Industrial Piercing, also called industrial scaffold piercing or crossbow piercing, consists of two helix piercings on the auricle. Industrial Piercing more precisely, in the industrial case, on the one hand, the upper edge of the auricle is Industrial Piercing on the side near the head and, on the other hand, the lower, outer edge of the ear on the opposite side.
The two piercing holes are then connected using a long barbell rod (approx. 30-40 mm long). Two sharp holes are also associated with orbital piercing.
The industrial difference is that a piercing rod and a ring for the orbital are used to connect. An industrial piercing does not necessarily have to be stung diagonally. There are many more places and ways the ear piercing can look. One possibility, for example, is vertical industrial. Here the piercing rod runs from top to bottom through the auricle.
All piercings should always be done in a professional piercing studio. Non-professional piercing, for example, in a jewellery store, can lead to painful inflammation.
Also, professionalism and precision are required, especially with industrial piercing, as two holes are pierced here, which must be at a certain angle to each other. Also, this ear piercing is highly anatomical and therefore not possible for everyone.
How to do an ear piercing?
Before the real prick, the ear is first thoroughly disinfected, and the two puncture sites are marked with a pen. There are various ways of getting the industrial stabbed: It can be pierced in a classic form, but it can also be punched.
With “normal” piercing, a hollow needle or an indwelling venous cannula with a diameter of usually 1.6 millimetres is generally used. When punching, theskinAdhowever, not pierced, but punched out.
Incidentally, the barbell is worn during the entire healing phase. It is possible to wear two single, short barbells or two ball closure rings in the first few weeks after the piercing and to connect the two puncture sites later with a long barbell, but this is usually not done because it is so more difficult to coordinate the two piercing holes precisely.
While a healing phase of six to 10 months can be expected with piercing, the healing time with punching is only two to four weeks. The risk of game meat forming on the ear (= keloid formation) is also lower when punching.
The puncture points are retained permanently when punching and cannot grow over again.
Industrial piercing: How painful?
How painful the sting of the industrial is, of course, always depends on your pain sensation. In general, all cartilage piercings such as tragus or conch piercings are pretty painful, as there are usually many nerves here. Also, with industrial piercing, it is necessary to pierce the edge of the ear twice.
Since the ear-piercing only takes a few seconds, the pain also quickly subsides. Immediately after the prick, the ear usually swells, thumps or feels hot. But these complaints should also go away after a short time.
Industrial piercing: Risks
Whether it is on the ear, nose or stomach – there are always certain risks associated with all piercings. With industrial, there is a risk that the piercing will get caught on clothing or hair or that pressure will be exerted on the piercing area when lying on it.
This can cause pain but also inflammation. Since there are two potential sources of inflammation with industrial piercing, you should be particularly careful. Mild inflammation can usually be treated with special piercing care.
Also, new connective tissue can form during the wound healing of the cartilage piercing. This is what the body creates to combat the injuries sustained during piercing
How much does an industrial cost?
How much an industrial piercing costs is difficult to say generally depends on the region and the piercing studio. Since two holes have to be made for this piercing, the price is correspondingly higher than for a single ear piercing.
As a rule, you have to reckon with 60 to 100 dollars or more for the industrial. In addition to the piercing, the price usually also includes the initial jewellery and the means for piercing care
Industrial piercing: Healing
How long it takes for the ear piercing to heal completely depends on whether it has been pricked or punched. When piercing, a healing time of six to 12 months can be expected, while hitting the piercing can be completely healed after two to four weeks.
Please do not move the piercing and only touch it with washed and disinfected hands.
In the first few days, do not take any blood-thinning medication such as aspirin and protect the ear-piercing from soap, shampoo and hairspray and avoid hair dye.
- In the first two weeks: Refrain from the swimming pool, solarium and sauna, and specific sports.
- Avoid pressure on the piercing.
- Any crusts that may develop can be carefully removed with warm chamomile water.
- During the healing phase, the piercing should not be removed independently…