Piercing Healing Times

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HEALING TIMES

Below are approximate healing times for healthy piercings on most people. Keep in mind that your piercing may heal more quickly or take even longer. Continue suggested aftercare for at least the amount of time listed below for your piercing.

At the end of the healing time, twice-daily cleaning is no longer required, although once-a-day cleaning is still suggested. When your piercing is healed, jewelry can safely be changed but it shouldn’t be left out for longer than it takes to switch jewelry. Even once the hole becomes permanent it can still shrink and make jewelry reinsertion more difficult. If you like your piercing, keep jewelry in it.

Surface Piercings            1 year or longer

Surface Anchors              2–6 months

Ear & Facial Piercings

  • Ear Lobes 6–8 weeks
  • Ear Cartilage 6 months–1 year
  • Eyebrow 6–8 weeks
  • Nostril 6 months–1 year
  • Septum 6–8 weeks
  • Bridge 8–10 weeks

Oral Piercings

  • Tongue 4 weeks
  • Lip/Labret 6–8 weeks
  • Beauty Mark 6–8 weeks
  • Philtrum 6-8 weeks
  • Cheek 6 months–1 year

Nipples & Navels

  • Nipples 6 months–1 year
  • Navels 6 months–1 year

Vulva Piercings

  • Inner Labia 4–6 weeks
  • Outer Labia 3–6 months
  • Clitoral Hood 4–6 weeks
  • Fourchette 6–8 weeks
  • Triangle 8–12 weeks
  • Christina 6–9 months
  • Clitoris 4–6 weeks
  • Princess Albertina 4–6 weeks

Penis Piercings

  • Prince Albert 6–8 weeks
  • Reverse PA 4–6 months
  • Frenum 6–8 weeks
  • Scrotum 6–8 weeks
  • Guiche 8–10 weeks
  • Dydoe 8–12 weeks
  • Foreskin 8–10 weeks
  • Ampallang 4-8 months
  • Pubic 1 year or longer