If you’ve paid any attention to piercing trends at all, you already know that surface piercings are all the rage. This piercing style allows you to be pierced virtually anywhere (if your anatomy allows).
Make space for the third eye piercing!
This style of piercing (also known as a vertical bridge piercing, unicorn piercing, etc.) offers a pierced look that you have probably never seen before. And it can be decorated with more styles of jewelry than you might think.
So if you’ve been on the lookout for the next big piercing look that has yet to be discovered, then you should check out the third eye piercing.
What is the third eye piercing?
This style of piercing is a surface piercing that takes place vertically between the eyebrows. As a surface piercing, it is filled with a curved or surface dumbbell, with the ball ends of the jewelry protruding from both piercing holes. This creates a nice double pierced look.
Although the third eye piercing contains two piercing holes, it is actually a piercing with a long fistula, also known as a piercing tunnel. The piercer performs this piercing by marking the piercing point (which you then confirm), pinching the skin, and piercing a needle. It’s faster and easier than you might think the first time you see a third eye piercing.
How much does the third eye piercing hurt?
The pain level of a third eye piercing depends on a number of factors, including your pain tolerance and the piercer’s expertise. When you get an expert piercer (which you should always do), you will be guided through breathing exercises to minimize pain, and the piercing will be done quickly and smoothly.
Regardless of your pain tolerance, you will feel a pinch. If you’ve been pierced before, you can assume that it will hurt a little more than a lobe piercing and less than a cartilage piercing. However, as with most piercings, it will likely hurt less than you think.
How long does the third eye piercing take to heal?
Like the pain level of the piercing, healing times will vary depending on your body’s ability to heal itself and how well you take care of it.
Surface piercings usually take at least 6 to 9 months to heal. It can be difficult to tell whether or not the piercing has healed completely because the outside of the piercing heals before the piercing tunnel. To confirm healing, be sure to see your piercer before finishing follow-up care.
If you practice basic hygiene, wash your hands before touching the jewelry, and clean your piercing 2-3 times a day, your third eye piercing should heal well.
While your piercing is healing, you will need to cleanse it 2-3 times a day with a piercing aftercare solution or a homemade sea salt mixture. It is also important to take care of yourself by getting adequate rest, avoiding excessive alcohol and drug use, and practicing good hygiene. You also need to keep your piercing dry (meaning you don’t have to swim) and protect it from all products – except the aftercare solution – including makeup, lotion, and even tea tree oil.
While your piercing is healing, you need to keep the jewelry as still as possible to avoid scarring and jewelry rejection. Keep hats or other accessories away from the jewelry and try to touch the jewelry as little as possible. Be careful when you sleep If you sleep on your stomach, take care of your jewelry.
What jewelry can I wear with my third eye piercing?
The third eye piercing only accepts curved dumbbells or surface dumbbells. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with styles. Try different charms, gemstones or even pearls and opals for a really alluring look.
Are you trying to imagine what your third eye piercing would look like? Here are some curved barbell styles that you can try.
Would you like a completely new look? The third eye piercing could be what you are looking for. Speak to your piercer today to find out if you are a suitable candidate for this stunning style.