Industrial Piercing: Everything You Kneed to Know
Industrial piercing is any two cartilage earrings connected with a single piece of bar.
This industrial bar generally goes through the upper cartilage of the ear, usually the forward-helix and the helix on the opposite side.
One barbell connects both pieces. An industrial bar can be done in numerous ways across the cartilage of the ear, vertically, horizontally, or lopsided. You can select your style with your preference.
The pierces as spaced around 1.5″ apart. But it also depends on your ears and the place you wish it to have. There are two traditional industrial helix piercings with one bar. However, you now have many possible ways to get it.
For example, you can opt to have two conch piercings, and the bar will be set vertically. Or you can also select an anti-helix and a rook piercing, a rook, and daith piercing, or a daith and a lower conch piercing as per your comfort.
How much will an Industrial piercing cost?
Many factors may cause a price change, such as quality of the store, popularity, expertise of piercing artists, and location.
Although industrial piercing consists of two piercings, it typically costs you somewhere about $30 – $70. Remember, choose a quality piercer over expense.
More importantly, Never plan to go to a piercer who uses a piercing gun. Ensure that the piercer should use clean needles and gloves, and their piercing studio should look clean, hygienic, and professional.
How much will getting an Industrial Piercing hurt?
As with any piercing, you should expect some sharp pain as the needle pierces your skin, but how much it hurts will depend on your particular pain endurance as well as what industrial configuration you have chosen.
If we see it in a general way, industrial piercings are more painful than earlobe piercings because they are done through cartilage, which is firmer and harder to pierce. After all, two piercings are required at once.
It’s not going to be this painful and unbearable, but the pain is less, and you can easily bear it because it is bearable.
There may be some discomfort, especially when you are getting two piercings, but it shouldn’t be too sore, more of a pinch.
Everyone handles pain in different ways, and what you might find completely unbearable, some people might not even notice.
Generally, it is about a 4/10 if you measure it on the pain scale.
How long can an Industrial Piercing take to heal?
It takes almost 2-6 months in general. Good routine, hygiene, and a bit of luck determine how fast your industrial piercing might heal.
It can be fully recovered in a month with appropriate aftercare and leaving the piercing alone (without touching).
Yes, this is the best-case scenario, and it can sometimes take up to 6 months. The results differ drastically from person to person.
You should never remove or change your piercing until you are completely sure that it is fully healed.
LOOKING AFTER YOUR PIERCING
- Always use an unscented antibacterial soap two times a day, and a saltwater solution soaks 2-4 times a day.
- Keeping infection away is worth the extra effort. You can use a salt water-based wound wash.
- Do not touch or pick at the piercing dirty hands carry germs, and germs can cause infection. Wash your hands carefully before touching your ears or earrings.
- Do not forget your newly-pierced ears during ordinary daily activities. Always Avoid bumping your ears when you are changing clothes, especially when you are putting on glasses, using the phone, or styling your hair.
- Be careful during your sleep. You might not be able to put your head down on the side of a new industrial piercing.
- Refrain from using hydrogen peroxide or alcohol on piercings. These products can irritate piercings.
- Avoid using antibiotic ointments, gels, or creams on piercings. They can bring dirt and prevent air from reaching the area.
Side Effects of Industrial Piercings.
- Irritation bumps: Small bumps around the piercing sites are every day when your new piercing is irritated in some way, whether you are touching it or you happen to be allergic to your jewellery.
- Be sure to pay close attention to your aftercare. Stop playing with your piercing. It might irritate your piercings.
- Rejection: Rejection is when your body feels your new piercing as a threat; it throws out of your skin. As the piercing is forced out, your body heals the skin below it speedily so it can’t be pushed back in.
- The only way to address rejection is to go to a professional piercer to remove it, not to prolong the process.
- Infection: Some Infections of piercings are more common than you would think, but many of them are also easily avoided by following simple aftercare procedures carefully.
- Typical infection symptoms include redness, swelling, yellow or green discharge, tenderness, burning, itching, and some intense pain.
- It’s quite common to see some redness, feel some soreness, or notice some crusting of the piercing sites as they start healing, but anything more than a slight annoyance could be signs of a huge problem.
- Keloids: Industrial piercing quickly causes keloid scars. These are scars formed to respond to the skin’s trauma and tend to be much larger than the initial piercing site. Besides being annoying, keloids can be quite painful.
- They need minute attention in the form of cortisone injections or removal of the scars via lasers or surgery.