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|Ear Lobe||4-6 weeks|
|Ear Cartlidge||3-6 months|
|Navel (Belly Button)||9 months – 1 year|
|Male Genitalia||4 weeks – 2 months|
|Female Genitalia||4 – 10 weeks|
There are more piercings listed below, but these are the basic piercings most people get.
Listed above are the average times for piercings to heal. However, some may take longer to heal for various reasons. For instance, the ear cartilage piercing can take up to a year because of the pressure placed on it while you’re sleeping. The tongue piercing will swell a lot at first, but can heal fairly quickly is the right jewelry is used. Sometimes, metal jewelry in the mouth can damage gums and chip off enamel on your teeth. Nipple piercings can cause an infection in a woman’s breast if she chooses to breast feed her baby whenever she has one. And belly button piercings can get irritated due to tight clothing. Piercings need air to heal.
Follow these steps to prevent infection: