2021 Eyebrow Piercing Pros & Cons by a Piercer S02 EP16

In Season 2 Episode 16, DaVo, a Professional Piercer since 1994, covers the Pros and Cons of Eyebrow Piercings.

I aka DaVo have been a professional body piercer and the owner of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio in Des Moines, Iowa since 1994. My focus on education and helping clients make safe and informed decisions on getting pierced has always been a large part of my business practices and services. With my website and increasingly on youtube, I hope to expand and inform others outside of my small part of the world. I always encourage questions and comments, so if you have one, please comment. 

Show Notes:

  • Piercing through the meaty part of the eyebrow, usually placed at an angle even with the corner of the eye.

History:

  • First appeared in the 1970s Punk subculture and became a standard of modern body piercing in the 1980s but didn’t really become popular until the 90s.

Pros:

  1. Easy Heal

  2. Draws to the eye

  3. can be subtle or extreme

  4. fits into the anatomy

  5. Doesn’t affect sleeping

Cons

  1. rejection(reputation)

  2. Anatomy

  3. jewelry must stay in during healing

  4. can affect employment

  5. Limited to curved barbells or rings

 

Things to look for:

  • Piercer is experienced in this piercing, professional, informative and make you feel comfortable and offer a consultation that involves aftercare, risks, etc… The piercer should evaluate your anatomy

  • Should suggest either ring or curved Barbell

  • Jewelry should be larger to allow for flatness

  • Does the piercer provide aftercare products and written and verbal aftercare instruction?

The Piercing Experience:

  • Waiver, Set Up, Disinfection, and Marking

  • The marking should be aligned at a 90-degree angle to the brow

  • Usually done with forceps

  • The jewelry may require a little time to insert and close

  • There may be some slight to moderate bleeding

  • Usually, you will have throbbing, aching, and warmth in the area for a few minutes afterward

  • Piercing is sensitive to the touch.

  • Some bruising can occur

Healing:

  • The average healing time is 12-16 weeks or longer

  • Saline twice daily

  • Must practice cross-contamination prevention and isolate and avoid any contact with the piercing.

    • Clean hands

    • no oral contact

    • Keep your bedding, clothing, towels, etc… clean

    • No Swimming

    • Keep Pets Away

    • Make sure that your hair is dried before it comes in contact

  • Avoid contact or trauma to the area. Elevate the piercing off the bed and do not sleep on it.

  • First 3-5 days you can experience slight bleeding off and on, redness/discolor, heat, and tenderness to the touch.

Jewelry:

  • Can change after the piercing is healed

  • Jewelry should always be long enough to fit comfortably and not tight

  • Curved Barbells tend to reduce migration

  • Overly loose jewelry should be downsized

Living with the piercing:

  • The jewelry should be left in at all times.

  • Avoid pressure or trauma to the piercing including sleep

Abandoning the piercing:

  • Will close but may appear open for a long period of time.

  • There will be a small indented circular scar on each side. This may fade in time.

  • The holes may produce a cream cheese-like discharge, this is sebum.

Additional Information:

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Suggested Aftercare Products:

  • For Premixed Saline DaVo suggests. NeilMed Neil Cleanse Wound Wash First-Aid Sterile Saline Solution 6 fl oz Each - https://amzn.to/2lgrfL7
  • For Oral Piercings -     
    Biotene Fresh Mint Moisturizing Oral Rinse Mouthwash, Alcohol-Free, for Dry Mouth - https://amzn.to/2NbIYza

All footage was filmed using a Canon EOS 80D Camera with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens - https://amzn.to/3bb5PV4 and Canon EOS R  - https://amzn.to/386Y1BZ with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens - https://amzn.to/3jkvptO

Audio - Recorded with Shure MV7 - https://amzn.to/39fKKbS with a Tascam DR-40x - https://amzn.to/2Lw67O8

For more information on DaVo and the Axiom Body Piercing Studio go to https://axiompiercing.com

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Axiom Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/axiombodypiercing/

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Contact DaVo at davo@axiompiercing.com or by phone at 515-966-4814
If you would like to set up a Piercing Appointment go to https://axiompiercing.com/booking.

Skin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio are located at 3800 Douglas Ave./Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Tattoo hours are Thursday - Monday 1-8pm
Piercing hours are Thursday - Monday 2-8pm

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