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Industrial Piercing - Aly

17 143 views | 19 May. 2015

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Watch Aly get an industrial piercing done by Rachel from Ink Link in West Palm Beach, FL.

Perhaps more commonly known in the States as an industrial piercing, a scaffold piercing is the combination of any two piercings made with a hollow piercing needle to connect a single straight piece of jewelry.

An industrial/scaffold piercing refers to a double perforation of the upper ear cartilage, (or helix) specifically. Positioning may vary depending on preference, but the most desired placement spans from the forward-helix, closer towards the head, then down the back section of the helix. The barbell is first inserted from behind the ear and goes diagonally towards the front of the upper cartilage and through the second piercing. The barbell is then secured using a screw-on bead fastened directly behind the second hole.

It’s not unusual for captive bead rings, (CBRs) to be used in the process, and then exchanged for a barbell after healing is complete. CBRs used for scaffold piercings will often result in faster healing, but achieving an accurate alignment of the piercings is difficult when using this technique.

The standard time frame for healing from an industrial piercing procedure is 6 months to 1 year depending on the individual and the level of care maintained.

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