What is an anti eyebrow piercing?Eye piercings in the brow and ridge area are common across many cultures, usually with studs. The unique look of brow piercings makes them incredibly popular for those who want something a bit different than the normal nose or lip ring. Contemporary facial piercings are known as “anti-eyebrow” which might sound strange, but is really just a different brow-centric design. Instead of on the brow or ridge itself, anti-eyebrow piercings are made above the upper check bone or right below the eyebrow. Varying sizes of studs can be used as jewelry in the orbit of the eye, creating a look that is as unique as the wearer. The statement that an anti-eyebrow piercing makes is second to none. If you’re looking for an out-of-the-box type of piercing, this is it. Not to mention, there are numerous ways to represent your own personal style through the studs and barbels that make anti-eyebrow piercings special.
Types of PiercingsNot all designs are created equal, and there are many that are entirely unique on their own. Jewelry types are also nearly endless, so no matter what your taste it, you can get something that you really enjoy. Butterfly kiss piercings are similar to anti-eyebrow piercings, since they are done just above the cheekbone, typically with a barbell with a stud on both ends. Aside from this, a singular stud is known as a teardrop piercing, and of course resembles its namesake. These types of surface piercings are popular among men and women, and each offers a unique yet contemporary style that differentiates it from traditional piercing types. Even if you’re just looking to add to what you already have, anti-eyebrow piercings are the way to go. Plus, they help to convey your interest in the culture of piercing from the get-go.
Does an anti eyebrow piercing hurt?Unlike typical piercings, the anti-eyebrow isn’t done on a piece of cartilage or other easy-to-access area. In spite of this, they don’t tend to cause as much pain as other piercings. If you’ve ever had your eyebrows plucked, this will be similar in terms of pain. Depending on the person, sometimes this are can be painful. However, usually getting your eyebrows plucked is a much longer process than what happens during a piercing puncture. You won’t need to worry about any long-term pain, so if you think you can handle it, go for it. Oftentimes, you might experience mild symptoms of swelling or bruising in this area, since there are many blood vessels that can be disturbed during the puncturing process. This is nothing to worry about, however, and less so if you are taking good care of the area after getting the procedure done.
How long does it take for an anti eyebrow piercing to heal?Most piercings don’t require much care outside of general washing and cleaning to remove any bacteria, but it pays to know a few things if you’re thinking about getting one done. Make sure that you’re not messing with your piercing too much, whether by moving it around, twisting it or otherwise increasing your chances of having a painful injury or causing infection. You can clean the jewelry itself in a chemical solution by letting it soak for a few minutes, but this isn’t typically recommended until you’ve had your piercing for a while, so that the area takes more time to grow back any scar tissue from the lack of jewelry. To clean your piercing, you can use a solution of warm water with sea salt, which will help to kill any bacteria and keep things clean. Watch out for any signs of severe pain, itchiness, or redness that can indicate an infection, and talk to your doctor if you suspect anything.
Does anti eyebrow piercing grow out?If you’re getting an eyebrow piercing on the brow itself, there will be areas in which the hair will grow out, potentially over the piercing. This usually isn’t that much of a problem, but can sometimes obscure or otherwise misrepresent the type of jewelry you’re looking to wear, so this is something to consider when picking out what you like. Your body piercer can give you an estimate of what to expect if you let your brows grow out. The important thing is to keep a piece of jewelry in the punctured area so that you don’t develop scar tissue over time. This can cause issues with repiercing and other complications. If you trend towards having thicker eyebrow hairs, you might want to consider the type and color of the jewelry you wear so that it stands out more. This isn’t a requirement of course, but something to think about when choosing various curbed barbels and other styles.
How do you clean an infected anti eyebrow piercing?Saline solution is your best friend here. Depending on the kind of piercing you have, this can be more or less painful than you might expect when being disinfected. If you suspect an infection, your best bet is to talk to your doctor about starting an antibiotic regiment to prevent things from getting worse. If things haven’t progressed too far, there are a couple DIY, at-home steps you can take to see if you can nip the bacteria in the bud. Apply the solution to the pierced area, and clean the piercing itself by soaking it in an antibacterial solution for at least a couple minutes. Your best bet might be to toss the jewelry altogether, but that may or may not be feasible depending on how bad the infection is. Regardless, the most important thing to remember is to clean everything that came into contact with your piercings. If you’ve been taking care of things properly, you won’t have to worry about infection. However, sometimes bad things happen in even the best of situations, so staying knowledgeable about what you need to do can be more helpful than not.
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