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What are the healing times for piercings?

Each area of the body has its own unique healing period and process. Oral and oral/facial piercings tend to heal fastest, while others tend to heal a bit slower. Also, every individual body heals and reacts to piercings differently, so your friend's piercing may heal much quicker than yours!

A general guideline for approximate healing times is as follows:

  • Earlobe: 1-2 months
  • Cartilage: 6 months-2 years
  • Lip: 1-2 months
  • Labret: 1-2 months
  • Cheek: 2-3 months
  • Nostril: 3 months-1 year
  • Eyebrow: 2-3 months
  • Tongue: 1-2 months
  • Septum: 1-2 months
  • Navel: 6 months-over 1 year
  • Nipple: 3-6 months
  • Genital: 2-8 months