4 Eyebrow Piercing Types With After Care & Jewelry TipsBody Gauges Blog
Few piercings look as cool as the eyebrow piercing. They are sharp and to the point without being too over the top. The piercing goes through the eyebrow on the side of your face. The bar or ring will go under the hair on your brow.
The trend is popular for both men and women, making it one of the most popular piercings around.
However, before taking the plunge you must understand the types of eyebrow piercings available, the type of jewelry and how to care for your eyebrow piercing.
Brief History Of The Eyebrow Piercing
Body piercing has been around for a very long time. Out of all the piercings you can get, the eyebrow piercing is one of the more modern options. It doesn’t have much of a historical tie to it, nor is it associated with any culture. The piercing has been associated with the Punk Subculture back in the 1980s. The eyebrow piercing was introduced as part of a fashion statement and stuck around with many kinds of people.
Different Types of Eyebrow Piercings
When it comes to the eyebrow piercing, there are a few different ways to get the job done. The best option will depend on your facial structure and pain tolerance:
Vertical Eyebrow Piercing: The piercing goes vertically through the bottom of your eyebrow.
Horizontal (Sideways) Eyebrow Piercing: Piercing goes above or below your eyebrow.
Double Eyebrow Piercing: There are two piercings made either vertically or horizontally on your eyebrow.
Anti-Eyebrow Piercing (Reverse Eye Brow Piercing): Piercing made in the upper cheek, right below your eye.
Eyebrow Piercing After Care
Once your eyebrow has been professional pierced, you are in charge of the rest of the process. You must learn what your piercing looks like so that you can identify any potential problems. You must also be able to tell when you can change your jewelry.
Here are some tips to make your eyebrow piercing after care easier:
Clean your eyebrows twice a day for the first 3 days after your eyebrow piercing. It is best to do this in the morning and at night, especially after working out.
Clean your eyebrows as your last step before you leave the shower.
You can use your normal shampoo, conditioner, and soap as long as they don’t have any harsh chemicals or materials that could be irritating.
Your piercing professional will recommend a soap to clean your eyebrow piercing. Use it gentle, but make sure that you use it to get any “gunk” out. Move the piercing around to wiggle anything free that might be hanging around.
Make sure you rinse the piercing properly and thoroughly.
When drying your face, do not use a towel on your face, as this can pull the ring out. Instead, use a tissue to dry off that area of your face.
After three days, you can return to your normal routine by only cleaning your piercing once a day. Still, you might want to move the piercing around just to knock anything free. Do this while standing under running water.
After four weeks, you don’t have to be as careful, but you do still need to watch out. Clean your piercing every few days, making sure to look for signs of infection.
Do not over clean your piercing. This is going to irritate it and strip your skin of the natural oils which can create pimples and other skin conditions.
What Not to Use with New Eyebrow Piercings
Do not use Epsom salts, table salt, tea tree oils, Neosporin, Bactine. Additionally, do not use any type of ointment or topical solution that is not intended to be used on piercings. If your piercing professional tells you it is okay to be used on your piercing, only then can you use it.
Do not put sunscreen, face moisturizer, baby oil, or any other skincare product on your piercing. It does not matter if it is labeled as “natural.”
If you are having problems or you need help with your piercing you should consult with your piercing professional. Do not remove jewelry from a piercing you suspect is infected.
Types of Eyebrow Jewelry
There are a few different options for eyebrow rings, depending on the look you are going for.
Twister Ring: This will add an interesting look to your eyebrow piercing. It is in the shape of a spiral rod and is topped off with colorful end beads.
Curved Barbell (Banana Barbell): This is one of the most common eyebrow rings available. It is designed to fit comfortably on the eyebrow. This is the style typically used for your initial piercing.
Straight Barbell: One of the most popular options, this is a straight rod with bead ends. You can get a variety of styles and looks with this type of jewelry. It is one of the easiest to put in and care for as well.
Captive Bead Ring: This is also known as the bead closure ring, and it is a universal type of jewelry that can be worn on almost any piercings. This is comfortable and is a preferred style for many people.
When you get an eyebrow piercing, you have to be extremely careful about how you go about it. Make sure that you get a professional piercer to do the piercing and you listen to their suggestions as well.
If you are looking for a place to buy body jewelry with high quality pieces, including eyebrow rings and bars, check out Body Gauges for their wide selection. Most importantly, make sure your piercing is completely healed before you consider changing your jewelry out.