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Eyebrow Piercings

Eyebrow Piercings

 

Here is all the information you need to know so you are well-informed and feel confident when you finally pierce your eyebrow.

 

The most common jewelry used during initial eyebrow piercings is 12G - 16G curved barbell or CBR made of high quality surgical steel. Never use jewelry smaller than recommended by your piercer, as there is more risk of rejection, tearing, and migration.

 

The length used will vary depending on how thick your eyebrow is; the standard is 5/16-inch, but 3/8- and 7/16-inch are commonly used as well. It should be at least 1/8-inch wider than your actual piercing.



Placement: Your piercer will mark the location of the piercing so you can see if you are happy with the placement. It will be done at an angle from the corner of the eye so that it sits better on the face. Once you’ve agreed, it’s time to pierce.

 

REMEMBER: Since an eyebrow piercing is a surface piercing, it has a higher chance of migrating out of the body or being rejected.

Your Eyebrow Piercing is Healed. Now What?

Yes! It's finlayy healed! Now for the fun part—shopping for jewelry to adorn your awesome piercing!

 

Remember when we talked about body jewelry sizes? It’s still important. You want to look for 14G and 16G eyebrow piercing jewelry with a length of 5/16-inch and 3/8-inch.

 

Most eyebrow rings have a barbell made from either 316L surgical steel, titanium, gold, or Bioplast (acrylic). The reason for this is that these materials are more pure and tend to have fewer additives that your body can react to. Some have additional adornments; however, it should not affect your piercing much.

  Eyebrow Piercing Jewelry Styles
Curved Barbell Curved Barbell

The ideal type of jewelry for eyebrow piercings, curved barbells feature the largest variety of materials and designs. There is something for every eyebrow piercing.
   
   
   
Straight Barbell Straight Barbell

These should only be used if you have been pierced with a straight barbell, or if you have a very flat brow. If neither applies to you, you could get away with wearing them for short periods of time in a HEALED piercing for special occasions. Otherwise, you are encouraged to stick to other types of barbells.
   
   
   
CBR Captive Bead Rings

Great for most eyebrow piercings, the captive bead rings come in a variety of sizes, materials, and styles so everybody will find something they like.
   
   
   
Circular Barbell Circular Barbell

Though not used as often as curved and captive bead rings, circular barbells have a place in your eyebrow jewelry collection. Check out our huge variety of materials and styles.
   
   
   
Eyebrow Shield Shields

Add some bold style to your eyebrow piercing with a shield. Much more noticeable than your standard jewelry, these will definitely standout. Made with a variety of materials and styles, there is something for everybody.
   
   
   
Eyebrow Twister Twister

The name says it all. They are a twisted spiral that you thread through your piercing and secure with a screw-on ball. They come in a variety of lengths; however, the shorter pieces are ideal to wear in an eyebrow piercing. It’s as comfortable to wear as a CBR and looks amazing.