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Eyebrow Piercing

One of the most modern body piercings is the eyebrow piercing. An eyebrow that has a heavier "ridge" or thickness of tissue under the brow line is better suited to support the successful healing of this piercing. A very flat brow creates tension across the pierced area and will lend the healing piercing the natural tendency to rejection. Eyebrow piercings initially turned up in the  (The decade from 1980 to 1989)  1980s , and have been growing in popularity ever since.
Eyebrow Piercing Sometimes called "healing out," this is when the body pushes the jewelry towards the surface of the body, as though it were attempting to push away the new jewelry. Most often, in cases of rejection, the piercing is highly irritated and painful, and some rejecting piercings show extreme and sudden reversal of negative symptoms immediately upon the removal of the jewelry. The basic idea response to this situation is, if you think your body
is telling you that you should not have a certain piercing, your body is probably right and you should take it out.

How to Get an Eyebrow Piercing

  • Choose a piercer that is licensed or has apprenticed for many years. Confirm that he or she works with sterilized equipment and disposable hollow needles and wears new latex gloves for each client, offers only piercing quality jewelry and is accessible post-treatment should you have any questions or concerns.
  • Wear a button-down shirt to your appointment. This way you won't be obligated to pull a shirt over your head - and your new jewelry - when you're ready to change.
  • Bring clips and, if necessary, a ponytail holder to keep hair away from your eyes. Until your piercing heals, you'll want to keep your hair off your face, as it may get caught or tangled in the ring or stud.
  • Close your eyes when the procedure begins. Trying to watch may cause you to tense up or jerk at the sight of the needle. Take long deep breaths to keep calm as the steady hand of your piercer slips the needle in, followed by your new jewelry.
  • Take the aftercare advice of your piercer very seriously. It takes about six weeks to two months for an eyebrow piercing to heal, and in the meantime, it's very susceptible to infection.

Aftercare and Precautions of Eyebrow Piercing

  • Clean your eyebrow piercing twice a day for the next 3 days, once in the morning and again at night. You can do this in the shower or bath but you must always rinse the piercing out using fresh running water.
  • Do Not use Epsom Salts, Table Salt, Betadine, Tea Tree Oil, Polysporin, Neosporin, Bacitracin, Bactroban, Bactine or any other topical solution or ointment on your piercing whatsoever. These products are not for use on Puncture Wounds! If it's not listed on the above aftercare guide don't use it on the piercing.
  • If you think you have trouble with your piercing contact your piercer and NEVER remove the jewellery from a suspected infected piercing.

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