An industrial piercing consists of one or more ear cartilage piercings connected by a single barbell. Scaffold piercings usually involve two helix piercings but they can be placed at many different angles across the ear. The shape of the ear usually dictates the angle of the industrial piercing and it is very important to choose an angle that is suited to your individual ear anatomy.
Long straight barbells are typically worn in industrial piercings but the piercing can also be done with two separate bars and connected later. If this is done it is important that the piercings are angled correctly. If the angles are incorrect undue pressure will be placed on the ear when the two piercings are connected. If you wish to wear a long barbell in your industrial piercing straight away, a PTFE or Bioplast barbell is recommended. Both materials are flexible and place less stress on the piercings. This piercing should be cleaned at least twice daily with saline solution. Avoid swimming and submersion in water until healed.
Industrial Piercing Healing Time: 8 to 16 weeks