General piercing healing times

The following healing times will vary according to individual physiology, amount of care given to the piercing and other factors such as nutrition, overall health, outside influences, etc.

For detailed aftercare information of each individual piercing, see the associated article by clicking on the Aftercare Information button of each piercing type in the tables below.

Cartilage & Soft Tissue
Ear Piercings
General Healing Times
  • Ear Lobe – 1 to 2 months
  • Industrial – 6 to 12 months
  • Tragus – 6 to 12 months
  • Rook – 6 to 12 months
  • Daith – 6 to 12 months

 

Cartilage & Soft Tissue
Facial Piercings
General Healing Times
  • Eyebrow – 2 to 3 months
  • Bridge – 6 to 12 months
  • Septum – 8 to 10 months
  • Nostril – 2 to 3 months
  • Dermals – 2 to 4 months
Soft Tissue and Muscle
Oral Piercings
General Healing Times
  • Labret – 2 to 3 months
  • Lip – 2 to 3 months
  • Beauty Mark (aka Monroe, Madonna, Crawford) – 2 to 3 months
  • Tongue – 1 to 2 months
Soft Tissue
Torso Piercings
General Healing Times
  • Nipples – 6 to 12 months
  • Navel – 4 to 6 months
  • Madison – 6 to 14 months
  • Surface to surface (depending on type) – 6 to 14 months
Soft Tissue
Male Piercings
General Healing Times
  • Ampallang or Apadravya – 6 to 12 months
  • Dydoe – 3 to 6 months
  • Frenum – 1 ½ to 2 months
  • Guiche – 6 to 12 months
  • Hafada – 1 ½ to 2 months
  • Prince Albert – 1 ½ to 2 months
  • Reverse Prince Albert – 3 to 6 months
Soft Tissue
Female Piercings
General Healing Times
  • Clitoral Hood – 1 ½ to 2 months
  • Clitoris must never be pierced
  • Inner labia – 1 ½ to 2 months
  • Outer Labia – 2 to 3 months
  • Scrunty – 1 ½ to 2 months
  • Christina – 6 to 12 months
  • Suitcase – 6 to 12 months