrow piercing. Performing proper aftercare during healing time is typically enough. Your piercing should not be treated as an anomaly when healed, so it’s best to be aware of it but without paying too much attention and energy to it.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some quick tricks on how to care for your new and healed eyebrow piercing:

  • Get informed even before you decide to go through the procedure. Learn as much as you can about this piercing. Take your time to decide if this is really a good piercing for you.
  • Keep in mind that eyebrow piercings are surface piercings. They are prone to migrations and rejections. Pay a close attention to your piercing in order to notice any developing problem.
  • Since eyebrow piercings are surface piercings, they are not considered permanent. You can prolong their life with proper care, though.
  • Proper care can make an eyebrow piercing last for several years, though a lot depends on your individual anatomy and other factors.
  • If you notice migration and rejection it’s best to retire your piercing. Do not let your eyebrow piercing to grow out. It will leave a scar and increase the risk of infections.
  • New eyebrow piercings tend to bruise and swell. However, this should pass shortly after the procedure. If the problems persist, make sure to consult your medical provider.
  • Perform regular aftercare during the healing period. Use soaks made of saline solution. Make sure not to overclean your piercing.
  • You should not change jewelry until the piercing is fully healed.
  • It’s important to get used to your new eyebrow piercing and not to over-treat
  • You can pluck and shave your eyebrows, but make sure to work carefully around the piercing. If the piercing is fully healed you may remove the jewelry before plucking your eyebrows.

A Short Guide to Eyebrow Piercings

Eyebrow Piercing Eyebrow piercing is one of the most popular piercing types. It’s very attractive and stylish, and can take many forms, depending on the jewelry you choose. Both men and women can enjoy a beautiful eyebrow piercing with an effective jewelry piece.

Eyebrow piercings are specific and different than other popular piercing types. Generally speaking, eyebrow piercings are considered the so-called “surface piercings”. It means that the piercing is done on one surface of the skin, unlike most of the other piercings.

The trouble with surface piercings is that they are more prone to migrations and rejections, and generally are known to last shorter than other types of piercings. However, with good care, it’s possible to maintain your eyebrow piercing for a long time.

Different Types of Eyebrow Piercings

There are several popular types of eyebrow piercings, depending on the way the piercing is done and the way the jewelry is positioned. The most common form is the Vertical Eyebrow Piercing. Here, the piercing is done almost vertically, on the outer side of an eyebrow. The jewelry is typically inserted from below of the eyebrow to the top.
Another way to perform an eyebrow piecing is to do a Horizontal Eyebrow Piercing. This piercing is done parallel to the eyebrow. The jewelry is positioned almost horizontally. Usually, the horizontal piercing is done above the eye but you may also choose to have it done just below eyebrow.

Another popular type of piercing is an Anti-Eyebrow piercing. It is getting more and more popular these days, especially among teenagers. This surface piercing type is also known as “teardrop” piercing or high cheek piercing. It’s usually done just below the eyes and above the cheekbone. The jewelry is made to resemble tears on the face.

The Procedure

Eyebrow piercing procedure is usually quick and doesn’t cause much pain. Anti-eyebrow piercing may be a bit more painful, but it’s done quickly.

As with any other type of piercing, it’s important to choose a reliable, experienced piercer. It’s also vital to choose high-quality jewelry made of body-safe materials. The procedure itself is pretty straightforward: the chosen area is disinfected and a piercing needle is inserted through the skin. The needle for vertical eyebrow piercing typically goes from the bottom of the eyebrow to the top. This is how you’ll insert the jewelry. Usually, the initial piercing is done in the 18g to 12g size range.

The healing time is 6 to 8 weeks. During this time, do not change your jewelry. You have to wait for your piercing to fully heal to change the jewelry. During the healing process, make sure that no cosmetic products come in touch with your piercing (such as shampoo, makeup, creams, etc.)

Keep in mind that you have to care for your piercing during the healing process, because this is when it’s very prone to infections, rejection and migration. Make sure to clean it regularly with a saline solution and resist the urge to touch the jewelry.


There are many different jewelry types you can use for your eyebrow piercing. Keep in mind, however, that the jewelry used has to be suitable for eyebrow wear. It means that the jewelry pierce should not be too thin nor too heavy. While it’s ok to use multi-functional jewelry pieces, it’s best to use special jewelry made for eyebrow piercings.

The most common jewelry types for eyebrow piercings are special mini curved barbells. These barbells are specially made for eyebrow piercings so they feel the most comfortable. Always make sure to choose jewelry of the appropriate size! This is why it’s important to know the gauge you’re pierced with.

Eyebrow jewelry is very varied. You may choose between simple and elegant pieces you will be able to wear in almost any situation. If you prefer something more ornamented, there are many eyebrow circular barbells with special balls on one end. These balls can have gems or special charms that make your jewelry even more attractive. Some jewelry pieces have specially designed balls (made in different shapes) or special additions on the top ball. All these different designs make for very varied jewelry so your eyebrow piercing will always look attractive.

Times When You Should Really Rethink Getting a Piercing

Piercings are so hot and in right now! No matter how much some folks frown upon them, everyone wants and gets pierced left, right and center, very literally! While it is completely your decision to get pierced and/or tattooed, there are some times when the decision seriously has to be thought over.

It is a common notion that you have to tolerate at least some pain in order to look nice, and it is true as well. But sometimes, it is just not worth it, especially if the result is too much pain, bleeding and/or perennial discomfort. Continue reading