Eyebrow Piercing Guide | FreshTrends

Eyebrow Piercings

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So you're thinking about getting an eyebrow ring. Here is all the information you need to know so you are well-informed and feel confident when you get your new piercing or want to change out your jewelry.

The best jewelry to use for an initial eyebrow piercing is a 16 gauge curved barbell made of high-grade titanium, 14k gold, or 18k gold. Never use jewelry smaller than recommended by your piercer since it will increase your risk of jewelry rejection and skin damage.

The length of your barbell will vary depending on how thick your eyebrow is; the standard length is 5/16", but 3/8" and 7/16" barbells are commonly used as well. It should be at least 1/8" 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.

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

Your piercing is healed. Time to shop for new eyebrow jewelry!

Yes! It's finally healed! May the fun begin! It's always exciting getting rid of the initial jewelry and shopping for a new styles. 

When shopping for a new eyebrow ring, you want to look for 14G or 16G eyebrow piercing jewelry with a length of 1/4" (short), 5/16" (standard), or 3/8" (long). Check our our body jewelry measuring guide to help you out. 

You want to get an eyebrow ring that won't compromise the health of your fresh piercing. It's best to go for 14k gold, 18k gold, platinum, or titanium body jewelry  because these materials tend to have fewer additives that your body might react to. Our gold is nickel-free for that very reason.


Jewelry considerations: if you love the look of quality body jewelry and want a healthy eyebrow piercing, then you may want to opt for a gold eyebrow ring

Eyebrow Piercing Jewelry Styles

Curved Barbell

Curved Barbell

Curved barbells feature the largest variety of materials and designs and are the preferred jewelry type for an 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.

Captive Bead Rings

Hoops / Captive Bead Ring (CBR) / Seamless Rings / Clickers

Great for most eyebrow piercings, hoops come in a variety of sizes, materials, and styles so everybody will find something they like.

Captives are the classic design of a hoop with a bead that you pop in and out.

Seamless Rings are an endless hoop and a great option if you want a discreet hoop without a ball. Looks more sleek and delicate.

Clicker Rings are a bit pricier, but worth the investment. The hinged mechanism makes it so easy to open and close the ring. 

Circular barbell 

Circular/Horseshoe Barbell

Though not used as often as curved barbells or captive bead rings, circular barbells can have a place in your eyebrow jewelry collection. Check out our huge variety of styles ranging from solid gold beads to diamonds or gemstones.

Spiral / Twister Barbell

Twister Spiral Rings

The name says it all. A twisted barbell threads through your eyebrow piercing and is finished with a ball on each end. Our gold twisters come in a variety of sizes and styles such as opal, pearl, and more.