What to Expect From the Industrial Piercing Process and Aftercare

Having multiple ear piercings has been an active trend for years. If done right, it can certainly look very appealing, fun, and free. However, getting new piercings means investing time in active care and helping the healing process. Anyone who’s considering getting an industrial piercing should take a few things into careful consideration before booking an appointment.

Woman with industrial piercing
Industrial Piercing and Its Appeal

An industrial piercing is a barbell that passes through the ear cartilage. Because of the way they run across the upper ear, they’re also called scaffolding piercings. Two holes are made, one on each side of the cartilage, to accommodate the barbell. There are many types of designs and styles when it comes to earrings that suit these piercings, from stunning gold and bejeweled barbells to two rings connected by a chain, and much more. It’s certainly a fresh and modern look for those who enjoy ear bling.

Woman with industrial piercing, close-up
Things to Consider

Although pain is subjective and everyone has a different threshold, it’s important to note that cartilage piercings tend to be more painful than lobe piercings. Not to mention that an industrial piercing requires two holes to be made. While a well-trained professional will make the process as quick and painless as possible, one can still expect an intense pinch. Cartilage piercings take longer to heal than regular piercings, but they will get better with proper care. Typically, one must be diligent about cleaning and careful with these piercings for six months to a year.

Industrial Piercing earring
The Healing and Aftercare Process

Talk to your chosen expert about the best products to use when it comes to cleaning your new industrial piercing. There are several great brands of aftercare piercing sprays on the market that’d definitely come in handy. The piercings should be kept dry, and clean, and shouldn’t be touched. One must be careful with sleeping positions, as putting pressure on the piercings can cause swelling.