Body Jewelry, Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
What is the healing time for my new piercing?Healing times vary greatly from piercing to piercing. Below are simply approximations and you should ask your piercer for specific details.Tongue: 4 to 6 weeksEar Lobes: 6 to 8 weeksEar Cartilage: 4 to 14 monthsEyebrow: 6 to 8 weeksLip: 3 to 4 monthsNose: 3 to 6 monthsNavel: 6 to 12 months6. What things should I avoid doing when I get a new piercing?You should treat your new piercing like a fresh wound because that essentially what it is. You should try to be very gentle with any activity and be sure that it is properly cleaned and cared for. It is recommended that you avoid contact sports or rough housing to prevent any tearing or infection of your piercing.I know that tongues have a lot of blood in them, will I loose too much blood if I get my tongue pierced?Once again, this should NEVER happen. A trained piercer will examine the vein structure of your tongue and he or she will also know where it is safe to pierce. One benefit of all this blood in the tongue is that it tends to heal faster after a piercing. It is considered normal to bleed a little, after all, you are puncturing your body. But if the amount of blood loss concerns you, immediately consult with your piercer or with a medical professional.