Industrial piercing has become very popular today with both men and women. It is a combined form of self-expression and facial art work. What makes it especially unique is that it involved two ear piercings compared to one with other piercing styles. Here’s what you need to know about getting an industrial piercing done, to make it stand out.
If you want your new industrial piercing to really stand out, there are three things you need to do:
– It must be done by a professional so that it is done correctly with the minimum possibility of infection.
– The industrial piercing jewelry used must be of the highest quality, such as surgical stainless steel or titanium or 18 karat gold, for reasons to be discussed.
– Adequate attention must be paid to proper aftercare.
Why Industrial Drilling Should Be Done By A Professional
When getting an industrial piercing, you want it to be done by an experienced professional. You want to choose a piercer that operates in sanitary conditions. You also want one who knows what they are doing and has significant experience in industrial drilling.
A skilled piercer will know that the industrial piercing is placed on the top of the ear and pierces the cartilage from one side to the other. The best piercers do this manually without the use of piercing guns. Using a piercing gun can scar the top and create wounds more suitable for infection.
The professional piercer will use a 14-gauge hollow needle that pierces through the cartilage of the upper ear first and then down through the lower part of the ear for the second piercing, which is slightly diagonal and opposite the first. The two drilled holes are joined by one piece, generally known as a straight bar.
The procedure is a bit uncomfortable and is usually done without anesthesia. But a professional piercer will be able to discuss the procedure and ease any anxiety.
What is the best type of material to use for an industrial piercing?
The next big concern with a new industrial piercing is preventing infection as the wounds heal. You always want to use the best material available for your industrial jewelry that is unlikely to contribute to infection. That is why the following types of materials are the most recommended for your jewelry: surgical stainless steel or titanium or 18-karat gold. It is also a good idea to use internally threaded bars.
Industrial rods that have the thread extending from the ball and allow screwing to take place inside the rod are the safest. The other type is where the thread is on the bar. This is a more dangerous style and can lead to ear tears when jewelry is removed or put on.
What is important to have the best and safest healing process?
Complete healing of industrial piercings can take a while, so be patient. Depending on the person, complete healing can take anywhere from a few months to a year. Much of how fast and successful healing is depends on how careful the person is and how well they take care of their piercings.
It is not uncommon for the person to experience palpitations and discomfort for several days after the piercings.
Care must be taken, especially in the first 2 weeks, to keep the piercings very clean. You must resist the temptation to touch the area and cleanse at least twice a day with the sanitary products recommended by your piercer. In fact, do whatever your piercer tells you to ensure proper healing – don’t get lazy.
Try, as best you can, to prevent your hair from coming into contact with your piercings. When you have to touch the area, be sure to wash your hands first to avoid spreading the infection.
After about three months, for most people, you will notice that the ears heal quite well. You’ve been through a lot and it’s time to flaunt your industrial piercings. Go out and select bar bells that reflect your personality and wear them with pride.