Piercings That Take The Longest to Heal

The more assessable to blood flow any area of the body means the less time it will take to heal. This means, unfortunately, that some of the piercings we love like industrial piercings and the bridge will take longer to heal! But that won’t stop us, will it? If healing times are a deal breaker, or if you just want to know what to expect, keep reading to find out the top five piercing healing times that take the longest!

Industrial Piercings & Other Cartilage Piercings

The healing time for the industrial piercings is from 6 months up to a year.

But why is this calculation vary so much? There’s a big difference between three months and twelve! But where ever I looked, no one could simplify the healing time of cartilage piercings into a more specific number. 

This is because the cartilage is so vast. There are so many places to pierce in the cartilage and the cartilage can be completely different from person to person – thicker or thinner, etc. That’s why experts say that a tragus piercing may take up to eight months to heal, while a helix piercing may take up to ten. 

In the end, if you do choose to get this sort of piercing, be aware that it will mean a lot of aftercare!

Navel Piercings

The healing time for the navel piercing is from nine months up to a year.

Now we love navel piercings, but those who do have them do spend a lot of time complaining about the healing process. It’s no wonder. Just imagine healing a tongue piercing for an entire year! While sure, it isn’t quite the same idea, it’s still a long haul of a process.

Nipple Piercings

The healing time for nipple piercings is from 2 to 6 months for woman and 2 to 3 months for men. Although, some enthusiasts that have nipple piercings claim that their own have never really healed. It’s so important to use proper aftercare and to be especially sensitive with a piercing where the skin moves so often in order to allow it to properly heal without causing any damage!

After that you can relax and rock some amazing nipple piercing jewelry.

Surface Piercings

Surface piercings typically take between 3 and 6 months to heal, but this time can vary a lot due to the placement of this piercing often being finicky!

If you have the web of your fingers pierced versus the back of your neck, these will take very different healing times. Typically because a surface piercing sits underneath the skin and can be moved about when you yourself move healing can get a little tricky and they sometimes never heal.

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Do you think it’s worth it to go the long haul for any of these piercings? I do! I think if you love something enough, it’s worth it to take the time to do it right, rather than opting for a piercing you only half love. Don’t let long piercing healing times stop you from doing something you love!

DISCLAIMER: If you’re having trouble with your piercing or even if you’re getting one for the first time always follow up with your piercer and ask as many clarifying questions as you can! It’s always important to speak to a professional, qualified expert before getting pierced.