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Do body piercings close up or disappear?
Body piercings never go away completely
Some wonder if piercings, such as ear or nose piercings, ever close up.
I have several ear piercings and a lip piercing. I only use two of of my ear piercings regularly, and while the others have gotten tighter, they haven't closed up completely. My lip piercing has not had a stud in it for a few years and it has sealed from the inside of my mouth, though I can insert the stud from the outside most of the way.
Here are some of the answers people have come up with from around the web:
"Piercings do not close or disappear, but the better you heal them in the first place, the less of a scar you will notice. Quality titanium post jewelry is the first step, 100% disposable sterile equipment is the next and a gentle piercing and healing process will wrap it up with a nice looking result barring any unforseen accidents."
-Brian Skellie, AllExperts
"It's relative to the size, place of the piercing, and how long you've had it. While my nostril piercing closed up within an hour, my eyebrow piercing has been open for the past six months even though I've had no jewelry in it. I've also had my earlobes pierced since I was 6 months old and haven't worn jewelry in them for a few years but they are still open."
-Sierra Ann, Answerbag
"Facial piercings take a long time to close due to the vascular nature of the face. If you have a tongue piercing that has healed, it is not going to close up. Eyebrow piercings are also going to take a long time to close. The exceptions to the rule are lower lip and nostril."
-Barry Chapman, Answerbag
Site Referenced/Additional Information
- How long does it take for a piercing to close up? | Answerbag.com
How long does it take for a piercing to close up? Depends on what kind of piercing it is. Ears will usually take weeks to decrease in size, and may never close up completely,...
- How Long Do Bellybutton Rings Take to Close Up? | eHow.com
How Long Do Bellybutton Rings Take to Close Up?. Piercings of the body are done for a variety of reasons. From fashion and eroticism to religion and social identification, naval piercings continue to be a mark of expression for millions of people aro
- Ask Piercing - How long does it take a lip piercing to close? at AskPiercing.com
Ask Piercing - I've had it for about 2 years now and I just got a job that doesn't allow any type of facial piercing. I decided to just take it out while at work, but I'll be AskPiercing.com