Piercing Healing Times

Piercing Healing Times

  • Microdermal implants – 3 months
  • Ear Lobe – 6 weeks
  • Ear Cartilage including Tragus, Anti-tragus, Upper and Lower Conch, Helix, Snug, Daith, Industrial, Rook etc – 3 to 6 Months but can take much longer. If your cartilage piercing takes over 6 months to heal please see our troubleshooting guide below for advice to speed up the process and avoid hypertrophic scarring.
  • Translobe / Transverse Lobe – 6 months+
  • Navel – 6 Months
  • Nipple – 3-6 Months
  • Tongue – 4-6 weeks to fully heal (however the worst of the discomfort is over within the first week and the jewellery can be downsized after this time)
  • Smiley – 2 – 4 weeks
  • Frowney – 2 – 4 weeks
  • Tongue Web – 2 – 4 weeks
  • Lip / Labret – 6 weeks
  • Medusa – 6 weeks
  • Madonna – 6 weeks
  • Cheek – 6 months+
  • Vertical or Horizontal Lip – 6 -12 weeks
  • Eyebrow – 2-3 months
  • Bridge – 3-6 months
  • Septum – 4-6 weeks
  • Nostril – 3-6 months
  • Nasallang – 6 months+
  • Septril – 2-4 months
  • Austin – 3 months+
  • Prince Albert – 4-6 weeks
  • Reverse Prince Albert – commonly around 8 weeks but can take up to 6 months to fully heal
  • Ampallang – 6 months+
  • Apadravya – 4-6 months+
  • Dydoe – 2-3 months
  • Frenum – Commonly around 8 weeks but can take up to 6 months or more
  • Guiche – 2-3 months
  • Foreskin – 8 weeks+
  • Lorum – 2-3 months
  • Scrotum / Hafada – 2-3 months
  • Clitoral Hood – 2 – 6 weeks
  • Inner Labia – 4-6 weeks
  • Outer Labia – 2-3 months
  • Fourchette – 2-3 months
  • Christina – 6 months+
  • Triangle – 3 months+
  • Surface Piercings including Nape, Horizontal Navel, Horizontal / Anti Eyebrow, Wrist, Surface Tragus, Madison, Chin, Vertical Bridge, Pubic, Handweb, Prayer etc. – commonly around 6 months but can take well over a year

Please note these healing times are an approximation only based upon the average healing times experienced by most clients. The rate at which your piercing may heal is affected by a variety of factors – it is nothing to be concerned about if your piercing heals much faster or slower than this guide – please get in touch if you have any queries about your healing piercing.