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 descriptions of each individual piercing, see the associated article by clicking on the heading of each piercing TYPE in the table below.

TYPE

PIERCING NAME

HEALING TIME

Common Ear Piercing

Earlobe

6 to 9 weeks

Cartilage and Industrial

6 to 12 months

Tragus, Rook and Daith

6 to 12 months

Common Facial Piercing

Eyebrow

8 to 10 weeks

Bridge

6 to 14 months

Septum and Nostril

8 to 10 weeks

Common Oral Piercing

Labret

8 to 10 weeks

Lip

8 to 10 weeks

Monroe or Cheek

8 to 12 weeks

Tongue

4 to 6 weeks

Common Torso Piercing

Nipple

6 to 12 months

Navel

4 to 6 months

Madison and Handlebars

6 to 14 months

Surface to surface (depending on type)

6 to 14 months

Common Male Genital Piercing

Ampallang and Apadravya

6 to 12 months

Dydoe

3 to 6 months

Frenum

6 to 9 weeks

Guiche

6 to 12 months

Hafada

6 to 9 weeks

Prince Albert

6 to 9 weeks

Reverse Prince Albert

3 to 6 months

Common Female Genital Piercing

Clitoral Hood

6 to 9 weeks

Inner labia

6 to 9 weeks

Outer Labia

8 to 10 weeks

Scrunty

6 to 9 weeks

Christina

6 to 12 months

Suitcase

6 to 12 months

Common Surface Piercing

Surface to surface (depending on type)

6 to 14 months

 

Dermal Anchors Single point piercing

6 to 14 months

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