All You Need To Know About Cheek (Dimple) Piercings

All You Need To Know About Cheek (Dimple) Piercings 

Cheek piercings are a type of facial piercing done on both sides of the cheeks. For people who have natural dimples, cheek piercings (also called dimple piercings) fit perfectly, for those who don’t, they are a perfect way to mimic the aesthetic look of a dimple. Like most facial piercings, the adoption rate of cheek piercing is on the rise. Back in the day dimple piercings were regarded as extreme and reserved for die hard piercing enthusiast. Nowadays, cheek piercings are more of a rad statement of style especially among teenagers, it is no longer a rare occurrence to spot a body artist with one, in fact, they are one of the more common piercing styles in the US today.

  • Getting your cheek Piercing

So you’ve decided to get a cheek piercing, what next? Cheek piercings are what we call lifestyle piercings because unlike some other piercings; they require the body artist to make a significant amount of lifestyle changes. Ladies, for instance, have to abstain from any form of makeup as the piercing heals (this could take up to 6 months).  In some cases, a complete overhaul of personal care products like mouthwashes, facial cleansers, and soaps to more delicate options is necessary to minimize piercing irritation.

This level of complexity for a piercing is however justified as cheek piercings are the surest way to make you look chic. That said, to prevent and minimize the incidences of complications, either in the form of infections or prolonged healing time, it is best you get your piercing done by a professional piercer. As a matter of fact, given the delicate nature of cheek piercings, a professional piercer is a must.

In the hands of a skilled piercer, the piercing procedure itself is not all that stressful. Before the process commences, you would need to brush your teeth thoroughly to cut down the risk of developing infections.  Expect to see some bleeding as the cheek is laced with an extensive network of blood vessels. Pain levels are moderate, with the right aftercare and a good hygiene the piercing should begin healing from the first-day post piercing. On the average, it takes 4 months for the piercing to completely heal up. One thing to note, before the piercer inserts the piercing needle, ensure you are well and comfortable with the piercing location. Cheek piercings take center stage on your face. Consequently, there is very little room for any errors, you don’t want to wake up every day, stare at the mirror, and the first thing you see is regret.

  • Cheek Piercing Jewelry

To facilitate proper healing and piercing conditioning, the first line of recommended jewelry are simple studs. The ideal stud should be long enough (say 0.6 – 0.7 inches) to make up for any inflammation that accompanies the normal healing process. Once the healing is complete, you can then make the switch to more stylish pieces.

Regular barbells and Labrets studs are the perfect cheek piercing jewelry, as is with most piercing jewelry, these come in various styles and designs. Typically, labrets and studs with a gauge rating of 14g – 16g will suit most cheek piercings; the general concession among piercing professionals is that internally threaded versions of these jewelry pieces are better off than their externally threaded counterparts.

Custom cheek piercing jewelry is also available for individuals looking to add a bit of flair to their cheek piercings. They feature extra design features like trendily crafted end pieces, sparkling colors and premium build materials, some even have precious gemstones embedded in them. Whatever your preference is, there’s always a jewelry piece that matches you perfectly!