Industrial piercing is located on the ear and it consists of two individual piercings in which one piece of jewelry is put in the two piercings. When you get an Industrial piercing the procedure should be performed by a licensed professional. To start with your ear will be cleaned with a disinfectant like Iodine before the procedure is performed to insure that the area is sterile. Then the piercer will mark the location in which the piercing will be placed.
The piercer usually lets the client see the location before it is pierced so that you, the client know where the jewelry and piercing will be placed on the body. You should be sitting while having this procedure performed. All Industrial piercings are different because everyone’s anatomy is different. A receiving tube is held in place to catch the needle during the piercing procedure so don’t be alarmed when you see this tube. This keep you from giving stuck by the needle in some other place than the intended location and it keeps the piercer stay from getting stuck by the needle.
The process of getting an industrial piercing is a needle that is passed through the cartilage of the ear in two different locations that are in perfect alignment so that one piece of jewelry can be fitted into the two piercings. The jewelry that is worn in an industrial is a straight barbell made of 316L implant grade surgical steel that is usually 7/8 of an inch, 1 inch or 1″ 1/4 of an inch in length. The length depends on the anatomy of a person’s ear and everyone’s anatomy is different.
This act is done at the same time. You see the jewelry actually fits into the end of the needle so the jewelry just slides right into place as the needle comes out, just as it should. The placement and wearing of the jewelry helps keep the piercing hole open because if the jewelry is removed for any length of time the pierced hole will close up.
Sometimes there is some bleeding when this procedure is performed so do not be alarmed if you bleed some afterwards because it is quite normal. The bleeding is different for everyone but it usually stops within just a few minutes. This may sound like a horrible procedure but it is not as bad as it seems.
It usually takes 4 to 8 weeks to heal sometimes they can take longer to heal. The healing process depends on how you care for your industrial piercing and on your immune system for healing. The piercing will be tender for a few days after having it pierced and it will take you some time to adjust to having the piercing.
You will need to be careful when you brush your hair because you can snag your piercing with the hair brush and changing your clothing because it can get caught on the piercing. You may not want to sleep on or use the telephone on the ear that you have the industrial piercing in for the first couple of weeks because you’re piercing will be tender after having it done.
There are many different types of jewelry you can buy and wear in the industrial piercing because it is actually two individual piercings. You can wear curved barbells or banana bar, captive bead ring or loop, circular barbell or horseshoe, twisters, straight barbells and there is and endless array of colors and styles of jewelry that can be worn in the piercing but one straight barbell in the most common piece of jewelry that is worn in the industrial piercing.
There is jewelry to conceal or hide the piercing for those of you worried about a job, school, parents or other reasons. You have all kind of options in jewelry for industrial piercing. It seems to be really popular in society today. Piercings are for anyone who wants to get one. As with any type of body modification, you should always do your research before having the procedure done.