The Ultimate Piercing Guide

As there are different styles of piercings, they differ as well in type, pain level and time of healing. In this blog you will find all what you need and what you should know about piercings. If you are in Lebanon, and you need to get a unique piercing just contact us at Rasha Fahed Clinic where there is only a place for a professional service to make you happy.

Ear Piercing

In this picture you can check all the places and names of ear piercings that you may like to do.

  1. Lobe Piercing

Although lobe piercing is considered classic or standard but there is no doubt that they are loved by everyone. Lobe piercing needs only 6 to 8 weeks to heal; they are considered the easiest to heal.

  1. Tragus Piercing

A tragus is a chilly piercing which sits on the small area of cartilage that partially covers your ear canal. But since this type of piercing might swell more than others due to its place it could take 6 to 12 months to heal.

  1. Helix piercing

This type of piercing is preferred to be done only in one ear, and it is mostly done on the edge or middle of the ear. They need 6 to 9 months to heal.

  1. Conch Piercing

Conch is considered one of the coolest piercings. Since it is located in the middle portion of your ear cartilage it must not take more than 3 to 9 months to heal.

  1. Snug Piercing

Sung piercing is also called anti tragus, yes they are special but not everyone is brave enough to do them. It basically needs 4 to 12 months to be fully healed.

  1. Daith Piercing

Some consider daith piercing a little awkward. Expect that you’ll feel a dull pressure when getting the daith pierced, it is normal don’t worry. It needs around 6 to 9 months to heal.

  1. Rook Piercing

It is considered more unusual than any other piercing, expect with this piercing that you may feel a sharp pain and pressure at first, followed by a throbbing, don’t be afraid it is typical. The time needed to heal is around 3 to 10 months.

  1. Industrial Piercing

This piercing is considered a little bit weird comparing to others.  They are difficult to heal as they are two cartilage piercings instead of only one so the pain is considered doubled as well. It takes 9 to 1 year to completely heal.

  1. Top Orbital Piercing

Orbital piercing is a type of piercing style that entails two perforations connected using one ring. Usually this style of piercing is considered more painful as it is with two perforations. It is expected to take 3 to 5 months in order to heal.

nose piercing

This picture groups the nose piercing styles and names.

Regarding the nose piercing, we will arrange them from the most to least painful nose earrings.

  1. Nasallang piercing comes first; it is complex since it goes through your septum and both of your nostrils. For its healing period it must take 4 to 6 month to heal.

  2. Septum piercing comes the second. It needs up to 3 to 4 months heal completely. And if you have a deviated septum or similar condition, this kind of piercing can hurt more because your septum nerves can be overactive.

  3. Rhino and Austin bar come after; because the tissue here higher on your nose is thicker, so it takes longer than the other types of nose piercings for the tissue to fully heal. Rhino piercings take about 6 to 9 months to heal.

  4. Nostrils come in the fourth step, they are considered to be the mostly done and mostly wanted by people. Nostrils take 4 to 6 months to heel completely.

  5. Bridge piercings typically heal much faster than other nose piercings, about 2 to 3 months only, because very little tissue is pierced. It only passes through a small section of skin at the top of your nose between your eyes. 

body piercing

Before we show you the different types of body piercings, we will categorize them in to two parts: Dermal and Surface piercings.

A Surface piercings have a separate entry and exit point. They’re anchored using barbells shaped like open staples. This barbell is inserted underneath the skin. Decorative tops rest on the skin’s surface. It requires two piercing points. All examples up are considered surface piercings, in addition to belly piercing and eyebrow piercing.

  • An eyebrow piercing needs about 3 to 6 month to fully healed, as for pain it is not considered as painful as we would imagine.
  • A belly piercing needs around 6 to 8 months or sometimes about 12 months to be fully healed.

A dermal piercing is a single-point surface piercing, with no ending point. They are done with either a needle or dermal punch. The most popular areas where they are done are:  cheekbones, nape of the neck, chest, lower back, abdomen and thighs. The time needed in order to e typically heeled is 1 to 3 months.

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