Indicatie van de genezing tijden van piercings

Indication of healing times

This is but an indication.

Everyone is different and every piercing and every situation is different so this table is just to give you an indication of how long you could be expecting to wait before changing your jewelry safely.

A lot of piercings heal differently on men than on women and it can vary also depending on age and lifestyle for example.

Indication of healing period: 

ampallang (m) 3 – 9 months or longer
apadravya (m) 3 – 9 months or longer
bindi/vertical bridge 4 – 6 months
inner labia (f) 4 – 8 weeks
outer labia (f) 3 – 4 months
Christina (f) 6 – 9 months or longer
clithood (horizontal) (f) 6 – 8 weeks
clithood (vertical) (f) 4 – 8 weeks
dydoe (m) 3 – 6 months
Erl/bridge 4 – 6 months or longer
fourchette (f) 3 – 9 months
frenum / dolphin (m) 3 – 4 months or longer
guiche (m) 3 – 6 months
hafada (m) 3 – 4 months or longer
ear cartilage (helix, scapha, tragus, conch, rook, daith…) 3 – 9 months or longer
lip 7 – 9 weeks
lorum 3 – 4 months or longer
navel 6 – 9 months
septum 4 – 8 weeks or longer
nostril 3 – 4 months
earlobe 6 – 9 weeks
stretching healed piercings a minimum of 6 weeks
prince Albert (m) 4 – 8 weeks or longer
pubis (m) 3 – 4 months or longer
reverse prince Albert (m) 4 – 6 months or longer
surface anchor 3 – 4 months or longer
teardrop piercing or anti-eyebrow 3 – 4 months or longer
nipple (m) 3 – 4 months or longer(f) 6 – 9 months or longer
tongue 4 – 8 weeks
triangle (f) 3 – 4 months
foreskin (m) 2 – 3 months or longer
eyebrow 6 – 8 weeks

A little bleeding and swelling are normal with a freshly placed piercing. A bit of a bruise that fades yellow or green occurs sometimes too. This fades over time. Expect itching, discoloration, oozing of lymph and scabs and/ or so called crusties of dryed fluids during the healing of your piercing

The piercing can be sensitive or painful for a couple days. After this, the pain should be gone. If this is not the case consult a (medical) professional.

Do not remove the jewelry before having consulted a physician or medical professional.

During healing you shouldn’t remove the jewelry, unless of course there is an allergic reaction. This to prevent closing up of the hole and risk of infection.