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How To Look After Eyebrow Piercings

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If you decide to get your eyebrow pierced, you must take great care with it as it can take at least 2 months for it to heal properly. You must go to a professional piercer as unsterilised equipment is very dangerous and can transmit infection. If the jewellery is placed on the wrong part of your face then nerve damage can ensue.

The best thing is to ask around and go to a reputable piercer who is licensed to work. Check that the jewellery they use is of proper quality - titanium and stainless steel are the most common and that hygiene is up to scratch. Don't have it done in a studio you are unsure of - it just isn't worth it.



When you go to the piercing, make sure your hair is worn off your face, as you do not want hair to brush it while it is healing and vulnerable to infection. It is best to close your eyes and concentrate on taking deep breaths, rather than keeping your eyes open and automatically pulling your head away when you see the needle. This could be very dangerous, so just try to stay calm and still.



You must follow the directions for aftercare strictly and to the letter, but if you do have excessive pain, redness or swelling then you should get medical advice as soon as possible. Do not remove the jewellery though unless you have been directed to do so, as you may aggravate the infection by taking the object away and leaving the wound even more exposed to bacteria.



The aftercare process must be followed until the piercing has healed properly. Take care when drying your hair, washing your face or inserting contact lenses as you may forget it is there and pull the skin inadvertently, which could be very painful.


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By: Bev on Sat, Jun 15th 2002

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