Body piercings can be a permanent investment, and for a lot of people, the time and care they have to put into them can determine or detour their decision to get pierced. If you’re considering getting pierced, you should know that you’ll be investing at least a month of your time into the healing process. Aftercare instructions are crucial to healthy healing. If not followed properly, the time it takes to heal can be extended greatly. Before you even read on with healing times, please know the biggest factor in the length of time it takes is you.
While every body is different, if you follow your aftercare directions, you’ll land somewhere within these ranges.
Bridge Piercing (also bindi): 4-6 months
Cartilage (tragus, helix, conch, daith, rook, industrial etc): 3-9 months
Earlobe: 4-8 weeks
Eyebrow: 6-8 weeks
Labret (below the lip, centered): 6-8 weeks
Lip (to the side): 6-8 weeks
Monroe (upper lip): 2-3 months
Navel: 6-9 months
Nipple: 6-9 months (3-4 months for males)
Nostril: 3-4 months
Septum: 4-8 weeks
Tongue: 4-8 weeks