An Eyebrow piercing is the thicker strip of tissue across and above the eye.
Usually pierced from above the corner of the eye, and inwards. Avoid piercing the eyebrow too close to the bridge of the nose as there is a risk that you might pierce into a nerve cluster and this damage could cause partial muscular paralysis in the face.
The initial jewellery is often a Ball Closure Ring or a barbell. Neither need be any more than 2mm larger, in diameter or length, than the thickness of the eyebrow itself. Micro jewellery can be used but increases the instances of migration or rejection.
Usually 1.6mm gauge jewellery is adequate.
Healing Time: 4 - 8 weeks
Surface piercings will often catch on clothing or reject due to tension placed on the area of the piercing.
This kind of damage occurs early on, while the piercing is fresh and healing.
If the area of the piercing is relaxed throughout healing it might help the skin tissue to accept the jewellery; this may be helped by using jewellery made of a flexible and biologically inert material such as PTFE. Alternatively, purpose-built ‘surface piercing’ jewellery which is shaped to minimise stress on the tissue holding the piercing is also recommended.
Surface piercings require regular cleaning, care and special attention to the tension they suffer in day-to-day activities that affect the area of the piercing.