About Industrial Piercings
Becoming hugely popular over the last couple of years, industrial piercings, or scaffold piercings as they are known in the UK, are a great way to get introduced cartilage piercings. Industrial piercings are basically any piercing that spans the distance from one side of the rim of the ear to another, connected with one extra long bar. It can be placed horizontally, vertically or diagonally. When pierced properly, an industrial is a fun and attractive piercing. The gauge of each individual’s industrial piercing jewelry will depend greatly on the depth of the rim it will be penetrating on each size. Providing you’ve found an experienced local piercer, their recommendation will be best, but the standard is typically 16 or 14 gauge. With proper alignment, balance, and aftercare, an industrial will heal in about 4-6 weeks, at which time you can opt to change your jewelry style. If you encounter any problems during healing, you’ll probably need to wait an additional 2-4 weeks. Aside from the standard straight bar, there are also many other barbell varieties which include spirals and twists to create a little extra style.
Also today we’d like to promote a new item to our store. This is our industrial barbell piercing kit.
Included in this kit are:
• Black piercing gloves – large
• Disposable forceps
• 14 gauge industrial barbell: made of 316L surgical steel and with an overall length of 1.5″(38mm)
• 2 piercing corks
• Two 13 gauge piecing needles: needles are sealed and sterilized
• Two alcohol prep pads