Facial Piercings

There are many different facial piercings that you may be interested in, and you’ll find that different facial shapes can/cannot pull of different facial piercings.

In general, it can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 12 months to heal a facial piercing. Depending on the location of the piercing and the tissus that are pierced. For instance, the average healing time for a lip piercing is 6 to 10 weeks, whereas the average healing time for a nose piercing is between 6 weeks to 6 months.

Types of Facial Piercings:

  • Anti-Eyebrow: a piercing  that is horizontal along the eyebrow
  • Bridge piercing (Earl): a piercing through the skin over the bridge of the nose between the eyebrows
  • Cheek piercing: a piercing through the cheek, generally where a dimple would be
  • Chin piercing: a piercing placed through the chin rather than from the face into the mouth
  • Eyebrow piercing: a vertical piercing through the eyebrow anywhere along its length
  • Labret: a piercing through the chin, below the lip (Technically, a labret is a piece of jewelry with a straight shaft and a flat disk on one end and a ball on the other.)
  • Lip: a piercing through the lip or just above it; can be to the left, right, or center of the lip
  • Medusa: a piercing through the skin above the upper lip below the septum
  • Monroe (Madonna, Crawford): a piercing placed just above the upper lip
  • Nasallang: a piercing through one nostril that goes through the septum, and exits through the other nostril and is designed to hold one piece of jewelry
  • Nostril: a piercing through the side of the nostril
  • Septum: a piercing through the cartilage between the nostrils above the center of the upper lip
  • Third-eye piercing: a vertical piercing in-between the eyebrows; this is a type of surface piercing
  • Vertical labret: a vertical piercing through the center of the lip