Industrial piercing is also known as scaffold or construction piercing. Industrial piercing is the piercing of two upper ear cartilages.
Industrial piercing procedure
For Industrial piercing two piercing are made, one fairly close to the top (onwards helix piercing) other is on the opposite side of the ear (helix piercing). Industrial piercing required proper cleaning.
b.The piercing area will be marked with a pen. When client will agree with the placement, piercer will use a 14g needle to start with the first hole. Then, the second hole will be pierced.
c.Jewelry will be inserted through both holes and then close by a ball at one end.
d.At last piercer should disinfect the are of piercing to avoid the risks of infection.
The whole procedure normally takes a few minutes.
Industrial Piercing Jewelry
Jewelry worn during the healing period is known as barbell jewelry and after healing captive bead rings (CBRs) are used. Sometime Captive bead are used during healing time which results in faster healing of industrial piercing. Industrial piercing may be done with 14g or 16g of barbell depending on the piercer.
Many piercer prefer industrial piercing with captive bead rings. Jewelry should be of good quality, it should be 316L or 316LVM stainless steel or alloy of aluminum Titanium which is safe as aluminum.
Industrial jewelry have lots of varieties some of them are very unique. These are plain barbells, design barbells, labret studs, hoops, seamless rings, captive bead rings and spirals.
Industrial piercing price
Price of industrial piercing may vary from place to place, it depends on the location of the shop. Industrial piercing price also depends on the type of jewelry. It is the combination of actual piercing price and jewelry price.
So price is low when piercing is with simple Titanium barbell and if piercing is with gold barbell or diamond barbell it’s price is high.
Industrial Piercing Pain
At start pain of industrial piercing is double because you get two holes at a same time than normal piercing. During healing process it hurts more because of the soreness of ear cartilage, sometime soreness may stay for 6 to 8 months. It may vary person to person.
To minimize the pain or soreness you should use Pain killer, sea salt based solution or saline solution for soothing. Industrial piercing is the cartilage piercing which take more time for healing because cartilage is sensitive to pierce.
Industrial piercing infection
Infections in industrial piercing are very common because cartilages are prone to infections. Infections developed because piercing is near the hair and hair can irritate piercings by tangled around piercing or by hair products.
Sign and symptoms of infection
Uncomfortable swelling, persistent warmth, redness, white discharge, throbbing, pus and bleeding, severe pain and fever.
Prevention and Treatment of industrial piercing infection
1)In start of piercing avoid playing with jewelry because it has side effects, it can cause more swelling and irritation or introduce germs into the holes which allow the spreading of infection.
2)You should always clean the piercing area 2 to 3 times daily with saline solution which prevent infection. For cleaning follow these steps:
a. Always use a cloth and soak it with saline. Avoid cotton and tissues because they get stuck with jewelry and cause irritation.
b. Wipe around each side of the barbell very softly and clean outside and inside both.
c. Clean until the holes are completely clean, don’t leave any crust.
3)Tea tree oil application is helpful for cleaning or disinfection of piercing because of the antimicrobial property of tea tree oil. Don’t apply tea tree oil directly always dilute it with other oil or saline solution before applying.
Dip a clean paper towel into diluted mixture of saline solution and tea tree oil and apply it to each side of piercing two times a day.
Industrial piercing healing
Due to the piercing of two points and piercing of cartilage it is hard to heal. It take 2-3 months to heal if there is no complication occur otherwise it take 6 to 8 months. Swelling of the piercing area in first week is normal and it will gradually go down.
These piercings are one of the trickiest to heal and they can have cyclical healing where sometimes they seem great and at other times it seems like healing has regressed.
Tips for healing of industrial piercing
Use jewelry which is safe like implant grade Titanium or gold 14k-18k, nickel free jewelry. Gauge size is also very important and it should be of 14. Size of bar is also important for healing and longer bar is safe because longer bar allow space for swelling while short bar put pressure which cause pain and healing process will become slow.
Use salt water or saline solution or chamomile compresses to manage outbreaks of healing which fluctuates in Industrial piercing.
Avoid lying on the side that you pierce, if you have piercing of both sides use travel pillow.
One more issue people have with a new industrial piercing is getting it caught while brushing hair. It can take a while to get used to having the jewelry there, and it’s easy for a brush to catch on it. Try to wear your hair behind the ear.
Avoid headphones and switch to earbuds for the first two to three months.
If you want to look good after industrial piercing you should take extra care of it and follow all the instructions given by your piercer until the industrial piercing fully heal.
Industrial piercing without a Bar
Bar is used in Industrial piercing to connect two holes. Without a bar, it’s not an industrial piercing. Only a bar can be used for industrial piercing. One barbell combines both pierces together. It is also known as bar piercing.
Industrial piercing types
Industrial piercing style combines the helix and anti-helix piercings is the most popular style. It is of any two cartilage piercings that combines with a industrial barbell. These are some other options for industrial piercing:
a. Vertical industrial piercing
It can pierce a few different areas of the cartilage. Often, it entails a helix piercing and a conch piercing, two conch piercings, or the rook and the conch.
b. The double or triple industrial piercing
It consists of multiple industrial piercings. It’s most common to see them in a standard industrial piercing, but you can get creative with this style.
Industrial piercing advantages and disadvantages:
•There are many types of industrial piercing. Three to four points of piercing in the ear.
•Industrial piercing is for both men and women. It depends on the choice of client both vertical and horizontal piercing look equally beautiful on men and women.
• It’s something very unique, it looks stunning with jewelry. It makes you different from others.
• As we know that it is cartilage piercing and it is difficult from other earlobe piercing not only for client also for piercer. So always try to find best shop for it.
• Pain in Industrial piercing is double because client get two holes at same time.
• Prevention and treatment during healing process is difficult too because of the two piercing so you should always follow the instructions given by piercer to avoid infection.
Industrial piercing is also known as scaffold, cartilage and construction piercing. It is the piercing of two points one is on the top onwards helix and other is on the opposite side. Industrial piercing is painful because two holes are made at same time so healing process may take 6 to 8 months. Price of industrial piercing may vary from place to place and it depends on jewelry. There are different varieties of jewelry such as plain barbells, design barbells, labret studs, hoops, seamless rings, captive bead rings and spirals. There are two types of piercing vertical and double and triple piercing.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is an industrial piercing dangerous?
Industrial piercing is dangerous than other piercing, it is the cartilage piercing which increase the risk of excessive bleeding because clotting of cartilage piercing is slower than other skin piercing.
If keloid appears around piercing which ends up with a big scar and which will reduce by laser therapy or cortisone injections which is quite expensive.
2. How do you wash your hair with industrial piercing?
Avoid chemical shampoo and use natural shampoo because chemical cause irritation of the piercing area. Take extra care of piercing area when rinsing the shampoo and soap.
3. Why is industrial piercing crusty?
After bleeding dead blood cells and plasma make their way to the surface and then dry when exposed to air. It is normal, after the piercing, it heal the piercing naturally. You should clean these crust regularly.
Industrial piercing is also known as scaffold, cartilage and construction piercing. It is the piercing of two points one is on the top onwards helix and other is on the opposite side.
Industrial piercing is painful because two holes are made at same time so healing process may take 6 to 8 months. Price of industrial piercing may vary from place to place and it depends on jewelry.
There are different varieties of jewelry such as plain barbells, design barbells, labret studs, hoops, seamless rings, captive bead rings and spirals. There are two types of piercing vertical and double and triple piercing.
Uncomfortable swelling, persistent warmth, redness, white discharge, throbbing, pus and bleeding, severe pain and fever are the sign and symptoms of infection.