Exactly How Long These 8 Common Piercings Take to Heal

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With a million other things going on right now, taking care of a healing piercing is the last thing you want to worry about. As most people with piercings know, different piercings cause different struggles, including trouble sleeping, general discomfort, eating difficulty, and the inability to take a shower without snagging your loofah on all your latest adornments (pro tip: just throw that thing away!).

That being said, sometimes the sweet call of rose gold studs and gem-encrusted hoops is just too much to resist. Of course, it’s important to remember that, while all piercings take some extra TLC, every person will heal at their own rate, and environmental factors like location and elevation also affect average healing times, according to Tom Gottschalk, a piercer at Dorje Adornments in Rochester, NY. Generally, however, it can be helpful to know which piercings heal the fastest before you make your decision.

If you still just want to switch it up, check out the healing times of these piercings before adding to your collection.

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