Getting a new piercing can be fun and exciting, but caring for your piercing and understanding the healing process is the most important part of the piercing. When your body is healing, it naturally forms scar tissue, and even long after you have been pierced and you decide to remove that piercing whether its months or years later, you are still subject to scar tissue being visible after the piercing has been removed.

Every person is different and will scar differently after a piercing, but typically the scars that people are left with after a piercing are hardly noticeable, some don’t even scar after piercings. Keloid scarring is a common type of scarring that can happen to anyone, though individuals with darker skin pigmentation are more susceptible to get keloid scars after a piercing. A keloid scar is usually a lard red or purple bump that can be found right at the piercing site. Keloids can sometimes be sore but not all keloid scars get sore. Keloids do not receive good blood supply and that can really extend the healing process.

To properly treat a keloid scar you should do hot salt water soaks and compresses.
When piercings are done properly by a certified piercer with high quality jewelry, and cared for properly you really won’t run into many problems. When a piercing heals properly the scars should be minimal or “normal.” Of course a piercing that has been aggravated by being pulled or snatched with enough force to rip the skin will for extra scar tissue, depending on the individual it can be minimal or can be really noticeable.

There are many ways to treat scar tissue, depending on the severity of your scar you should consult your piercer or doctor for additional care of your piercing.