All information about the eyebrow piercing

The possibilities concerning body jewellery might seem endless. Yet, most piercing types are relatively new, as is the eyebrow piercing. Although is might seem like a tremendously popular type of piercing it originates from the 70’s. As a continuation on the ‘All information about piercings’ blog we will now treat the eyebrow piercing.

About the eyebrow piercing

The history of the eyebrow piercing is relatively short. Were other piercing types tend to have a history dating back thousands of years, the eyebrow piercing finds its origin in the 70’s. In this period, there is a lot of experimenting with body modification going on. As the piercing started to rise in popularity it was the punk movement that was strongly interested in the eyebrow piercing.

Mostly placed vertically on the outer side of either eyebrow, the eyebrow piercing managed to become popular quite quickly. Nowadays it is considered as one of the classics. Although most eyebrow piercings are placed vertically some do have a horizontally placed eyebrow piercing.

Which piercings are suited as an eyebrow piercing?

The eyebrow piercing has several compatible piercing types. The ‘standard’ piercing for an eyebrow is the curved barbell. Depending on personal preferences a choice needs to made between a thickness of 1.2 or 1.6 mm. The same goes for the length, where both 8 and 10 mm are considered standard.

Curved barbells can also be used on other locations. Therefore, you will see some curved barbell mentioned as ‘eyebrow piercing’ and others as ‘curved barbell’.

The site allows you to search piercings by body part. By selection the eyebrow piercing you get a full overview of all eyebrow suited piercings. Mostly curved barbell with either balls or spikes.

Besides the curved barbells, you will find ball closure rings and circular barbells. Both are perfect for the eyebrow. You should, however, take a personal note as rings could be uncomfortable during sleep. This, of course, differs from person to person.

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